Customized Courses

The Academy's customized courses help prepare government and military personnel, civil society leaders, and NGO and IO staff abroad or those going abroad.

The USIP Academy offers customized education and training for NGOs, government and international organizations, the military, and the private sector in conflict analysis, negotiation, mediation, security sector reform, governance, cross-cultural communication, human rights and international humanitarian law, electoral violence prevention and more. The Academy's experience designing, developing, and delivering customized programs enables organizations to meet their unique education, training, and capacity building goals.

The Academy is committed to inclusive training, and our methodology is highly interactive and based on experiential, adult-learning principles. Taught by experienced practitioners, courses utilize a mix of presentations, case studies, discussions, role plays and simulations, and small group activities to create a rich learning environment that draws on the expertise of participants. 

Our programs can be delivered in the field, in the classroom, and online.

The Academy provides:

  • Customized courses
  • Training of Trainers
  • Pre-deployment Training
  • Curriculum Development
  • Exercise and Simulation Development

Past and current partners include the OSCE, the United Nations, U.S. Army, Department of State, Department of Defense, United States Marine Corps, Iraqi Ministry of Education, Inter-American Defense College, Center of Excellence for Stability Police Units (CoESPU), Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), and Future Generations Graduate School.

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