Originally developed to provide training for U.S. candidates for positions with OSCE, and its Rapid Expert Assistance and Cooperation Teams (REACT) in particular, the course describes OSCE's principal areas of operation, including Eastern Europe, Southeastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus.

This course is not currently offered. Please check back soon or explore our online courses.

The flags of the OSCE in front of the Hofburg in Vienna, 27 April 2009.
The flags of the OSCE in front of the Hofburg in Vienna, 27 April 2009. Photo Credit: OSCE/Blanca Tapia

This course was developed by the Institute to provide training for U.S. candidates for positions with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and its Rapid Expert Assistance and Cooperation Teams (REACT) in particular.

The course also includes background information on the areas where the OSCE has field missions: Eastern Europe, Southeastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus.

Certificate of Completion: No
Cost: No charge

Related Courses

Governance and Democratic Practices in War-to-Peace Transitions

Governance and Democratic Practices in War-to-Peace Transitions

Start: Monday, May 1, 2017 at 9:00am / End: Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 5:00pm

Course Type: On-Campus Course

Learn how to develop effective strategies for establishing stable institutions and a robust civil society, including how to address the interplay among issues of corruption, accountability, rule of law, elections, political party development, public administration, and economic reconstruction in divided societies.

Economics & Environment; Education & Training; Gender; Education & Training

Understanding Trauma: How Do We Strengthen Resilience?

Understanding Trauma: How Do We Strengthen Resilience?

Course Type: On-Campus Course

Students will learn the different levels of trauma and how a traumatic event affects the brain and body. Practitioners will also learn how to recognize trauma-affected behavior and how to apply the appropriate tools and approaches with these populations. Individual and team resilience is critical in conflict environments in order to prevent secondary trauma and compassion fatigue. Self-care strategies will also be taught.

Education & Training; Education & Training

Cross-Cultural Communication in Fragile States

Cross-Cultural Communication in Fragile States

Course Type: On-Campus Course

How often have we heard the refrain, “We failed to understand the culture”? Most professionals are not prepared to operate in an environment of sudden stress, to remember key cultural lessons while under pressure. Participants will practice “reframing solutions” as they respond to differences in high and low context communication styles, individual versus collective organization, power distance, and temporal orientation. 

Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Education & Training; Gender; Human Rights; Religion; Education & Training

Rule of Law Practitioners Course

Rule of Law Practitioners Course

Course Type: On-Campus Course

Understand the theory and practice of rule of law assistance in conflict-affected states. Through the use of case studies, interactive exercises and experience sharing, participants will expand their rule of law knowledge and skills to be better equipped to face the challenges of effective rule of law promotion.

Education & Training; Education & Training

View All Courses