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Browse through our latest offerings and find one that suits your learning needs. Our courses span Leadership, Management, Sustainable Development, Peace & Security, Communication, and more.


How can we analyse conflicts in a way that can serve practice and action towards building and sustaining peace? We are pleased to share our participants’ Illustrated Stories about one of our trainings on conflict analysis.

Why is policy coherence essential for achieving the 2030 Agenda? Ownership for transformative agenda requires strong buy-in for the principles of the agenda at executive level. But transformation cannot be taught through classical ‘chalk and talk’ lectures. Read our latest blog on approaches to leadership skills and capacity building in the context of the 2030 Agenda.


The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development requires UN leaders to adopt new approaches to leadership skills and capacity building. Watch the highlights of the latest UN Country Teams (UNCT) Leadership Skills course and register for the next editions in 2019.

Coaching and the quality of listening

Dr. Monique Valcour speaks on the importance of quality of listening in coaching and motivating your staff. Dr. Valcour is a faculty member for our high-level, Executive Management Programme, tailored to the United Nations context. Join the course to participate in discussions with academic experts and online mentors, get insights from senior UN leaders, and network with outstanding peers from across the globe. Click here for more on course contents, methodology and registration.

2018 JPO Orientation programme a success

From 17 to 29 September, 69 Junior Professional Officers, sponsored by five donor countries, gathered in Torino for a two-week intensive Orientation Programme.

Introduction to Sustaining Peace
Online, 18 Feb 2019 - 22 Mar 2019

Developed in close collaboration with PBSO, DOCO and IASC, this new online course provides participants with a thorough grounding in Sustaining Peace concept and its application in different settings and contexts ensuring that participants are equipped with a common understanding of Sustaining Peace across the humanitarian-development-peace continuum.
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