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Communities Without Boundaries Institute (CWBInstitute) is CWBI’s flagship education and training program. CWBInstitute provides its students state of the art theory and practice designed for today’s local to global issues. Courses focus on conflict analysis and resolution, sustainable development, peace, nonviolence, and social change. CWBInstitute targets practitioners and students of these fields as well as governments, foundations, and other organizations that are seeking practical and theoretically sound tools and strategies for peace and conflict.  

CWBInstitute works with some of the world’s leading academic institutions, civil society organizations, and governments through cooperative agreements to provide a global network of training and education opportunities. CWBInstitute’s program includes in-class, and in-field education and training opportunities.

Practitioners and students can enroll in the institute’s self-study program to take any or all courses offered. This approach provides flexibility to meet any schedule.



CWBInstitute offers classroom-based courses in collaboration with academic institutions throughout the globe. The classroom setting affords practitioners and students to engage with expert scholars/practitioners as well as to interact with their peers from around the world.

Those meeting certain prerequisites can participate in our applied practice and theory “in-field” experiential learning program. These courses provide hand-on, real-world opportunities on target subjects and communities.


Porfessional Faculty
CWBInstitute faculty includes expert scholar/practitioners whose experience is relevant to the subjects they teach.

CWInstitute provides certificates of completion for each course successfully completed as well as training certification for those wishing this acknowledgement. Many of our courses include accreditation from our collaborating academic institutions.

Training Materials
CWBInstitute provides education and training materials that include course outlines, syllabi, workbooks, case studies, and other relevant materials.