Led by Peacebuilding and Social Change Agents
Philip Hellmich and Emily Hine
Includes Training Sessions With 19 of the World’s Top Peacebuilders
New Live Training Starts
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Discover the leading-edge practices and tools you need to cultivate peace and healing in your heart, family, community and our world.

Includes LIVE Training Sessions With These Visionary Peacebuilders:

And Bonus Recorded Sessions With:

We aim to empower 10,000 Peace Ambassadors to help create a major shift towards peace in our world. It’s time!

With The Peace Ambassador Training 2.0, you have an extraordinary opportunity to discover how to experience true inner peace, transform challenging relationships and heal social wounds.

If you’re like us, the news for the past year has been very difficult. The escalating violence in the Middle East, the many terrorist attacks in cities all over the world, and the number of mass shootings are devastating to witness and hard to understand.

They are all connected to a fundamental lack of understanding in humanity of how to create a culture of peace and heal the roots of violence.

These events stem from a fundamental lack of understanding of how to create a culture of peace and heal the roots of violence.

Studies show that peace begins in our mind and hearts, builds in our families and schools — and ultimately manifests in less and less violent cultures.

To be part of the solution, we have to start looking at our own culture first. Our society’s propensity toward violence is reflected in bullied children, abusive families, fear-ridden schools, broken marriages, toxic work environments and warlike politics.

We need change... and soon.

It’s time to move beyond damaging conflicts and find ways to co-exist peacefully together... so that we can co-create a beautiful future where EVERYONE feels safe and can thrive and prosper.

To succeed, we need to awaken to our highest potential as peacebuilders and take meaningful action, each in our own way.

The skills of cultivating personal peace, transforming conflict, and healing individual and social wounds are at the core of creating a healthy, vibrant, peaceful and sustainable world.

And that is why we have created The Peace Ambassador Training 2.0, which has been called one of the best online peace trainings available. It is now reaching a new level of excellence with our “2.0” upgrade by bringing in the science of mindfulness and cutting-edge tools you can apply in your daily life, with your family and community.

Receive Life-changing Wisdom

It’s essential for us to constructively and peacefully handle our differences, however it’s shocking that so few of us receive the skills for how to do so.

That’s why we have such a violent culture; we simply aren’t skilled at training people for peace, even though all of us want to feel safe and secure.

It doesn’t have to be this way — we can live peacefully and joyfully in our hearts and with each other — fostering harmonious families, schools, communities and even political cultures.

This IS our future, if enough of us dare to create it.

By participating in this extraordinary training, you’ll become part of a conscious, healing and inspiring community of Peace Ambassadors around the world — some of the most dedicated beings you’ll ever meet! There are currently over 1,000 Peace Ambassadors in 40+ countries.

These are people, who, like you, are committed to creating a life which radiates positive peace and is contributing to a world without violence at any level.

The esteemed course faculty and participants will help you open your heart, clear your own history of damaging conflict or abuse, expand your knowledge of effective new paradigms for transforming conflict, and help you to become a beacon of peace.

You’ll be inspired by their stories, evolve from their practices and take heart from their examples, while adding to a “next generation peace movement” that is grounded in deep inner change and committed to outer action.

With the right training and tools you CAN make peace the new baseline for your life and contribute in making profound shifts across the globe.

And with the guidance of our world-renowned faculty, you’ll receive the most essential insights, cutting-edge ideas, resources and strategies to become an authentic ambassador of peace and healing in your community and in our world.

Instead of merely wishing or hoping for positive change to happen, you’ll know HOW you can make a significant difference.

Awakening the Presence of Peace in You

When we talk about becoming a “peacebuilder,” we don’t mean becoming some kind of passive daydreamer.

We are talking about empowering yourself to become an embodiment of the awakened presence of peace, a protector of the innocent, and a heart-based “warrior” of genuine love, truth and justice for one and all.

We all know world peace starts with inner peace. The Peace Ambassador Training 2.0 is designed to take you on a journey of building the inner foundation of peace so you can be peace while powerfully acting for peace in our world. Our brilliant faculty will show you how to become an emissary for a deeper kind of global healing.

Over the course of 12 weeks, you’ll be guided in a step-by-step process — which includes cultivating genuine inner peace, healing personal and collective wounds, communicating peace, working with others to create community peace, and more.

The original Peace Ambassador Training came from the vision and passion of James O’Dea, the former President of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and the former Director of Amnesty International in Washington, DC.

Philip Hellmich and Emily Hine are taking James O’Dea’s original design and making it more accessible, relevant to current concerns, and focused on the practical skills you need to transform conflict in yourself, your family and community. They have built the Peace Ambassador Program 2.0 into something unprecedented by drawing upon leading-edge compassion and mindfulness practices.

The transformation that comes from peacebuilding can liberate your heart, mind and soul from negative patterns, resistance and fear — allowing you to become a more radiant and healing light in the world.

This training is for you if you’re ready to...

Participate in a Historic Movement

We at The Shift Network have set a bold goal of training 10,000 Peace Ambassadors. To make this happen, we are calling peacebuilders like YOU, to be part of a global movement to promote peace and play a role in exciting and practical global initiatives.

We’re partnering on numerous initiatives including:

With the skills learned in The Peace Ambassador Training 2.0, you’ll be fully empowered to participate in these and other initiatives — while savoring peace in your heart, your family and community!

How The Peace Ambassador Training 2.0 Works

The Peace Ambassador Training 2.0 is a powerful 12-week journey into the heart of embodying and acting for peace.

We will start with mindfulness and inner peace as the foundation for all our work together. We will then go through successive steps of moving outward — learning how to heal personal and collective wounds, communicate peacefully and organize for peace.

The 90-minute classes will each be taught by a different guest faculty member — offering specific skills, insights, practices and strategies for that step of the journey. Each session will build on the previous one as we systematically go from inner peace to outer action.

Classes will be facilitated by Philip and/or Emily, who will provide their own peacebuilding insights while weaving together the teachings from the guest faculty. Each class will also conclude with optional 30-minute small group discussions.

The Peace Ambassador Training 2.0 is also The Shift Network’s certification process for leaders in The Summer of Peace, a global network of events and activities promoting the shift to a culture of peace. During the training, you will develop and hone a vision for how you can play a peacebuilding leadership role in this significant global event and initiatives building towards the year 2020. We’ll also offer many ways for you to apply your skills through our broader network.

During The Peace Ambassador Training 2.0 Certification Program, you’ll discover ways to:

Watch this short video of Peace Ambassador graduate Mutima Imani sharing how the training can impact you:

What You’ll Discover: Course Overview

Course sessions are on Wednesdays at 5:00pm Pacific.

The training will offer you an immersive experience in building skills with today’s top peace leaders and is divided into 4 pillars:

Philip Hellmich and/or Emily Hine will lead all the classes and share their own insights about peacebuilding. They’ll also host guest faculty in the first 11 sessions (in the 12th and final session, Peace Ambassadors will share YOUR own insights and initiatives). Each guest faculty will teach on specific topics and then engage students in questions and answers.

Each pillar will be supplemented with bonus recordings from other renowned faculty to provide additional wisdom on each step of the peacebuilding journey.

Emily and Philip will bring the material to life by integrating the guest faculty teachings into a cohesive map for peacebuilding, from the personal to the planetary.

You’ll also have practices, readings and assignments that deepen your experience of the material and put you into close collaboration with other training members from around the world.

Pillar 1:
Mindfulness, Inner Peace & Resilience:

The sessions in Pillar 1 will help you cultivate mindfulness, an inner awareness that supports emotional, psychological and spiritual wellbeing — the foundation for inner peace that is essential for all Peace Ambassadors.

Session 1: The Science of Mindfulness & Inner Peace (November 30)

Guest Faculty: Richard Miller, PhD

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • The latest neuroscience that’s informing our understanding of mindfulness and meditation — how these ancient practices change our biochemistry and very DNA
  • Mindfulness practices to help you:
    • Release negative emotions and thought patterns
    • Calm your nervous system
    • Build resiliency to reduce stress and increase wellbeing
    • Develop your capacity to respond effectively to the challenging circumstances you encounter in life
  • Research-proven tools and resources to assist you, your peers, family and community
  • How meditation can help you with the often negative “talking voice in your heads” so you can discover and embody deep, immense and unchanging inner harmony and peace of mind

Guest Faculty: Richard Miller, PhD is the founder and president of the nonprofit educational Integrative Restoration Institute.

The Integrative Restoration Institute (IRI) provides programs and trainings on how to live a contented life, free of conflict and fear, through their offering of teachings that help open your mind and body to its inherent ground of health, wholeness and wellbeing. iRest Meditation, IRI’s special offering, is being utilized in VA hospitals, military bases, hospitals and clinics, hospice, homeless shelters, community programs and schools worldwide.

Session 2: The Heart’s Intuitive Intelligence
A Path to Personal, Social & Global Coherence (Saturday, December 3)

Guest Faculty: Deborah Rozman, PhD

In this session, you’ll discover how to:

  • Increase resilience by improving your ability to “bounce back” and cultivate the powerful inner energy reserve that can make life easier during times of dynamic change
  • Trust the heart by learning the research revealing your heart’s role in sending and receiving essential information for living a healthy, fulfilling life
  • Cultivate heart intelligence by enhancing and accessing the powerful intelligence of your heart to rise above problems, even in the midst of chaos and confusion
  • Engage the global heart by learning about research that suggests we are all connected by and live in the reflected energy of our hearts, with our emotions affecting the earth itself

Guest Faculty: Deborah Rozman, PhD is a business executive, serial entrepreneur, psychologist, author and educator. Since 1990, she has been founding Executive Director of the nonprofit Institute of HeartMath and Executive Vice President of HeartMath LLC.

HeartMath is the world’s most influential scientific organization focused on the powers of the heart. Deborah will share how you can harness your heart’s power for intuition, joy and less stressful living.

Session 3: Inner Peace & Consciousness
The Foundation for All Peace (December 7)

Guest Faculty: Sister Jenna

In this session, you’ll:

  • Experience your true Essence — a state of being beyond any name, title, gender or role
  • Understand consciousness and how it creates the world we envision
  • Explore the essence of soul, higher consciousness and how our actions take us to where we are
  • Discover how our past actions can shed light on why we find ourselves in situations, either on a personal or collective level
  • Examine how we can change our story and become masters of who we believe we were born to be
  • This provocative conversation will challenge the way you see yourself and the world around you!

Guest Faculty: Sister Jenna is a spiritual leader, author, radio talk show host, renowned speaker and founder and director of the Meditation Museum I & II in metropolitan Washington, DC and director of the Washington, DC branch of the Brahma Kumaris, a worldwide organization with over 8,500 branches in 120 countries. She was selected as one of the EBW 100 Most Influential Global Leaders and served as a principal partner with the Oprah Winfrey Network and Values Partnerships on the Belief Team, a community of individuals from diverse spiritual, cultural and faith backgrounds.

Pillar 2: Healing Personal & Collective Wounds

The sessions in Pillar 2 will focus on giving you the skills to transform personal wounds and collective trauma in order to create personal and social transformation and significant evolutionary change.

Session 4: How Mindfulness Can Transform Racial & Other Forms of Bias (December 14)

Guest Faculty: Rhonda Magee, JD, MA

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • Research on how mindfulness practices can help you focus, give you greater control over your emotions, and increase your capacity to think clearly and act with purpose — specifically when working with racial or socioeconomic differences.
  • Compassion practices which can serve as powerful aids in the work of decreasing bias.
  • Mindfulness-based “ColorInsight” techniques that can increase your actual capacities — not only for acting in less biased ways — but also for making more authentic, positive and effective cross-race relationships in these resegregated times.

Guest Faculty: Rhonda Magee, JD, MA is Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco. She is the former Chair of the Board of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, a current member of the Board of the Center for Mindfulness and of the Project for the Integration of Spirituality, Law and Politics, and a contributor to Mindful.org and to the Greater Good Science Center.

Session 5: Radical Forgiveness (December 21)

Guest Faculty: Colin Tipping

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • Radical Forgiveness technology — its theory and applications
  • Practical tools to forgive yourself and people who have caused you pain and harm
  • Techniques to shift your consciousness about what is happening in the world — to help you see the divine purpose in it and come to peace with it
  • Methods to raise planetary consciousness and hasten the emergence of world peace by using the Radical Forgiveness technology

Guest Faculty: Colin Tipping, is Founder and Director of the Institute for Radical Forgiveness Therapy and Coaching, Inc., andauthor of Radical Forgiveness: A Revolutionary Five Stage Process for Finding Peace in Any Situation. He is the creator of what has come to be recognized as one of the most powerful leading-edge technologies for personal and spiritual growth today — Radical Forgiveness.

Session 6: Compassion, Inner Peace & Common Humanity (December 28)

Faculty: Emily Hine

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • How recognizing suffering in yourself and others is the first step in healing your inner and interpersonal wounds
  • The ways which the science of compassion illustrates we can nurture compassion for ourselves, loved ones, strangers — and even perceived enemies
  • Turning towards suffering is the key to releasing our wounds
  • Why embracing common humanity is essential in healing collective global wounds

Faculty: Emily Hine is the co-lead faculty of The Peace Ambassador Training 2.0, CEO of HineSight Consulting, and a Mindfulness, Peace and Compassion Teacher. She is a Certified Compassion Cultivation Training Teacher from CCARE, Stanford University. Emily is also an inspirational writer and speaker.

Pillar 3: Communicating Peace

In the sessions and practices in Pillar 3, you’ll advance in the art of skilled communication for yourself, family, community and world. You’ll learn the latest in peacebuilding, conflict transformation, social discourse and dialogue.

Session 7: Nonviolent Communication An Interpersonal & International Approach to Peace (January 4)

Guest Faculty: Roxy Manning

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • An authentic, compassionate connection with others using Nonviolent Communication (NVC) techniques
  • How to identify and communicate your feelings and needs so you can interact more effectively even when triggered
  • Ways to use your inner dialogue and self-compassion as strategies to help you communicate peace internally and externally

Guest Faculty: Roxy Manning, PhD, Executive Director of BayNVC and Lead Trainer of BayNVC Leadership Program, is a licensed clinical psychologist and Center for Nonviolent Communication Certified Trainer. In addition to supporting clinicians and others seeking to improve their ability to serve clients from diverse backgrounds, Roxy has worked directly with programs and people working towards social change in international settings — including supporting former rebel soldiers working for grassroots peace organizations in Sri Lanka and artists seeking to contribute to greater acceptance of homosexuality in Japan.

Session 8: Completely Connected (January 11)

Guest Faculty: Rita Marie Johnson

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • A method of connecting to yourself and others that accelerates your personal, spiritual and professional growth which taps the synergy between your empathy and insight to efficiently process the challenges and celebrations of your life
  • How empathy is attained through a conscious connection to feelings and needs, and insight is accessed through heart-brain coherence
  • How the powerful partnership of empathy and insight extinguishes your triggers and takes advantage of your best intelligence
  • A practice to feed your hope that we can create a connected world in every arena of life

Guest Faculty: Rita Marie Johnson ’s book, Completely Connected: Uniting Our Empathy and Insight for Extraordinary Results, is a Nautilus award winner in Psychology and an Amazon bestseller. Her method is taught in spiritual communities as the BePeace Practice and to secular audiences as the Connection Practice. It’s being taught at the United Nations University for Peace in Costa Rica and is receiving accolades from students from around the world for its universal appeal across multiple cultural contexts.

Session 9: Bridging the Cultural Divide (January 18)

Guest Faculty: Waidehi Gokhale

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • The emerging field of Virtual Exchange
  • Common perceptions that Islamic and Western youth have about each other
  • Insights on how to become aware of your biases towards people of other cultures
  • Techniques to help shift your perspective of people of other cultures
  • Basic tools for facilitating dialogues and ways you and your community can participate in Virtual Exchange programs

Guest Faculty: Waidehi Gokhale, Executive Director of Soliya.

Soliya is a pioneer in Virtual Exchange, working with 100 universities in 28 countries across the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, Europe and North America. Soliya’s programs are helping bridge Islamic and Western youth through facilitated online dialogues. Soliya’s programs have inspired new legislation in the United States to encourage more Virtual Exchange in universities and colleges across the country.

Pillar 4: Mastering Systems Change & Organizing for Peace

In the Pillar 4 sessions, you’ll hone your understanding for how to create systemic change. You’ll also discover models of community-building and collaboration so you can choose how you want to apply your training as a Peace Ambassador in the world.

Session 10: Change the Story, Change the Future (January 25)

Guest Faculty: David Korten, PhD

While we are witnessing global environmental devastation, social and economic injustice, and violence, we are also experiencing an emergence of movements focused on creating a new system of institutions, policies, and initiatives guided by new stories of hope and possibility.

David Korten writes, “We are in the midst of a deep shift in human consciousness. The work of our time is to learn to live in alignment with the structures and processes of Living Earth. If we step back, we can discern the outlines of an emerging interracial, intercultural global-scale social movement — an inclusive intersectoral movement of movements — converging on a trajectory toward a Living Earth future.”

While the issues we face can seem overwhelming, David Korten invites us to help shift the prevailing cultural story by exploring the stories that live in our hearts, inform our politics and media choices, and guide the missions of the institutions/organizations we depend upon and care about.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • The realities of the economic and environmental challenges facing the planet and examine the underlying paradigms that have created these crises
  • Insights on the emerging movements that are raising up a new living Earth narrative and actively displacing the old, destructive economic system with community-based solutions

Guest Faculty: David Korten, PhD Visionary, Systems Thinker and Author of Change the Story, Change the Future: A Living Economy for Living Earth, Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth, When Corporations Rule the World, and The Great Turning.

Session 11: The 21st Century Peace Ambassador as Evolutionary Leader & The Summer of Peace (February 1)

Faculty: Philip Hellmich With Special Guests to Be Announced

As the course draws to a close, we will bring in several special guests who model the leadership characteristics of an evolved peace leader — qualities we’ve learned about throughout The Peace Ambassador Training 2.0. These special guests will share how they’ve applied their skills in their own peacebuilding organizations including: PeaceJam, Humanity’s Team, the International Cities of Peace, the International Day of Peace, The Peace Alliance, Gaiafield and the Summer of Peace.

Eleanor Roosevelt said it best: “It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.”

In this session, you’ll:

  • Anchor your understanding of the leadership skills needed to be an evolved peace leader
  • Learn about several successful global peace initiatives and how you can get involved
  • Become inspired to create your own peace project to apply your training immediately

Session 12: Final Session What is Your Peace of the Puzzle? (February 8)

Faculty: Emily Hine and Philip Hellmich

This final class is an opportunity for you and your fellow Peace Ambassadors to share what you have learned and how you have been transformed during this training. You’ll also have the opportunity to share your personal peace projects and initiatives for creating peace in yourself, family, schools, community and our world.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Activate your part in the larger global shift to a culture of peace
  • Determine what role you may play in The Summer of Peace
  • Share your intended project and seek support from your fellow Peace Ambassadors

The Peace Ambassador Training 2.0 Bonus Collection

In addition to these transformative 12 course sessions, you’ll also receive these powerful bonus sessions with some of the world’s leading visionaries and teachers. These bonus sessions are being offered to complement what you’ll discover in the course and take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.

LIVE Bonus Session!
10 Understandings About Personal & Collective Change Work Based on My Life’s Work

Audio Training With James O’Dea With Live Q&A

This session with James O’Dea promises to be very intimate and personal journey of understandings he has reached as a mystic and activist. You will hear from one who has dedicated his life to service, human rights and social healing. James will share insights from his incredible life journey that that has brought him to great spiritual masters (Sufi, Tibetan, Yogis, Kogi Indian...), to world renown scientists exploring neuroscience and consciousness and to some of the most conflicted frontline peacebuilding situations in the world. You will discover gems of wisdom that you can immediately apply in your life and reflect on for years to come as you grow as a Peace Ambassador.

James O’Dea is the author of The Conscious Activist: Where Activism Meets Mysticism... which won the COVR Conscious Living Book Award. James is a well-known figure in international social healing who has conducted healing and reconciliation dialogues for twenty years. His work as co-director of the Social Healing Project led him to Rwanda, Israel/Palestine and Northern Ireland. He is on the extended faculty of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and is its past president, and was also the former Washington, DC office director of Amnesty International for over 10 years, testifying frequently before Congress. He was also the CEO of the Seva Foundation. James is a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Group and serves on the Advisory Board of The Peace Alliance and KOSMOS Journal and as a member of the Summer of Peace Wisdom Council.

Pillar 1: Mindfulness, Inner Peace & Resilience

Peace & Freedom From the Inside Out
Audio Training With James O’Dea

James O’Dea invites us to take responsibility for cultivating inner peace while working in the world from a place of deep integrity. As James says, “The peacebuilder must develop an impressive skillfulness in offering solutions, avoiding the blame game, and playing a mediating role between perspectives that are locked inside self-limiting definitions.”

At the same time, the Peace Ambassador does not take him/herself too seriously. “A world without laughter would not be a safe or peaceful world,” James says. For instance, “The fundamentalists are not having fun!”

In this session, you’ll:

  • Take careful inventory of your inner moral maps, belief systems and psychological perspectives and examine how they influence your relationship with the outer and vice versa
  • Identify the obstacles that prevent you from releasing your own essential qualities, talents and capacities
  • Learn personal peace practices that help you tap into your deepest essence and create a solid foundation for authentic inner peace

Achieving True Inner Peace
Audio Audio Training With Michael A. Singer

There is a common belief that global peace first starts with inner peace. This theme has been described by saints and sages throughout the centuries. In this session, Michael Singer shares practical and profound insights on how you can achieve true inner peace.

Michael A. Singer is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself. In 1971, while pursuing his doctoral work in economics, he experienced a deep inner awakening and went into seclusion to focus on yoga and meditation. In 1975, he founded Temple of the Universe, a yoga and meditation center where people of any religion or set of beliefs can come together to experience inner peace. Through the years, Singer has made major contributions in the areas of business, the arts, education, healthcare and environmental protection.

Pillar 2: Healing Personal & Collective Wounds

Nonviolence: A Path to Peace Stories About Mahatma Gandhi
Audio Training With Arun Gandhi

Who better than Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson to challenge you to “be the change you wish to see in the world.” In this session, Arun Gandhi will share intimate stories about how his grandfather taught him to examine his unconscious desires and to see their relationship to passive violence in the world.

In this session, you’ll:

  • Be inspired to step up your inner peace practice and tap into new levels of integrity and strength
  • Learn the meaning of Mahatma Gandhi’s saying, “I can no more preach nonviolence to a coward than I can tempt a blind man to enjoy healthy scenes. Nonviolence is the summit of bravery”

Born in 1934 in Durban, South Africa, Arun Gandhi is the fifth grandson of India’s legendary leader, Mohandas K. “Mahatma” Gandhi. Growing up under the discriminatory apartheid laws of South Africa, he was beaten by “white” South Africans for being too black and “black” South Africans for being too white; so, Arun sought eye-for-an-eye justice. However, he learned from his parents and grandparents that justice does not mean revenge, it means transforming the opponent through love and suffering. He is the author of several books including A Patch of White, The Forgotten Woman: The Untold Story of Kastur and most recently Grandfather Gandhi.

Four Phases of Community Healing
Audio Dialogue With Chief Phil Lane, Jr

In his consultations with Indigenous communities across Canada and the USA, it is clear that the community healing process seems to go through distinct stages or cycles. These four distinct stages identified are:

I. The Journey Begins
II. Gathering Momentum
III. Hitting the Wall
IV. From Healing to Transformation

Taken together, these stages form one type of “map” of the community healing process, useful for both for understanding the current dynamics of the community process and determining future actions and priorities.

Hereditary Chief Phil Lane, Jr. is a member of the Hinhan Wicasa Oyate, Yankton Sioux Tribe and Chickasaw Nation. For more than 45 years, Phil has been working with Indigenous Peoples from across the Americas, Southeast Asia, India, Hawaii and Africa. Phil served 16 years as an associate professor in Indigenous Education at the University of Lethbridge, where, in 1982, he co-founded — with elders from across North America — the Four Worlds International Institute (FWII). With the guidance of the Four Worlds Elders Council and Phil’s leadership and applied experience, FWII has become an internationally recognized leader in human, community and organizational development because of the institute’s unique focus on the importance of culture and spirituality in all dimensions of development.

Pillar 3: Communicating Peace

Getting to YES!
Audio Training With Dr. William Ury

In this session with Dr. Ury, one of the most well-respected authors and practitioners of effective negotiations in the world, you’ll gain detailed insights into the science of communicating effectively in contentious situations, helping you to identify and address personal and shared needs. You’ll also learn the art of negotiation to apply to your life as well as to larger social issues.

William Ury is co-founder of the Harvard Negotiation Project. He is co-author of the global bestseller Getting to Yes and author of The Power of a Positive No. Over the last thirty years, Ury has mediated between quarreling corporate divisions, battling unions and management, and warring ethnic groups around the world. He has also served as a negotiation consultant to governments and dozens of multinational companies.

Principles of Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
Audio Training With Katherine Singer

Nonviolent Communication expert Katherine Singer shares her personal story of growing up during the Korean War and how it led her to a life of peace building. In this short and easy to follow audio training, you’ll:

  • Learn how to apply the principles of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) to conflicts in your personal life
  • Recognize how to apply NVC strategies to work effectively with divisive community issues

Katherine Singer is President of the Board for the Center of Nonviolent Communication (CVNC) and founder of the Korean Center for Nonviolent Communication. Having experienced the Korean War at the age of 5, Katherine has felt a deep commitment towards bringing about a world that is peaceful both within and without by resolving conflicts in a peaceful manner. In 1970, she immigrated to the United States, and in 1997 met Marshall Rosenberg, the founder of Nonviolent Communication. Later, she became a trainer, then served the CNVC as a board member, and now as an assessor.

Pillar 4: Mastering Systems Change & Organizing for Peace

Creating an Alter-globalization Movement
Audio Training With Dr. Vandana Shiva

Dr. Vandana Shiva will share insights from her efforts to create a movement to protect the diversity and integrity of living resources — especially native seed — and to promote organic farming and fair trade. Vandana also will talk about her work around gender issues.

Dr. Vandana Shiva is a world-renowned environmental leader and recipient of the 1993 Alternative Nobel Peace Prize (the Right Livelihood Award). She has authored several bestselling books, most recently Earth Democracy. Activist and scientist, Shiva leads, with Ralph Nader and Jeremy Rifkin, the International Forum on Globalization. Before becoming an activist, Shiva was one of India’s leading physicists.

The Principles & Processes of Activating & Coordinating for Peace From Local to Global
Audio Training With Dot Maver

Dot Maver is a pioneer in peace education and community organizing who is a master at inspiring cooperation on behalf of the common good. In this session, you’ll discover the practical principles and processes you can apply in organizing your own peace work whether in your school and/or community. You’ll also learn about successes from the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding in Gainesville, Florida, including activities you can join and/or replicate in your own community.

Dorothy J. Maver, PhD is an educator and peacebuilder whose keynote is inspiring cooperation on behalf of the common good. Dot is Project Director with Kosmos Associates, a Founding Trustee of the National Peace Academy USA, and is a founder and board member of the Global Alliance for Ministries and Infrastructures of Peace, and the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding. Her work in education, politics and grassroots community organizing is focused on applied peacebuilding utilizing a shared responsibility and shared leadership model. From 2005 – 2007 Dot served as Executive Director of The Peace Alliance and Campaign for a US Department of Peace, and prior to that she was the National Campaign Manager for Kucinich for President 2004. In the world of fast-pitch softball Dr. Dot is known for her revolutionary fast-pitch hitting technique, The Maver Method: Secrets of Hitting Success; she is co-author of the book Conscious Education: The Bridge to Freedom; is a Fellow with the World Business Academy, and serves on the board of the Nicholas Roerich Museum in NYC. Dot also serves on the United Nations International Day of Peace NGO Education Peace Team and the International Cities of Peace Advisory Council.

What Graduates of The Peace Ambassador Training Are Saying:

Watch this short video of Peace Ambassador graduate Erik Kasum describe how the training changed his life, empowering him to create a national peace conference and think tank on peace.

I am eternally grateful for the wisdom and knowledge I gained from The Peace Ambassador Training. The program is a consciousness expanding and spiritually enlightening experience. Whenever I had a question the next teacher/speaker would answer it. I recommend you invest the time and energy, it will create a positive change in your life.
— Rev. Mutima Imani, Social Justice Minister, East Bay Church, Oakland, California

The Peace Ambassador Training has been life changing for me. From the first lecture, I knew I’d found my tribe of like minded souls. There is so much hope here. Together, we are changing the world peace by peace.
— Tara Leduc, Vancouver, British Columbia

TakingThe Peace Ambassador Training strengthened my global connection with peacemakers and those doing peacebuilding work in communities around the world. It serves as an anchor for me as I continue to offer Peace Circles in my community. And the power of the carrier wave of peace is amazing! Thank you.
— Janet, Ireland

The Peace Ambassador Training 2.0 was a transformative experience for me. I identified blocks that have kept me from working effectively. It also gave me tools for working toward Peace in my personal life, as well as my professional life, and as I work toward a just and sustainable future. Philip and Emily were amazing. I would recommend them, and this training to anyone who wants to create more peace and joy in their lives and in the world.
— Maya, Santa Clarita, California

I met so many people and heard a lot about organizations all working for peace around the world. That was a great uplift. Philip and Emily were fantastic course leaders and I learned to hold my inner peace, strengthen my awareness.
— Beate, Kiel, Germany

The Peace Ambassador Training offers a survey of peaceful practices across the continuum, from inner peace to ecosystem change. I found the course a helpful introduction to the range of spiritual and practical solutions that are available for each of us to resist aggression and violence and instead choose peace. Peace Begins with Me. Now I have more tools at the ready to live into that pledge.
— Bob Reeg, Washington, DC

New concepts, old ideas viewed with different eyes, enhanced my personal practice and added more tools to my peacebuilding toolbox... Connection with like-minded people who believe Peace IS possible and are creating it in multiple arenas... These are the positive impacts I’ve experienced from this training, as well as why I’d recommend it to others.
— Sheri, Reisterstown, Maryland

This course came with serendipity, as I had just recently come through (successful) cancer surgery and thought this course would be a good way to heal. But more important, I was feeling disenchanted with some of my work and wondering if I needed to take a different direction. This course confirmed that feeling and reminded me of my longstanding interest in fostering peace in the world... I would recommend it to others because of its clarity, comprehensiveness, and offering of specific, doable steps towards peace, both "inner" and "outer."
— Mary Joy Leaper, Wilton, Connecticut

Exploring the fundamental elements of developing inner peace was a powerful thread throughout the training. Whether learning about the importance of finding your true essence, cultivating mindfulness and self compassion, managing heart rhythms, becoming a witness, awakening consciousness, reducing biases, practicing forgiveness, developing compassion or learning to open new dialogues using non-violent communication, these were all skills we were exposed to and vital to our work for a common humanity. We have work to do!
— Dawn Shattuck, Sedona, Arizona

The Peace Ambassador Training was one the most profound learning experiences I’ve had the privilege to be a part of. It was an honor to “sit in the room” with so many people (presenters and participants alike) who are actively being peace. I was continually inspired and motivated by all the thoughtful and heartfelt work that is being done in the interest of peace and humbled by all the work that has yet to be done. I completed the course with confidence and clarity about ways I can contribute, for which I am grateful.
— Marcella Simon, Seattle, Washington

The course is transformational. It gave me a new set of tools for bringing more peace into my life, a number of which I am practicing on an ongoing basis. It was also great to see so many like minded people coming together for peace and... working through the course together to create more peace in their communities.
— Anonymous

This course met my deep inner longing for peace on so many levels. I feel peace has grown within me and I got a magical toolbox to keep it growing and deepening further.
— Evelyn, Bali, Indonesia

Each one of the classes in this course comes with a powerful message of peace and harmony! All together compose like a giant rainbow of hope, enthusiasm and energy of peacebuilding for our planet. It’s the light shining in the darkness! Let’s be the difference... and the light!
— Patricia Corduban, Grand Junction, Colorado

Listen to Peace Ambassador Training graduate Taira St. John share how the training helped her launch a Summer of Peace program to revitalize her economically-depressed county in California:

Join the Global Community

The Peace Ambassador Training 2.0 not only offers some of the most advanced online teachings currently available, it also offers a thriving global community of support.

Join your fellow students and practitioners from across the world in the live interactive conference calls or in our online community to support and learn from each other while you create a new vision of peace and take inspired action.

This international community is also at the leading edge of a global movement of people who are committed to manifesting a better world for all beings. This emerging planetary movement is rooted in an open heart and stands for the principles of mutual support, cooperation, harmony and reverence for all of life.

Here’s What You’ll Receive

Twelve 90-minute Class Sessions

Experience a rare opportunity to be mentored and learn with Philip Hellmich, Emily Hine and core faculty — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session includes interactive calls and exercises plus question and answer time. Course sessions are on Wednesdays at 5:00pm Pacific.

Plus Special Live Bonus
Session With James O’Dea and Bonus Recordings With James O’Dea, Michael A. Singer, Arun Gandhi, Chief Phil Lane, Jr., Dr. William Ury, Katherine Singer, Dr. Vandana Shiva and Dot Maver.

Twelve PDF Transcripts of Class Sessions

In addition to the high-quality MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format after each session is completed. You can then review, print and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.

Twelve 30-minute Interactive Group Practice Sessions

With live class attendance, there will be a 30-minute optional interactive practice session directly following each class. You’ll be placed in an intimate group with several other participants on the conference call to interact, share and do additional practices to help further integrate the weekly lessons. If you’re unable to attend the calls live, the Online Community group allows you to connect with each other to find alternative times to interact.

Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson

After each lesson, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practice new tools and answer questions in order to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s lesson.

Online Community

Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your discovery process after each class. Here, you can ask additional questions, interact with your fellow students and get access to additional resources to take your exploration to an even deeper level.

The Peace Ambassador Training 2.0 Bonus Collection

  • LIVE Bonus Session!
  • 10 Understandings About Personal & Collective Change Work Based on My Life’s Work
    Audio Training With James O’Dea With Live Q&A
  • Pillar 1: Mindfulness, Inner Peace & Resilience
    • Peace & Freedom From the Inside Out
      Audio Training With James O’Dea
    • Achieving True Inner Peace
      Audio Training With Michael A. Singer
  • Pillar 2: Healing Personal & Collective Wounds
    • Nonviolence: A Path to Peace
      Stories About Mahatma Gandhi
      Audio Training With Arun Gandhi
    • Four Phases of Community Healing Audio Dialogue With Chief Phil Lane, Jr.
  • Pillar 3: Communicating Peace
    • Getting to YES!
      Audio Training With Dr. William Ury
    • Principles of Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
      Audio Training With Katherine Singer
  • Pillar 4: Mastering Systems Change & Organizing for Peace
    • Creating an Alter-globalization Movement
      Audio Training With Dr. Vandana Shiva
    • The Principles & Processes of Activating & Coordinating for Peace From Local to Global
      Audio Training With Dot Maver

An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join The Peace Ambassador Training 2.0

We feel deeply honored that our esteemed faculty have chosen to partner with The Shift Network on this exclusive, LIVE online training. As you may know, this is a rare opportunity to learn directly from inspired peace activists whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us heal and awaken ourselves — and our world.

Through this powerful online format, you’ll not only save time and money on workshop costs (plus travel, accommodations and meals — which would cost thousands of dollars), you’ll be able to benefit from these incredible teachings and exercises from the comfort of your home — at your own pace!

If you’re serious about transforming life as we know it on our planet, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training.

If you’re ready to take the next step in developing yourself and your leadership, click the register button below to reserve your space now.

The Peace Ambassador Training 2.0 launched for the first time in January 2016 and is a new and refreshed program built upon 8 previous trainings. We wanted more people to have the opportunity to transform themselves, their families and communities, so we changed it from 16 weeks to 12 weeks to make it more affordable while providing exceptional content with LIVE guest faculty.

Plus, for every person who registers at the full price, we will grant a full scholarship to one peacebuilder from a developing country and/or a young peacebuilder under 24 years of age.

12 weeks of The Peace Ambassador Training 2.0 is only $497.

If you prefer, you can pay $184 for 3 mos (Save 10% when you pay in full)

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Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed!

Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed! If you don’t absolutely LOVE The Peace Ambassador Training 2.0 — or don’t feel that it meets your needs — please contact our friendly Support Team on or before December 14th, 2016 and we’ll happily issue you a refund.

What More Students Say...

The training is perhaps the best peacebuilding course available anywhere. It takes you through personal peace embodiment, community peace activation and global peace envisioning and action... I have grown in self and as a community member through my time spent with... so many other wonderful peace ambassadors! Thank you, thank you.
— Mark Trevis, British Columbia, Canada

This course was absolutely priceless. Not only did I experience deep inner transformation, but I was able to apply the skills I learned in each class to my everyday life immediately. I highly recommend anyone who seeks to be an agent of peace in this world to take this course and see for themselves the beautiful ripples it creates in their inner and outer life.
— Allison, New Paltz, New York

This course has given me an increased positive belief in the future of our world. The speakers have touched my heart with their personal stories, knowledge, bravery and compassion. Meeting like-minded people who shared their ideas, challenges and knowledge made a wonderful community that I enjoyed immensely.
— Vanessa Errol, Australia

This has been an incredibly life-changing course... The lecturers have conveyed ideas to us in such a real, authentic and heart-warming way that their words and wisdom have really done their work on me. I have grown both intellectually and personally, and I return to my work with wonderful tools. Thank you.
— Wanda, Yukon Territory, Canada

I had put my legal practice on the back burner for years but The Peace Ambassador Training showed me a way to do my legal work in an evolutionary way, a legal practice that heals and makes whole. The program gives more than just food for the mind and soul; it provides you with real and practical tools to bring out your work into the world.
— Paula A. Aberasturi, Makati, Philippines

The course was heart-opening, mind-opening, a challenge to my complacency, and among many other riches, introduced me to the courageous everyday people doing extraordinary service for the planet. I am humbled and grateful to have been part of this groundbreaking program.
— Julie Heyman, Ojai, California

I have been challenged, enlivened and altered by the journey we’ve made together as a group... Clarification of vision, synthesis of intention and deep healing are some of the gifts that have arisen as a direct result of engaging in The Peace Ambassador Training.
— Claire Beynon, Dunedin, New Zealand

Just when you thought you were already an Ambassador of Peace this course unfolds. I highly recommend this course. Essential skills for day-to-day interactions with each other... This is the University Level teaching on Peace and I will add to my prayers that one day soon we will see this appear in schools... I am grateful for the way I see humanity with fresh eyes. Many thanks.
— Cathy, Ontario, Canada

About Philip Hellmich

Philip M. Hellmich is a thought leader in creating a new narrative of peace, from inner peace to international peacebuilding. Philip serves as the Director of Peace at The Shift Network and director of The Summer of Peace, an annual global celebration of peace launched in 2012. The Summer of Peace offers a free online telesummit featuring interviews with peacebuilders from around the world. The Summer of Peace is recognized for helping create a New Narrative of Peace: From Inner Peace to International Peacebuilding.

In 2012, Philip presented on the Summer of Peace at the first United Nations High Level Forum on the Culture of Peace. That forum was opened by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. In 2013, the United Nations published an article about the Summer of Peace in its UNITY magazine in China. Recordings from The Summer of Peace are being placed in a virtual World Peacebuilding Library with interviews of over 350 peacebuilders representing over 15 sectors of society, including science, spirituality, education, business, military, etc. Having conducted a vast majority of these interviews, Philip has a bird’s eye view of the larger peacebuilding trends emerging around the world.

Philip has dedicated most of his life to global and local peacebuilding initiatives, including 14 years with Search for Common Ground. He also served for four years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone where he lived and worked in small remote bush villages. A published writer, Philip is author of the best-selling book: God and Conflict: A Search for Peace in a Time of Crisis with a Foreword by Lama Surya Das. He serves as adviser to The Global Peace Initiative of Women. A long-time meditation practitioner, Philip enjoys studying and teaching about the parallels between inner and outer peace.

About Emily Hine

Emily Hine has more than 25 years of experience in fundraising, marketing, public speaking, volunteer management and social change. Over the course of her career, she has designed and implemented large-scale campaigns that have raised over $150 million for nonprofit organizations across the United States.

After 9/11, Emily quit her job at Microsoft in order to commit her life to expanding peace and compassion in the world. Shortly thereafter, she served on the Executive Team for Seeds of Compassion, a global event with the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu that brought 150,000 people together and contributed substantially to the worldwide compassion movement. She then became the Chief of Peace for The Shift Network and co-designed their first Peace Ambassador Training. Emily now serves on faculty for The Shift Network Peace Education Programs.

Emily is also the founder and host of The Global Compassion Summit and a Certified Compassion Cultivation Training™ Teacher from the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, Stanford University (CCARE). She is also trained in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and in Vipassana/Mindfulness meditation which she brings into her courses.

Emily is President of HineSight Consulting and an inspirational writer at Holy Sit™, where she chronicles the story of how she took a nonviolent approach to healing stage II cancer without surgery, chemotherapy or radiation; she also writes and speaks about the importance of doing our inner work, in order to become an expression of peace in the outer world.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a phone line (or an equivalent voice service). If there is more than one person in your household taking the course, you will each need your own line. We use MaestroConference to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions, participate in groups, and deepen your exploration of the course themes.

Please note that dialing MaestroConference from your phone is a regular toll call to California; your telephone service provider will charge you according to your existing long-distance calling plan. Other options include calling cards and discount long-distance carriers. You can also use Skype to connect to MaestroConference at no charge, and we offer a webcast which is free to use from anywhere in the world.

I have never participated before in an online course. The packaging, presentation, inclusion and Facebook postings created a wonderful, safe cocoon to participate. I haven’t seen a course so well put together ever — not in all the years of taking college classes — and I had my doubts about doing an online course. The wealth of organization and ease of learning materials and support made this fun as well.
– Claudia F., Medford, MA

Q: Can I get benefit from the course if I miss the live classes?
A: Absolutely! You can download the recordings and transcripts of all course sessions from our online media archive, so you never need to worry about missing live calls. You can also engage the full community and leaders on our private community website.

Q: Can you tell me about the Private Course Group?
A: We will have a private community group for all course participants on Facebook that will support you in making connections with others, sharing insights, engaging in discussions, completing homework assignments and exchanging information about events and other activities that can supplement your transformational journey. You’ll have the ability to share your experiences, projects and growth throughout the Course.

Q: Are there scholarships available for this Training?
A:Yes, we are offering a number of 50% scholarship awards for this program to those deserving individuals who would like to join the program but are in need of financial assistance. If you would like to apply for a partial scholarship, please review our guidelines, which include a link to our online application form.

For peacebuilders in developing nations and young peacebuilders ages 24 and under, please click here for the application form which must be filled out to be considered for a full scholarship.

Q: What is your refund policy?
A: Your satisfaction with The Shift Network and this course is our highest priority! We offer a satisfaction guarantee so that you can sample the course risk-free. The deadline to receive a full refund is December 14th, 2016. To request a refund, please click on this refund request form and submit your request. Your refund will be processed within five business days and we'll send you an email confirming your refund. However, we'd love to have a chance to address and resolve your concerns first. If there is something we can assist you with, please email us at support@theshiftnetwork.com and we'll be happy to help! (No refund requests accepted after the above date or with scholarship awards.)

Q: How can I reach Customer Support?
A: Please visit our Customer Support Center, where you should be able to find the answer to your question or the solution to a problem. And if you can’t, you can submit an online request form and we’ll get right back to you.

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