NAPF PEACE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
West Point graduate, Iraq War veteran, author, and Peace Leadership Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Paul K. Chappell offers leadership training designed for an organization’s emphasis and needs. Offered as a graduate-level class at the University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences and as a course for activists, this training teaches the powerful form of leadership that is needed to promote peace and justice in communities, countries, and the world. Most leadership books and courses are focused on business, but this course will teach the form of leadership that Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Susan B. Anthony practiced. It is also the form of leadership that our world will require if humanity is going to solve its most serious problems and survive in the 21st century. Peace leadership skills are life skills, and the ability to resolve conflict and wage peace not only allows us to make a positive difference in the world, but in our communities, families, and personal lives.
“The military has really excellent training in waging war, but most activists have no training in waging peace, and I realized that activists need to be as well trained in waging peace as soldiers are in waging war. Violinists, martial artists, and filmmakers all realize they need some sort of training to be effective, but activism is the only art form where people think they can just show up to a protest and not have any training and write something on a sign and think they’re going to be effective. And I think we have to change the paradigm of activism toward recognizing that it is an extremely difficult art form. Your job is to transform how people think about the most controversial issues in the world, and you’re trying to transform how people think when people might potentially kill you over these issues. It requires very detailed training. I think one reason activists aren’t more effective is that they don’t have the kind of training to take their activism to a higher level.” - Paul K. Chappell, in an interview in Guernica Magazine
To learn more about the NAPF Peace Leadership Course visit www.beapeaceleader.org.
To build a foundation for understanding waging peace, which is vital to peace leadership, I am writing the Road to Peace book series. This is a seven-book series about waging peace, ending war, the art of living, and what it means to be human. This book series is a resource for anyone who wants to understand how positive change happens on both the global and personal levels. The books can be read in any order, and each book journeys deeper to reveal the solutions to our human problems and unlock the secrets of our humanity.
#1 – Will War Ever End?: A Soldier’s Vision of Peace for the 21st Century (Publication Date: February 2009)
#2 – The End of War: How Waging Peace Can Save Humanity, Our Planet, and Our Future (Publication Date: April 2010)
#3 – Peaceful Revolution: How We Can Create the Future Needed for Humanity’s Survival (Publication Date: February 2012)
#4 – The Art of Waging Peace: A Strategic Approach to Improving Our Lives and the World (Publication Date: July 2013)
#5 – The Cosmic Ocean: New Answers to Big Questions (Tentative Publication Date: 2015)
#6 – Soldiers of Peace: How to Wield the Weapon of Nonviolence with Maximum Force (Tentative Publication Date: 2017)
#7 – The Muscle of Imagination: How Humanity’s Most Dangerous Power Strengthens Us to Wage Peace and Remake the World
Click the following link to learn more about the books…