The Foundation offers holistic programmes, which take people beyond understanding and on to developing skills and tools and become leaders in their own communities.


The Tim Parry Leadership Programme

This OCN accredited programme, funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs in the Republic of Ireland is the longest running of the Foundation’s programmes. Working with young people and young adults to develop their skills and understanding in relation to conflict and its non-violent resolution, the programme explores themes and topics ranging from international conflicts and sectarianism, to contemporary challenges such as racism and Islamophobia. The Foundation works to increase young peoples’ understanding of those issues which can divide or threaten to divide their own communities. A fundamental part of the programme is that participants spend time examining issues in their own communities and developing leadership skills to enable them to effect positive change.

The Peer Leader Programme

A programme designed as a follow up to the Leadership Development Programme, it aims to further develop the leadership capacity of young people to make a difference in their school and communities. The programme focuses particularly on themes such as religion, extreme behaviour and the development of skills to work with and manage conflict. Participants also work to develop a system that fits their school or group to enable sustainability. The programme works best in a context where schools or community groups already have a commitment to a wider school approach.

Leadership for Peace

The Foundation’s Leadership for Peace programme allows those in the UK that have been affected by conflict or an incident of violent extremism or terrorism to tell others about what they have done to find an outlet for their experience and to make a positive contribution to peace.

Our programme explores the different contributions that we can each make, large or small, to build peace for ourselves and others. This is open for those that have attended our programmes before, and those that new to the Foundation.

If you have been affected by conflict or an incident of violent extremism or terrorism, and you feel that you would benefit from attending one of our Leadership for Peace days or would like more information, please contact our Commissions team on 01925 581207 or at

Short Courses

The Foundation’s short courses are intensive one day workshops which have been designed and developed over time to provide a practical and engaging introduction to many key topics relating to conflict and conflict resolution. Aimed at children and young people of all ages; the Foundation prides itself on the quality of our provision which stems from innovative, creative and effective teaching methods which focus on experiential learning.