The Peace Operations Training Institute (POTI) offers e-learning courses on current topics in peace support, humanitarian relief, and security operations. Our training provides the flexibility and accessibility for students to study at their own pace. Our curriculum aims to build solid, practical knowledge of United Nations peacekeeping operations and related topics, with course materials written by former Force Commanders, Military Advisers to DPKO, experienced peacekeepers, published scholars, and experts in their fields.
Peacekeeping operations and the challenges faced by peacekeepers are diverse and complex. We have been meeting the demand for quality, affordable online peacekeeping training from day one. When you study with POTI, you can learn wherever you are, whenever your schedule permits. At the Peace Operations Training Institute, we work to take the distance out of distance learning and provide our students worldwide with a learning experience that is rich, interactive, and meaningful.
After successfully completing a course, students earn a Certificate of Completion. Certificates are available in English, Spanish, French, and Arabic. A student may also request a transcript officially documenting the courses they have completed.
Students may demonstrate their expertise in Military Studies, Police Studies, Civilian Service, Gender Awareness, Logistical Support, and/or Human Rights by earning a Peace Operations Specialized Training (POST) Certificate.
By following the curricula described in the table below, students can earn a POST Certificate in up to six areas of specialization.
COTIPSO is a blend of POTI online training and third party in-classroom training. Students will apply the knowledge gained in this blended format by writing a thesis on a peacekeeping related topic of choice under the guidance of a POTI thesis adviser.
The best part about our online classroom is that it is free to sign up and use.
POTI offers a student license package to national peacekeeping centres, NGOs, academic institutions, and other organisations wishing to use our courses to train groups of their members. A student license grants full access to the entire POTI course curriculum with no out-of-pocket expenses to the student. We also offer a course enrollment license package to organizations that wish students to use our training on a per-course basis.
The National Training Centre E-Learning Platform (NTCELP) provides national training centres, NGOs, and other institutions with their own in-house e-learning programme on peacekeeping, suitable for providing the e-learning component of blended learning. Under NTCELP national training centres post a link on their own website and from there students may enroll and download their courses. Upon completion students earn a Certificate of Completion showing the emblem of their national training centre along with POTI’s emblem as well as the signatures of the national training centre director and the director of POTI. View existing NTCELPs and see if your organization participates.
For more information contact POTI.