Create positive change using the power of identity and culture

A Learning Community for Change-Agents


The Institute Courses

Why Learn at the OICD Institute?

The OICD Institute Features and Benefits

Gain Key Perspectives

Learn the essential concepts that unlock an understanding of identity and culture.  Gain perspectives that will reveal ways in which identities can be put to work to either promote divisions or to fight and overcome them. Learn through article summaries and mini-modules with quizzes and online discussion.

Master Key Techniques

Introducing practical skills that you can use to create positive change. Understand how to gather identity-related information and build effective strategies and interventions to counter division and promote cohesion.

Access Special Content

Taking the most relevant findings from anthropology, neuroscience, psychology, performance, media studies and other subjects, expose yourself to a world of knowledge relevant to your work.

Full Educational Content 2021

Here's a break-down of the full OICD Institute educational and training content coming throughout 2021.

  • Accessible online interactive and self-guided training - Easy to follow audio, video and text-based training
  • Supporting articles and materials - Go deeper by reading more
  • Online forum for guided support - Ask our experts and the community when you're unsure
  • Practical research methods training - Equip yourself with the skills to discover the roots of the problem
  • Practical research analysis tools - Learn how to manage your findings and go to the next step
  • Practical strategy building guide - Design actual real world strategies rooted in an understanding of identity and culture
  • Public engagement sessions with key academics and practitioners in relevant fields
  • Media and reference libraries

Identity is a core issue for peacebuilding work, but also a very complex one. What I found interesting and relevant about the OICD's approach is the way it combines a high level conceptual model with practical application.

Phil Vernon, former Director of Programmes
Phil Vernon, former Director of Programmes International Alert, London, UK (2004-2017)

With an interest in conflict prevention and resolution, I was looking for an opportunity to apply my academic knowledge to real-world projects. The interdisciplinary approach and unique methodology of conflict management that OICD applies is unparalleled.

Dr. Aliya Tskhay, Research Associate
Dr. Aliya Tskhay, Research Associate University of St. Andrews

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