Teaching, Training, and Facilitation


              Improving Practices Working Group Core Member and Facilitator of COVID-19 Web Series 2020
              -Conflict Analysis Webinar
              -Human Security Webinar
              -Multi-stakeholder Processes



– peacebuilding seminar for Development Students, March 2020


    Beijing Annual Face to Face Meeting of Improving Practices Working Group    November 2019

  • Facilitator for Training of Trainers Workshop      
  • Multi-Stakeholder Processes Role Play and Debriefing
  • In conjunction with Charhar Institute

Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute, Davao City, Philippines

  Senior Facilitator (yearly from 2002-Present)

  • Religion; Peacebuilding in Multi-Cultural Societies
  • Active Nonviolence
  • Active Nonviolence Advanced Course
  • Fundamentals of Peacebuilding for Local Government Unit
  • Bottom Up Transformation: Community Peacebuilding Hybrid Course
  • Human Centered Security: Reimagining Conflict Stakeholder Relationships
  • Peace Education: Designing Pedagogies for Change (virtual class on Zoom)

Elizabethtown College -- Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, USA                              

                Peacemaker-in-Residence  (2012 to 2019)

In July 2012 I began working half time as Global Peacemaker Scholar-in-Residence at Elizabethtown College, teaching courses in the Peace and Conflict Studies minor as well as working at restorative practices on campus. A title change in 2013 to Peacemaker in Residence, honed in on my strengths of teaching and research. I received a grant for supporting my travel and research in 2014 and moved to 90% time.

  • Teach Courses in The Peace And Conflict Studies Minor
    • Conflict Dynamics and Transformation
    • Peacebuilding Themes and Trends
    • Restorative Processes
    • Artmaking as Peacemaking
  • Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking
  • Field Research, training and faciltiation in Africa and Asia    
  • Inter-departmental Collaboration               

Resident Award at Denison University, Granville, Ohio, USA

  • Residency Title: Artmaking as Peacemaking in the Nooks and Crannies of Our Lives
  • Funded by: Mellon Arts Across the Curriculum Grant
  • March 2018
  • In Conjunction with: Paul Rudy, Curators’ Distinguished Professor and Coordinator of Composition, University of Missouri at Kansas City
  • Project Overview: In an act indicative of the world they want to see, brothers Jon and Paul have been collaborating for ten years on bringing their seemingly unconnected fields together. We are proposing to engage students, from many different disciplines, is the spaces around campus to create and present projects/installations and works from painting to sculpture to peace gardens and plants. An initial visit would focus on helping students identify place and project, and a subsequent visit will culminate in the presentation of these projects on and around campus.

World Council of Religions for Peace-Japan

  • Tokyo, Japan, February 2018
  • mediation for reconciliation workshop
  • facilitation feedback

Fulbright Specialist

  • Fulbright Specialist to Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, Pune, India teaching Peace and Conflict Studies (July, August 2017)
  • Added to roster of specialsts June 2015 for the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and the Institute of International Education’s Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)

Active Bystander Nonviolence Training

  •  Training of Trainers, Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition (participant), Bethesda, MD, Jan 2017
  •  Lancaster County Women’s marchers, Landisville, PA, Jan 2017 
  •  Swamp Revolt Women’s marchers, Poolesville, MD, Jan 2017
  •  Landisville Mennonite Church community, Landisville, PA, Feb 2017
  •  Elizabethtown College Mosaic House, Elizabethtown, PA, Feb 2017
  •  Parish Resource Council, Lancaster, PA, Feb 2017
  •  East Chestnut Mennonite Church, Lancaster, PA, Feb 2017

Visiting Lecturer And Fellow - University of Hargeisa, Hargeisa, Somaliland    

  • March 2013, December 2013, December 2014, August 2015, July 2016, October 2018, March 2020
  • Short courses for the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies
    • Conflict Analysis and Transformation 
    • Peacebuilding and Civil Society
    • Designing Peace Education
    • Human Security and Peacebuilding
    • Human Security and Globalization
  • Institutional relationship building with Elizabethton College, begun December 2015

Payap University Institute for Culture, Religion and Peace, Chiang Mai, Thailand

                Visiting Scholar presenting Workshop and Speaking on
                Human Security and Peacebuilding, (August 2016)       

Nonviolent Peaceforce Philippines – Cotabato, Mindanao, Philippines.

  • Designed and delivered training for staff
  • Be the Change: Nonviolent Peaceforce Support for Transformative Justpeace in Mindanao                                                                                     
  • August 2016

Pennsylvania Council of Professional Geologist (PCPG)- Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

  • Geologists in Conflict: Overcoming Human Nature and Sticking to the Science
  • Co-facilitated with Jay Parish, Phd, PG of Jay Parish LLC
  • July 2015

Interfaith Center for Conciliation and Nonviolence (ICCN), Mawab, Compostela Valley, Mindanao, Philippines

   Trainer (May 2012)
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation
  • 72nd Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army 10th Infantry Division
  • 41 Citizens Armed Forces Geographical Units (CAFGUs) and their Army Officers

Ka-Ili-Yan Peacebuilding Institute, Tabuk, Kalinaga, Philippines

   Lead Facilitator (June 2010)

  • Introduction to Conflict Transformation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • For Abra, Ifugao and Kalinga elders, security sector, civil society
  • In cooperation with the Interfaith Center for the Culture of Nonviolence

Bethany International University

  Facilitator (May, 2009)

  • Seminar: The Good News of Christ Confronts a World of Violence

Lancaster Mennonite Conference, Lancaster Pennsylvania

  Facilitator Trainer (April 2009)

  • The Good News of Christ Confronts a World of Violence

Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

  Adjunct Professor (Fall 2008)

  • Active Nonviolence
  • Nurturing Peaceful Transformation

Interfaith Center for the Culture of Nonviolence & The Cultural Heritage Research Center, Kalinga Apayao, Luzon, Philippines

  Lead Facilitator and Training Designer (July 2008)

  • Introduction to Conflict Transformation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Landisville Mennonite Church, Landisville, Pennsylvania

  Elective Teacher, Sunday School (2008)

  • Four part introduction to Active Nonviolence

Lancaster Area Victim Offender Mediation (LAVORP), Lancaster, Pennsylvania

  Conferencing Volunteer (2007-Present)

  • Juvenile probation referrals for facilitating victim/offender mediation

1st Annual Peacebuilding and Reconciliation Program, Luzon, Philippines

  Trainer (2006)

  • Conflict Transformation for Peacebuilding

Volunteers for Peace Making, Luang Prabang, Lao PDR

  Facilitator (2006)

  • Consolidation workshop for peace learnings

PROMOTE Nepal, Katmandu, Nepal

  Trainer (2005)

  • Mediation Training Introduction

Al-Hayat Interfaith Reflection, Cotabato City, Mindanao, Philippine

  Co-Facilitator with Nords Salaam (Muslim Chaplain at Notre Dame University, Cotabato City) (2004)

  • Christian Faith basis for Inter-faith dialogue

Maguindanao, Mindanao, Philippines

  From Violence to Wholeness Seminar (2004)

  • Input at an Interfaith Center for a Culture of Nonviolence sponsored event

Mennonite Central Committee Asia Program

  Retreat Facilitation, Input and Design (2001-2007)

  • Nepal, Hong Kong, Thailand

Various places in Africa, Asia and America

  Public Speaking/Preaching (1991-Present)

  • Peace Theology made practical
  • Current events in relation to the Church
  • Church and state

La Junta Public School System

  Instructor (1991-1992)

  • Electronics Vocational Technical substitute teacher
  • Amateur Radio licensing class