Just over a year after Civilian Peace Service Canada celebrated the accreditation of its first two Peace Professionals, three more seasoned peacebuilders have successfully met the challenge.
Joining the ranks of Yves Morneau and Ben Hoffman, Dr. Poorna Kanta Adhikary, Patricia Brady, and Dr. Frank Fowlie all committed immense time and energy to going through the accreditation process (as did colleagues and friends, as references).
Using a competency-based approach, CPSC’s accreditation process—based on a framework for commonly shared values and competencies—uses a rigorous methodology for assessing, and ultimately accrediting, peace professionals based on two distinct stages, both comprised of several steps.
Through hours of work and preparation, both on the part of candidates and the CPSC Board alike, these three individuals demonstrated their exceptional qualifications and deep commitment to the core values that make for successful peace work.
Dr. Poorna Adhikary, born and raised in Nepal, is the founder and president of the Institute for Conflict Management Peace and Development (ICPD) in Kathmandu. Dr. Adhikary has trained UN, governmental, non-governmental, academic, political, and civil society leaders in several countries around the globe.
Patricia Brady, co-founder of an interdisciplinary trauma management response team, has worked as a mediator for family courts and currently provides corporate training, interventions, and coaching in conflict management. She also serves as a restorative justice mediator, working with victims and offenders of serious crime.
Dr. Frank Fowlie, CEO of Internet Ombudsman, has a diversity of experience as a chartered mediator, negotiating instructor, ombudsman, RCMP officer, and staff person with the United Nations in East Timor.
For more information, check out our accredited roster for a profile of our Peace Professionals to-date.