Training on how to deal with conspiracy narratives

Certification course in seven modules from September 2022 to May 2023

Social workers and adult educators are regularly confronted with conspiracy narratives in their work. In order to support them in dealing with these narratives, the veritas counseling center is again offering a certification course for educational professionals starting in September. In seven consecutive modules, participants will learn about the history of conspiracy narratives, their psychological impact, and links to right-wing extremism and anti-Semitism as well as disinformation.

Practical training

In addition to factual knowledge about conspiracy narratives, participants in the training also learn pedagogical tools and various methods. They will also learn how to deal with supporters of conspiracy narratives and their relatives. A further component of the training is based on networked learning, collegial exchange and reflection on one's own attitude towards the topic. The training is designed to be practice-oriented and can be certified by the german Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung with an own training concept or a group work. This takes place in the last module of the training.

Who can participate?

Pedagogical professionals, political educators, multipliers from youth (social) work and youth welfare, who would like to work as multipliers in the field of conspiracy narratives.

The dates

1st module: September 15/16, 2022 (in Berlin)
2nd module: 13/14 October 2022 (in Berlin)
3rd module: November 15/16, 2022 (online)
4th module: December 7/8, 2022 (online)
5th module: January 27/28, 2023 (online)
Methods workshop (optional): February 16, 2023 (Online)
6th module: March 24/25, 2023 (in Berlin)
7th module: May 5/6, 2023 (online) and May 12/13 (in Berlin)

The classroom sessions will take place all day, the online sessions half day in the afternoon. You will be informed of the exact times after confirmation of your registration. Attendance at at least 80 percent of the training is required for successful participation.

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