Based on years of experience in South Africa equipping leaders for a post-apartheid reality, Plowshares developed the Peace Skills curriculum, which is now adapted for use all over the world. The two volume curriculum has been translated into Chinese, French, Indoneisian and Spanish with new local case studies.
In most programs, selected workshop participants become trainers themselves. Equipped with advanced mediation and transformation skills, local leaders have disseminated the training in China and Hong Kong, Indonesia and Timor Leste, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, DR Congo, Cuba, Peru, and India. Multiethnic and multicultural teams of mediators trained in these programs have helped transform communities dealing with problems from community policing to public education.