Participants are admitted on a rolling basis and participants may be admitted up to one week before the beginning of the training, as space permits. Please apply early. Applications will be considered in the order that they arrive. Please note that a minimum of 3-6 months is required between attending STAR I and joining STAR II.
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If you have attended STAR, Summer Peacebuilding Institute, or have previously participated in a CJP or EMU program, please log into myEMU before proceeding with the application form.
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If you do not remember your password you can use EMU's Self Service Password to reset your password, or contact the EMU Helpdesk.
Please contact Hannah Kelley at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for a STAR training.
- Fluency in spoken and written English
- A secondary school diploma and at least two years of university or equivalent work experience
- Clearly articulated commitment to working for peace and justice
International applicants, please enter first, middle, and last names as shown on your passport.
First Name / Given Name
Middle Name or Initial
Last Name / Surname
Let us know if you have a nickname or preferred name that differs from your Given Name. Otherwise please enter your first name.
Sex for Federal Reporting
EMU is required to collect this information in order to comply with mandatory federal reporting obligations.
This is an optional question, you are not required to respond.
Other (gender non-conforming, gender-queer, transgender or use language you feel comfortable sharing).
Date of Birth
Be sure to select the accurate year.
Please tell us of any needs you have regarding your learning and/or access.
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Please select country of citizenship. Select from dropdown
We recognize that racial categories were created as an intentional tool of white supremacy in the United States. We are required to include the question on this form but your response is optional.
Are you Hispanic or Latinx?
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What organization are you representing?
What is your relationship, role or title within that organization?
We prefer attendees have at least two years of university studies or equivalent work experience.
What is the highest degree that you have earned?
At what College or University did you study?
How did you hear about STAR?
Please provide more detail about how you heard about STAR. (i.e. name of reference, name of publication, website, conference.)
Requested for EMU reporting purposes only. Religious affiliation is not considered for admittance.
Are you an alum of the CJP Masters program or graduate certificate?
If you are a CJP alumn, when did you graduate?
Do you reside outside of the United States?
Address Line 1
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State / Province
Primary Phone Number
Cell or Mobile Phone Number
Confirm email address
Upon acceptance, you will be assigned an @emu.edu email address. You will receive access to online course materials and other important information via this email address. Please check the box below to indicate that you are aware that this email address will be activated upon your acceptance to STAR.
Name of Emergency Contact
Phone Number of Emergency Contact
Email Address for Emergency Contact
All STAR Online trainings will include a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning (see below for definitions). Look at our Spring 2022 dates for our return to IN PERSON options!
Be sure to check the schedule of each training to see the days/times you will need to be available in order to participate.
Training Fee: $995 (STAR I and II)
Graduate Tuition Fee: $771 per credit hour (2 credit hour course: $1,542; 3 credit hour course: $2,313)
ONLINE LEARNING METHODS
Online courses will include a blend of live online class sessions (synchronous) and self-guided, individual work (asynchronous).
Synchronous Learning: Participants engage in learning simultaneously, often through a live stream web conferencing tool. This could take place as live lectures, interactive group discussions, etc.
Asynchronous Learning: Participants engage in learning via resources (videos, books, articles, etc) on their own time.
ONLINE COURSE DATES
Participants attending an online training must be able to attend all listed course dates. All times are in Eastern Time. To check the times for your time zone, use The World Clock.
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STAR Level II Options for Spring 2023 have not been announced.
Are you taking this course for professional development or for graduate credit?
An application fee of $50 is required for all applications. Please pay the fee now and check the box below to indicate you have submitted the payment.
Please respond to the prompts below. We want to hear about your work, what has drawn you to STAR, and what skills and relationships you hope to develop during the duration of your course!
This response will also be shared with course instructors so include information you think may be of interest!
1. Please describe the relevant work and personal experiences that motivate and prepare you for study with STAR.
2. Please describe the skills you hope to gain, and the ways in which you envision applying the training you receive.
3. STAR II: If you are applying for STAR II, please give a brief overview of how you are using STAR in your personal or professional life.
Please include a short bio. This will be shared with both the course instructors and fellow participants as a way to get familiar with one another prior to the course.
For those traveling to the US in order to participate in the Summer Peacebuilding Institute, please answer the following:
What type of visa do you hold?
By checking this box, I verify that I hold a valid and current visa for entry into the United States.
Which type of visa would you like to apply for?
Please attach a copy of your passport
City of Birth
Country of Legal Permanent Residence
Type of Organization
Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis until all funds have been distributed.
AmountsSTAR Level I - $300.00 USD STAR Level II - $300.00 USD
Please explain briefly the financial factors which are relevant to your request for training fee assistance.
In several paragraphs, please outline your work experience including how STAR will be applied in your future work or to a specific project. You should include a section on how your future work might contribute new learning or new directions for trauma awareness and resilience work in general, or STAR in particular.
Coming to the Table Scholarships are for those who are members of CTTT. Please select this ONLY if you are a member of Coming to the Table.
If you are a member of a local Coming to the Table chapter or affiliate group, please indicate the chapter name here:
An Organizational Discount is available for organizations with three or more staff who participate in STAR. The organization will receive a discount of $250 per person.
Please note: all staff must participate in the same workshop.
Name of Organization
To indicate you would like to receive this discount please put the name of your organization in the box below.
As part of our continued learning here at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, we are practicing ways to talk about power and acknowledging how certain social advantages bestow power to people in disproportionate ways.
In all of our courses, participants and instructors come from myriad different social positions: we may be working poor from the rural US; we may be upper class from Colombia; we may have inherited land but be cash poor; we may have ancestors who were displaced from land they tended for generations. We might be white middle class from the US but have a burden of health care debt that keeps us living on a precarious edge.
In preparation for your participation in this learning community, please read through the following, reflecting on how your position and identity might be affording you certain advantages.
Consider how and where you fit within these tiered categories. Economic advantages and disadvantages are complex and nuanced, and this list is a simplistic representation of endless configurations that are possible. This exercise is to help us reflect on where we fit within a larger whole. Because of how our society functions, our financial positions are in large part what allow us access to things like higher education and to have the ability to develop skills that further our professional endeavors.
TIER 1 those who are lower income or experiencing underemployment, unemployment, or other financial challenges
TIER 2 those who are employed, have financial resources to meet your needs but may also have a burden of debt and/or limited access to other assets or supports enjoyed by others
TIER 3 those with abundant financial resources. You are able to pay for all your basic needs without any concern, to take vacations regularly.
This is based off a tiered sliding scale model from The Resilience Hub.
This list helps understand some of the advantages afforded us, or not, by society. They show up in our personal and professional lives regardless of whether or not we're aware of them. Consider which of these apply to you, what kind of social power might accompany these things, and how they might impact a learning environment.
This information is for your own reflection and will not be used in any way to assess your eligibility to participate in STAR.
If you prefer to keep this exercise private, you can do a mental "check"; otherwise, check any/all of the boxes that apply to you.
Thank you for taking the time to reflect. We hope this is helpful as we prepare for deep and transformative learning together.
We look forward to sharing a time of meaningful learning with you!