Designing Effective Community Responses to Radicalization to Violence (DECRRV) is a 6-week facilitator-led online course that provides an interactive, hands-on opportunity to apply design thinking methodologies to the development of community-based Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) efforts. It provides community focused, rigorously researched and academically-informed instruction on CVE.
DECRRV was developed by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and responses to Terrorism (START), a research center housed at the University of Maryland within the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS). The development and delivery of this course is funded by the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Managment Agency's National Training and Education Division. (Course Number: MGT-463-W)
Learners who complete this course will have the ability to:
- Explain how whole community approaches to CVE can build resilience to hazards, including the threat of violent extremism;
- Identify the five phases of the design thinking process and associated techniques;
- Describe how design thinking methods can be used to develop a community-based program to counter violent extremism; and,
- Utilize design thinking methodologies to develop a community engagement program or initiative to counter violent extremism.
For more information about START's trainings, contact START's Training Team at 301-405-6600, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or make an online request for more information.