Empowering leaders to transform challenges into opportunities         Oct 2014
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What Alumni Are Saying

 Educating in Changing Times: Reflect, Rethink, Rebuild 

(November 15, 2014-ONLINE)



 Positive Leadership  

(November 12-14, 2014 - ONSITE)

(January 15th, 2015-ONLINE)


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"This course made me see leadership in a different light than I had before; in a more positive way, in which I now see it as necessary to make the world a better place."
Positive Leadership,
March 204 
"This was a wonderful opportunity to connect with dynamic individuals from all over the world and brainstorm about ways to improve and reinvent education in the 21st century. I've taken away new techniques and ideas that I can implement immediately with my own university students."
Educating in Changing
Times - June 2014

Four years ago, two students at the University for Peace requested that I run a workshop on 'Innovation in the Social Sector' for a conference they were planning.  I said "Yes, of course," thinking that I would simply share the stories of some innovative social entrepreneurs. But 24-hours before the workshop, I realized that the students wanted me to do a hands-on session in which participants would be able to practice the process of innovation. I was woefully unprepared, as I could not simply offer a 're-run' of one of my existing workshops.


The stress kicked in. It was now just a few hours before I'd be standing in front of a room of eager social innovators, and I had nothing.  "Necessity is the mother if invention" the saying goes, and it was true on this day.


Click here to read how Design Thinking came to the rescue... 
David Kelley: How to build your creative confidence
David Kelley: How to build your creative confidence
Want to use Design Thinking in your own process of social innovation? Watch this TED Talk to help build creativity so that the ideas fly! 
October - Study Abroad at UPEACE

As we jump into the month of October, we at the Centre are excited to share that we'll be hosting 2 different group of business students this month, from Saint Leo University in Florida, and Franklin University in Switzerland. We've put together dynamic programs for each, highlighting not only the realities of doing business in Costa Rica, but also case studies showing responsible management and good practices to help cultivate tomorrow's social innovators! Field visit highlights include Chiquita, McKinsey, CINDE (Costa Rican Investment Agency), and INCAE business school, interspersed, of course, with trips to the beach and the UPEACE campus.

If you work with students at the university or high school level and are interested in hearing more about our short-term study abroad opportunities, please fill out the interest form here and we can start a conversation. 

We hope your October is starting well, and may your creativity shine! 
The Centre's Team
UPEACE Centre for Executive Education