Empowering leaders to transform challenges into opportunities                  June 2013
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"I thank you very much for providing me the opportunity to be part of this great experiential learning and exploration of negotiation as a skill. I assure you that I have learnt a lot from this course and look forward to other courses with the Centre."


Syed Ameer Ali

Skills for Effective Negotiations, 

Sept. 2012







I'm back after my 3-week "mini-sabbatical" (see May newsletter). I took a lot of notes in my blank notebook. I tried some new things, though not everyday. I reached out to people who I wanted to reconnect with, but not as many as I would have liked to. Yes, it was way too short, but no, I don't regret any minute of it.


Catch Mohit's final thoughts at the end of the newsletter! 

Almuni Breakfast

Centre alumni gathering where activities on appreciative inquiry were done and the Diploma for Social Innovation was launched!


What our alumni have been up to

At the UPEACE Centre we are always happy when our alumni update us on their latest accomplishments. 

Diego Parada, took the 'Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Social Change' course on April 2012.  He had Vuela in mind since two years ago before the course and here is what he had to say about the course's impact: 

"The EISC course from UPEACE helped me take the step of professionalizing our organization, taking risks and building a complete Social Enterprise Plan in order to achieve our goals and have a real impact in the society. So far, the reaction from different social spheres has been amazing. I recommend the Course to anyone who wants to achieve real social impact and change the world around them."

To learn more about this exciting project, click here.

Are you an alum and would like to share with us your story?  Send us an e-mail to centre@upeace.org. 

Start With Why

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Mohit's final thoughts...


I had three insights during this period that I know will have a multiplier effect: 

  1. I have lot of say in directing my own life. However, if I don't take time to pause and reconnect with the "Why am I doing what I'm doing?", the road can begin to feel long.
  2. The things I complain about are because I decide to grumble about those things rather than change them.
  3. I can give myself permission to 'slow down' whenever I need or want. (This was my first 'sabbatical' but it is not going to be my last)

It is with renewed creative energy that I am finishing the design for the Centre's new online course, 'Educating in Changing Times: Reflect, Rethink, Rebuild' which starts Monday. It's time to get busy again!


Mohit Mukherjee

UPEACE Centre for Executive Education