Empowering leaders to transform challenges into opportunities                   May 2013
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Upcoming Courses
What Alumni Are Saying
Alumni News
Diploma in Social Innovation

Mission Impossible? Measuring Outcomes & Impact
(May 15th, 2013-ONLINE)






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"This course opened my eyes and made me look to other areas that I never did before as a business manager, it increased my sensitivity regarding social problems and made me feel responsible of doing and contributing with the world and for the world."


Liliana N��ez

EISC, March 2013







Have you ever taken some time off with the goal of not going anywhere? That's exactly my plan starting next Monday. So, what's the story?


I'm turning 40 this month and I thought to myself, "It's time to do something I've always wanted to do but never gotten around to doing." The only problem with that line of thinking is I'm pretty good crossing things off my 'wish list'. From watching a football game in the Maracan� Stadium to visiting a chocolate factory, my wish list looks like the 'To Do' list of David Allen (author of 'Getting Things Done') at the end of his week.


Then the idea struck. What I've not done in seven years is to put work on 'pause' and give myself some thinking time. So the plan is to give myself a break from the usual pace of things. I was calling it a sabbatical until recently, but Wikipedia defines sabbatical as "...lasting from two months to a year." My three weeks doesn't qualify.


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

What our alumni have been up to

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

Andreas Karelas, a UPEACE Center alumnus from the online courses Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Social Change and Designing Your Life: Innovating From the Inside Out, founded Re-volv in 2011. RE-volv is a non-profit organization based in San Francisco that offers an exciting new way in which to reduce carbon and build the clean energy future we want as part of a collaborative effort.  

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. 

Diploma in Social Innovation

"What knowledge, skills and values will be important to be successful in the fast-changing world welive in?"  

Diploma in Social Innovation
The UPEACE Centre has just launched its Diploma in Social Innovation


Mohit's final thoughts...


At first I thought I would not have any structure for this time, but after watching Stefan Sagmeister's TED talk, The Power of Time Off, I decided to define some objectives. My top three are: 

  • Try something new everyday, something I would not be able to usually do
  • Re-connect with old friends, and not over Facebook
  • Deeply appreciate the ordinary, from a good-morning hug to family dinners

Without the support of the team at the UPEACE Center for Executive Education this time-off would be very difficult to envision. So unlike Sagmeister's design firm, the UPEACE Centre will not close down for the rest of May. On the contrary we are excited to be announcing two new online courses starting May 15: 

You won't be seeing me delivering webinars for these courses, but don't be surprised if you see me as a participant (I know someone who offered me a partial scholarship) J


Mohit Mukherjee

UPEACE Centre for Executive Education