Positive Leadership


Course Information

June 5-7th, 2017, UPEACE Campus in Costa Rica

Want to find or work further with your ‘WHY’ and purpose? Are you ready to better understand your personal talents and signature strengths? Ready to take that next step, reflect on your leadership style and be inspired? Come and join us at a unique place in a magical setting, the UPEACE Campus.  Experience connection, co-creation, learning and global networking with a great team facilitators and fellow-participants.

This seminar focuses on a human paradigm of leadership – the ability to connect with people you work with, to see how things look from their perspective, to engage and motivate them appealing to their strengths and passions. Today’s “positive” leader is able to unleash the potential of each individual in the organization.

Positive Leadership professional development workshop at the UPEACE Centre for Executive Education in Costa Rica


To apply to this course, please fill out our online application (click here).

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you will have:

  • Practiced strategies to cultivate appreciation, empathy and positivity.
  • Practiced the leadership tools of appreciative inquiry and the use of dialogue circles.
  • Identified major sources of work-life balance conflict that apply to you.
  • Applied conflict transformation theories in a role-play scenario.
  • Received feedback on your strengths, positivity ratio and resilience.

Course Format

The course is designed to be a practical and hands-on workshop, allowing space for sharing and peer-to-peer learning.


The course is led by Mohit Mukherjee and Craig Zelizer.

Mohit Mukherjee, Instructor Diploma in Social InnovationMohit is the Founding Director of the UPEACE Centre for Executive Education. With a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University, and a Master’s from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Mohit has chosen to focus his career on teaching the skills of social innovation and changemaking. He inspires participants at all levels to take creative risks, cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset, and to use their unique strengths to make a difference in the world.

Craig is the Founder and CEO of PCDN, the go-to hub for global social change (pcdnetwork.org).  Since its founding in 2007, Craig has grown PCDN to over 37,000 members representing more than 180 countries. From 2005 to 2016 he served as professor the Conflict Resolution program at Georgetown University before stepping down in June 2016 to work on PCDN full time. Craig has dedicated his life to being an entrepreneur and to creating a more peaceful world.  Craig has also helped co-found two NG0s and has led trainings, workshops and consultancies in over 20 countries organizations including with USIP, USAID, CRS, Rotary International among others.

This course also includes a half-day workshop session on restorative justice and the use of circles in conflict resolution with:
Miguel Tello  is the director of the Strachan Foundation, a family foundation in Costa Rica that supports education and health programs throughout Central America. In addition, he is a certified trainer for the International Institute for Restorative Practices.

Course Cost

$895 Corporate
Enroll with a colleague each will receive a 15% discount. Contact us for groups of 3 or more.
10% Discount Academics and NGO’s
Univeristy for Peace alumni and alumni of the Centre for Executive Education receive a discount.

All participants will be awarded a certificate from the United Nations-mandated University for Peace’s Centre for Executive Education upon completion of the course.

Have a question? Contact us at centre@upeace.org , or visit our Frequently Asked Questions section.

Check out this brief video clip that will give you look at what the Positive Leadership workshop is all about!

We invite you watch this useful and related TED talk video by Simon Sinek. It’s a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership starting with the question “Why?”. His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers.

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