Positive Leadership


Course Information

July 25th – 27th, 2016, UPEACE Campus in Costa Rica

** This course can be taken as a stand-alone workshop, or can be combined with the 1-day Change Management workshop for a powerful, 4-day, transformational learning experience.

Want to find or work further with your ‘WHY’ and purpose? Want to better understand your personal talents and signature strengths? Want to 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. The vision of the leader today is that of the “positive” leader who 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.

Click to download the brochure for Positive Leadership.

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, Founding Director of the UPEACE Centre for Executive Education. Mr. Mukherjee has lived and worked in three continents holding leadership roles in the private sector, in nonprofit organizations, and universities. He is the Director of UPEACE’s Centre for Executive Education, which he founded in 2006. In this role he has led over 40 seminars in seven countries on themes ranging from ‘Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Social Change’ to ‘Beyond Traditional Leadership’

Mr. Mukherjee has a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University. He did his Master’s at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, also taking courses at Harvard Business School focusing on social enterprise.

Co-Facilitated by:
Manuel Larenas –
Senior Consultant at Impact International. Mr. Larenas has been working in the learning and development industry since 2002, and is a lead designer and facilitator, delivering client solutions at universities, and to leaders of private, public and non-profit firms.

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
Centre alumni receive a discount
Enroll in Positive Leadership + Change Management for a discounted price of just $975.

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.

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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