Positive Leadership


Course Information

February 22-24th, 2018, UPEACE Campus in Costa Rica
April 25-27th, 2018, 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? Are you ready to take that next step, reflect on your leadership style and be inspired? Come join us in a unique place in a magical setting on the UPEACE Campus.  Experience connection, rejuvenation, 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.


To apply to this course, please fill out our online application. For the course in Dhaka, Bangladesh, please contact Barrister Rizwana Yusuf, Representative for South Asia Region, UPEACE-CEE  at rizwana@director.ihmsaw.org.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you will have:

  • A refreshing new sense of appreciation, empathy and positivity.
  • Leadership tools including appreciative inquiry and dialogue circles to resolve conflict and foster positive change in your work environment.
  • A better understanding of your strengths, positivity ratio and resilience.
  • Confronted and begun to resolve major sources of work-life balance conflict that apply to you.
  • Developed deep relationships with a network of an amazing, global array of peers, professors and mentors from the course.

Course Format

The course is designed to be a practical and hands-on workshop, allowing space for sharing and peer-to-peer learning. Spanning three full days on campus, we’ll cover a variety of introspective activities, theory, and small group application.

Who Should Attend Positive Leadership?

Positive Leadership is purposefully designed to be applicable at all ages and career levels, and across a variety of fields. Participants often share some of the following characteristics:

  • A desire to change, grow, or re-establish passion for their career
  • A deep drive to push personal boundaries and give back to the community/world
  • The need to connect with like-minded individuals and broaden their already global mindset
  • Professionals in fast-growing career fields who want to stay ahead of the curve


The course is led by Mohit Mukherjee.

Mohit Mukherjee, Instructor Diploma in Social InnovationMohit is the founding Director of Centre for Executive Education. He is also the founder of Changemakers International, an organization focused on enabling youth to gain the skills to be social innovators. He has also served as Vice President of Programs for Watson U, the first incubator leading to a degree for next generation social entrepreneurs. Prior to these positions, Mohit Mukherjee served as Education Program Manager of the Earth Charter Initiative, a global movement of organizations and individuals promoting sustainable development. Mohit earned his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University in 1995 and did his Master’s at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2002. He currently resides in Florida.

We’ll also be joined by Centre collaborator Lars Kure Juul Nielson.

Professor of the Positive Leadership workshopLars is an International Trusted Advisor, HR Executive and Talent Management Expert working out of Copenhagen with a wide range of Leaders, International Organizations and Institutions across the globe. Lars’ educational background consists of a Masters of Law from University of Copenhagen and HR, Leadership & Talent Management from INSEAD and Harvard Business School. Lars is the creator of the model and tool, The Happiness Sweet Spot, and author of the book, HR Fitness on Strategy into Action.

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 with inquiries or to set up a phone call, or visit our Frequently Asked Questions section.

In this course we talk a lot about ‘starting with the why.’ This powerful TED talk by Simon Sinek introduces this model for inspirational leadership by looking at Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers.

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