Positive Leadership


Course Information – UPEACE Campus in Costa Rica

Thursday – Saturday, December 6 – 8, 2018
Thursday – Saturday, February 28 – March 2, 2019

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 to stretch goals? Come join us in a gorgeous setting on the UPEACE Campus.  Experience connection, co-creation, learning, renewal, and global networking with a great team of 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.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you will have:

  • A refreshing new sense of the benefits of cultivating gratitude, empathy and positivity;
  • Leadership tools including appreciative inquiry and awareness of your ‘conflict style’ to help transform interpersonal conflict and foster positive change in your work environment;
  • A better understanding of your strengths and how to bring them into your work and life;
  • Set holistic goals and a way to measure them that will help you monitor any major sources of work-life balance conflict;
  • 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.


Course facilitators for this program include:

Mohit Mukherjee, Instructor Diploma in Social InnovationMohit Mukherjee, the founding Director of the 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 served as Vice President of Programs for Watson U. Prior to these positions, Mohit Mukherjee served as Education Program Manager of the Earth Charter Initiative. 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.

Miguel Tello, Director of The Strachan Foundation, a family foundation that supports education and health projects throughout Central America. Miguel is the Director of the Center for Restorative Practices in Central America—an affiliate of the International Institute for Restorative Practices.  He offers restorative practices training and consulting to a variety of NGOs, schools, churches and criminal justice professionals in Central America.  He holds master’s degrees in public policy and international studies from the University of Washington in Seattle.

Professor of the Positive Leadership workshop

Lars Kure Juul Nielsen 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


Enroll with a colleague and each will receive a 15% discount. Contact us for groups of 3 or more.
University 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-established 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. Positive Leadership is also listed on GoOverseas.com, where you can find a number of reviews from past participants if you’d like to hear what our alumni think!

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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