Global Leadership Diploma Announcement!

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Announcing the Global Leadership Diploma!

At the UPEACE Centre for Executive Education, we’re very excited to announce the launch of a brand new program, the Global Leadership Diploma! Over the past few years we’ve been proud of the success of our Diploma in Social Innovation, but have seen an increasing need for a slightly different offering – a credential still aimed towards growing and empowering changemakers that yearn to make a positive impact on the world, but with a slightly different focus. Enter: the Global Leadership Diploma (GLD)!

Why global leadership?

Frankly, because it’s crucial in this day and age! We all know that the world is changing at an ever-increasing pace. Daily we see the growth of technology that facilitates teams working across different states and even countries, or that can track the precise movements of a package or a freshly caught fish as it makes its way through the supply chain to a consumer. Unprecedented levels of travel, migration, mixing of cultures, and global threats like climate change highlight the fact that the actions of each and every one of us effect the other 7.699 billion inhabitants on earth.

What is global leadership?

Global leadership (defined below), is a relatively new term that applies to a new brand of leaders – to people that understand how interconnected our small world is, and see the urgency in addressing its challenges. Global leaders hone their emotional intelligence, and know that a positive vision will propel a team forward, even in a complex and uncertain future. They see their place in a larger picture, recognize that everyone is a leader, and appreciate that leadership starts with self-knowledge and understanding. Global leaders want an efficient and successful workplace, but see tools such as innovation and creativity as integral to its success.

What does the program entail?

If this sounds like you, the Global Leadership Diploma offers a flexible learning environment in which participants can choose from online and onsite options, focusing on the needs they see in their particular career or position. With the help of our team, you choose from 13 different courses to customize your ideal 5-credit program with cross-cutting concepts such as positive leadership, global education, skills for effective negotiations, measuring impacts & outcomes, Design Thinking and much more. The global cohort of learners enhances the experience, letting participants share ideas and inspiration with others facing similar challenges in far different contexts.

The new GLD is offered alongside our Diploma in Social Innovation. So which professional development experience is right for you? The short guide below can help you choose!

How do you see yourself?

Think you’re ready to take the plunge and start your journey, be it with the Global Leadership Diploma or the Diploma in Social Innovation?

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Global Leadership, defined:

And social innovation? What’s that?

  • Social innovation is the process of developing and deploying effective solutions to challenging and often systemic social and environmental issues in support of social progress. Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Social innovations are defined as ‘new solutions (products, services, models, markets, processes etc.) that simultaneously meet a social need (more effectively than existing solutions) and lead to new or improved capabilities and relationships and better use of assets and resources. In other words, social innovations are both good for society and enhance society’s capacity to act.’ Source: The Young Foundation

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