Leadership Training Examples

A taste of what the UPEACE Centre could do for your team or organization

Human-Centered Design workshop

Beyond one-time training opportunities, the UPEACE Centre for Executive Education can work with you to design a customized process for your organization, a key department, set of managers or a specific team within your organization. Starting with an in-depth consultation to understand your needs and organizational challenges, we’ll present you with a detailed plan that is form-fitted to help you reach your goals. Variables we’ll consider include:

  • Who should be in the room
  • Length of training
  • Face-to-face workshops, online trainings or a mixture of the two
  • Group processes vs. content-based learning
  • Trainings onsite at your organization, at the University for Peace, or at a remote location

Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)

IICA works with governments and the private sector all throughout the Americas to establish norms and protocols for international trade in agriculture, food safety, and animal health. They saw a need for help in improving ithe implementation of the WTO’s Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Agreement). Despite extensive capacity-building efforts, many countries were still struggling to move from theory to practice. IICA decided to offer a program to develop leaders in the SPS Agreement, thereby increasing public and private sector communication and creating an international cohort of SPS Leaders. In partnership with the UPEACE Centre, we came up with the following:

  • Who: up to 20 selected applicants from the IICA network in the Americas
  • What: a 9-month leadership and mentoring program designed to coach participants through the articulation and launch of a project in their own context, consisting of:
    • a 1-week workshop in Costa Rica; UPEACE offered a course on Positive Leadership and building logic models, while IICA offered technical training on the SPS Agreement and it’s application
    • a 6-week online course to guide participants through project articulation, including creating smart goals & indicators, setting up a monitoring dashboard, project management and working with stakeholders
    • a series of webinars, coaching calls and group projects (hosted by both UPEACE and IICA) as participants began the implementation phase of their projects in their home countries
    • a final workshop in Costa Rica addressing conflict resolution & problem-solving, and allowing the participants the opportunity to present final projects and progress to date to their peers

Check out this short video from a recent Human-Centered Design workshop at UPEACE:

(Content in Spanish)

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