Global Leadership Diploma
The Global Leadership Diploma provides the space to develop the skills, creative confidence and networks needed to approach complex problems in a fast-changing world. Participants gain dynamic training and personalized reflection to prepare for a future of diverse global challenges.
CHART YOUR JOURNEY TOWARDS A GLOBAL LEADERSHIP DIPLOMA
Your Global Leadership Diploma consists of 5 cutting-edge courses that can be taken in a variety of formats. You can take all courses online, all courses onsite at the UPEACE campus or do a hybrid version, combining virtual and face-to-face learning experiences. What’s right for you?
Plug in from wherever you are! Earn your Global Leadership Diploma from anywhere in the world. Take 5 online courses, all while creating valuable connections with participants from all corners of the globe.
Program cost: $2,495
Join global changemakers at the UPEACE campus in Costa Rica throughout your entire journey towards your Global Leadership Diploma. You’ll get face-to-face instruction, exceptional networking opportunities with likeminded professionals and the chance to do it all amid the beautiful backdrop of the UPEACE campus!
Program cost: $3,695
Hybrid track - online emphasis
With this track, you’ll get the chance to visit the UPEACE campus in Costa Rica for a workshop or two and also take classes online for a transformative hybrid learning experience.
Program cost: $3,195
Hybrid track - onsite emphasis
Interested in spending more of your time on the beautiful UPEACE campus? This option allows for up to 4 onsite courses and also offers you the opportunity to experience online coursework as well.
Program cost: $3,575
ONSITE COURSE OPTIONS AT UPEACE CAMPUS
Join passionate changemakers from around the world at the University for Peace for a one-of-a-kind experience that combines face-to-face connection and collaboration. The next onsite opportunities that contribute towards your Global Leadership Diploma are:
- Positive Leadership – Required course OR online Regenerative Leadership
- Design Thinking
- Global Education: Cultivating innovation in the classroom
- Gross Global Happiness Summit
- Skills for Effective Negotiations
ONLINE COURSE OPTIONS
Choose from the following online course options, designed to be flexible for working professionals. Work your way through coursework from the comfort of your own home and within the confines of your busy schedule.
- Regenerative Leadership – Required course OR onsite Positive Leadership
- Designing Your Life: Innovating From the Inside Out
- Educating in Changing Times: Reflect, Rethink and Rebuild
- Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Social Change
- Mission Impossible? Measuring Outcomes and Impact
- Skills for Effective Negotiations
- Social Media for Social Innovation
- Tackling Finance in the Social Sector: From Fundraising to Impact Investment
Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions section for more information.
What will you gain from the Global Leadership Diploma?
- The skills and tools necessary to stand out as a global leader in your field
- Specific strategies to shape and grow your personal leadership strategy
- Exposure to different business models for measuring impact and innovative design
- Tools to create a high-performance work environment
- The ability to create a culture of creativity and innovation, both personally and on an organizational level
- A diploma from the Centre of Executive Education at the University for Peace, established by the UN General Assembly
- A network of global leaders from around the world with whom you can consult and confer with
- Cutting-edge courses structured by a Harvard Graduate School of Education alumnus
- The opportunity to visit the University for Peace in Costa Rica
- Flexible online courses allow you to participate from the comfort of your own home and within the confines of your busy schedule
Who should pursue the Global Leadership Diploma?
Anyone looking to create positive change in the world is a good candidate for this program. Participants hail from all sectors, ranging from business executives and consultants to nonprofit leaders, educators and graduate students.
If you need inspiration and a stimulating learning environment to take your professional goals to the next level, this program is for you.
Depending on the track you choose, the Global Leadership Diploma cost ranges from $2,495 to $3,695. Please note that this cost does not include transportation to/from Costa Rica and housing and meal costs while in-country for onsite course(s).
We will be happy to offer suggestions for a variety of lodging options in Costa Rica, as well as help in estimating a budget for the onsite portion of your Global Leadership Diploma program.
Mohit Mukherjee is the Founding Director of the UPEACE Centre for Executive Education. He is also the founder of Changemaker 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.
Eliza Raymond facilitates the Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Social Change course. She is the co-founder and director of operations at GOOD Travel. This New Zealand-based social enterprise is working globally to transform the tourism industry into a force for GOOD. Eliza holds a Master of Tourism from the University of Otago in New Zealand where she researched good practice in voluntourism and tutored a variety of undergraduate tourism programs.
Eliza was a finalist for the 2019 New Zealand Women of Influence Awards as well as the winner of the travel category for the 2019 New Zealand Good People Awards. In addition to her work at GOOD Travel, she has worked on international development projects and social change initiatives in Peru, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Papua New Guinea, Guatemala, Chile, Nepal, South Africa and Kenya.
Abhinav Khanal co-facilitates the Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Social Change course. Abhinav is the Co-Founder & Executive Director of Bean Voyage, a non-profit social enterprise that provides training and market access to smallholder women coffee producers in Costa Rica and Nepal. He is also the Co-Founder & Chief Thought Officer at Little Big Fund, which provides knowledge, networks, and micro-grants to early-stage non-profit leaders around the world. He is a Cordes Fellow, Resolution Fellow, Trust Scholar, Watson Scholar, and a One Young World Ambassador. Abhinav has a B.A in Political Science from Earlham College.
Laura García facilitates the Social Media for Social Innovationcourse. She is a broadcast journalist with a wide range of television and online experience. Her work as a multimedia journalist started back in her home town of Mexico as a photographer for a newspaper. She also worked for newspapers and film production companies in the US before coming to the UK in September 2011. Since completing her MA in Multimedia Journalism at the University of Kent, Laura has worked in different newsrooms across the UK. She also did PhD level research into green journalism, and news coverage of social movements and has a passion for studying how movements and nonprofits use social media to communicate. She is a hopeless nerd dedicated to learning new ways of communicating, using interactive platforms and immersive cross-platform storytelling. Currently, she works as a Lecturer in Television and Multimedia Journalism. She is also a co-Founder of PressPad and an organizer with the Worldwide Association of Women Writers and Journalists in the UK.
John Hardman facilitates the Regenerative Leadership course. He is a faculty member in the Department of Educational Leadership & Research Methodology at Florida Atlantic University, where he teaches Master’s and Doctoral level courses in school administration and qualitative research. Simultaneously, John is the departmental liaison to the Palm Beach County School District and the Chair of the College of Education’s Diversity Committee. John is also the founder of Regenerative Organizations, a consulting firm that specializes in helping facilitate organizational shift toward sustainability and regenerative practices. He is the author of ‘Leading for Regeneration: Going beyond Sustainability in Business, Education, and Community’ (Routledge, 2012). Originally from Argentina, John now lives in Florida.
Kelley Haynes-Mendez facilitates the Designing Your Life: Innovating from the Inside Out course. Kelley received her Psy.D. degree in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology (Los Angeles) and is a licensed psychologist in the state of Texas. She is an associate professor with the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Haynes-Mendez has more than a decade of teaching experience specializing in diversity, cross-cultural and international issues. She is a member of the American Psychological Association. She is the Vice President for Diversity and International Relations for the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA, Division 2), leading division initiatives to increase diversity and international partnerships. In 2008, she completed a guest lectureship in Cape Town, South Africa where she taught topics on family and intercultural studies. Dr. Haynes-Mendez also completed a Diploma in Social Innovation with the UN established University for Peace’s Centre for Executive Education in Costa Rica in 2017. She continues to collaborate with the UPEACE Centre for Executive Education to foster professional development for higher education faculty, staff, and administrators.
Meltem Ersoy facilitates the Skills for Effective Negotiations course. She is currently an adjunct faculty at Okan University. She has taught classes on Conflict Resolution Practice, International Conflicts and Conflict Resolution, American Foreign Policy, Modernization and Problems and Issues in Turkey Politics at Sabancı University, Okan University and Boğaziçi University. Her academic work specializes in Turkish politics, transformation of political parties, political Islam and conflict resolution. She received her PhD in Political Science from George Mason University with her dissertation entitled “Political Crisis and Party Transformation”. Meltem coordinated the Contemporary Turkey at a Glance II Conference and co-edited the publication under the same title. She worked as a project manager for the Political Party and Electoral System Reform in Turkey, coordinated the Strengthening the System of Checks and Balances in Turkey through Constitutional Reform project and co-organized the Young Turkey Young America Program at Istanbul Policy Center. Meltem is a freelance writer on literature, and a blogger.
Miguel Tello facilitates the Mission Impossible? Measuring Outcomes & Impact course. He also facilitates the Positive Leadership workshop and offers onsite workshops on Circles and Restorative Justice. Miguel is the Executive Director of the Strachan Foundation, a family foundation that supports education and health projects throughout Central America. Miguel is also a Trustee and an Adjunct Professor for the International Institute for Restorative Practices, a graduate school in Pennsylvania. 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 administration and international studies from the University of Washington in Seattle. Miguel is originally from Mexico. He currently lives in Costa Rica with his wife and two sons.
Stephanie Knox Steiner facilitates the Educating in Changing Times: Reflect, Rethink, Rebuild course. She is a peace education professional based in San Diego, California, where she teaches courses on peace, nonviolence, justice, sustainability, human rights, and service learning at San Diego City College and Chapman University. In addition to her classroom teaching, she serves as the Director of Education for the Metta Center for Nonviolence and as the Peace Education Program Coordinator at Teachers Without Borders (TWB). She earned her Master of Arts in Peace Education from the United Nations-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica, and her Bachelor of Arts in Environment and Development from McGill University in Montreal.
Shelly Galvin facilitates the Tackling Finance in the Social Sector: From Fundraising to Impact Investment. She is leading technology learning company CBT Nuggets’ Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Engagement. Shelly is a pioneer of modern corporate philanthropy. She has worked as a fundraiser and consultant globally with nonprofit organizations, NGOs, and social entrepreneurs. She also worked on a proposal development and business development team with small companies in Africa and the Middle East competing for USAID project funding. She’s won funding for projects large and small, from a $5,000 campaign for diversity in education training for local teachers to a $300M infrastructure project for USAID West Bank/Gaza. Most recently, Shelly helped NGO Drop in the Bucket win $100,000 from Coca Cola to aid South Sudanese refugees, the first time Coca Cola’s philanthropic arm has supported disaster relief efforts. Shelly holds a Diploma in Social Innovation from the University for Peace (UPEACE) Centre for Executive Education.