High-Performance Teams: Embracing our differences

April 27, 2024 *In Spanish*  

ONSITE in Costa Rica

“You have to get along with people, but you also have to recognize that the strength of a team is different people with different perspectives and different personalities.”
– Steve Case


This course uses a widely-available personality test as a base framework, helping you dive into why and how you act as a starting point for understanding group dynamics. You will receive insight on how people make decisions, process information, and interact with others. Being aware of your preferences (and those of others) can help you adapt your interpersonal approach to different situations and function more effectively as a team.

Though theory is thoroughly covered in this workshop, the primary focus will be on hands-on practical application in small groups. You’ll leave with practical tools to take home and apply in your own team or group setting.

Teamwork is never easy, and in today’s world of virtual or only occasionally face-to-face teams, it’s even harder. Differences can stand out as insurmountable obstacles, and personalities can overshadow goals.

This fun, hands-on, 1-day workshop aims to breakdown these barriers and lead to a better understanding of how to engage differences as strengths across a team. You’ll take an initial in-depth, introspective look at yourself, and then turn your attention to your ‘team’ for the day. You’ll experience playful group dynamics that simulate real team challenges, allowing you to recreate these learnings within your own team to strengthen performance.


By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand your unique personality traits, and how they impact your role on a team

  • Acquire practical tools to improve team dynamics and function that you can use with your team or group

  • Gain a new network of passionate, motivated professionals across sectors

  • Earn a certificate from the University for Peace, established by the General Assembly of the United Nations

The course is designed to be a practical and hands-on workshop, allowing space for sharing and peer-to-peer learning. Come prepared to spend time outdoors, in conversations with new colleagues, and standing up and moving around as you work through the concepts.

This is a 1-day onsite workshop *In Spanish* at the UPEACE campus on April 27, 2024 from 9am to 5pm.

$295 tuition rate. A certificate is awarded upon completion by the Centre for Executive Education at the University for Peace, established by the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Enroll with a colleague each will receive a 15% discount. Contact us for groups of 3 or more.

Have a question? Contact us at centre@upeace.org , or visit our Frequently Asked Questions section.

Course Facilitator


The workshop will be led by David Espinoza Gamboa. David is a certified practitioner for Myers – Briggs Type Indicator with about 6 years of experience facilitating and interpreting MBTI results.

He has facilitated sessions with the consulting firm McKinsey and Company and as an independent instructor with his own consulting firm Intendere Strengths Consulting. He is also certified in the Clifton Strengths Finder tool. In his free time, David is a Licensed Tour Guide in the city of San José and an active member of the music band Republica Fortuna.

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