Educating in Changing Times:

Reflect, Rethink, Rebuild

4-Week Professional Development Online Course

Start Date: January 13th, 2025

COVID has underlined the fact that it's time for educators to skill up, adapt to a new world and re-imagine a new possibility. With this online professional development course, you’ll leave with fresh ideas, ready to reshape your educator practices, schools, communities and educational systems.

Educating in today's world can be quite overwhelming. “What will be important for your students to know, value and be able to do in a future that’s hard to visualize?” These questions underpin our 4-week journey through this online course for educators, which will bring together educational leaders, pioneers, and practitioners from around the world.

Who should take this course?

Educators at all levels – teachers, university professors, administrators and nonformal educators – as well as anyone who considers themselves to be an ‘innovator’ in the field of education, or wishes to become one – including researchers, policy-makers, administrators and educational project coordinators. All will be encouraged to define their education challenge from their own perspective so as to best benefit from this course.

Who should take this course?

Educators at all levels – teachers, university professors, administrators and nonformal educators – as well as anyone who considers themselves to be an ‘innovator’ in the field of education, or wishes to become one – including researchers, policy-makers, administrators and educational project coordinators. All will be encouraged to define their education challenge from their own perspective so as to best benefit from this course.

FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE AND COMPELLING CONTENT

WITH AN AVERAGE OF 4-8 HOURS OF WORK PER WEEK, THIS ONLINE COURSE IS MADE FOR YOUR BUSY SCHEDULE: IT INCLUDES VIDEOS, LIVE WEBINARS, ARTICLES, AND FORUMS FOR DISCUSSIONS.

What to expect: skills and benefits

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Deeper Understanding

Deepen your understanding of the challenges facing educators with societal changes, advancing technology and more.

Methodology

Learn design thinking as a methodology, and experience applying it in the field of education.

Critical Thinking

Learn how to think critically about how we communicate, find information, learn, and work in changing times.

Preparation

Become prepared to respond creatively to challenges and opportunities in today’s world.

Certificate

Receive a UPEACE certificate, founded by the United Nations, from the Centre for Executive Education.

Feedback

Receive close communication with your facilitator for crucial, personalized feedback.

Dynamic Learning

Enjoy an engaging, dynamic experience where you’ll connect and learn by doing.

Network

Meet and interact with a tight-knit, international network of alumni.

Preparation

Become prepared to respond creatively to challenges and opportunities in today’s world.

Critical Thinking

Learn how to think critically about how we communicate, find information, learn, and work in changing times.

Methodology

Learn design thinking as a methodology, and experience applying it in the field of education.

Deeper Understanding

Deepen your understanding of the challenges facing educators with societal changes, advancing technology and more.

Certificate

Receive a UPEACE certificate, founded by the United Nations, from the Centre for Executive Education.

Feedback

Receive close communication with your facilitator for crucial, personalized feedback.

Dynamic Learning

Enjoy an engaging, dynamic experience where you’ll connect and learn by doing.

Network

Meet and interact with a tight-knit, international network of alumni.

This course counts as part of the Diploma in Social Innovation or Global Leadership Diploma.

This 4-week online course for educators will help you confront a world that is changing at an increasingly quickening pace, to think critically about the way we communicate, find information, learn, and work in these changing times.
Week 1: Educating in a Fast Changing World
Week 2: Pedagogies for the 21st Century
Week 3: Education for Global Citizenship and Social Justice
Week 4: The Future of Education

This course counts as part of the Diploma in Social Innovation or Global Leadership Diploma.

This 4-week online course for educators will help you confront a world that is changing at an increasingly quickening pace, to think critically about the way we communicate, find information, learn, and work in these changing times.
Week 1: Educating in a Fast Changing World
Week 2: Pedagogies for the 21st Century
Week 3: Education for Global Citizenship and Social Justice
Week 4: The Future of Education

This course allowed opportunities for team building, critical thinking, problem solving, cultural competence, and the practice of authentic leadership skills to define a vision and reach common objectives. I left feeling inspired and more passionate about driving durable changes at the local level and with a global reach!

– Alba Diaz/ University Professor

This was a wonderful opportunity to connect with dynamic individuals from all over the world and brainstorm about ways to improve and reinvent education in the 21st century. I’ve taken away new techniques and ideas that I can implement immediately with my own university students.

– Kristen Palana/ Graphic Designer at UNICEF

Gross Global Happiness Summit Naita

Naita Chialvo brings an emergent approach to the art of teaching and facilitation, honoring the beginner’s mind with each learning opportunity, community, and course. Equipped with a Master’s in Peace Education from the United Nations-established University for Peace (UPEACE) in Costa Rica, a Diploma in Social Innovation from the University for Peace Centre for Executive Education in Costa Rica, a BA in Economics, a minor in Asian American Studies from UCLA, Leadership Certificate from the UCLA Center for Asian American Studies.

She is an experienced global leader at the intersection of education-for-change, youth-for-change, women-led empowerment building, and the community-led development sector, deeply committed to lasting transformative change, and large-scale mobilization initiatives to improve opportunities centering global majority communities and communities at the margins. She meditates on systems and frameworks for expanding education as the equalizer for improving the well-being of global communities with a nuanced and curiosity-filled approach to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging for social justice worldwide.

Course Design: The course was created by Mohit Mukherjee, Founding Director of the UPEACE Centre for Executive Education. Mr. Mukherjee has lived and worked in three continents (ten countries) holding leadership roles in the private sector, in nonprofit organizations, and universities. He is the Director of UPEACE’s Centre for Executive Education, which he founded in 2006.

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.

This is a 4-week online course starting on TBD Spring, 2025.

$650 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 someone else and each will receive a 10% discount.

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

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