Designing Your Life Course

Designing Your Life: Innovating from the Inside Out

4-Week Professional Development Online Course

Start Date: January 26, 2021

Balance in life is critical to wellbeing and happiness. We all juggle our passions, obligations, careers and families. If you could use some help prioritizing and laying out a path for the future, Designing your Life is the course that you need!

You will re-focus and get energized, thinking through your needs and potential in these times of crisis. Founded in the field of positive psychology, this course will help you overcome the anxiety and limitations imposed by COVID-19 and work toward a stronger sense of well-being and purpose.

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Designing your Life Course

Today, the notion of ‘life-balance’ that acknowledges the interconnectedness of the different dimensions of our life is entering mainstream thinking like never before. Buoyed by the growth of books on ‘Happiness’ and the study of what contributes towards ‘Personal Productivity’, this course guides students through that inner journey.

This cutting-edge course bridges the gap between the ‘self-help’ genre of books and the theoretical research by PhDs in psychology.

It will give you the space, structure, support and motivation to answer some very fundamental questions about your passions, strengths, goals, priorities, your comfort zone, key relationships, and your limiting beliefs (yes, everyone has some). Map out your path toward success and well-being!

Who should take this online course?

The mix of participants from different backgrounds is an important and valued aspect of this course. This certificate course is designed for, but not restricted to:

  • Anyone needing to recharge and have a new window into well-being in light of the current crisis
  • Professionals looking to be inspired and revitalized in their purpose
  • Public sector and community leaders
  • Anyone going through a significant change in life or working to upgrade their career
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Designing your Life 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: Includes videos, live webinars, articles and forums for discussions.

Week 1: The Good Life: Cultivating Positivity

Week 2: Know your Strenghts: Finding Flow 

Week 3: Design Thinking & Relationships

Week 4: Measuring Success: How do you keep score?

Designing your life kelley haynez mendez

The course is co-facilitated by Kelley Haynes-Mendez. 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.

Mohit Mukherjee facilitator

The course is co-facilitated by Mohit Mukherjee. Mohit is an innovator in the learning and development area, with over a decade of experience working with professionals in the areas of innovation, positive leadership, and organizational happiness.  As the founding director of the UPEACE Centre for Executive Education, he has developed and taught over 50 seminars around the world. Over the past decade, he has also consulted with several forward-looking institutions helping them build curriculum and deliver programs related to ‘Design Thinking and ‘Organizational Well-being’. Mohit recently authored a handbook for social entrepreneurs.

After graduating from Stanford University with a degree in Industrial Engineering in 1995, Mohit started his career in corporate America with A.T. Kearney management consultants, but after three years he decided to make the switch to the field of education, which he realized was more aligned with his strengths and passions. He got his Master’s at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Mohit was born in Greece to Indian parents and currently lives in Florida.

The Designing your Life course is an online course, including videos, live webinars, articles and forums for discussions. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions section for more information.

Each week of the online course will focus on a different piece of your life design.

Week 1: The Good Life: Cultivating Positivity

Week 2: Know your Strenghts: Finding Flow 

Week 3: Design Thinking & Relationships

Week 4: Measuring Success: How do you keep score?

In this course, you will:

  • Develop and complete a Personal Life Plan to move your goals forward
  • Understand how to cultivate a positive mindset, even in the midst of the current crisis
  • Practice strategies to cultivate appreciation and positivity
  • Create a ranked list of your character strengths
  • Formulate a plan to increase time spent on activities that draw on these strengths
  • Identify key people in your life, understand their support, and work to engage them further
  • Identify energy drains and think through strategies to feel more energized at work and home
  • Anyone needing to recharge and have a new window into well-being in light of the current crisis
  • Professionals looking to be inspired and revitalized in their purpose
  • Public sector and community leaders
  • Anyone going through a significant change in life or working to upgrade their career

This is a 4-week online course starting January 26, 2021.

$595 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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