Diploma in Social Innovation

The Diploma in Social Innovation consists of five courses that can be taken fully online or include a workshop onsite at the University for Peace (UPEACE) campus for a hybrid experience. Make the most of your diploma with three coaching sessions with a specialist from the UPEACE Centre of Executive Education family,   specifically chosen to match your educational and career goals. Your coach will help you clarify what you want to get out of the program and ensure that you understand how best to do so.  You will start growing your impact, capacity, and professional profile right away!

**The next Diploma cohort begins on September 15th, 2024!  Connect with your global cohort and build your network before your first course with a group orientation and onboarding session. Experience this learning journey alongside a community of peers that will be with you throughout! Spots are limited, so reserve yours by sending us an email at centre@upeace.org.**

Be a Social Innovator!
Only 5 courses required, payment options available*

You want to do good work, make an impact, and pay the bills. If you dream of starting your own impact-oriented social enterprise, organization or project, this program is for you. You’ll get the step-by-step tools and guidance you need to launch something new or take your current project to the next level. Walk away with a reviewed social business plan, marketing and fundraising plans, and sustainability built into a long-term approach. Walk away a social innovator with your Diploma in Social Innovation!

Online Course Centre for Executive Education

Earn your Diploma in Social Innovation from anywhere in the world!

Take 5 online courses within an 18-month period to earn your diploma – all while creating valuable connections with participants from all corners of the globe.

Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Social Change

+ 4 online elective courses

Total Cost: $3,495

Positive Leadership activities

The best of both worlds with a face-to-face workshop

at the University for Peace in Costa Rica & online courses


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.

– 1 onsite course at the UPEACE campus
– 3 online courses
– 1 course that is either online or onsite

*One of the courses above must be ‘Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Social Change’ Course (online)

Total Cost: $4,295

Online Leadership Training University for Peace
Free Coaching Session with Course

Diploma in Social Innovation + Three Complimentary Coaching Sessions

Why coaching, and how does it work?

Ensure a successful program with one-on-one mentorship sessions to start you off on  the right foot. Begin your program with your first coaching session, have a second session after you finish up your first course and a third session after your second, with the option to add additional coaching sessions as needed. As you start your diploma, we’ll ask you to share your profile, professional challenges, and goals for the program. Based on your answers, we’ll match you with one of our qualified coaches to meet with you at the outset of the program, and then twice more as you progress. In completely confidential, hour-long sessions, they will help you think through what you need to do to move forward in your life and career. From problem-solving to strengths-finding, they will ensure sure you get the most out of your Diploma program.


Our course facilitators are hand-picked experts with amazing experience and credentials. Hailing from countries all over the world, they include best-selling authors, Harvard graduates, university professors, and executive directors. Each and every one of them is not only extremely knowledgeable, but actually lives and breathes the subject they’re teaching about. As practitioners in their respective fields of interest, they can truly guide participants towards creating impact and change.

And what’s more? The UPEACE Centre facilitators make themselves very available throughout their course for participant questions and concerns, programing 1-1 calls outside class hours to talk through specifics of the course. The facilitators are just as invested in the experience as you are and want to make sure that you’re getting the most out of it!

Are you ready to be a changemaker?

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The UPEACE Centre of Executive Education is here for you. 

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