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Centre Info

  1. 1. University for Peace Centre for Executive and Professional Education December, 2008
  2. 2. About the Centre <ul><li>The UPEACE Centre for Executive and Professional Education was founded in September 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Located in Costa Rica, within the United Nations-mandated University for Peace (UPEACE), the UPEACE Centre for Executive and Professional Education delivers dynamic courses to leaders from around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Since September 2006 the Centre has conduct 12 courses with 202 unique participants. </li></ul>
  3. 3. About the Centre Our Mission: The Centre works with leaders from around the world to offer the knowledge, perspectives, and skills to prepare them to be more effective in their professional environments, with a new spirit of understanding, cooperation, and sensitivity to our global interconnectedness.
  4. 4. The Centre’s seminars target three primary audiences Nonprofit Leaders Business Executives Educators CONVERGING AGENDAS
  5. 5. Centre´s Academic Approach <ul><li>The approach to all courses is innovative, interactive, and participant-centered, using case-studies and field trips when appropriate. </li></ul><ul><li>The Centre aims to develop key leadership skills by incorporating the following crosscutting themes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intercultural Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Negotiation and Conflict Resolution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teambuilding </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Seminars Currently Offered <ul><li>The Centre offers the following intensive seminars on a regular basis: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nonprofit Leadership: Maximising Impact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate Social Responsibility: Walking the Talk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educating for the 21 st Century </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Entrepreneurship in Latin America </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Intensive seminars can be customized to your organizational or professional needs. Course lengths and locations can be changed to suit your availability, and additional components or themes can be incorporated into a course to cater to your requirements. Examples of customized courses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational Leadership for Peace and Sustainability (Customized for Univ. of San Diego) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International Business Experience in Costa Rica (Customized for Arcadia University) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Workshops Currently Offered <ul><li>The Centre offers shorter sessions in the form of workshops, ranging from 2 to 16 hours on the following topics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cross-cultural Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership through Conflict Resolution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating and Leading High Performance Teams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implementing Peace Education in your Curriculum </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Why Upeace? <ul><li>Facilities & Location: The UPEACE campus in El Rodeo, Costa Rica – is situated on 300 hectares of protected land (with 260 hectares of rare primary forest) just 30 minutes drive from San José International Airport. Participants will have access to the nature reserve located on UPEACE campus and nature hikes can be incorporated into the schedule. </li></ul><ul><li>Our Educational Approach: The pedagogical approach to all courses is engaging, interactive, and case-based, using technological resources where appropriate. </li></ul><ul><li>Multicultural Networking: Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with UPEACE’s international community from more than 50 countries, including our mid-career graduate students and accomplished international faculty. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Testimonials <ul><li>4 quotes in boxes </li></ul>&quot;Meeting so many visionary Costa Rican social entrepreneurs made the seminar an incredible experience.&quot; Course: Social Entrepreneurship in Latin America “ The workshop style as it enabled us to work on the issues and not only listen to them being presented” Course: CSR, London “ The short course on non-profit leadership was creative and very informative. I’d recommend it to any NGO professional interested in expanding their skills.” Nonprofit Leadership, Washington DC “ This course is a true means to build the capacities of educators, to enable them to update the practice of their profession in a way to help provide humanity with good active citizens.” Course: Educating in the 21 st Century
  10. 10. Our participants are coming from near and far
  11. 12. Recent Seminars
  12. 13. Upcoming Workshops and Seminars <ul><li>Nonprofit Leadership – Maximizing Impact (April 27 - May 1, 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Educating for the 21st Century (July 13 - 18, 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Social Entrepreneurship in Latin America (TBD) </li></ul>