Positive Leadership: Professional Development Workshop in Costa Rica

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This professional development workshop is unmatched! Get away from your day-to-day and come join us in Costa Rica from August 16th-18th, 2018 to connect with inspiring people, get invigorated, and learn about yourself as a leader.

This 3-day seminar focuses on a human paradigm of leadership, allowing you to achieve a renewed sense of purpose, develop your leadership style and get results by engaging and motivating the people you work with, appealing to their strengths and passions. The vision of the leader today is that of the “positive” leader who is able to unleash the potential of each individual in the organization.

Share this experience with like-minded changemakers who have either travelled from abroad or live locally, and come from a varying array of professional backgrounds.

  • Gain a refreshing new sense of appreciation, empathy and positivity.
  • Practice leadership tools such as appreciative inquiry and the use of dialogue circles.
  • A renewed awarness of your purpose and desire to change, grow, or re-establish passion for your career
  • Experience connection, co-creation, learning and global networking with an international team of facilitators and fellow-participants.
  • A certificate of completion from the United Nations-mandated University for Peace

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based on 7 reviews
  • Academics 9.1
  • Support 10
  • Fun 10
  • Housing 10
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renew, recharge and refocus on becoming a better version of yourself

I attended the positive leadership workshop in 2017 after I'd started in a new job that had a lot of uncertainty and ambiguity. A colleague suggested the workshop and I thought it might be a good opportunity to get a refresher on some leadership skills. It turned out to be much more than that.

From registration, throughout the workshop itself, to post-workshop follow-up, the team at UPeace Centre for Executive Education were friendly, helpful, professional and clearly passionate about what they do. In every interaction, they modeled the concepts of positive leadership and created an excellent workshop experience.

They've prepared a dynamic course with the right combination of fun, interactive activities, evidence-based content delivery that doesn't feel like a lecture, and they ask each participant to focus on something specific in his/her life, personal or professional, to apply the tools learned during the workshop. All participants work together to develop ideas about how to implement the positive leadership skills in these real-life contexts. Overall, I found it a great, engaging way to spend a few days with other professionals from a variety of professions and nationalities. I made friendships that I maintain a year later. My work life continues to benefit from the experience as well.

Don't hesitate, check it out. And as a bonus, Ciudad Colon in Costa Rica is a lovely tropical paradise, and you won't regret visiting.

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The positive leadership course isn’t just for bosses, managers or directors, it’s for everyone ready to recognize their potential to influence and make a positive impact with their life and work. With an appropriate mix of lecture, group activities, reflections, and readings, the facilitators and presenters are insightful and also excellent at reading the group and adapting to what most contributes to their growth. It’s a fantastic space to consider your ‘Why’ but also think about the more practical ‘How’. The campus is a place of serenity and the team at UPEACE wonderful. A great experience to network and grow.

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Exceptional Course. Talented trainers, excellent cohort

The Positive Leadership course at Peace was brilliant. It gives rising leaders the tools needed to make positive changes in the organisations that they work with, in turn helping to change the world! Make no doubt this course is challenging personally and professionally and very intense for the time period involved. But what comes out of it is an amazing experience providing students with the skills and confidence necessary to return to their projects and workplaces to implement change. The cohort was very educated and committed and the delivery of the course dynamic, engaging and really professional. I left feeing energised, alive and ready to become the best leader I can be!

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Inspiring and life changing experience!

I came to Positive Leadership while going through a transition time, and it was exactly what I needed to take a next step in my life, inspired and refreshed to see new opportunities where there were problems before.
This wonderful 3-days experience - surrounded by nature, an environment full of peace and an amazing group of professionals, facing similar challenges from different backgrounds and cross cultural perspectives - not only equipped me with a new set of innovative tools to lead positive change, but also with a network of friends with similar interests.
I totally recommend Positive Leadership to anyone looking to learn more about themselves and expand horizons to new opportunities...

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Positive Leadership Course

The Positive Leadership Course was such an amazing experience that it ought to be mandatory for everyone dealing with people. It covered many angles one is used to learning at other courses but with a twist, as it focuses on new and refreshing perspective. It is a thought provoking course, a beautiful vivid experience that allows one to connect from within as well as with those around you.
One of the best courses l have received: dynamic, fun and filled with love and human interaction. Highly recommend!!

How can this program be improved?
Make it available for more and more people!!
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Amazing Experience

I really enjoyed the Positive Leadership class at UPEACE. The class was informative and presented new methodologies and approaches for understanding yourself and leading . The activities were thought-provoking and enjoyable. Julia and Hanna were very helpful and supportive. Mohit was incredibly skilled in the content and creating a super positive learning environment. I was very pleased with the class. Definitely, would recommend it! Great experience.

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Positive Leadership is Amazing

Positive Leadership with the CEE at UPEACE was amazing! I've been to a lot of courses and this one stands out as top notch. I was so excited about the material I immediately turned around and started sharing it with my students and then connected to deepen my personal and our university relationship with the CEE. Mohit is a fresh spring of knowledge and Julia and Hanna were super supportive in the logistics and relationship building. I left with deep personal reflections, learning and a dozen new international relationships. Highly recommended!

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About UPEACE Centre for Executive Education

The UPEACE Centre for Executive Education is located within the United Nations mandated
University for Peace. With headquarters in Costa Rica, UPEACE was established in December,
1980 as a Treaty Organization by the UN General Assembly.