Available courses

This course deeply explores one of the most difficult pieces of getting any project off the ground, as well as managing and maintaining sustainability and growth- resource development and fundraising. Once we have an innovative idea or a desire to make a difference and a business plan, the hardest next step is funding. The single biggest barrier to success is often building out a solid financial plan, complete with research data, benchmarks, success metrics and projections. Alongside this, you must also be able to identify potential funders or investors, and know how to present information to them in a way that inspires confidence and motivates action. This course challenges you to break free of old models of “campaigning” for funds, and unleashing the tools of business to make a case for investment in your innovative solutions and important work.

We will navigate the difficult world of developing financial proposals to complement business plans for all sectors of funding including foreign aid, foundations, businesses and individuals. We will delve into how to present our projects with solid metrics and financial projections, as well as the intricacies of developing relationships with potential funders and donors to sustain and grow our work. Furthermore, we will explore the organizational development opportunities, leadership management skills, technology and project management tools that cultivate an effective resource development team.  We will work with real-time case studies and proven mindsets and methods for success.


 Whether you work for a for profit organization, a non profit or a hybrid organization there will always be a need to monitor the progress of the services your organization offers and to measure the outcomes of your program.  Are you serving the public you intended to serve? Are you reaching all the people you are targeting? Are you offering services in the quantity and quality you had anticipated? Are you seeing any changes in knowledge, attitudes or behavior among the public you are targeting? Are there any unexpected outcomes as a result of the services you are offering?  These are some of the questions participants will learn to ask in this course and find ways to answer at their own work places.

The worlds of ‘working for the betterment of society’ and ‘private enterprise’ are often seen as incompatible. This course will attempt to break-down that perception in order for participants to see the social sector as a place of opportunity, both to ‘do good’ but also to innovate and build a financially sustainable social enterprise. The course suggests that in order to get a socially beneficial idea off the ground, effectively grow it, and make it financially sustainable, social entrepreneurs need to think creatively beyond models of traditional nonprofits or for-profits.

You have always known that work-life balance is critical to your wellbeing and happiness. Today, this notion of ‘life-balance’ that acknowledges the interconnectedness of the different dimensions 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', leading universities are offering courses that allow students to take an inner journey. 

This cutting-edge online course by the UPEACE Centre for Executive Education bridges the gap between the ‘self-help’ genre of books and the research by PhDs in psychology. The course will give you the space, structure, support and motivation to answer some very fundamental questions regarding your passions, your strengths, your goals, your limiting beliefs (yes, everyone has some), your priorities, your comfort zone, and your key relationships.

The rules of communication have changed. Our world rushes by in images, characters and statements whether via Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. What do these new rules of communication mean for you personally and professionally?

This course brings together the theory and practice of regenerative leadership as a 21st century response to the challenges we face globally as a species. More specifically, regenerative leadership is a framework for positive change that has emerged from the course facilitator's research and consulting work with highly successful sustainability leaders in business, industry, non-governmental organizations, and schools and universities.
Like sustainability champions and educators, social innovators and entrepreneurs, regenerative leaders are individuals seeking new and better ways to address complex challenges faced by their organizations and communities.

 In this work, they learn the value and skills of reflective self-management, purposeful co-innovation, and authentic stakeholder engagement in the development of solutions consciously designed to promote human fulfillment, well being, and prosperity. They do this by designing processes, products, and services that carefully consider and integrate the social, environmental, and economic benefits and impacts of their work. What distinguishes regenerative leaders and their growing impact is their willingness to listen to and operate from a deep sense of personal purpose, while at the same time seeking to connect with others in a collective purpose that considers but goes beyond self-interest to serve the common good.

You have always known that work-life balance is critical to your wellbeing and happiness. Today, this notion of ‘life-balance’ that acknowledges the interconnectedness of the different dimensions 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', leading universities are offering courses that allow students to take an inner journey. 

This cutting-edge online course by the UPEACE Centre for Executive Education bridges the gap between the ‘self-help’ genre of books and the research by PhDs in psychology. The course will give you the space, structure, support and motivation to answer some very fundamental questions regarding your passions, your strengths, your goals, your limiting beliefs (yes, everyone has some), your priorities, your comfort zone, and your key relationships.

Do you sense that the world is changing at an increasingly quickening pace? Are you noticing that the way you communicate, find information, shop, learn, and work have changed in the last few years?  How have you reshaped your practices as an educator in response to these changes?

Educating in such a 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?” This question underpins our 4-week journey through this online course, which will bring together educational leaders, pioneers, and practioners from around the world.

 Whether you work for a for profit organization, a non profit or a hybrid organization there will always be a need to monitor the progress of the services your organization offers and to measure the outcomes of your program.  Are you serving the public you intended to serve? Are you reaching all the people you are targeting? Are you offering services in the quantity and quality you had anticipated? Are you seeing any changes in knowledge, attitudes or behavior among the public you are targeting? Are there any unexpected outcomes as a result of the services you are offering?  These are some of the questions participants will learn to ask in this course and find ways to answer at their own work places.

 Whether you work for a for profit organization, a non profit or a hybrid organization there will always be a need to monitor the progress of the services your organization offers and to measure the outcomes of your program.  Are you serving the public you intended to serve? Are you reaching all the people you are targeting? Are you offering services in the quantity and quality you had anticipated? Are you seeing any changes in knowledge, attitudes or behavior among the public you are targeting? Are there any unexpected outcomes as a result of the services you are offering?  These are some of the questions participants will learn to ask in this course and find ways to answer at their own work places.

Negotiation is a basic skill we all use every single day. We negotiate when we ask our children to eat their vegetables and fruits, or when we ask our spouses to go to our favorite location rather than to their favorite location. We negotiate when we talk with our neighbors to ask their children to turn down the music, or when we debate with our friends what movie to watch tonight. We negotiate when we buy a car, buy a house, ask for a salary raise, sign a contract, or when we shop online on websites such as www.ebay.com. This course aims to provide you with the skills to be effective and successful negotiators.

The worlds of ‘working for the betterment of society’ and ‘private enterprise’ are often seen as incompatible. This course will attempt to break-down that perception in order for participants to see the social sector as a place of opportunity, both to ‘do good’ but also to innovate and build a financially sustainable social enterprise. The course suggests that in order to get a socially beneficial idea off the ground, effectively grow it, and make it financially sustainable, social entrepreneurs need to think creatively beyond models of traditional nonprofits or for-profits.

The worlds of ‘working for the betterment of society’ and ‘private enterprise’ are often seen as incompatible. This course will attempt to break-down that perception in order for participants to see the social sector as a place of opportunity, both to ‘do good’ but also to innovate and build a financially sustainable social enterprise. The course suggests that in order to get a socially beneficial idea off the ground, effectively grow it, and make it financially sustainable, social entrepreneurs need to think creatively beyond models of traditional nonprofits or for-profits.

The worlds of ‘working for the betterment of society’ and ‘private enterprise’ are often seen as incompatible. This course will attempt to break-down that perception in order for participants to see the social sector as a place of opportunity, both to ‘do good’ but also to innovate and build a financially sustainable social enterprise. The course suggests that in order to get a socially beneficial idea off the ground, effectively grow it, and make it financially sustainable, social entrepreneurs need to think creatively beyond models of traditional nonprofits or for-profits.