Positive Leadership

An onsite workshop hosted through the

United Nations-established University for Peace

Costa Rica

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At the University for Peace, Costa Rica

March 17-18

A 2-day workshop

9 am - 5 pm

A certificate from the University for Peace, established by the UN General Assembly


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Who should take this course?

This course is designed for leaders who want to take that next step, reflect on their leadership style, and be inspired to set stretch goals.

This workshop focuses on a human paradigm of leadership: the ability to connect with people you work with, to see how things look from their perspective, to engage and motivate them while appealing to their strengths and passions.

What skills will you get?

The ability to use strengths-based leadership to bring out the best in your team or sphere of influence.

An understanding of your unique strengths and how to maximize them in both your professional and personal life.

Strategies to cultivate appreciation, positivity, and empathy for yourself and others.

What benefits will you get?

An engaging, dynamic and hands-on experience.

A certificate from the Centre for Executive Education within the United Nations established University for Peace.

Deep relationships with a tight-knit, international network.

What else can you expect?

The course is designed to be a practical and hands-on workshop, allowing space for sharing and peer-to-peer learning.

Spanning two full days on campus, we'll cover a variety of introspective activities, theory, and small group application.

Agenda Highlights

01 Overview of Positive Leadership

02 Appreciative Inquiry & Reframing Failure

03 Character Strengths & Flow

04 Skills for Conflict Transformation

05 Your Story & Leadership Challenge

06 Putting it All Together

How much does it cost?

We offer flexible payment plans should it be helpful. Get in touch!

The course cost is


Enroll with a friend a receive a 10% discount!

20% discount for United Nations staff and UPEACE alumni.

*** Partial scholarships are available for selected students. Only one discount is available per student. Email us to find out more and discuss your options!

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This workshop takes place on the beautiful UPEACE campus!


“This course is an eye opener. Positive Leadership is all about focusing on strengths and opportunities and a good way to ensure a healthy work environment.”

- Jelle-Jochem Duits, Netherlands, Diplomat

“This course was life-changing for me. I was not expecting such deep exercises that would really inspire me to continue on my own journey towards well-being and continue supporting others in that journey as well. An amazing experience indeed!"

Victoria Montero, Costa Rica, HR Director at SYKES

The Facts

100% said the instructor provided enough opportunities for interaction between participants

100% said they feel prepared to apply the learnings to their personal/professional context

100% would recommend the course

100% said the course was well structured and the learning outcomes were clear

The Facilitator

Meet Miguel.

Miguel Tello facilitates the Positive Leadership workshop and offers onsite workshops on Circles and Restorative Justice.

Miguel is the Executive Director of the Strachan Foundation, a family foundation that supports education and health projects throughout Central America. Miguel is also an Adjunct Professor for the International Institute for Restorative Practices, a graduate school in Pennsylvania. He is a certified executive coach through INCAE, a business school in Costa Rica, and a certified Forest Therapy Guide with the Association of Nature Forest Therapy Guides and Programs.

He offers restorative practices training and consulting to a variety of NGOs, schools, churches, and criminal justice professionals in Central America. He holds master’s degrees in public administration and international studies from the University of Washington in Seattle. Miguel is originally from Mexico. He currently lives in Costa Rica with his wife and two sons.

The University for Peace, an institution established by the UN General Assembly

The world looks to the United Nations for solutions to complex problems everywhere; from ending conflict and alleviating poverty, to combating climate change and defending human rights. As a UN-established institution, the University for Peace works tirelessly to contribute to world peace and progress. Our professional development programs give you the skills to have positive impact on this world, contributing directly to this mission.

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