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Educapaz Course on-line : Leadership for Peace
an article by Peter C. Newton -Evans

Course Title : Leadership for a Culture of Peace

Description: We examine the need to transform our thinking about the nature of human beings, society, and especially leadership, in order to foster a culture of peace. A new conceptual framework is presented for service-oriented leadership, focused on personal and social transformation.



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- Instructor: Juanita Hernandez, M. A.
- Dates: June 20 to August 3, 2014
- Duration: 6 weeks
- Cost : Free (after registration and selection )
- Requirements: at least secondary education
- Limited capacity : 20 people
- Certificate: from Anisa Colombia

Sign up at http://www.educacionparalapaz.org .

"The reality of man is his thought. " What we usually think becomes manifest in our actions. When working for a culture of peace, leading a transformation of society, above all we must believe that peace really is possible. Therefore, the first step in preparing to exercise this leadership involves a critical analysis of our own convictions about this crucial time in which we are privileged to live.

The course begins with a reflection on the crisis of our times , leading to the conclusion that we are living in a time when a paradigm shift is happening, characterized by processes of both integration and disintegration. Everyone is called upon to reflect on their own position in this reality, inspiring him/her to become more actively engaged with the process of integration.

Next, a critical analysis of prevailing mental models is performed in three core areas: the nature of human beings, society and leadership, examining some common beliefs that impede the development of leadership for a culture of peace, beliefs that are not consistent with the latest scientific research.

Having questioned these mental models , the way is open to consider a new style of leadership focused on personal transformation and the transformation of society, delving into each of the following six elements:

Service-oriented Leadership
The purpose of leadership : personal transformation and collective transformation
The fundamental moral responsibility to investigate and apply the truth
A conviction of the fundamental nobility of the human being
Transcendence
Capacity .

This conceptual framework of leadership that has been called different names - moral leadership, instructional leadership , transformational leadership and leadership now for a culture of peace - has had an impressive impact on the thousands of people who have studied it in face- to-face workshops in Latin America, as in other continents. Therefore, we are happy to make it available now digitally, to make it accessible to many more people.

(Click here for a Spanish version of this article)

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The Campus Peace Educators Training Program (Abuja, Nigeria, May 2007) shall cover the following curriculum :

- Introduction to Integrated Campus Peace Education (Campus Peace Keeping, Campus Peace Making and Campus Peace Building Techniques)

- Universal Principles for Peace

- Human Development and Character Education

- Campus Conflict and Violence

- Fundamental Principles of Campus Peace Education

- Educating for Peace on Campus

- Principles and Techniques of Campus Conflict Resolution

- Teaching Methods and Principles

- Programs and Policies for Campus Peace (UN Peace Day, Campus Peace Day, etc)


This report was posted on May 28, 2014.