Virtual Workshops and Opportunities


Leadership Program Workshops and Opportunities

The Leadership Program series of online workshops, certificates and programs are designed to bring together global participants for informative and interactive sessions with the goal of professional development. Our online offerings consist of leadership tools and methods, stories of leadership in various capacities, and highlighting alumni expertise and achievements in addition to many others. Register to join our current virtual events by clicking the button. Any questions can be directed to us at [email protected]


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Current & Upcoming Workshops & Opportunities

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'What’s Going On?' is a five-week course designed to enhance your understanding of core regional (Asia-Pacific) issues and global trends, and how they impact your area of interest. Each week, we will take a deep dive into specific themes and some signals of change in those areas. We will also use the Covid-19 pandemic and the climate emergency as a lens to understand them.

Registration is closed

About the Certificate Series

This series will cover the following themes:

WGO - week 1 descriptionThis session takes a deep look at how widespread is the crisis of mis/disinformation. How do we sift through the barrage of information available to us? Who are our trusted sources? How is the landscape changing for where and how we receive information? We will also look at the global trend of misinformation during the Covid-19 pandemic and how it can prepare us for the climate emergency upon us.

WGO - week 2 descriptionAre you living in an aging society, or one that’s reaping the benefits of its demographic dividend? We take a look at how the generational shift is impacting our region. How can generational theory help us understand how different generations relate to global issues, such as climate change? Can this knowledge help us be better leaders for our community?


WGO - week 3 descriptionThe Covid-19 pandemic has led to fundamental changes in how we work. In this session, we examine how this has happened and what the future of work looks like. We question why we work to begin with? How many hours a week do we need to work? Is your job even going to exist 50 years from now? We also look at universal basic income as a new economic model to offset the losses from automation.


WGO - week 4 descriptionFloating islands of trash in the Pacific Ocean and heatwaves in Canada should make it clear that our economic models need to change dramatically if we want to survive climate change. In this session, we take a look at how innovative models, such as circular economy and doughnut economy, answer the call for sustainable economic practices. How fragile are global supply chains in the face of raging pandemics and dwindling fossil fuel demand? How are various industries taking up sustainable practices?


WGO- week 5 descriptionIn Session Five, the last session of this series, we will review the final deliverables. Participants have the option of choosing one of four mediums for submitting and sharing their final project for this course.





  • Option 1: Submit to the LP team a written reflection of no more than 600 words answering one or all of the questions below.
    • Due: Before Session Five
  • Option 2: Prepare an individual presentation of no more than 5 minutes in which you answer the questions below. This presentation will be delivered live during the last session of the course.
    • Due: During Session Five
  • Option 3: Make a video of yourself (no more than 5 minutes) and submit to the LP team your answers to the questions below.
    • Due: Before Session Five
  • Option 4: Write and share a blog post or a LinkedIn Article answering the questions below.
    • Which of the broad global trends examined in this course applies directly to my work?
    • How does it impact my work?
    • What actions can I take to prepare for this future?
    • What has this course made me curious about?
    • Due: Before Session Five

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Meet the Facilitator

What's Going On - Meet the FacilitatorHira Siddiqui, APLP G16, is the editor of The Global Tiller newsletter that covers global trends through critical reflection. She has been a journalist and storyteller for over 10 years and has worked extensively in media training and program management. She has an MA in Political Science from the University of Waterloo, Canada.




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This five-week course will explore the intersection of peacebuilding and leadership by engaging with a four-quadrant peace leadership model developed by youth from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Vietnam. You’ll have the opportunity to learn the basics of several peace leadership skills: nonviolent communication, circle-keeping, and conflict assessment and connect these skills to contemporary issues such as identity, technology, the pandemic, climate change, and political polarization. Peace leadership is practice-based, holistic, reflexive, and highly contextual. As such, come prepared for an interactive and hands-on learning experience.

Registeration is closed

The last day to sign-up for this certificate is October 1, 2021.


About the Certificate Series

This series will follow the following themes:

Peace Leadership certificate - week 1

Session One – Introduction and Peace Within

What is peace leadership and how does it relate to me? This session will introduce the topic of peace leadership, looking at examples of peace leadership from around the globe. We’ll learn about a four-quadrant peace leadership model developed by Southeast Asian youth, which will be used throughout this course. We’ll then dive into the first quadrant, leading peace within. We’ll consider how our stories, identities, and self-knowledge, including our positionality, form a foundation for honing our peace leadership wisdom and skills.


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Session Two – Interpersonal Peace

What does peace leadership look like in the interpersonal context? This session will explore how we can deepen our relationships with others and transform conflicts that arise in our lives. You’ll learn the basics of nonviolent communication and have a chance to practice it with your classmates.


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Session Three – Sustaining Peaceful Communities

In this session we’ll turn our attention to communities. What constitutes peace in a community, and how can we make substantive contributions towards sustainable peace in communities? Participants will learn about restorative justice and circle-keeping processes and how they can be utilized as a tool for strengthening communities of practice.


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Session Four – Leading Peace in the World

Building off of our peace leadership foundation from the first three sessions, we’ll now shift our gaze to the greater world that we inhabit and share. This session will introduce conflict assessment tools, which can be used to diagnose and potentially intervene in conflicts.


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Session Five – Reflection and Final Deliverables

The final class will offer an opportunity for participants to share their final deliverables. This session will also provide space for reflection and critical engagement of the concepts, framing, and practices of peace leadership explored in the course. 



  • Option 1: Complete a personal peace leadership plan using the four-quadrant model developed in this course. You’re encouraged to visually present the actions you plan to take in each of the quadrants. Due Before Session 5
  • Option 2: Complete a conflict assessment using one of the conflict assessment tools that we introduced in Session 4. You can choose to focus on any conflict you like, at any level of society (i.e. individual, community, national/international). Due Before Session 5
  • Option 3: Try using nonviolent communication in your daily life and then write a reflection (400-500 words) on your experience including what you learned and any intentions you may have for using nonviolent communication in the future. Due Before Session 5
  • Option 4: Make a brief video (1-3 min) of yourself articulating your own personal theory of peace leadership. Draw from your own experiences and the wisdom of your own community, however you may define that. Due Before Session 5

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Meet the Facilitator

Peace Leadership certificate - meet the facilitatorWesley Hedden is a PhD student in Peace Studies and Sociology at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame in the United States, where he is exploring social media's impact on interethnic and inter-religious conflict in Southeast Asia. From 2006-2020, Wesley lived in Southeast Asia and founded Sarus, a peacebuilding organization that has run 15 exchange programs between Cambodia and Vietnam, and Bangladesh and Myanmar for over 200 youth leaders. Wesley speaks Spanish, Vietnamese, Khmer, Tagalog, and Burmese. He was a Princeton-in-Asia fellow in 2006, a Rotary Peace Fellow in 2016, and an EWC Asia-Pacific Leadership Fellow in 2016. He earned a BA from Tulane University and an MA in Applied Conflict Transformation Studies from the Paññasastra University of Cambodia.