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UPeace Course Brings Nonprofit Training to Community

For Julia Delafield, the executive education experience at the University of Peace went beyond a learning activity. It was a chance to connect with people from all over the world.

“I have never been where classes were routinely composed of representatives from at least two or three different continents and a multitude of countries, with all students bringing their unique voices and points of view to each issue at hand,” she said.

“Where else does the newly appointed director of a nascent organization created to bring education to rural Costa Rica sit down between a student who most recently worked on solar lighting projects in Bolivia and the leader of an organization preserving indigenous culture amongst the new generation?”

The university, which offers a handful of executive education seminars throughout the year on topics such as education, sustainable business, ecotourism and corporate social responsibility, has opened enrollment for its Nonprofit Leadership class from Nov. 8 to Nov. 12. The course will be held at the university’s campus in Ciudad Colón, with presentations by Café Britt, Habitat for Humanity and InBio. 

For more information on the upcoming course at the University for Peace, see or e-mail the Centre’s Program Manager at

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