ALUMNI PROGRAMS

 

2021 ALUMNI SKILL-BUILDING WORKSHOPS

 

DESIGN THINKING & SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

When:  Thurs., Dec. 2 @ 6 pm – Saturday, Dec. 4 @ 3 pm
Thurs., Dec. 9 @ 6 pm – Saturday, Dec. 11 @ 3 pm
Where: Israel/Palestine
Fee:      100 NIS
(includes Thurs. dinner, Sat. lunch, single-room lodging and workshop for each weekend)
Proof of COVID Vaccination Required

Design Thinking & Social Entrepreneurship is a comprehensive skill-building program designed to help you lead change. During the two-weekend workshop in the Region,  you will work with mentors and develop and pitch a social enterprise. Three groups will be awarded seed money to implement their plan in the coming year.

This two-weekend workshop is designed by Karen Henken, a professor at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego. With input from Israeli and Palestinian alumni, Hands of Peace Regional Managers and social enterprise experts, Henken brings over 25 years of startup wisdom, global business development skills and her passion for social change to the Design Thinking & Social Entrepreneurship workshop.
Deadline to register: November 14, 2021.

Go here to register. 

 

If you have questions, please contact Hands of Peace Regional Managers:
Hamze Awawde, hawawde@handsofpeace.org
Rana Haddad, rhaddad@handsofpeace.org
Ayala Shalev, ashalev@handsofpeace.org 

NEGOTIATION TRAINING 

Session Dates: October 3 – November 7, 2021
Meeting Time: every Sunday at 7 pm I/P  / 11 am CT / 9 am PT
Duration: 2 hours per session
Where: Zoom
Suggested Fee: $15

You negotiate your salary. You negotiate your rent. You negotiate when buying a car. And if you don’t, you should.

Negotiation skills not only help you get the best price or ask for a raise, but they can also help you approach conflict and challenging situations cooperatively and creatively.

Exclusively for Hands of Peace alumni, the 6-session Negotiation Training course will provide a foundational negotiation vocabulary and toolkit to lead more intentionally and effectively. Designed by Pathways Institute for Negotiation Education, this skill-building training program cultivates critical life skills to address difficult situations and conversations.

Negotiation Training is an interactive course; the learning experience will entail more active participation and less lecturing. Participants will spend over 70% of each session engaging with each other; there will be breakout rooms and other innovative approaches toward harnessing the value of our shared digital space and tapping into our collective wisdom.

Go here to sign up now, spaces are limited.

HOW TO BE A RESILIENT CHANGE LEADER

February &  March 2021

Faced with a global pandemic, political unrest and social upheaval, life as a change leader has never been more critical – and stressful. How do you stop the world from wearing you down? Using the Community Resiliency Model (CRM), licensed therapist Jo-ann Rosen, MA, LMFT, provided Hands of Peace alumni with a deeper understanding of the human nervous system. They mastered the skills needed to keep it in top condition in the face of toxic stress and everyday adversity. The three-part workshop helped alumni identify and access strengths for success and confidence.

U.S. Alumni Seminar

December 19 – 21, 2020

The first U.S. Alumni Seminar, December 19-21, is now over. American alumni brought their hearts, minds, and souls to the virtual seminar – reuniting with old friends and meeting with other alumni to talk about building a better future in this time of social isolation and political polarization.  Listen to Josh, 2013 – 2014 and Max, 2009 – 2010 talk about the impact Hands of Peace has had on their lives during the Alumni Panel.

 

If you attended the U.S. Alumni Seminar, please tell us what you thought about the seminar with this survey.