“Designing Your Life: Innovating from the Inside Out” training conducted for APSAN members

In December 2019, the UPEACE Executive Education Center, in partnership with the Asian

Peacebuilders Scholarship Alumni Network (APSAN), successfully concluded its online training course entitled “Designing Your Life: Innovating from the Inside Out”. With the generous support of the Nippon Foundation, 26 APS alumni were able to participate in the course.

This 4-week online course provided the space, structure, support and motivation to answer some very fundamental questions regarding passions, strengths, goals, limiting beliefs, priorities, comfort zone, and key relationships. Founded in the field of positive psychology, this course helped APSAN members to work toward a stronger sense of well-being and purpose.

By the end of this course, the participants had:

o   Read the research on the benefits of cultivating a positive mindset

o   Practiced strategies to cultivate appreciation and positivity

o   Created a ranked list of character strengths Formulated a plan to increase the time spend on activities that draw on strengths 

o   Identified key people in life, how they support, and how to engage them further

o   Identified the major sources of work-life balance conflict

o   Developed and completed a Personal Work-Life Balance Plan

A training on ‘Peace and development for all’ was organised by APSAN- Vietnam team on 27, 28 June 2020. The training was held from June 27, 2020, 8:00 am to June 28, 2020, 17:00 pm at the National Village for Ethnic Culture, Hanoi. It was facilitated by APSAN-Vietnam members Binh Tran, Nghia Le, Huyen Hoang, Phat Nguyen, Nhung Nguyen, and supported by other APSAN-Vietnam members. 31 participants were selected from 50 applications and the training was attended by 27 university students, and 4 lectures.