Leadership for Peace (LFP) is a program offered to national, municipal, and civic leaders—governmental agencies and departments, community organizations, members of the media, religious organizations, etc. The art, science, and skills of leadership are all in a state of change. Leaders in various segments of human society find themselves greatly burdened by social, economic, and political problems, and interpersonal and intergroup conflicts, grievances, and rivalries that challenge their efforts to meet the responsibilities of leadership entrusted to them.
The task of leadership is further made difficult because existing models of leadership do not match the emerging challenges of the administration of human affairs. It is increasingly evident that new types of leadership are required if we are to equally match the skills of leadership and governance with the needs and demands of evermore informed and disaffected citizenry.
The Leadership for Peace (LFP) Program is developed in response to these realities and offers empirically based peace-oriented models for effecting leadership transformation at both individual and institutional levels. Enlightened, progressive, and effective leadership is only possible within a certain type of worldview and institutional culture that is capable of integrating manifold and seemingly conflicting demands of contemporary leadership.
LFP is designed to be especially suitable for senior members of the Public Service, civic leaders, and the elected government representatives at local and national levels. LFP complements and reinforces the efforts of school communities that are engaged in the Education for Peace Program.