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Peace Leadership Learning Journey with
the Barcelona Peace Center


When: Wednesday, October 14 | 10:00 - 17:00 | FULL DAY
Where: IESE Business School
Travel Notice: Depart as group at 09:30 from lobby of Hotel Barcelona Princess
Ticket Price: ILA members - $110 | non-members - $158

Workshop Leaders & Presenters

Albert Royo
Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia
Fred Krawchuk
IESE Business School
Daniel Lumera
International School of Forgiveness
Meg Villanueva
Ramon Leonato
IP Villabona

Track: Conference Theme – Leading Across Borders and Generations

Who Should Attend?

ILA 2015 Participants interested in Peace Leadership and Conflict Management and who want to learn about the Catalonian situation and also experience a customized training, Education (K-12, universities, and religious ministries) Business (corporate/non-profit leaders, managers, staff, coaches, and trainers), and Government (military, law enforcement, and other federal agencies).

What Will Attendees Gain?

Attendees will:


The Barcelona Peace Center in collaboration with IESE Business School, the graduate business school of the University of Navarra that is consistently ranked among the top 10 in the world, and the ILA Peace Leadership Affinity Group have organized a Leadership Learning Journey that will focus on Peace Leadership efforts in Catalonia as well as globally. We will travel to IESE and all facilitation will be interactive - so plan on enjoying a fun and interesting day with global thought leaders and on the ground facilitators.

We will convene at the Barcelona Princess Hotel at 9:30 to take a bus to IESE and plan to arrive by 10:00. We will begin with a meditation led by Ramon Leonato from the International Spiritual Unfoldment Foundation. Next, Albert Royo, External Affairs Office of the President of Catalonia will kick us off with a discussion about the recent Spanish elections and Catalania's bid for independence in a peaceful, democratic manner. Fred Krawchuk, visiting professor from IESE and retired US Army Special Forces Colonel will discuss multi-stakeholder collaboration in the peace process. Daniel Lumera, Director, My Life Design Foundation will share an experiential process and share stories around forgiveness. And Meg Villanueva, Peace Education and Conflict Management expert with the UN will work with us in an experiential workshop on Peace Leadership.

Lunch will be included and will be onsite at IESE, so we can continue the dialogue over lunch. Transportation and lunch will be provided. We will depart IESE at 4:30 and arrive back at the convention center by 5:00.


Albert Royo (Barcelona, 1977) was named Secretary General of the Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia in February 2013. He was Secretary of Foreign Cooperation and secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Catalonia from 2004 until 2007 when several cooperation agreements with the United Nations were signed and the network of government delegations abroad was set up. Since 2001, Mr Royo had worked for the European Commission as head of the press and communication unit, as well as head of the political reporting unit at the Representation in Barcelona. Previously, he had worked for the Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to the European Union in Brussels. He holds a BA in Political Science and a Master's degree in Applied Economic Analysis from University Pompeu Fabra (UPF), as well as a degree in European Affairs from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Moreover, he is a lecturer of European and International Institutions at UPF. As an electoral observer he took part in several international missions organised by the OSCE or the Government of Catalonia. ×


Fred Krawchuk currently teaches MBA students and business executives on leadership development, negotiations, complexity, and peak performance at IESE Business School. Professor Krawchuk also serves as consultant with Aperio International where he works with clients to diagnose difficult challenges, design comprehensive solutions, and deliver sustainable training and development programs. In this capacity, he enables organizations become more agile and resilient in the face of adversity.

Prior to teaching at IESE, Fred served twenty-five years as a U.S. military officer where he trained and managed special operations units to excel in extreme circumstances around the globe, to include deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. A longtime mindfulness practitioner, Fred is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Coming Home Project. Professor Krawchuk is also an expert in somatic movement and an Associate with Strozzi Institute. Fred has also trained with Don Beck in Spiral Dynamics and with Ken Wilbur at Integral Institute and is a certified Corporate Athlete Trainer with the Human Performance Institute.

A graduate of West Point, Fred Krawchuk has an MBA from IESE Business School and an MPA from Harvard University. He is a highly decorated retired U.S. Army Colonel, and was awarded the George C. Marshall Fellowship at the U.S. Department of State. He is an Olmsted scholar, MacArthur Leadership Award winner, and recipient of research grants. A published author and proficient in three languages, Fred specializes in helping leaders and organizations learn how to respond appropriately to challenging circumstances as well as anticipate threats and opportunities. ×


Currently, Daniel Lumera is the director of My Life Design Foundation and he's the president of the International School of Forgiveness (ISF). He is also a teacher, an international trainer and lecturer. His studies and research gave life to the model "Life Design", the conscious design of one's life, a training path that is well articulated thanks to a decennial research of a team work, and to the collaboration with Universities, research bodes, the National Health Care system, Global University Network for Innovation, UNESCO and UNESCO Club for the Protection of Intangible Heritage.

He teaches and is the Chair of Management of public-private dealing with trust and is Head of Research, Development and Culture in the UNESCO Club for the Protection of Intangible Heritage. He specializes in the sociology of communication and cultural processes, mainly dealing with conflict management and stress.

He developed and managed international projects with innovative themes in science of well-being and quality of life, delving into themes such as happiness, the nature of consciousness, forgiveness and benefits of the meditation practice. ×


Meg Villanueva is a specialist and strategist in sustainable peace and youth work, having worked in this sector in the past 9 years. She is a freelance trainer on Conflict Transformation, Peace and Human Rights Education, Nonviolent Communication and Advocacy. Based in Barcelona, she is currently exploring on bridging peace work and environmental sustainability through a social enterprise start-up.

Since 2005, she has been doing advocacy and lobbying work for women´s rights and the Culture of Peace and disarmament (landmines, small arms and cluster munitions), as well as on youth, peace and security at the UN level. She currently manages capacity building projects in peace and human rights through non-formal education in the Euromed and South Caucasus. She has intensive background in peace and conflict work, especially in Asia (Philippines, Indonesia), Europe (South Caucasus), and the Mediterranean.

She is also a storyteller and writer, balances her peace work with ashtanga yoga, capoeira and surfing, and is an advocate for green living and industrial hemp. ×


MBA by Instituto de Empresa-London Business School, I studied Physics and Medicine in Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and have been Visiting Scholar in UC Berkeley BISC. I developed most of my professional career in business as an entrepreneur and actively participated in two IPOs in the London Stock Exchange. I have lived in the UK, the United States in the Bay Area in California and in Spain where I reside now.

I am dedicated in full time to the management and teaching direction of the International Foundation for Spiritual Unfoldment, a registered non-profit foundation dedicated to inter- religious dialogue and to the teaching of meditation and spiritual practices from a non- denominational, non-sectarian and scientific approach. I am the director of the meditation program ongoing in the IP Villabona, a Prison establishment from the Government of Spain with 1400+ inmates. I am also the director of the program for schools that has been carried away in public schools in Spain to teach spirituality and meditation techniques from a secular point of view. ×