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Fall Update

At SPS this fall, all courses, other than pre-established online courses, will be offered face-to-face in our New York City classrooms. Some of these face-to-face courses will be offered in the HyFlex format to ensure that all of our students can make progress toward their degree requirements, if faced with delays due to student visas or vaccination effectiveness wait times.
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Kobi Skolnick


Kobi Skolnick is passionate about supporting change agents to realize their vision for themselves, their organization, and our world. In addition to founding Lead for Impact, a transformative leadership development company, Skolnick has trained thousands of people worldwide, creating and implementing organizational capacity programs that sustain meaningful change for individuals, teams, movements.

He is a member of the UN Inter Agency Network Youth Development Working Group for Youth Participation in Peacebuilding, and serves on the Steering Committee for the Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security, where he represents AC4 as the Special Adviser to AC4’s Youth, Peace and Security Program.

Skolnick is a lecturer in Columbia University's Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program, where he received his master’s degree, studying Syrian youth in refugee camps and peacebuilding.

Skolnick is committed to advocacy for social change, peacebuilding, cultural empathy, negotiation and conflict resolution as pathways for making transformational change a reality. He believes that combining education with skill-based practice empowers people to turn their beliefs into behaviors, and their goals into reality.