Aloha East-West Center Alumni,
The East-West Center is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the 2020 Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP)! Deadline to apply is November 15, 2019!
Summary and Basic Application Requirements
The Asia Pacific Leadership Program brings together people who want to co-create the future as self-reflective, resilient agents. Using experiential, place-based learning with a focus on equity, cohorts of leaders practice leadership strategies in nurturing environments.
For 20 years, we have been cultivating leaders who are motivated and capable of creating positive impact in the Asia Pacific region. Incoming fellows join a network of 653 APLP alumni from 45 countries across the globe.
The APLP is a signature program of the East-West Center. Each year, approximately 25 Fellows are selected to participate in the APLP and join a highly diverse, active community. Cohorts typically have representation from over 18 countries and from every type of academic and professional background (as examples: science, business, development, politics, government, civil society, medicine, religious orders, art, finance, academia or research). The age of participants ranges from mid 20s to mid-40s with an average of 32 years old. There are no citizenship, age, or ethnicity restrictions.
- A demonstrated commitment to promoting peace and prosperity in the Indo-Asia Pacific region through professional work, study or living experience
- At least 5 years of work experience
- Bachelor’s degree – applicants must have at least a 3-year bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited U.S. College or University or from a recognized institution of higher learning abroad.
- There are no citizenship, age, or ethnicity restrictions.
- Leadership track record in professional, public, and/or personal realms
- Willingness to engage fully in experiential leadership development training
- Deep involvement in a specific organization, business or community impact initiative (applicants must explain how, with their home-setting teams, they will experiment with the leadership strategies learned in APLP)
- International experience and aptitude, including overseas residence, language skills, intercultural and diversity exposure
- Experience of cohort learning, working collaboratively in small teams or in large groups.
The APLP is broken down into three modules:
- Module One: Hawaii + U.S. Mainland
June 21 – August 14, 2020
- Module Two: Online
August 15 – October 31, 2020
- Module Three: Online + Asia
November 1-6, 2020 (online preparation)
November 7-16, 2020 (Asia)
All APLP Fellowship applications must be completed by November 15, 2019. Substantial scholarship funding is available for candidates with financial need. The APLP Fellowship is granted to all incoming participants and covers most of the expenses incurred in the program. However, there are costs that are the responsibility of the participant. Supplementary scholarships are available to help defray the cost of the program fees and accommodations. On average, 75% of APLP Fellows receive supplementary scholarships to defray the costs of participating in the program. Supplementary scholarships can be requested on the APLP online application. Please see our Program Costs and Funding webpage for more information.
Applications for the APLP are available online. The APLP Selection Committee no longer requires the submission of official degree transcripts and TOEFL or IELTS English proficiency exam scores. Further information regarding the program and application instructions can be found on the APLP’s website at: www.EastWestCenter.org/APLP. Application deadline is November 15, 2019.
The Asia Pacific Leadership Program Team