Established in 2000, 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 nearly 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 605 APLP alumni from 45 countries across the globe.

The APLP Approach:

  • Our programs stimulate individual growth and foster self-leadership for emerging and established leaders
  • We build on communities’ diversity and abundance by offering strategies that can be adapted to leaders’ own contexts
  • We support leaders as they practice implementing prototypes with teams, reflecting on results and refining for impact

For more information, please visit our website and FAQ section. To contact us, please email APLP@EastWestCenter.org 


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • 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
  • At least 5 years of work experience
  • A demonstrated commitment to promoting peace and prosperity in the Asia Pacific region through professional work, study, or living experience
  • There are no citizenship, age, or ethnicity restrictions


DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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-based 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.


DEADLINES

Timing is critical for supplementary scholarships. The earlier an application is completed, the more scholarship funds are available. 

  • December 16, 2018 - Early Application Deadline
  • March 1, 2019 - Final Deadline  


LETTERS OF REFERENCE 

Instructions with a link to the Letter of Reference form will be sent to your referees upon the submission of your application. Should your referees need help in acquiring the form, please find it HERE and send it to your referee. The program DOES NOT accept Letters of Reference directly from applicants. Two letters of reference are needed to complete your application.

SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION & INSTRUCTIONS

Create a Submittable account today to see the full application and apply for the 2019 APLP!

Please refer to application guidelines and specific requirements of the program before completing this form.

  • Please complete the application in ENGLISH.
  • Read the instructions for each item carefully before entering your information.
  • Submittable does not log you out automatically when you exit your browser. Therefore, it is important that you sign out from your Submittable account, especially when you are using a public computer.
  • Since you will not be able to edit it afterward, make sure to review your application before submitting it. If your application is not ready, you can save it as a draft and submit it at a later time. The saved drafts of your application can be found in your account under My Submissions (or Submissions).
  • If after submission you need to change something in your application, contact the APLP staff either through Submittable or at APLP@EastWestCenter.org.

This program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the East-West Center.

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Important Application Guidelines

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  • Submittable does not log you out automatically when you exit your browser. Therefore, it is important that you sign out from your Submittable account, especially when you are using a public computer.
  • Since you will not be able to edit it afterward, make sure to review your application before submitting it. If your application is not ready, you can save it as a draft and submit it at a later time. The saved drafts of your application can be found in your account under My Submissions (or Submissions).
  • If after submission you need to change something in your application, contact the USSP scholarship program at USSP@EastWestCenter.org.

USSP application information, downloadable from the East-West Center website, provide detailed application instructions for the USSP program.


For inquiries, please contact the EWC Award Services Office at USSP@EastWestCenter.org

Please include in your message your (1) full name, (2) country of citizenship, and (3) intended degree program.

Access to technical help with using Submittable is available here.

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 Application deadline EXTENDED until December 14, 2018!


The East-West Center's Pacific Islands Development Program (PIDP), in cooperation with the  Professional Fellows Division in the Office of Citizen Exchanges at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, conducts the Pacific Islands Tourism Professional Fellows Program. This program will bring two cohorts of tourism industry professionals from the Pacific Islands to Honolulu, Hawai‘i for intensive six-week programs that build significant new capacity and facilitate enduring professional bonds between industry leaders in the United States and the Pacific Islands.

The Pacific Islands Tourism Professional Fellows Program draws broadly and deeply upon Hawaii’s unique position as an American state with one of the world’s premier tourism industries. It is designed to build capacity across the Pacific region by creating strong and enduring connections between 32 mid-level Professional Fellows from 13 Pacific island countries and no fewer than 13 Hawaii-based Americans in private and public tourism-related organizations.

For more details about the program go here.

Dates
 

Spring Cohort

  • April 22 – May 24, 2019  Activities/Placement in Honolulu, Hawai‘i
  • May 25 – 28, 2019  Activities in Washington, DC
  • May 29 – 31, 2019  Professional Fellows Congress in Washington, DC 

Eligibility


Applicants must: 

  • Be citizens/nationals/permanent residents of one of the eligible countries (dual U.S. citizens are NOT eligible)
  • Be between the ages of 25-40
  • Be currently employed in their home country and have a demonstrated history of at least 2 years of employment in the tourism industry
  • Be willing and able to obtain a J-1 visa and spend 6-weeks in the United States
  • Be committed to returning to their home country after the program
  • Have a track record of making an impact in their organziation, company, or community
  • Be capable of creating an action-orientated plan to address a specific business problem or policy challenge being faced by the tourism industry in their country
  • Have sufficient spoken and written English language proficiency to effectively function in an American workplace.

Eligible Countries

Applications will be accepted from the following Pacific Islands countries:

  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Kiribati
  • Marshall Islands
  • Nauru
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Timor Leste
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu


Deadline

Your application must be received by midnight December 14, 2018 (Hawaii Time).

The Professional Fellows Program strongly encourages people living with disabilities to apply for the program.

Contact

If you would like more information or are having trouble filling out the online form contact us by email.

Pacific Islands Development Program
East-West Center
Honolulu, HI 96848-1601 USA
Phone: +1.808.944.7778 - Fax: +1.808.944.7670


This program is fully funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the East-West Center.


YSEALI Impact eXL is an innovative YSEALI Regional Workshop providing professional development to existing entrepreneurs to improve environmental performance and for environmentalists to incorporate entrepreneurship and modern business practices to their activities. This training will introduce attendees to startup incubators in Bali and incorporate sustainable development, innovation, leadership, strategic philanthropy, and other topics to emphasize how entrepreneurs and businesses can improve their environmental performace. Building on the success of the 2018 YSEALI Impact XL (learn more here) that connected entrepreneurs to Myanmar's startup ecosystem, the YSEALI Impact eXL held in Bali, Indonesia from March 24-28, 2019 is hosted by the U.S. Consulate General Surabaya with support from the U.S. State Department Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative and organized by the East-West Center.

BENEFITS

  • eXL-erate (accelerate) the growth of your enterprise*
  • Learn different impact business models
  • Learn about opportunities for securing investor funding
  • Create business partnerships within new networks of ASEAN and U.S. entrepreneurs and environmentalists
  • Become a more competitive applicant to ASEAN or U.S. accelerators
  • Learn how to measure and improve environmental performance of your impact enterprise
  • Receive mentorship
  • Learn tools to strengthen team collaboration and performance
  • Get behind-the-scenes access to Bali's startup ecosystem
  • Find out about fellowships, trainings, and awards to further your professional development

*enterprise includes businesses, organizations and established initiatives that have a revenue-generating aspect or angle

Roundtrip flights to and from Bali, Indonesia, as well as accommodation, local transportation, activity fees, and some meals provided. Specific terms regarding these provisions will be provided to selected participants.


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Be a YSEALI member.  Not a member yet?  Join here
  • Be a citizen of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Timor-Leste, Thailand or Vietnam
  • Be between the ages of 18-35
  • Be the founder or on the management team of an early to mid-stage impact enterprise
  • Have a current enterprise with an environmental focus or an environmental initiative with revenue generation
  • Be available for:
    1. pre-event online training (3 hours/week)
    2. March 24-28, 2019 event in Bali
    3. post-event implementation (1 year, time varies)

APPLICATION DEADLINE

  • The application deadline is 11:59pm Monday, November 26, 2018 (Central Indonesia Time WITA, GMT +8)

Questions?  YSEALI@EastWestCenter.org



IMPORTANT APPLICATION GUIDELINES

  • Read the instructions for each item carefully before entering your information.
  • The application software does not log you out automatically when you exit your browser.  Therefore, it is important that you sign out from your application account especially when you are using a public computer.
  • Since you will not be able to edit your application after submitting, make sure to review your application before submitting.  If your application is not ready, you can save it as a draft and submit it at a later time.  The saved drafts of your application can be found in your account under My Submissions (or Submissions).
  • If, after submission, you need to change something in your application, contact the YSEALI team at YSEALI@EastWestCenter.org



This program is fully funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the East-West Center.

 

 
Impact XL Lab Exchange is an opportunity for innovation lab founders to accelerate their learning, envision new strategies, and share expertise and resources..  Building on the success of the 2018 YSEALI Impact XL (learn more here), the Impact XL Lab Exchange will return to the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve known as Inle Lake to offer this unique summit model again on March 17-21, 2019 and is hosted by the East-West Center with support from the U.S. State Department Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative.

 ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA  

  • Be an alumni of EWC Institute on Environment from years Fall 2016 through Spring 2018
  • Be an active founder in an EWC Lab
  • Be a citizen of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand or Vietnam
  • Be between the ages of 20-30
  • Be available for:     
    1. pre-event online training (2 hours/week)
    2. March 17-21, 2019 event in Myanmar
    3. post-event implementation (1 year, time varies)

REQUIREMENTS

  • Website with detailed, up-to-date infographics about your Lab's impact and intiatives (see examples in section 4 of the application below)
  • Publish an article on the EWC Washington's ASEAN Matters for America (please link the article to your EWC Lab's website)
  • Published review of a book (written/video/podcast) on your Lab topic or Lab strategy on your LinkedIn profile


BENEFITS

  • Accelerate "XL-erate" the development of your EWC Lab
  • Learn different types of impact business models and effective tools Labs can utilize
  • Learn how to secure investment from peers and community
  • Create partnerships and learn strategies used by other experienced EWC Lab founders
  • Become more competitive for investor funding and startup accelerators
  • Share reviews of books that are making an impact
  • Understand key aspects of Myanmar's unique history and economic changes following the recent democratic developments

 
Roundtrip flights to and from Inle Lake, Myanmar as well as accommodation, local transportation, activity fees, and some meals provided. Specific terms regarding these provisions will be provided to selected participants.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
 

  • The application deadline is 11:59pm Wednesday, December 12, 2018 (Myanmar time zone, GMT/UTC +6:30)

 Questions?  YSEALI@EastWestCenter.org

IMPORTANT APPLICATION GUIDELINES
 

  • Read the instructions for each item carefully before entering your information.
  • The application software does not log you out automatically when you exit your browser.  Therefore, it is important that you sign out from your application account especially when you are using a public computer.
  • Since you will not be able to edit your application after submitting, make sure to review your application before submitting.  If your application is not ready, you can save it as a draft and submit it at a later time.  The saved drafts of your application can be found in your account under My Submissions (or Submissions).
  • If, after submission, you need to change something in your application, contact the YSEALI team at YSEALI@EastWestCenter.org

The Pacific Islands Leadership Program (PILP) provides individuals from the Pacific Islands region with the opportunity to enhance their leadership capacities and build a network with other leaders from across the Pacific, Asia, and the United States.  PILP attracts participants possessing high leadership potential and a commitment to serve their national and regional development goals.  The program strengthens participants' knowledge and understanding of key regional, economic, social, political, health, education and environmental issues, and cultivates adaptive and appropriate leadership capacities.

PILP Fellows will spend one month in experiential learning exercises at the East-West Center, in addition to a one month field study at the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs (IDIA).  Curriculum includes future scenario planning, social entrepreneurship and risk analysis, climate change and environmental stewardship, international relations, and public health.

Citizens from the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu are eligible to apply for PILP.

For more information, please visit our website and FAQ section.
To contact us, please email PILP@EastWestCenter.org


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Citizens from the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu 
  • Applicants from all walks of life (government, business, environment, NGOs, health, media, agriculture, education and others) are encouraged to apply.
  • Early to mid-career professionals, spanning the ages of approximately 25-38.
  • Bachelor's degree.  Exceptions may be considered on the basis of other relevant experience and qualifications.
  • Fluent level of English.  PILP will be conducted in English and participants will be expected to have English language fluency.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least three years of professional work experience and achievement
  • Leadership track record in professional, public, and/or personal realms
  • International experience and aptitude, including overseas residence,  language skills, intercultural and diversity exposure
  • Volunteer and community service experience
  • Pacific Islands engagement: evidence of interest in and knowledge of the region, as well as commitment to its future prosperity.  This might include employment in the region, classes taken at University, languages spoken, memberships and fellowships, specific projects, field studies, and areas of research interest.
  • Experience of cohort learning, working collaboratively in small teams or in large groups.


APPLICATION DEADLINE

  • 11:59 pm, February 1, 2019 (Hawaii Standard Time)

LETTER OF REFERENCE DEADLINE

  • 11:59 pm, February 8, 2019 (Hawaii Standard Time) via the Submittable or to PILP@EastWestCenter.org
  • Please download the Letter of Reference form HERE and send it to your referee.  Two letters of reference are needed to complete your application.  It is recommended that you contact your Referee at least one month before you submit your application as a professional courtesy.

IMPORTANT APPLICATION GUIDELINES

  • Read the instructions for each item carefully before entering your information.
  • The application software does not log you out automatically when you exit your browser.  Therefore, it is important that you sign out from your application account especially when you are using a public computer.
  • Since you will not be able to edit your application after submitting, make sure to review your application before submitting.  If your application is not ready, you can save it as a draft and submit it at a later time.  The saved drafts of your application can be found in your account under My Submissions (or Submissions).
  • If, after submission, you need to change something in your application, contact the PILP team at PILP@EastWestCenter.org