Monday, January 14, 2019

Pacific Islands Leadership Program with Taiwan (PILP) 2019, Honolulu and Taipe

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Pacific Islands Leadership Program with Taiwan (PILP) Fellowship (Generation Six). Founded in 2013, the Pacific Islands Leadership Program with Taiwan recently welcomed its sixth cohort, “Generation Six”. Building on a vibrant alumni community of 122 participants from 15 countries spanning the Pacific region, PILP will continue to grow and develop.

Hosted by the East-West Center, PILP is generously funded by a grant from the Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs (IDIA) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Republic of China (Taiwan). PILP is a center of excellence for leadership development in the Pacific region. The program links regional analysis of emerging issues in Oceania with experiential leadership learning and a commitment to practical action. They call this interlocking process “Navigating Change” and believe the art of way-finding is a core leadership skill.

The goal of PILP is to build a network of leaders dedicated to shaping the future prosperity of the Pacific region by taking informed, effective action.
Program Dates for 2019, Generation Seven (Dates are subject to change):
  • Phase 1 – Honolulu: September 30 – October 25, 2019
  • Phase 2 – Taiwan: October 26 – November 28, 2019
  • Phase 3 – Leadership Retreat in Taiwan (TBD): November 29 – December 3, 2019
  • Fellows depart from Taiwan: December 5, 2019 
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All PILP participants are granted a generous fellowship.  The PILP fellowship offers the following provisions:
  • Airfare between home country and Honolulu
  • Airfare between Honolulu and Taipei
  • Airfare between Taipei and home country
  • Tuition and course materials
  • Residence room costs
  • Health insurance
  • Living stipend during the ten-week program

Program Outcomes
  • Develop advanced regional knowledge and pan-Pacific perspectives by analyzing shared challenges and generating collaborative solutions
  • Enhance your individual leadership capacity and understanding of leadership
  • Clarify career and life goals and develop a personal action plan for the future
  • Deepen your emotional intelligence and ability to thrive in a volitile, uncertain world
  • Connect the Pacific to Asia by experiencing the best of Taiwan
  • Join a dynamic leadership network and community of action spanning the Pacific region

Eligibility Criteria And Requirements:

  • 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 will be eligible for these competitive, merit-based scholarship awards.
  • Applicants from all walks of life (government, business, environment, NGOs, health, media, agriculture, education and others) are encouraged to apply.
  • The program is aimed at early- to mid-career professionals, spanning the ages of approximately 25-38.
  • Applicants will be expected to have a fluent level of English. Applicants are encouraged to provide an English language test score (such as the IELTS), if one is available.
  • Applicants will normally have a Bachelor's degree. Exceptions may be considered on the basis of other relevant experience and qualifications.
Desirable Qualificationts:
  • 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

How to Apply:
Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Pacific Islands Leadership Program with Taiwan (PILP) Fellowship (Generation Six). Applications can be submitted via 2 different methods: 1. Online or 2. via Email. Individuals are highly encouraged to submit their PILP application materials using the new online application system. 
In the online application, there are fields in which the following pieces need to be uploaded or input directly in order to complete your application.
  • Cover Letter (maximum 300 words)
    • State how you meet the Eligibility Criteria and Desirable Qualifications of PILP.
  • Curriculum Vitae (resume)
  • Questions (maximum 300 words for each question)
    • Explain how the PILP Fellowship fits within the context of your past experiences and your future plans. What is driving you to apply to this fellowship?
    • What is a specific project or initiative in your organization/community (either new or ongoing) towards which you could apply the leadership ideas and skills learned in this fellowship?
    • Discuss how you will take action after the program and contribute to the international community of PILP and the East-West Center, both during and after the program.
    • What elements of PILP interest you the most and why?
  • 2 Email addresses of referees for Letters of Reference 
 2. Application Materials
Applicants can submit a "paper" application in lieu of an online application via email at All application materials must be received by 11:59 p.m., February, 18, 2018 (Hawaii Standard Time). Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

01 February 2019

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