iLEAP International Fellowship Program in USA, 2014

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Applications are invited for iLEAP International Fellowship to participate to participate in eight-week intensive leadership training program that runs from October 20, 2014 to December 12, 2014. Preference will be given to citizens of Southeast Asian countries. Fellowship covers all participation costs, including round-trip airfare to/from Seattle, room/board, visa/immigration, transportation, living stipend and all program related expenses. Finalists join an international cohort of up to 15 iLEAP Fellows from Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Finalists will also play a key role in the growth of the iLEAP Southeast Asia Leadership Initiative. The application deadline is 30 June, 2014.. The iLEAP International Fellowship (IF) is a long-term investment in community-based leadership in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Each year, iLEAP selects up to 15 grass-roots leaders from around the world from a highly competitive, global pool of applicants to join a unique, cross-cultural and global leadership training in Seattle. The IF is highly integrated, with a balance between personal reflection and retreat, group learning and dialogue, and professional training in partnership, communication, and effective leadership. iLEAP Fellows return home to lead their communities with a renewed clarity and commitment to who they are, what they do, and how they can be better leaders of change. An important part of the IF is its connection to the iLEAP Southeast Asia Leadership Initiative..  Fellowship is available to participate in eight-week intensive leadership training program.
The research areas of this scholarship are: The iLEAP Southeast Asia Leadership Initiative (SALI) is an integrated leadership training and social investment designed to amplify the leadership capacities of the next generation of social leaders in Southeast Asia.
Who can apply to this scholarship?
· Living and working full
· time in one or more of the following countries: Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Timor Leste, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Papua New Guinea, or the Philippines. Preference will be given to citizens of these countries.
· Five or more years working in a leadership position in NGO/CBO or socially minded business.
· Clear understanding of both the iLEAP International Fellowship program and Southeast Asia Leadership Initiative and how both will benefit the applicant’s personal growth and social leadership.
· Demonstrated long
· term commitment to the Southeast Asia region.
· Interest in building a network of aligned social leaders in the Southeast Asia region.
· Between 25
· 42 years of age.
· Intermediate or higher level of English conversation skills.
· Available in the fall of 2014 to travel to Seattle, WA USA
Benefits of the scholarship: This international fellowship covers all participation costs, including round-trip airfare to/from Seattle, room/board, visa/immigration, transportation, living stipend, and all program related expenses.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration:  This is an eight-week intensive leadership training that runs from October 20, 2014 to December 12, 2014.
Number of scholarships:  Each year, iLEAP selects up to 15 grass-roots leaders from around the world from a highly competitive, global pool of applicants to join a unique, cross-cultural and global leadership training in Seattle.

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