Advanced Leadership Program (ALP)


The East-West Center periodically hosts a leadership development program designed to provide opportunities for advanced professionals to reflect on personal and organizational achievement while developing plans for the future. 


The eight (8) week program involves a combination of personal strategic planning activities, leadership development workshops, and reflective space to independently develop strategic plans or projects within the context of the East-West Center community.

The ALP takes place at the East-West Center's campus in Honolulu, Hawai'i, and typically runs from September - November of the given year.  Participants engage in a self-designed itinerary of semi-structured programming with substantial time given to independent work, research and exploration.  Participants receive their own workspace in an East-West Center office and have the option of attending additional lectures or other activities with the Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP) and the East-West Center's fall seminar series.

Components of the Advanced Leadership Program

*  Focus on adaptive leadership training and best practices from the East-West Center's    
    signature leadership development initiative (the Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellowship)
*  Space for independent reflection and personal research
*  Guided personal and professional development planning
*  Joint sessions with the APLP and other East-West Center program participants
*  Networking with local leaders and entrepreneurs

The Advanced Leadership Program (ALP) is intended for individuals with at least 12 - 15 years of professional experience, and who would like to reflect upon, refocus and re-energize their professional and/or organizational development.  Examples of ideal participants may include: Managing directors who need to take time away from their day to day schedules for strategic planning and visioning; advanced professionals who are considering a career shift and who would benefit from the opportunity to explore new options within a structured framework; or leaders with regional responsibilities who might wish to deepen and/or widen their understanding of leadership and current trends in the Asia Pacific region.
Applications for the 2017 ALP are due by May 1, 2017.  Seats are limited.  The program fee of $3,500 USD is due prior to the start of the program in Fall 2017 (exact date TBA).  Application forms and details available here.