The APLP is an immersion program requiring full commitment from all participants. During the first semester (August to December) it is not possible to take courses or to work outside the program due to the intensity of the schedule. During the second semester, participants design their own experience. Candidates are welcome to review the 2012 - 2013 APLP Program Guide to get a better sense of the full scope of the APLP experience.
Sample weekly syllabi from the Fall 2012 semester are available as well:
- Fall 2012 APLP Week 5: Environment & Self.pdf
- Fall 2012 APLP Week 6: Economics & Social Enterprise.pdf
You can also view past APLP curriculum to see how it evolves from year to year:
The APLP curriculum is designed as an integrated whole. First semester coursework moves through a series of thematic ‘modules’ where regional, leadership and professional development content intersect. Each module has a mixture of pedagogic approaches designed to tap different learning styles and maximize individual and collective learning:
- Manifest: Building a base, mapping who we are and where we are going
- What’s going on?: Emerging regional issues, charting (seeing and mapping trends)
- What types of leadership are required?: Understanding the nature of leadership, leading diversity (filters)
- Experience: Field Study in either China or New York and Washington, DC
- Analysis: Engaging critical themes, current affairs, master classes, networks
- Where do you fit?: Interregnum, professional development, career action plans, portfolios
- Visioning: Imagining preferred and alternative futures, building scenarios, identifying networks of support
- Change: Navigating uncertainty, transition and adversity, developing resilience
- Reflection: Gauge process of learning to mid-point of APLP experience, launch second phase
- What's Going On? (Regional Issues)
- What Type of Leadership is Required?
- Where Do You Fit? (Professional Development)
In each of these areas there is extensive room for participants to select their own goals and outcomes upon which to be evaluated. These goals are developed before coming to the APLP and refined once here. Examples of goals include: securing funding for further graduate work at premier institutions, developing new career options, dealing with issues specific to past or current work places, building new organizations and developing specific skill sets.