"When you have decided what you believe, what you feel must be done, have the courage to stand up and be counted." -- Eleanor Roosevelt
The East-West Center Leadership Certificate is offered to East-West Center fellows and affiliates. It is a two-year program. The first year of the program is classroom based where participants learn about regional-based leadership styles through examples of contemporary leaders. The second year of the program emphasizes the application of leadership through participants’ engagement in the local community.
The Leadership Certificate will help the East-West Center students achieve the following goals:
1) Develop personal leadership skills and capacity by understanding contemporary theories of leadership and leadership profiles and designing case studies of contemporary leadership
2) Develop in-depth knowledge of historical leaders, classical leadership theories, and diverse models of indigenous leadership in Asia Pacific through international film and literature
3) Learn how to plan and implement a project in the community using leadership lessons and action planning skills
4) Integrate leadership studies into the personal and professional lives of students, including their educational goals at the EWC, helping them become engaged citizens and agents of change
Courses are offered in partnership with the Department of Anthropology at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. Click to download the program brochure (PDF).