ProSPER.Net Leadership Program


The East-West Center and the ProSPER.Net Secretariat at the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) invites post-doctoral fellows and young professionals from public and private sectors who are currently affiliated with or alumni of the East-West Center to apply to participate in the 2013 ProSPER.Net Leadership Program, to be held at the East-West Center from November 16-24, 2013.

Applications are due by September 17, 2013. 



Applications: Applications are open for post-doctoral fellows from ProSPER.Net member universities, former ProSPER.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Award (YSA) participants, YSA finalists and winners, and young professionals from public and private sectors, to participate in a multi-stakeholder, interdisciplinary and intensive Leadership Programme.

For those applying for scholarship: Please indicate the need of scholarship in your submission. The scholarship covers all costs of the Leadership Programme tuition, return economy class travel; visa application fee if applicable; ground transportation to/from airport in your country and in Honolulu; accommodations; a modest per diem to cover meals and incidentals; and programmatic meals; except for travel insurance, which shall be the participant’s responsibility.

Resource Persons: The programme will be delivered by leadership experts primarily from the East-West Center and from the local community.

Aims: Participants of the Leadership Programme will:                            

  • gain skills in communication and consensual decision-making processes through interpersonal active listening activities, and group decision-making simulations.
  • gain competencies in adaptive leadership, which involves creativity, appreciative thinking, alternative scenario building, and future visioning.
  • learn team project development skills through problem-based learning cases in the community.

Selection Criteria: Participants will be selected on the basis of written application according to the following criteria:

  • Affiliation to a ProSPER.Net member university; YSA alumni; YSA finalist or winner; professionals from public and private sector working in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • High level of understanding of written and spoken English language.
  • An advanced understanding of sustainability and its relevance for own research or work.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and contribute to community service activities.
Completed applications should be sent to: