PILP Program Details

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The Pacific Islands Leadership Program with Taiwan (PILP) is an intensive leadership development training that takes place in Hawaii and Taiwan.  There are 3 phases of PILP: 1) At the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, 2) On field study in Taiwan, and 3) During the closing Leadership Retreat in Taiwan.

PHASE 1: HONOLULU, HAWAII

Group photo of 2017 PILP Participants with VP of Pacific-Matson Navigation Company, Vic Angoco, Sr.
PILP G5 with Vic Angoco, Sr. VP Pacific-Matson
Navigation Company

During the Honolulu residency phase, participants live on the beautiful East-West Center campus in a diverse international community.  Program content will focus on three areas: 1) Understanding key issues and trends that impact the Pacific Islands region; 2) Personal leadership development; and 3) Networking and professional development.

 

PHASE 2: TAIWAN FIELD STUDY

Group photo of 2017 PILP participants with VP of the Republic of China, Chen Chien-jen
PILP G5 with Chen Chien-jen, Vice President
of the Republic of China

During the second phase on the Taiwan Field Study, participants live in hotel accommodations in Taipei near the headquarters of the Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs (IDIA), and will also travel as a group around the country.  Program content will focus on how Taiwan interacts with the region, the attributes the country has to offer, and further development of professional networks.  Participants will continue to apply knowledge accrued in Hawaii and will build on this foundation in Taiwan.  An East-West Center staff member will accompany the group throughout Taiwan field study.

 

PHASE 3: LEADERSHIP RETREAT

Group discussion during the Leadership Retreat
PILP G5 - Leadership Retreat

At the end of the program, East-West Center staff from Hawaii will join Generation Eight (G8) for a capstone Leadership Retreat at a location outside Taipei.  Program content will focus on personal leadership reflection, the process of "re-entry" back home, evaluation of the G8 program and cohort outcomes, as well as co-creation of next year's program for G9.  The program concludes with a Closing Ceremony at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taipei.