2022 Pacific Islands Leadership Program


2022 Pacific Islands Leadership Program application is now open!

Applications are now being accepted for the 2022 Pacific Islands Leadership Program (PILP) Fellowship (Generation Eight)!  Applications can be submitted online via our online application system, Submittable. 

2022 Program Dates (Tentative)
Friday, 23 September 2022 Participants arrive in Honolulu
Monday, 26 September 2022 Start PILP 68
TBD Welcome Ceremony
Friday, 21 October 2022 Depart Honolulu to Taipei
Sunday, 23 October 2022 Orientation in Taipei
Monday, 24 October 2022 Start of Taiwan Experience and Welcome Ceremony at IDIA
Thursday, 24 November 2022             End of Taiwan Experience and Final Presentation
Friday, 25 November 2022 Depart for Leadership Retreat
Tuesday, 29 November 2022 Return to Taipei and Closing Ceremony rehearsal
Wednesday, 30 November 2022                Closing Ceremony
Thursday, 1 December 2022 Participants return to home country


Application Deadline: 1 February 2022

What is PILP?

Founded in 2013, the Pacific Islands Leadership Program (PILP) graduated its seventh cohort, "Generation Seven" in December 2019.  Building on a vibrant alumni network of 157 alumni from 15 countries spanning the Pacific region, PILP is developing a new generation of leaders and a community of action.

Hosted by the East-West Center, PILP is generously funded by a grant from the Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs (IDIA) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Republic of China (Taiwan).

PILP is a center of excellence for leadership development in the Pacific region.  The program links regional analysis of emerging issues in Oceania with experiential leadership learning and a commitment to practical action.  We call this interlocking process "Navigating Change" and believe the art of way-finding is a core leadership skill.

The goal of PILP is to build a network of collaborative leaders dedicated to shaping the future prosperity of the Pacific region by taking informed, effective action. View our 2022 recruitment flyer for a brief overview of the program.

Visit the Pacific Islands Leadership Program webpage for more information concerning eligiblity, application requirements, or other details concerning the program.