Applications are now open for the 2023 Asia Foundation Development Fellows: Emerging Leadership for Asia’s Future Program.
The Asia Foundation is searching for its ninth cohort of highly talented Development Fellows. Applications will be open through September 16, 2022.
Launched in 2014, The Asia Foundation Development Fellows program brings together a group of young emerging leaders from across the region who are deeply committed to building an inclusive Asia-Pacific region and securing lasting change on the ground.
This yearlong career advancement program takes on a multifaceted approach to leadership development which includes two intensive in-person modules, one in Asia-Pacific and a second in the United States, as well as year-round support through mentorship, coaching, and a flexible grant. The in-person coursework explores fellows’ leadership styles, helps fellows effectively articulate their stories, and develops their problem-solving and critical thinking approaches.
The 2023 program will commence with a two-week Leadership Training Program and study tour in Laos, where fellows dive into authentic leadership and meet with development practitioners to understand the mechanics of change on the ground. Immediately following the program in Laos, Fellows will join program alumni for the second Forum on Leadership for Asia’s Future, a weekend of highly interactive professional exchange and networking. The program will conclude with visits to San Francisco and Washington, D.C. for a two-week Leadership Dialogue and Exchange program, visiting innovative organizations while continuing to examine their authentic leadership.
A flexible, professional development award of US $5,000 will be provided to each fellow for use throughout the Fellowship year. Additionally, fellows are matched with mentors tailored to their background and professional interests and have access to a fixed number of one-on-one executive coaching sessions with a professional leadership coach.