indexProSPER.Net is currently inviting applications for its 2016 ProSPER.Net Leadership Programme with an aim to provide opportunities for participants to develop inter-disciplinary skills to lead sustainable development initiatives appropriate to local, regional or global contexts. Participants will go through a unique experience that will assist them in leading efforts towards developing work with a clearer vision and understanding regarding diverse perspectives, focusing on collaborative efforts, leveraging networks and involving multiple stakeholders.

Aims:

Participants of the Leadership Programme will:

  • Gain competencies in adaptive leadership, which involves creativity, appreciative thinking, alternative scenario building, and future visioning;
  • Gain skills in communication and consensual decision-making processes through interpersonal active listening activities, and group decision-making simulations;
  • Learn team project development skills through problem-based learning cases in the community;
  • Enhance leadership qualities to serve societal needs.

Eligibility:

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

  • Affiliation to a ProSPER.Net member university; YRS 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 leadership ability to work in a team environment and contribute to community service activities;
  • Eligible Countries: Australia, China, Fiji Islands, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United States, Vietnam.

Deadline: 10 June 2016.

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