ILeap is an international non-profit organization with a mission to inspire and renew social leaders and global citizens through integrated leadership programs that ignite hope and transformation in the world. They conduct programs in Seattle, Washington and collaborate with social leaders throughout Asia, Africa, and Latin America to build regional networks of change leaders who are connected through a values-based approach to leadership and committed to building strong global partnerships for social change.
About the Fellowship
The iLEAP International Fellowship (IF) is a long-term investment in community-based leadership in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Each year, iLEAP selects up to 15 grass-roots leaders from around the world from a highly competitive pool of hundreds to join this unique, cross-cultural and global leadership training in Seattle. The program is highly integrated, with a balance between personal reflection and retreat, group learning and dialogue, and professional training in partnership, communication, and effective leadership. iLEAP Fellows return home to lead their communities with a renewed clarity and commitment to who they are, what they do, and how together we can change the world.
Between the ages of 25 and 45;
Living and working in one of the regions that iLEAP is currently connected to: Southeast Asia, South Asia, East Asia, Central America, and South America. And/or Sub-Saharan Africa.*
Dedicated to serving the community(ies) or the population with whom they are working;
Currently working with an organization and holds at least five years of relevant experience as a community leader;
Creative, skilled and capable of working with different organizations, cultures, situations and settings;
Demonstrably adaptive and open to new and challenging experiences;
Able to articulate why the Fellowship program is right at this time of their lives;
Conversant in the English language.
ILEAP Fellows explore the program themes of Collaboration, Global Partnerships, Leadership, and Digital Media and Communication through four modes of learning: skills-based seminar trainings, peer learning and site visits, personal inquiry, and teaching out and partnership building.
Duration: 8 weeks