Following a paradigm established by our Leadership/Management Seminars, CAPE now has plans to develop more ambitious training programs designed to meet the unique challenges facing 21st century leaders in Asia and the Pacific region. In the coming era, the peoples of these regions will be called upon to make distinctive contributions, and will face new and increasingly demanding challenges, particularly in the realms of business, politics, and national development. Creating leaders equal to the tasks at hand, and capable of forging solutions to problems both old and new, is at once a necessity both urgent and daunting.

CAPE seeks to meet this need through the provision of a program designed to produce able, effective and balanced leaders, individuals who comprehend and accept the challenges presented by the changes now sweeping the region, and who are prepared to lead by working harmoniously with the leaders and peoples of other nations. To these ends, CAPE will offer educational programs that blend training in informed and sensitive approaches to cross-cultural issues with the latest in contemporary organizational theories and practices. In selecting participants, we will be flexible in our recruitment of candidates with differing abilities, experience, and attributes, as well as innovative in the delivery of courses and materials. The CAPE programs will be rigorous in holding candidates to high standards of achievement, while providing them with instruction that is current, relevant, forward-looking and infused at all levels with ethical concerns.

We will offer three types of courses, intended for candidates of differing needs. A two-month short-term program will feature an accelerated, intensive course appropriate for leaders and managers at both the junior and senior levels. For a more reflective pace of study, the six-month intermediate-term course will allow participants to develop research interests and skills while taking advantage of the practical experience offered by internship opportunities, and building personal networks through a cohort admissions structure. Finally, our long-term program will last from one to three years, and offer training equivalent to a college degree, combined with relevant work experiences. This highly comprehensive course will be organized around close mentoring relationships between faculty and students, and will produce graduates who have broad-based understandings of the challenges and traditions of leadership in a range of political, economic, and cultural settings.

The seminar consists of three principle phases:

Phase I: Seminar in Management and Leadership
Phase II: Seminar in American and International Affairs
Phase III: Site visits

The Leadership Training Seminar includes a special workshop on Women as Leaders in Business and the Community when such interest is expressed.