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Asian Pacific American Leadership Training Institute (APALTI)

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The Asian Pacific American Leadership Training Institute (APALTI) is a student-facilitated and MSS-sponsored leadership development program for 30-40 1st and 2nd year Asian/Asian Pacific American (A/APA) students. The 10-week cohort-based program meets for 2 hours a week in the Spring Semester. Recruitment usually occurs in October in the fall prior to the program commencement.

APALTI is a leadership development program based on the Social Change Model of Leadership and infuses concepts of cultural identity within the curriculum. Within the 10-week program, students are able to learn about their leadership identity and efficacy in the context of their cultural identity(ies) through a number of activities, workshops, speakers, projects, and other educational tools. The hope for the program is that each participant will be able to understand their capabilities of creating social positive change and that each understand that leadership and social change is a process, rather than a position.

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Recruitment for the 2017-2018 cohort will take place beginning late-September. Look out for application and interview information posted on this page around that time. Interviews will take place throughout October and the cohort is selected the first week of November. All selected cohort members will be expected to attend an opening reception in November and all 10 sessions in the spring.