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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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The Asian Pacific American Leadership Training Institute (APALTI) is looking to pick the next cohort of this leadership development program that is sponsored by Multicultural Student Services in the Office of the Dean of Students. Now in its 20th year, APALTI is a student-facilitated leadership program of emerging APIDA leaders (1st and 2nd year students) that meets once a week in the Spring Semester to learn more about leadership within the context of the APIDA identity.

Interviews will take place starting Monday Oct. 23 until Saturday Oct. 28 – sign up for interviews will close Friday Oct. 20th at 11:59PM. You can access interview sign-ups here. Link to the application will appear after you sign up for an interview and will be due on Sunday, October 29th at 11:59PM. Applicants will be notified no later than Friday, Nov. 3rd if they have been accepted, waitlisted, or rejected.

If chosen, you will be invited to an opening reception on Thursday, Nov. 9th. Sessions will begin in the Spring Semester on Wednesdays from 7-9 from Jan. 17th to April 11th. Accepted applicants will be expected to work their anticipated class/extracurricular/work schedules around APALTI in order for participants to attend ALL sessions. Those who cannot commit to all sessions will be discouraged from applying.

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