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Leadership Development Program for Higher Education

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An intensive 4-day experience, the Leadership Development Program in Higher Education (LDPHE) enhances the professional development of Asian and Pacific Islanders (APIs) and prepares college/university administrators, faculty, and staff to move into leadership positions and to take on positions of greater visibility and influence on their campuses.

Created in 1997 and conducted by Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP) in partnership with Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education (APAHE), the LDPHE is the only program in the United States that combines leadership training through a unique understanding of Asian and Pacific Islanders with personal coaching and the invaluable insights of successful API leaders in higher education.

The program format focuses on in-depth interactions between participants and program faculty. Features of the program include: hands-on workshops, mentoring, and interactive dialogues with API educational leaders who help guide participants in developing their personalized leadership career plans. In addition to leadership skills training, the program builds networks among participants, leading college and university presidents, faculty and senior administrators.

Past participants include tenured professors, administrators, and support staff from diverse disciplines such as science and engineering, student services, and fiscal management. Among the program's "honor roll" are vice presidents, deans, associate deans, faculty department chairs, and program directors. To date, LDPHE has graduated over 300 program participants, many of which have been promoted to advanced leadership roles in higher education.

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"Being able to click with a group of people who share some of your inner voices and thoughts is such a great comfort. Also, being able to witness so many leaders of my kind, I felt cognitively and emotionally empowered."

Ying-Chiao Tsao, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor, Communicative Disorders Program
California State University, Fullerton
2011 LDPHE Alumnus

"It was an intense, productive, and exhausting experience. We all found ourselves changed in the process."

George W. Chang
Associate Professor, Nutritional Sciences & Toxicology
University of California, Berkeley
2002 LDPHE alumnus


Watch more video testimonials of LDPHE alumni


Program Location and Dates

July 9-12, 2014 - Kellogg West Pomona, CA


$1,250 – tuition, materials and all meals (includes $100 non-refundable deposit)
$89 + tax – Lodging cost per weeknight, and $79 + tax per weekend, single occupancy
(All participants are encouraged to stay at the conference hotel due to the extended duration of the program into evening hours)

More Information
Download a PDF of the LDPHE Flyer
FAQs about the Leadership Development Program for Higher Education

For additional information, please contact:
Grace Toy
Sr. VP of Administration & CFO
(213) 485-1422 ext. 4117

1) Complete the online registration form found at the LEAP website
2) Fax, electronically submit, or mail a resume or curriculum vitae 
3) Fax, electronically submit, or mail a letter of recommendation from the President, Chancellor, or Senior Administrator at your institution
4) Fax, electronically submit, or mail a personal statement regarding your desire to participate in the program and what you hope to gain (maximum of 2 pages)

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