BECOME A LEADERSHIP FELLOW
Are you an American that has studied or lived in China and are back in the United States after an unforgettable experience abroad?
Project Pengyou is currently recruiting passionate alumni of China study and exchange programs to build and strengthen our robust grassroots network of community chapters across the nation. Leadership Fellows will receive an exclusive opportunity to participate in a four-day Leadership Training Summit at Harvard University on . Join a groundbreaking nationwide network of next generation leaders promoting Mandarin study and constructive exchanges with China.
- Receive an exclusive invitation to a four-day Project Pengyou Leadership Training Summit at Harvard University from *
- Gain unique hands-on training in cross-cultural leadership and community-organizing methods, and learn strategic skills to mobilize people and resources as part of a national grassroots campaign
- Connect with other motivated like-minded Americans with firsthand China experience from all across the country
- Meet government, business and civic leaders deeply experienced in US-China cooperation, with ongoing access to new opportunities for valuable connections, leadership skills and resume-building experiences
- Gain the opportunity to serve as the founder or leader of a Project Pengyou Chapter at your university or institution, and be a pioneer of China exchange, knowledge and action in your community
* All participants are responsible for their own airfare and travel. Lodging, food, speaker and summit costs will be covered by Golden Bridges Foundation / Project Pengyou.
In March 2014, we held our inaugural Leadership Training Summit with the first cohort of Leadership Fellows.
See our recap blog post and photos here!
See our recap blog post and photos here!
Thank you so much for this tremendous opportunity. It has been life changing. You have helped us all to grow and become better leaders and ambassadors. I go home to help more underprivileged and underrepresented groups learn about China. Thank you for allowing me to “sit at the table” and provide my voice and share my story and hear others. Thanks again!!
- Russell B., Leadership Fellow-Saint Augustine's University
I cannot begin to express how truly grateful I am to have been selected to attend this summit. I have learned so much from not only coaches and community organizing lessons, but also from the remarkable fellows here. I have been filled with such passion and excitement for US-China relations and cannot wait to begin my Project Pengyou chapter at UVA to share this with me peers. Thank you for sharing your courage and motivation with me, and I hope to model that as I push to improve Chinese cultural awareness in my own life and these those that I meet. I look forward to continuing to work with you!
- Alicia U., Leadership Fellow-University of Virginia
Thank you so much for all of your efforts to launch Project Pengyou and bring and other fellows out here to change our lives and give us the tools and training to change the world. This is an amazing experience and opportunity. I hope we can all work to make your dream, my dream, our dream come true!
- Annabel V, Leadership Fellow-Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
- Americans who have studied or worked abroad in China and are available to participate in the entirety of the leadership summit at Harvard University from . (Fellows should arrive on the evening of . We will begin at ).
- Highly committed individuals with enthusiasm for Project Pengyou’s mission to promote constructive China exchange
- Current students of a university, community college or high school (graduate students also eligible)
- Candidates should be able to demonstrate high potential for leadership, public speaking, and event coordination responsibilities
- Currently, forty fellows have already been trained across the nation. If your school does not already have a leadership fellow and has not started a Project Pengyou chapter, at least two candidates from your school must apply to be considered. Candidates must be prepared to partner with other leadership fellow(s) from their school to lead and mobilize their school’s Project Pengyou chapter.
- Apply online here
At the Leadership Training Summit at Harvard University, Leadership Fellows will spend four days of active learning covering the topics of leadership, organizing, action and U.S.-China bridge building.
Leadership, Organizing and Action
Derived from material developed by Harvard Professor Marshall Ganz, the curriculum teaches leadership as accepting responsibility to enable others to achieve shared purpose in the face of uncertainty. This program will explore how leadership is exercised through the mastery of five practices, including:
- Public Narratives
- Building Relationships
- Structuring Leadership Teams
- Leading Action
Leadership Fellows will also explore the challenges and importance of US-China people-to-people exchange with their peers and prominent experts in the field.
Fellows will be immediately tasked to apply these practices in the real world by organizing a Project Pengyou Chapter at their school, beginning with an event on “Pengyou Day”.