"500 in 5" Curriculum


  • 3-day opening seminar on fundamental principles of leadership
  • 6 months (first half of the year) of monthly one-on-one or group coaching relating to specific projects
  • 2-day mid-year seminar
  • 6 months (second half of the year) of monthly teleconference among peers
  • 12 months of monthly trainings on topics based on three leadership categories
  • Weekly reading assignments throughout the training period
  • Graduation ceremony: presentation of progress and achievements to the community



Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics’ sessions will be augmented with customized ones, forming a “buffet” of training sessions.

A.  The Heart and Mind of a Strategist

·         Thinking patterns as source of influence

·         Ethics of leadership and value system

·         Understanding your cultural values

·         Acculturation vs. assimilation

·         Developing a vision and long-term goals

·         Risk taking

·         Strategic thinking

·         Strategic planning & measuring for success

·         Logic model

·         Setting priorities

·         Being effective

·         Understanding the community and community mapping

B.  Managing Resources and Projects

·         The 5 types of capital: financial, human, organizational, intellectual and social

·         The sustainability and growth loop

·         Project management fundamentals

·         Team formation

·         Reading organizational dynamics

·         The power of networking

·         Change management

·         Measuring organizational success

C.  Skills

·         Problem solving

·         Decision making

·         Enhancing your personal effectiveness

·         Effective facilitation

·         Effective meetings

·         Effective work and communication style

·         Become visible: let your voice be heard


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