Applications for the 2020 program will be open November 1 (8 am PST) – December 6, 2019 (4 pm PST). We encourage you to gather your necessary supporting documents early, as no late submissions will be accepted after the December 6 deadline.

The admissions committee will notify applicants of their decision by early February, and finalists will be scheduled for an online admissions interview.

Please be prepared to complete the following steps in the application to apply:

  • Complete the online application form
    • 3 short-answer questions limited to 1500 characters each on the following topics (please refer to application for full questions and expectations):
      • How you have used leadership and management skills in the past to affect change
      • A critical challenge you're facing in your work and how IPPHL will help you address it
      • Your career goals and how IPPHL might further your career aspirations
  • Upload your resume or CV in PDF form.
  • Upload a Statement of Release from your employer in PDF form. This statement should come from an individual or department with the authority to relase you for time away from work for the two-week residency in June and the final seminar in September 2020.
  • Upload a Letter of Recommendation from your employer or supervisor PDF form. Your Letter of Recommendation should include:
    • Why IPPHL is a good opportunity for you
    • How your participation in the program will benefit the larger team and organization
    • A statement of willingness to participate in elements of the program that require survey input from your organization

To access the application, you will be prompted to sign in to a Google account. If you do not already have an account, you will be directed to create a free account before continuing to the application.  

2020 Application FAQs

Program Technology Requirements

If admitted, participants must have access to a reliable device such as a desktop computer or laptop. Live course sessions, which are roughly two hours per week during the Pre-Residency and one hour during the Post-Residency, require stable internet, a webcam, speakers, and microphone. We understand the quality and availability of internet is not always certain and that this may affect participation in some sessions.

U.S. Visa Requirements

To participate in the program, you must be eligible to recieve a J-1 U.S. visa and understand the two-year home country physical presence requirement set by the U.S. Department of State (DOS).


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