Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) Now Accepting Applications

The U.S.-Japan Council is pleased to announce that the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is now accepting applications!

2019 ELP Class at the 2019 Annual Conference

The Emerging Leaders Program is currently in its eleventh year. Each class has become engaged with and made meaningful contributions to USJC and the ELP community. We wish to continue the momentum by selecting a new class to join this network. 

This year, given the worldwide disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S.-Japan Council will hold a series of virtual events in lieu of a traditional in-person conference. We will select a new cohort of Emerging Leaders to join the USJC network and participate in these events, including special programming designed specifically for program participants. Additionally, as gathering in person is critical to the growth of the program, we plan to hold an ELP conference in Hawaii in the spring of 2021, subject to travel restrictions and local health and safety guidelines. There, the class will participate in leadership training, engage with program alumni, and network with Council members.

Click here to learn more about applying for this program.