The ASCO Leadership Development Program for the Asia-Pacific region (LDP-AP) teaches culturally-relevant skills in leadership, advocacy, communication, presentation skills, media skills, and conflict management. At the conclusion of the program, selected applicants will be better able to lead successful advocacy efforts, to build relationships with leaders within their countries, and to lead within their own societies, institutions, and ASCO. Applicants must show their commitment to improving cancer care and share their potential for leadership.
This program requires a time commitment to actively participate in virtual sessions, independent study, small group projects, and will require travel to an in-person workshop in Yokohama, Japan, August 25-27, 2022. Accepted applicants will have travel costs covered for the in-person portion of the program (economy airfare, ground transportation, hotel accommodation, and meals).
Bring together a diverse pan-Asian interdisciplinary group of emerging leaders in oncology who are empowered to identify and fill leadership roles in oncology, to engage in advocacy efforts, and to promote interdisciplinary collaboration across the region and within ASCO.
- Leadership – successful leadership skills for the Asia-Pacific Region; what makes successful teams; how to organize, build, and lead teams
- Health Policy & Advocacy – what is health policy; global advocacy; how to be effective advocates; advocacy efforts in Asia
- Communication – interpersonal communication skills; coaching others; active listening
- Conflict Management – identify causes of conflict and strategies to resolve conflict; communication tools for conflict management; using conflict as a tool for improvement; negotiation
- Presentation and Media Skills – how to give a memorable and effective presentation; skills for media interviews
Content will be delivered as a hybrid of live on-line and in-person learning sessions. Online sessions will likely be held during the evening in Asia.
Applicants for the 2021-2022 Class must meet the following criteria:
- Be an ASCO member
- Be a physician (MD, DO, or international equivalent) working in the Asia Pacific Region
- Must have completed one’s final subspecialty training between 2011 and 2016
- Be proficient in English
- Have a supervisor or senior member from one’s institution/practice provide a letter of support. The supervisor/senior member must endorse one’s participation in the program. If the senior member is not an ASCO member, a supporting letter from an ASCO member must be included. If you need assistance identifying an ASCO member, please contact email@example.com.
Note: Physicians from countries that have a different career pathway and fellowship program may apply for an eligibility waiver. Candidates who wish to request an eligibility waiver should submit their rationale in writing to the Asia Pacific Regional Council via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants to the 2021-2022 cycle can expect to be notified in September 2021.
2021-2022 Program Schedule
- November 2021 – Virtual kick-off
- Monthly virtual didactic sessions November 2021 – November 2022
- Bi-Monthly small group virtual project meetings
- August 25-27, 2022 – in-person training in Yokohama, Japan
- November 2022 – virtual Final Session & Project Presentations
Commitment to Diversity
The LDP-AP group will represent diverse countries, resource settings, gender, and specialties. Where appropriate, priority will be given to candidates representing minority or indigenous groups in the region.