Applications are now open for the amazing US-Jordan Leadership Exchange Program. The US-Jordan Leadership Exchange Program (UJLEP) is a great opportunity for the people of Jordan who are creative, innovative and collaborative. The US-Jordan Leadership Exchange Program (UJLEP) is a program that aims to promote mutual understanding, respect, and cooperation between the United States and Jordan. The program brings together leaders from various sectors, such as government, business, civil society, and media, to participate in professional exchange programs and other activities. The goal of the fully funded exchange program is to strengthen the two countries relationship and create a network of leaders who can work together to address regional and global challenges. If you are living in Jordan and want this amazing opportunity, don’t skip any part of this article.
The US-Jordan Leadership Exchange Program is a fully funded leadership program. This program provides an opportunity for Jordanian professionals to gain first-hand knowledge of American society, institutions, and professional methods while enhancing their leadership skills. The exchange of ideas and experiences between the participants helps to build strong relationships that can last a lifetime. This program will help the new generation of Jordanian leaders to gain knowledge from American professionals in different fields. This program will allow Jordanians to polish and enhance their essential skills of collaboration, creativity, problem-solving and innovation.
The US-Jordan Leadership Exchange Program is a three-year program. The international exchange program, sponsored by the US and Jordan, is a merit-based exchange program that comprises different phases and components. The first phase of the UJLEP is Leadership Training in Jordan: The UJLEP fellows journey starts with in-person training in Amman for a full day per week over eight weeks to increase their leadership skills. During eight weeks, they will identify their core values, engage in experiential activities and start making networks essential for personal and professional growth. The program’s second phase is the US Exchange Experience: A four-week US exchange experience to provide fellows with new knowledge and skills in their discipline, including visits to organizations working on specific issues of interest to each fellow. Fellows will have the chance for homestays with American families and exposure to volunteer work. Fellows will do volunteer work and cultural activities, enhancing their technical skills and understanding of US culture and filling gaps in their communities.
The program’s third phase is action projects: Three-month implementation of Action Projects to let fellows use their technical and leadership talents in their home communities. The fourth phase of the program is UJLEP Graduation Conference: The UJLEP Graduation Conference will provide each fellow with an opportunity to showcase their Action Projects. The fifth phase of the program is UJLEP Alumni Network: UJLEP will foster a network through which alumni strengthen connections with each other, US counterparts, and fellow professionals, such as speaking engagements and discussions. The sixth phase of the program is UJLEP Small Grants Program: IREX will award three small grants of up to $5,000 each in each of the three rounds, which will provide a flexible funding mechanism for US-Jordan cooperation on interdisciplinary community-based solutions to local and regional issues. And the last phase of the program is Reciprocal Exchanges: The Small Grants Program’s winning proposals are selected for a series of reciprocal exchanges between Jordan and the United States.
Disciplines of the US-Jordan Leadership Exchange Program
There are a total of eight disciplines of the US-Jordan Leadership Exchange Program:
- Business and entrepreneurship.
- Civil society.
- Community engagement.
- Women’s empowerment.
- Diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility (DEIA).
- Civic participation.
- Public health.
- Environment and climate change.
Deadline is February 3, 2023