TIJ Workshop for Emerging Leaders on the Rule of Law & Policy
Required Documents for Application Submission
The TIJ-IGLP Academic Committee will utilize uploaded documents to evaluate the candidate’s “fit” along with areas of expertise and policy interests. These documents will help us determine the most suitable Policy Skills Team for each candidate.
Policy Skills Teams are peer-to-peer sessions, which form the core of the Workshop experience. Each participant will be assigned to a group and paired with a partner. They will be mentored by selected faculty members from the IGLP network on how to effectively frame policy questions and “pitch” policy initiatives.
In order to complete your application, please upload the following documents:
2. Personal Statement
Please upload a short personal statement (in PDF format) of at least 100 words but not exceeding 250 words describing yourself and why you are interested in attending the TIJ Workshop for Emerging Leaders on the Rule of Law & Policy
3. Policy Experience/ Initiative
Each Workshop participant will bring a policy experience or idea/initiative to share with colleagues. Working in teams, you will brainstorm alternative approaches to the issue. To help prepare for the discussions, please answer the following questions.
- Problem Identification (500 words)
- What policy initiative would you like to brainstorm with your colleagues? How were you—or might you be—involved in this issue?
- What problem or difficulty prompts or prompted this policy initiative? What was the “diagnosis” or process which led to the initiative? Who are the actors in your policy initiative?
- Solution and Alternatives (500 words)
- What was or is the solution to be proposed?
- What alternative solutions were discussed? What strategy led to the initiative rather than these alternatives?
- Analysis (500 words)
- How did you assess the terrain for implementation? Major allies, opportunities, obstacles?
- What did you take away from the experience? Any lessons learned and/or concerns?
- What questions are you left with? How might the group be helpful to your thinking?
4. Letter(s) of Recommendation
Please provide at least one (1), but not more than (2) letter(s) of recommendation in PDF format. An application submitted without letter(s) of recommendation will not be reviewed.
*Remarks: If selected for participation, you will have the opportunity to extend your essay to be shared with other Workshop participants as a basis for several of our interactive sessions. Please kindly note that some of the admitted applicants may be inquired to edit and resubmit their Policy Experience essay to better suit the purposes of the Workshop in order to enhance their participation during the discussion sessions.
Deadline for application: 3 November 2018
Notification of Acceptance: Admitted applicants should receive a notification of acceptance via email within 7 business days after the application deadline.
Application Process: The TIJ Workshop Committee will review each applicant’s profile according to the information provided in the application along with the Required Documents. The Committee will notify applicants whose qualifications and interest meet the Workshop requirements and purpose.
Cancellation Policy: After the confirmation of your participation, should your circumstances change and you are unable to attend the TIJ Emerging Leaders Workshop, you must contact the TIJ directly with a written cancellation statement by no later than 10 business days prior to the commencement of the event in order to allow for the TIJ to notify waitlisted candidates about the availability of space. Regardless of the date in which the cancellation is made by the participant, the TIJ will not be held responsible for reimbursement of any expenses made by such participant (e.g. airfares, visa processing fees etc.). Likewise, in the case of ‘no shows’ at the TIJ Emerging Leaders Workshop, the participant will be fully liable for any costs incurred.