Saturday, April 17, 2010


The nice folks at ICAP (International Career Advancement Program) asked me if I would pass along the following to you. I have a good friend from GLIFAA who has attended this program in the past and found it really useful. And as you might imagine, I am a big supporter of diversity in the Foreign Service (I'm a big supporter of the Foreign Service full stop, but maybe that is just because they pay my bills and occassionally let me travel to cool places!).

The Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, and the Aspen Institute invite applications for the International Career Advancement Program (ICAP) for 2010. ICAP will bring together mid-career professionals from groups underrepresented in leadership positions in international affairs with senior officials, faculty and staff to spend one week discussing:

* Major international issues to be faced during the next decade;
* The credentials and experiences normally sought for senior leadership positions;
* The importance of diversity if US interests are to be served adequately;
* Career issues or problems and how they can be addressed;
* Obstacles faced by those seeking advancement and how to overcome them; and
* Programs and policies designed to increase diversity at senior levels

The purpose of ICAP is to help bring higher quality and greater diversity to the staffing of senior management and policy-making positions in international careers in the US, both governmental and private. The aim is to assist highly promising mid-career professionals advance to more senior positions in international affairs. Those selected for the program pay for their own travel and must pay a $200 registration fee but their room, meals and program expenses in Aspen are provided by the program. Applicants should:

* Have a demonstrated commitment to increasing the quality and diversity of senior leadership in the US in international affairs;
* Be US citizens or permanent residents;
* Be professionals who have been or are now in international careers, with 3 to 15 years of working experience;
* Have a demonstrated interest in a long-term career in international affairs;
* Have credentials and achievements that indicate potential for the highest levels of leadership;
* Be committed to providing support for their peers and mentoring those junior to them

An application form can be downloaded from or requested from:
Professor Thomas Rowe, Director
International Career Advancement Program
Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver
2201 South Gaylord Street
Denver, Colorado 80208

This year's program is from September 25-October 3, 2010 in Aspen, Colorado.

Completed applications are due by May 10, 2010


John said...

Wow. When I saw the University of Denver image I had to double check the URL to make sure I had the right page! I am an undergrad studying international studies at DU and it's great to see JKSIS and its diversity efforts getting some coverage, especially on your blog. I've been following it for a while and love what you write about.

I didn't mean for this to turn into "you're awesome!" comment, but I guess it did. So, you're awesome!

Digger said...

Thanks John!