This month’s newsletter highlights new approaches in how the Committee carries out its mission through three core programs—Education, Diplomacy, and Leadership Development. Each program compartment has set parameters for specific program development, funding, member engagement, and customized program products. The organization’s research and communication capabilities are fully integrated into each program area to enhance program content and optimize social media-based delivery platforms. New tools and features include:
Conference Enhancements: The inaugural inclusion of Testimonials and Promotional Partners enhanced this year’s annual conference program and broadened partnerships with NGOs and APA organizations. Individual testimonies from former C-100 program participants provide a new personalized perspective on C-100’s impact on local communities. The Committee engaged other non-profits as promotional partners to expand collaborative networks.
Education: A new Civic Leaders Delegation joins the Journalist Delegation as a critical component of the Education Initiative. The program brings a group of civic leaders from diverse backgrounds—business, think tanks, foundations, and academia—to China. Based on the Summer Teachers Institute, this year we initiated the Wanxiang Teaching Scholars Program in Partnership with Committee of 100, a program funded by Chicago-based Wanxiang America under the auspices of the U.S. State Department’s 100,000 Strong Initiative.
Diplomacy: Our people-to-people diplomacy continues to gain momentum with members visiting senior leaders in Washington, Beijing, Taipei, and Hong Kong.
Leadership Development: Mentoring outreach in New York, Los Angeles, and Beijing continues to garner highly favorable responses and growing interest. This May marks the eighth completion class of the Leadership Scholarship Program in China.
We appreciate the dedicated support of C-100 members and friends and look forward to rolling out new products in the coming months.