IP LED Program

Indigenous Peoples Leadership and Enterprise Development (IP LED) Academy hopes to create various pathways of learning that build and strengthen indigenous people leadership potentials and capacities. It employs a dynamic learning process through meaningful skills development, articulation of values and vision, identification of current issues, challenges, and opportunities to create positive change and meaningful development in the IP communities.

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Its goals and objectives are grounded on the philosophy that:

  1. Promote respect on cultural integrity;
  2. Empowers people to create positive change in their lives and communities;
  3. Addresses social, political, economic, cultural, and spiritual concerns using proactive solutions towards attaining integrative, holistic and sustainable lifestyle;
  4. Creates awareness that develops values and attitudes on accountability and social responsibility;
  5. Encourages collaborative partnerships and cooperation towards building a sustainable and just society.


APPROACH It uses a cycle and system of learning that start from Experience leading to Theory, Application, Evaluation, Reflection and Action. It is a system wherein the trainees (Fellows) attend sessions while practical trainings and application are done in the IP communities.

Formal sessions for about 3-4 days will be done in Pamulaan for every 5 months. A mentor will be assigned to do the follow-up and monitoring the communities where the trainees/fellows will apply what they learned from the formal sessions.



  1. Transformational Leadership & Organizational Development (TLOD)
  2. Local Educators Advancement Program (LEAP)
  3. Social Enterprise & Economic Development (SEED)
  4. Integrated Health & Indigenous Healing (IHIH)
  5. Youth Leadership & Volunteer Program (YLVP)
  6. Community Service Learning & Exposure (CSLE)
  7. Knowledge & Information Management System (KIMS)



  1. Stream A
    • Articulating Identity, Values and Worldview
    • Appreciating Cultural Diversity and History
    • Striking a Balance: Reconciling Reality and Ideals
  2. Stream B
    • Transformative Leadership
    • IPRA Law and Other Laws
    • Ancestral Domain Sustainability Protection Plan
    • Peace Building and Community Development
      • Indigenous Education
      • Integrative Health
      • Livelihood and Enterprise Development
      • Environment & Agriculture
      • Climate Change Resiliency
  3. Stream C
    • Consensus-building rights-based approach to Development
    • Stewardship and Responsibility
    • Community Ownership and Accountability
    • Partnership Building and Sustainability

To know more about IP-LED Program, visit www.ip-led.ph