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TCA LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Now accepting applicants for the 2022 cohort of TCA’s Leadership Program. Apply by Saturday, February 26, 11:59 PM Hawaii Time!

We are excited to introduce for its second year the TCA Leadership Program. With a focus on building up the existing network of leaders within the taiko community, this is a virtual cohort-based program designed for current and aspiring taiko community leaders who are particularly interested in honing their skills and confidence in community leadership.

Over the course of eight virtual sessions, participants will explore several important concepts of leadershipengage with guest speakers to examine leadership styles and common challenges, and apply these lessons to grow individually as leaders, all within a learning community of peers.

SESSIONS WILL DISCUSS KEY CONCEPTS IN TAIKO COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP, INCLUDING:

  • Taiko History
  • Values and Group Culture
  • Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion, Group Dynamics, and Team Building
  • Arts Industry: Organizational Management and the Multi-Cultural Arts Landscape
  • Balancing artistic vs. administrative
  • Community

COST AND PROGRAM INFORMATION

The 2022 participation fee is $200. If the fee is a barrier for your participation, we encourage you to still apply, as TCA is currently seeking sponsors and additional support for the program.

2022 Session Dates are the following Saturdays from 12 PM – 3 PM Pacific Time:

  • April 16
  • May 7
  • May 21
  • June 18
  • July 16
  • August 20
  • September 17
  • October 15

HOW TO APPLY

Use the link below to fill out the application by Saturday, February 26, 11:59 PM Hawaii Time.

We understand that growing into leadership roles is a personal journey and everyone will come to this program at a different stage and with differing aspirations. If you would like to know more, be connected with previous participants, or have any questions, please contact coordinators Derek Oye (derek@taikocommunityalliance.org) and/or Roy Hirabayashi (roy@taiko.org).

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

  • What is leadership? – A perspective from Leadership Program co-coordinate Roy Hirabayashi
  • Why leadership? – Thoughts on the importance of leadership by Leadership Program co-coordinate Derek Oye.