TCA Leadership Program Application
Applications due Saturday, January 30, 2021.
Reach out to Derek Oye (
) and Roy Hirabayashi (
Are you located in North America?
Have you held a leadership position for at least 2-3 years?
For example, leading a taiko group. Note: This does not need to be a current position.
Are you a member of TCA?
By checking this box, I recognize that membership with TCA is a requirement to participate in this program and, if selected, I will be asked to purchase a TCA membership prior to the start of the program.
Are you able to attend 100% of the class dates as listed below?
Please elaborate, including which dates you may not be able to attend.
Saturday, March 20th @ 12-3pm PST
Saturday, April 17th @ 12-3pm PST
Saturday, May 22nd @ 12-3pm PST
Saturday, June 19th @ 12-3pm PST*
Saturday, July 17th @ 12-3pm PST*
Saturday, August 21 @ 12-3pm PST*
Saturday, September 18 @ 12-3pm PST
Saturday, October 16 @ 12-3pm PST
June 19th (Juneteenth) and the July and August dates (potential Obon conflicts) may be rescheduled based on a poll that will be given to all program participants.
How is your taiko organization incorporated? Please check all that apply.
LLC (Limited Liability Company)
Before you continue
, please be sure to check the following acknowledgement:
I acknowledge the TCA Leadership Program fee is $200 and payment will be due upon selection and acceptance into the program.
Please check this box if you are in need of financial support. 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. TCA will contact you directly to provide additional information.
Please keep each response between 1-2 paragraphs long (100-500 words). We recommend you draft your responses in a separate document (Word or similar) and copy/paste them into this form in case this window is accidentally closed.
Please describe your leadership role within your group. What type of administrative tasks are you responsible for?
Why are you interested in becoming further involved as a leader within the taiko community?
What are you hoping to learn and experience from this program? Are there any specific skills or knowledge you hope to gain?
What skills, attitudes, and perspectives do you feel you can bring to the TCA Leadership Program cohort and taiko community?
What values are important to you as an individual and as a leader? In your opinion, what are important values for the taiko community?
Please identify 1-2 major strengths of the taiko community and describe an experience where you contributed to or demonstrated that strength.
Please identify 1-2 areas of improvement for the taiko community and describe how you would address this area of improvement and help the taiko community overcome this pain point.
RESUME & RECOMMENDATIONS
Please upload your resume and recommendation/reference letter below. Resumes highlighting your taiko work and experiences are encouraged and welcomed!
Recommendation/Reference Letter from a group/community leader within the taiko community
Do you give TCA permission to contact this reference as needed?
Reference's Email Address
Reference's Phone Number
Any additional questions or comments?