Regional Framework

Regional Framework

TOMODACHI Alumni Regional Framework

TOMODACHI Alumni
Regional Framework

The TOMODACHI Alumni Regional Framework is a platform to connect the over 7,800 TOMODACHI alumni across regions combined with a leadership development program that identifies and trains the rising stars committed to improving their regional communities.

Japan is divided into six regions represented by eight (8) teams: Tohoku-Hokkaido Region (two teams), Kanto Region (two teams), Chubu-Hokuriku Region, Kansai-Chugoku-Shikoku Region, Kyushu Region, and Okinawa Region. Each team consists of one Regional Leader (student alumni) partnered with a Regional Mentor (young professional alumni with a minimum of 5-7 years of work experience). Together, these Leaders and Mentors will represent their regions and take part in the TOMODACHI Alumni Regional Impact for Social Empowerment (RISE) Leadership Program.

The TOMODACHI Alumni Regional Framework is supported by the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo and the U.S. Consulates throughout Japan through the engagement of officers in the selection process and the providing of event space for these alumni events to occur.

The TOMODACHI Alumni Regional Framework is part of the TOMODACHI Alumni Leadership Program, which is made possible with generous support from Prudential.

As a Regional Leader you will receive the CARD; an opportunity to:

TOMODACHI Alumni Regional Groups

TOMODACHI Alumni Regional Groups

Japan

Japan

Become a TOMODACHI Alumni Regional Leader!

Become a TOMODACHI Alumni
Regional Leader!

The TOMODACHI Alumni Regional Impact for Social Empowerment (RISE) Leadership Program will change the dynamics of alumni engagement by furthering opportunities for alumni to connect, empower and inspire one another in their respective regions.

This year-long leadership training program focuses on social innovation on a local level. Regional Leaders of each region will gain valuable skills in order to identify and tackle social issues, create events, and bolster their regional alumni community. This will be building upon their initial TOMODACHI experiences, giving them the opportunity to continue their leadership journey through hands-on training and mentorship.

Build on your TOMODACHI Experience. Take the next step and pay it forward. Are YOU ready?

This initiative is one of the signature programs under the TOMODACHI Alumni Leadership Program supported by Prudential.

Help us energize and inspire members of the TOMODACHI Generation in your region by developing new events to bring opportunities to your regions and communities. If you are interested becoming a leader within your region, please apply!

Regional Team

Regional Team

Within the six regions, there is a Regional Leader (student or young professional with under three years of experience) and the Regional Mentor (professional) who will team up together to create the regional team. Both are part of the TOMODACHI Generation.
In September each year, we will open up applications for the next year's Regional Leaders in each of the six regions. Each Regional Leader will connect with their fellow alumni, collaborate with their Regional Mentor and with support from the U.S. Embassy and Consulates across Japan, create opportunities for TOMODACHI Alumni to connect while identifying and addressing the challenges in their respective regions.
We'd like your help to inspire and empower the TOMODACHI Generation in your region to become active participants in our community. Help us organize events to identify and address various challenges within your communities. If you're interested in becoming a Regional Leader for the TOMODACHI Alumni Regional Framework, please apply.

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TO APPLY

TO APPLY

Deadline: 2019 Applications have closed.

SELECTION PROCESS
1. Applications Open: September 1st 2019
2. Selection (Interviews): January and February 2020
3. Announcement of 2020 Regional Leaders: February 28th 2020

Benefits of participating

Benefits of participating

Opportunity to grow into a strong and confident leader by helping to change the community for better.

Regional Leader Qualifications

Regional Leader Qualifications

Regional Leader Responsibilities

Regional Leader Responsibilities

1. Connect and empower the TOMODACHI community in the region

2. Identify and address challenges in the region

3. Plan two events for your region

The Welcome Event will be held in May 2019 and the Theme Event will be held between June and November 2019.

4. Attend the Orientation and the Training Session

Attend the Orientation in March, the Training Session in June, and the TOMODACHI Summit in September. All events will be held in Tokyo.

5. Communicate with the Regional Mentor

We recommend once a month meetings, either face-to-face or utilizing technology such as skype or zoom, but ultimately we leave it to you and your Mentor to find and decide the best way for your team to communicate well.

Term

Term

2019 Regional Leaders: March 2019–January 2020
2020 Regional Leaders: March 2020–January 2021

Each Regional Leader will be asked to serve a one-year term with the possibility to extend for one year upon with a recommendation letter from the Regional Mentor.

CONTACT US

CONTACT US

TOMODACHI Alumni Relations
Email: tomoalumniregional@usjapancouncil.org
03-4510-3400

Regional Events

Regional Events

There are two types of Regional Events:
A. Training programs for Regional Leaders and Mentors and B. Events planned and organized by the Regional Leaders themselves with support from their Regional Mentor. Additionally, Theme Events are organized by Regional Leaders based on the Four Pillars (core values) of the TOMODACHI Alumni Leadership Program:
Critical & Innovative Thinking (CI), Civic Engagement (CE), Workforce Readiness (WR), and Connectedness & Sustainability (CS).