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Regional Framework for TOMODACHI Alumni Engagement

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

Regional Team Structure

TOMODACHI Alumni Regional Groups


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The TOMODACHI Generation Regional Framework will change the dynamics of alumni engagement by furthering opportunities for alumni to connect, empower, and inspire one another in their respective regions. We heard your request for a framework that would not only connect you to each other but also provide you with opportunities to design your own events, learn about project management, financial planning, marketing and use of social media, networking skills, presentation skills, mentorship and applied leadership by hands-on training throughout the year to grow into a stronger, more confident leader to catalyze your communities.

As a member of the TOMODACHI Generation, you have received many opportunities to learn and grow. Now, this is your time to give back and show your community what you have learned through TOMODACHI.

Regional Leaders in each region will create activities and opportunities with support from their Regional Mentor by connecting with fellow alumni and the U.S. Embassy and Consulates to address the needs and challenges in their respective regions and communities.

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!

For more information and to apply to be a Regional Leader, click here.



All Regional Leads and Deputies have the opportunity to extend their role for another year with a Recommendation Letter from the Regional Mentor submitted to the TOMODACHI Alumni Manager at the time of the New Leader Application Process.



1. Event Planning & Project Management

Each Regional Team will be responsible for planning two events within the year:
A. Welcome Event and B. Theme Event.

2. Attend Orientation & Training Sessions

Regional Leaders and Deputies will be responsible for attending the March Orientation (March 9-11, 2018), the Regional Leader Training in June 2018, and the TOMODACHI Summit in November 2018.

3. Communicate with your Teammate & Regional Mentor

We recommend once a month in-person or skype/phone meetings, but leave it to the Regional Mentor and Leaders to determine what amount of time is best for their region and the events being planned.

4. Manage Funding

You will receive 100,000JPY as seed money to do three things:
A. Plan the Welcome Event, B. Plan the Theme Event, and C. Send alumni from your region to attend the TOMODACHI Summit.
[Note: Regional Leader and Mentor transportation stipends will be provided separately.]
Coordinate with your Regional Mentor to ensure that you are spending and allocating funds wisely throughout the year.

5. Keep Regional Alumni Contact Lists Updated

We have over 5,700 alumni spread out across Japan and the United States and need help keeping our alumni contact lists up to date, starting with each region.

Regional Leader Criteria

The following would be criteria for a strong Regional Leader to represent the TOMODACHI Generation

More Information & To Apply

More Information on the Selection Process:
Application Form:
Deadline: November 22 (Wed), 2017 at 23:59 Japan Standard Time

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).