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TGNC Pioneers of Tomorrow Leadership Program


New York Transgender Advocacy Group’s TGNC Pioneers of Tomorrow Leadership Program is a 6 month mentorship and training opportunity for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming identified individuals to learn how to navigate and take on leadership roles within their community. The program is comprised of four hour and half virtual modules and a full day in-person training in New York City.

NYTAG’s pedagogy is founded on experiential learning, which is a process of learning through experience, whereby learning occurs through reflection and doing, and participants examine how the concepts directly apply to their lives. Moreover, NYTAG trainings facilitate a learning environment that invites deep, challenging questions and a space where participants can unpack these topics.

Program Overview:

Module 1: Strategic Storytelling

In this module we will be covering, how to redirect your narrative and shape your success story. In addition to learning how to weaponize storytelling as an method of connection, establishing visibility and empowerment for others.( or your cause)

Module 2: Conflict Resolution & Dealing with Microaggressions

For this module we will be exploring effective tools for navigating trauma, identifying your triggers and coexisting with microaggressions as it relates to taking on a leadership role. As well as being assertive and setting boundaries without sacrificing your sanity, peace, safety.

Module 3: Identifying my Leadership Style

Taking a moment to identify the various leadership styles, participants will complete a 5 page assessment. Later gauging their own strengths and weaknesses as a leader and how they would like to grow.

Module 4: How Does Your Passion Fuel Your Leadership?

Participants will engage in various exercises that will allow them to apply and explore their leadership style. As well as analyze connections between leadership and their personal passion(s).

Full Day Training: Pioneers of Today

This full day in-person training in New York City will be comprised of networking, skill building, being matched with mentors and much more.

Perks and Benefits:

Upon completion of the program participants will:

  • have a strong network of TGNC leaders and mentors

  • receive $50 for each session attended

  • be a guest on NYTAG’s national podcast


NYTAG is currently recruiting 10 individuals for their 2018-2019 TGNC Pioneers of Tomorrow Leadership Program cohort. Applicants must submit a full application and meet the participant requirements below:

  • NY state resident

  • 18+

  • Must be TGNC identified

  • Highly encouraged to apply if you HIV empowered / POC

Application Deadline: Friday October 19, 2018

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