Tampa Organization of Black Affairs

Leadership Institute

About the Leadership Institute

The mission of the TOBA Leadership Institute is to inspire, empower, and prepare a new generation of leaders that can improve the black communities by focusing on an agenda that includes Political Action, Innovation, Community & Economic Development.

The vision of the TOBA Leadership Institute is to become a top producer of innovative business and community leaders who are focused on building and developing sustainable black communities in the Tampa Bay area.

TOBA Leadership Cohort 2022

TOBA Leadership Cohort 2021

TOBA Leadership Cohort 2020

TOBA Leadership Cohort 2022
TOBA Leadership Cohort 2021
TOBA Leadership Cohort 2020

Join the TOBA Leadership Institute

Benefits of the Institute Include:

  • Professional Development
  • Leadership Training
  • Community Engagement
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Historical Insight on the Communities of Black Tampa

Program Timeline

  • The application will be open from December 9th – January 22nd
  • This institute requires a 4-month commitment, with meetings held bi-weekly from February 2023 – June 2023
  • See application for mandatory dates
  • Application Deadline is January 22nd

Application Information

Once selected, each participant will be required to pay a tuition fee of $150.00 at the first session in late February 2023. Please email TOBA at [email protected] should you have any questions.

To graduate from the TOBA Leadership Institute program, participants are expected to attend all sessions (one excused absence is allowed). Having more than two unexcused absences will disqualify you from graduating from the program.

Attendance at the opening briefing sessions and final project presentations are mandatory to graduate. Participants with two unexcused absences will be dropped from the program without a refund of tuition.

A non-refundable processing fee of $40 is required with all applications and must be submitted online. The processing fee is payable via credit card at the end of the application.

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2021 TOBA Leadership Institute Program Highlights

Watch video highlights from our 2021 Cohort presentations.


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