To the Graduates of the second TRP Cohort,

I wish to say that I hope you will never be too far away.

When you started the program, we kept telling you that this was not intended to be a typical masters experience.  That we wanted you to concern yourselves with learning to learn, learning to listen and learning to lead where your passions drove you.  We repeated many times that you had a home at the TRP and that you were part of a growing community.  It is my hope that you found those words to resonate during your degrees, and it is my wish that they continue to resonate with you as you move forward on your personal journeys.

I have always believed that grad school should be about personal growth, about personal development, about challenging yourself to be more of who you want to be and then applying those lessons to improve your life and the lives of others.  I hope that this is what you learned while at the TRP and I hope that this is what you will continue to learn as you return to the TRP.  You should always remember that you are a part of the community and that you will always have a role in it.

I hope to see you leading case-studies, consulting on new challenges with future students, sharing your insights and curiosity with those who are yet to be, TRP.  Moving forward, our strength is in our community, our networks and our family.  You will always have a safe space here, you just need to take the time to come back.

Joseph