Cultivating Hispanic Leadership Institute
“Because Leadership is for Everyone”
The cost includes: the cost of programming; the overnight stay and meals for the Retreat; and, lunch at each subsequent session.
$750 scholarships may be available for qualifying small business owners that demonstrate their net business worth as less than $200,000.
The Leadership Institute was the idea of the Chamber leadership. The Cultivating Hispanic Leaders Institute curriculum was created by the University of Georgia’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development. The sessions are all highly interactive and facilitated by Fanning faculty.
Session I: Retreat
Opening Retreat: Leadership Styles, Practices and Attributes
January 29 – January 30, 2021
J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development
A two-day session designed to orient participants to the program objectives and begin the process of building a cohesive cohort. The session will frame the program’s focus on leadership development through a discussion of leadership competencies and skills. Specific topics will include an introduction to leadership styles, debrief of a personal assessment measuring thinking and behavioral attributes, and exploration of adaptive leadership practices. Included in the session is the assignment of peer-to-peer coaching teams related to a self-identified leadership challenge.
Become aware of their personal preferences and how it impacts their leadership style.
Gain insights into a variety of leadership styles, practices and attributes.
Build linkages and connections.
Be introduced to the competency of leading change and encouraged to apply the concept throughout the program.
Identify an individual leadership challenge that will provide the basis for self-directed learning throughout the program.
Session II: Building Strategies and Tools for Being an Effective Leader
Date: February 25, 2021
This session will focus on identifying and developing leadership competencies key to real life settings and issues. Leaders must be effective in leading groups through decision making processes and dealing with the conflict that may evolve.
Gain tools for group decision-making, collaboration, and consensus building.
Discuss and reflect on personal conflict styles.
Identify strategies to manage conflict.
Participate in peer learning strategies for real life application.
Session III: Responding as Leaders to our Community’s Social, Political and Economic Issues.
Date: March 25, 2021
Today’s 21st century leaders must combine vision and planning with outside the box thinking and strategies. Participants will learn about demographic community data, trends and projections; explore key community issues, and discuss their specific impact in the Hispanic community. Participants will discuss the opportunities and challenges of addressing these issues in the context of community development.
Become aware of the complexity surrounding key issues in the Hispanic Community.
Understand the processes of developing a collective vision.
Examine the community development process for addressing complex issues.
Discuss leadership opportunities and challenges related to the identified community issues.
Session IV: Creativity and Innovation
Date: April 22, 2021
Participants will explore leadership in the context of creativity and innovation.
Key competencies for leaders in the public and private sectors, participants will learn how creativity and innovation are functions of imagination, exploration, experimentation and application.
Discover the link between creativity and effective leadership
Share insights into risk taking and leadership.
Share individual Risk Propensity Quotients and relationship to leadership.
Explore how leaders can better master innovation in uncertain context.
Session V: Real Life Leadership Lessons
Date: May 20, 2021
This session will focus on the experiences and perspectives of accomplished leaders as they discuss the skills required to build leadership capacity in business, community and organizations. The discussions will include their reflections on how they have led change and the competencies required to be successful change agents. Participants will also be provided an opportunity to check in with their peer coaching teams on their progress with their self-directed leadership challenge.
Learn leadership lessons from experienced leaders including reflections on both positive and negative experiences.
Have the opportunity to hear established leaders discuss best practices and practical applications of these practices.
Engage the experienced leaders in a discussion focused on how they have responded to the challenges of change.
Explore the leadership competencies of experienced leaders.
Session VI: Leading Change and Graduation
Date: June 24, 2021
This session will weave together the leadership lessons including a capstone reflection of the participants’ self-directed leadership experience, a discussion of their personal leadership growth and an exploration of their plans for moving forward in leading change. The highlight of the day will be a graduation ceremony.
Reflect on the application of their learning as they move forward in leadership roles.
Identify new leadership opportunities and determine how to address them.
Celebrate their achievement for participating in the program.
Who may apply:
GHCC member in good standing (up to date on annual dues).
GHCC member with an interest in utilizing the newly gained leadership skills to “give back”.
CHLI application requirements:
Attend 5 of the 6 sessions.
Attend the overnight Retreat.
Identify a “give back” goal to be employed following successful completion/graduation of the Leadership Institute.
Aside from the overnight Retreat in January and the Graduation in June, all other sessions will require a commitment on every second week from 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. beginning in January and continuing every month through June.