ALZA Advanced Latino Leadership Program is a dynamic and culturally relevant program. It is designed to elevate Latino/a/x/e leaders’ careers by preparing them for C-Suite level roles. Leaders improve their effectiveness by exploring the psychology of Latino/a/x/e individuals’ challenges in climbing the corporate ladder, discussing workplace politics, and strategically creating allies to support one another.

ALZA uses the Insights© Global Discovery Transformational Leadership model as its foundation, which promotes a holistic approach to leadership development. This allows leaders to understand their strengths and challenges in their leadership approach. ALZA leaders learn how their preferences impact leadership competencies and how to apply neuroplasticity to leadership development.

  • Latino/a/x/e Leaders in Director roles or higher seeking career advancement
  • Leaders planning for C-suite leadership roles (in the near or far future)
  • Leaders seeking to enhance their leadership skills
  • Leaders seeking to develop a strong, insightful, and intentional executive presence
  • Connect with world-class coaches and facilitators
  • Develop a more insightful and intentional executive presence
  • Network with a broad group of leaders and potential mentors
  • Benchmark other organizations and industries
  • Reflect and participate in an intense and exhilarating climate of discussion and debate
  • Create a C-Suite career Journey map with an executive coach
  • Build a peer network of future C-suite high-potential leaders


Recognizing the importance of personal and cultural nuances within the Latino/a/x/e managerial community, the ALZA program implements a rigorous process that includes a personality test, a leadership evaluation, and a 360-degree full-circle analysis. These components are seamlessly aligned with understanding Latino/a/x/e values and identity, and underscored by a commitment to confidentiality, safe, and productive discussion.



Approximately 75 hours

  • Opening Retreat
  • Monthly program sessions
  • Executive coaching sessions
  • Professional networking opportunities
  • Benchmark a sponsoring organization
  • Team meetings/project, buddy mentor meetings, and individual activities
  • Capstone project
  • Graduation


All sessions and materials are in English. Based on availability, bilingual (English and Spanish) guest speakers share their struggles, successes, and lessons learned. Personalized Insights Discovery profiles (are available in multiple languages). Insights Discovery executive coaching sessions are available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese (based on availability). If there are any language barriers, please address with the Programs Department ( 


The purpose of participant onboarding is to provide an overview of HACE and participant expectations. Each accepted applicant will be required to attend one of the below sessions prior to starting the program. Onboarding will be held virtually via Zoom.

September 17, 2024 (Tuesday) |  2:00pm-3:00pm CST Virtual 
September 24, 2024 (Tuesday) | 2:00pm-3:00pm CST Virtual

*During October 2024, accepted participants will meet with their executive coaches to discuss personal and/or professional goals. Throughout this leadership experience, participants will continue to meet with their executive coaches to track their progress on their goals and apply transformational leadership concepts to their learning.


Program sessions will be delivered in a hybrid format (in-person and virtual). During program sessions, participants will engage in a cohort-model classroom led by assigned Program Leads to facilitate.

Participants should plan to attend all sessions, which will empower them to lead with efficiency and authenticity. Participants must attend all sessions and are allowed one excused absence. The Capstone Project Presentation session does not classify as an excused absence unless there is an emergency. 

November 20, 2024 (Wednesday)| Opening Retreat/In-person Location= Chicago, IL|8:30am-4:00pm CST | Retreat Session: Introduction to Transformational Leadership Retreat Session: Social Justice and Your Executive Journey 

November 21, 2024 (Thursday)| Opening Retreat/In-person Location= Chicago, IL| 8:30am-4:00pm CST |Retreat Session: Applying Neuroplasticity to Leadership Development Insights Session #1: Leading from Within 

November 22, 2024 (Friday) | Opening Retreat/In-person Location= Chicago, IL |8:30am-12:00pm CST | Insights Session #2: Identifying a Compelling Vision

December 16, 2024 (Monday) |Virtual via Zoom | 12:30pm-4:00pm CST| Insights Session #3: Agile Thinking

January 21, 2025 (Tuesday) |Virtual via Zoom | 12:30pm-4:00pm CST | Insights Session #4: Communicating with Impact 

February 18, 2025 (Tuesday) |In-Person Retreat Location= Chicago, IL |from 8:30am-4:00pm CST |Insights Session #5: Fostering Teamwork | Insights Session #6: Facilitating Development 

February 19, 2025 (Wednesday) |In-Person Retreat Location= Chicago, IL | from 8:30am-4:00pm CST| Insights Session #7: Leading Change and In-Person Capstone Group Meetings

March 18, 2025 (Tuesday) |Virtual Via Zoom |12:30pm-4:00pm CST | Insights Session #8: Delivering Results | Capstone Presentation Dry Run

 April 24-25, 2025 (Thursday-Friday) * Dates are subject to change|In-Person Location= Chicago, IL |Time= TBD |Capstone Presentations and Graduation at HACE's National Leadership Summit



We expect all participants to attend each session as scheduled. Given the fast-paced nature of our learning environment, we allow for only one missed session at maximum. Please note that the group presentation doesn't qualify as an excused absence unless there's a genuine emergency. 


The ALZA Advanced Latino Leadership Program has a tuition cost of $15,000.  

Below are payment options. Please review before completing an application: 

Option #1 (Pay Individually): I understand I will be responsible for paying the program in full. If accepted, below are some options you may want to explore: 

  1. Pay in full when accepted. 
  2. Employer Support: Ask your employer for support! Click here for some tips and a sample letter you can tailor (based on the program information) to send to your supervisor to request professional development funds.  Please download the sample letter and customize the letter to reflect the program's dates and times.
  3. Payment Plans: If needed and once accepted, you can request for a payment plan. You can pay the $15,000 tuition in two installments of $7,500 due on 8/30/24 and 11/15/24. 

Option #2 (Company Scholarship): My employer is a HACE partner and nominated me for this opportunity & will be covering my tuition. 


 HACE Partner Company Sponsored Nomination Deadline: July 1, 2024

External Individual Application Deadline: July 15, 2024

You can submit your application here.



Contact or call 312-435-0498.



Contact or call 312-435-0498.

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