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. 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, leaders improve their effectiveness.

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 personal strengths and challenges in their leadership approach. ALZA leaders learn how their preferences impact leadership competencies and how to apply neuroplasticity to leadership development.

PARTICIPANT PROFILE
  • 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
PROGRAM BENEFITS
  • 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

PROGRAM PROCESS

Recognizing the importance of personal and cultural nuances within the Latino 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 values and identity, and underscored by a commitment to confidentiality, safe, and productive discussion.

 

PROGRAM ACTIVITIES AND TIME COMMITMENT

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

PROGRAM LANGUAGE

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 (programdept@haceonline.org). 

2024 ONBOARDING DATES

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.

March 27, 2024 (Wednesday) | 12:00pm-1:00pm PST/ 2:00pm-3:00pm CST/ 3:00pm-4:00pm EST
March 28, 2024 (Thursday) | 9:00am-10:00am PST/ 11:00am-12:00pm CST/ 12:00pm-1:00pm EST

*During April 2024, accepted participants will have 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.

2024 PROGRAM SESSION DATES & TIMES

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. 

May 8, 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 

May 9, 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 

May 10, 2024 (Friday) | Opening Retreat/In-person Location= Chicago, IL | 8:30am-1:00pm CST| Insights Session #2: Identifying a Compelling Vision

June 6, 2024 (Thursday) |Virtual via Zoom | 12:30pm-4:00pm CST| Insights Session #3: Agile Thinking

July 11, 2024 (Thursday) |Virtual via Zoom | 12:30pm-4:00pm CST | Insights Session #4: Communicating with Impact 

September 11, 2024 (Wednesday) |In-Person Retreat Location= Chicago, IL |from 8:30am-4:00pm CST |Insights Session #5: Fostering Teamwork

September 12, 2024 (Thursday) |In-Person Retreat Location= Chicago, IL |from 8:30am-4:00pm CST | Insights Session #6: Facilitating Development 

October 10, 2024 (Thursday) |Virtual Via Zoom |12:30pm-4:00pm CST | Insights Session #7: Leading Change

November 7, 2024 (Thursday) |Virtual Via Zoom |12:30pm-4:00pm CST | Insights Session #8: Delivering Results

November 21, 2024 (Thursday) |Virtual Via Zoom |12:30pm-2:30pm CST | Capstone Presentation Dry Run

December 5, 2024 (Thursday)|In-Person Location= Chicago, IL |11:00am-6:00pm CST | Capstone Presentations and Graduation

 

2024 ATTENDANCE POLICY

Participants should plan to attend all sessions. This is a fast-paced learning environment and the attendance policy allows for one missed session maximum. The Group Presentation does not classify as an excused absence unless there is an emergency.

 

2024 TUITION

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

Below are payment options. Please review prior to 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.  
  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 3/22/24 and 5/1/24.   

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

2024 APPLICATION DEADLINE

 The application is due by February 15, 2024 (Thursday). You can submit your application here.

FOR MORE PROGRAM INFORMATION

Contact programdept@haceonline.org or call 312-435-0498.

 

FOR MORE SPONSORHIP INFORMATION

Contact partners@haceonline.org or call 312-435-0498.

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