The Multicultural Leadership Program (MCLP) was created in 2020 to address the racial and gender disparities that professionals of diverse cultural backgrounds experience in the workplace and in professional settings. This program is designed for professionals of various cultural backgrounds to build self-awareness on their cultural values and unique challenges faced in the workplace. MCLP is also designed to help participants gain greater confidence and motivation to reach their professional goals, have a better understanding of how to think and strategize in leadership roles, effectively lead diverse teams, increase their visibility, and build a strong support network across communities.

Since 1982, HACE has served as a resource for Latino/a/x/e professionals in the workplace, a source of expertise, and has provided insight for corporations seeking to access Latino/a/x/e talent. We are proud to expand our reach to a multicultural workforce and offer valuable tools and resources as participants advance in their career trajectories. We are committed to helping our participants succeed in every phase of their careers.


  • Newly promoted managers & supervisors
  • Professionals with 5-10+ years of experience
  • High potential leaders, Employee Resource Group (ERG) or Business Resource Group (BRG) leaders


  • Insights Discovery Leadership Assessment
  • Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Cultural Self-Assessment
  • Multicultural Subject Matter Experts and Coaches
  • 1 hour One-on-One Executive Coaching
  • Networking with executives from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Alumni network of 500+ leaders and lifelong, continued professional development
  • Incorporation of multiculturalism, intersectionality and allyship throughout curriculum


All sessions and materials are in English. Based on availability, bilingual (English and Spanish) guest speakers share their experiences, 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 approximate time commitment of 37 hours is outlined below:
  • 1 hour of pre-course preparation (onboarding session)
  • 21 hours of content (including pre/post surveys)
  • 7 hours of pre-session and group project preparation
  • 1 hour confidential executive coaching
  • 2 hours of networking events
  • 3 hours of cohort group presentations
  • 2 hours of graduation ceremony

 Classes are held biweekly (except for the last week of graduation) and participants are expected to work with their assigned groups on their projects when class is not in session. Participants are allowed one absence to ensure they are maximizing the learning experience.


*All sessions will be held biweekly on Tuesdays from 2:00pm-5:00pm PST/4:00 pm-7:00 pm CST/ 5:00-8:00pm EST via ZOOM except for graduation*

August 20th, 2024 | Session 1: Leveraging Intersectional Identities and Cultural Value

September 3rd, 2024 | Session 2: Effectively Leading in a Diverse Workforce

September 17th, 2024 | Session 3: Incorporating Intercultural Communication Strategies

October 1st, 2024 | Session 4: Building Trust and Managing Change in a Global Workforce

October 15th, 2024 | Session 5: Managers vs. Leaders

October 29th, 2024 | Session 6: Using Conflict Management Solutions for a Multicultural World

November 12th, 2024 | Session 7: Implementing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into Strategic Planning

November 26th, 2024 | Session 8: Team Project Presentation

*December 9th, 2024 (Monday) | Graduation and Networking from 2:00-3:30pm PST/4:00-5:30pm CST/5:00pm-6:30pm EST via VFairs Platform.



The Multicultural Leadership Program is presented during the Spring and Fall seasons. Applications for the Fall 2024 will open soon and will be due on June 15, 2024.



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. 


The Multicultural Leadership Program has a tuition cost of $3,995. 

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 Tuition Reimbursement: 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: Under certain circumstances, HACE can provide payment plans. More information about this option will be available when you are accepted into the program. 
  4. Click on the "Tuition Assistance" option to request information to be sent to you about available tuition assistance and scholarship opportunities.              

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


Contact or call 312-435-0498.



Contact or call 312-435-0498.



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