Irvine, CA (PRWEB) August 06, 2012
According to the Center for Hispanic Leadership (CHL), universities and corporations must become more culturally sensitive of the educational requirements that will better prepare and enable Hispanics in the classroom and the workplace. In response to this growing need, CHL has identified and invested heavily in a unique approach that combines culturally relevant curriculum and interactive video-based technology: Hispanic Training Center.
Launching August 6th, Hispanic Training Center is the first and only interactive online educational platform specifically designed for and about Hispanics. According to CHL Founder Glenn Llopis, “This online learning environment will give Hispanics the opportunity to get certified in the areas of Leadership, Career Advancement, Entrepreneurial Skills and more. The Certification Program is designed to teach Latinos how to leverage their culture to develop skills that will naturally enable higher levels of performance and a distinct competitive advantage. Hispanic Training Center’s technology interface will also include social media features to provide a unique educational experience designed to engage Latinos who are eager to learn and advance.”
According to CHL, Latino professionals demand culturally relevant and affordable online education. Marisa Salcines, Employee and Brand Communications Manager at UPS says, “As a professional looking to hone my leadership skills, I have scoured the Internet for online, print, and in-person development training courses but never found the high-caliber, interactive, and innovative curriculum I was searching for.”
CHL research shows that Hispanics are underserved in professional development that focuses on leveraging their cultural heritage. More so, it reveals that traditional consensus-based organizations are not yet ready to modify their workplace culture to fully embrace the passionate, entrepreneurial and familial style tendencies that Hispanics bring to the table. According to CHL Director of Client Relations, Annette Prieto-Llopis, “For many years, Latinos have felt forced to assimilate in the workplace - but are now ready to reach for success by learning how to leverage their heritage and utilize their unique skills and natural characteristics.”
Beyond the corporate world, CHL notes this underserved demand to bridge cultural values as a means of enabling higher levels of performance also extends into the classroom with Hispanic youth. According to Dr. Ximena Hartsock, National Director of Outreach at Students First, “The rich traditions, experiences, and values that Latino students bring to schools have the capacity to enhance cultural capital in the classroom. Educators should build upon those strengths and use them as leverage to educate students and make them feel valued. Traditionally, the underlying assumption that Latino children come to school with a deficit has prevented us from taking advantage of the opportunity that these cultural treasures have to offer.”
To help overcome these perceived cultural barriers, Hispanic Training Center will offer course curriculum that specifically aims to educate non-Hispanics about the value that culture can bring to workplace performance. In particular, those leading Hispanic employees can learn how to best optimize productivity by matching their unique talents to the right work environments, functions and responsibilities.
For more information, please contact Annette Prieto-Llopis at aprieto(at)centerforhispanicleadership(dot)com.
About Center for Hispanic Leadership
CHL is the only Hispanic talent and business development institute of its kind. CHL is designed to create awareness of Hispanic leadership in today's fiercely competitive global marketplace. CHL helps Hispanics leverage their heritage to discover their full potential in their careers; as authentic leaders and small business owners.