Verizon Wireless Leads by Example by Sponsoring Hispanic Leadership Workshop at Emory University March 5 and 6

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Verizon Wireless Supports CHL's Professional Development of Hispanic Leaders

“At Verizon Wireless, we believe future leaders are skilled, talented people who represent the global and culturally-diverse society in which we live and do business,” says Sheryl Sellaway, Executive Director– Public Relations Verizon Wireless

Emory University Goizueta Business School will host an exclusive Center for Hispanic Leadership (CHL) workshop featuring the center’s flagship curriculum,Discover Your Hispanic Leadership Impact and Influence, which has successfully helped thousands of Latino students and professionals to accelerate their advancement in the workplace on March 5 and 6. “At Verizon Wireless, we believe future leaders are skilled, talented people who represent the global and culturally-diverse society in which we live and do business,” says Sheryl Sellaway, Executive Director– Public Relations for South Area at Verizon Wireless. “Our proud support of the Center for Hispanic Leadership workshop aligns with that belief.”

With corporations like Verizon taking the lead on supporting culturally-relevant training for U.S. Hispanics, Hispanics can begin to win the battle between assimilation and authenticity and fully enable their true workplace performance capabilities, skillsets, and aptitude for advancement. CHL research clearly indicates Hispanics are seeking to discover their full potential in the workplace, but they are not moving up the corporate ladder and into leadership roles fast enough. At the CHL workshop, which will provide 16-hours of in-person instruction, participants will learn how to harness their cultural roots as source of strength for career advancement. “It’s now time for Hispanic professionals to be discovered as leaders while elevating their performance capabilities and enabling their unique talents more rapidly,” says Glenn Llopis, CHL Founder, business consultant, and author, who will lead the Verizon Wireless-sponsored Emory workshop in March. “CHL has shown through its proven ‘Hispanic cultural-characteristics framework’ that when Hispanics fully leverage their cultural values as sources of strength, they ultimately become more successful because they enable the natural ways they think, act, and innovate to lead more effectively and authentically.”

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, by 2018 Hispanics will comprise 18% of the labor force. With such fast growth, universities and companies will need to better prepare Hispanics with culturally-relevant education and training to order to increase the talent pipeline of Hispanic employees. “If companies do not encourage a cross-cultural pollination workplace with culturally-relevant training to accelerate the performance of Hispanic employees,” adds Llopis, “their company's creativity, R&D, new Hispanic market expansion, and supplier diversity efforts will weaken make them irrelevant in the competitive marketplace.”

Whether in academia or in corporate America, Hispanics are eager to embrace their cultural values as a means to unveil their full potential. Additionally, they are extremely interested in learning how to educate their non-Hispanic colleagues about the Hispanic culture and how it shapes the identity of Latinos. To ensure the momentum, upon the workshop completion, participants will be given exclusive access to CHL’s online Hispanic Leadership Academy (HLA) to receive CHL Level-1 Certification – further equipping them with the tools to become more effective leaders both professionally and personally. Says CHL Atlanta Chapter President, Marisa Salcines, “For the Hispanic professional, there is no other executive leadership workshop or conference available today that can effectively provide you with a cultural roadmap to your success like CHL does.”

For more information about attending the workshop, please contact Marisa Salcines at marisa(at)centerforhispanicleadership(dot)com or 678-520-6429. To learn more about how CHL can help bring this two-day workshop program in your local market, please contact Annette Prieto-Llopis at aprieto(at)centerforhispanicleadership(dot)com or 949-387-2609.

CHL Two-Day Workshop Program Details at Emory University Goizueta Business School
When: March 5th & 6th from 8:00am – 5:30pm
Where: 1300 Clifton Rd NE • Atlanta, GA 30322 • Room W320
Price: $2,500 per participant (special corporate rates available) includes books, self-evaluation, assessments and HLA online training for 6 months
Attire: Business Casual
Drinks, snacks, and lunch will be served
Enrollment is open through March 1, 2013

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 98.2 million retail customers, including 92.5 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 73,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About Center for Hispanic Leadership
CHL is a nationally recognized consulting and training organization focused on issues regarding Hispanic growth strategies and has been featured in trade publications and online magazines as well as nationally syndicated television and radio shows. CHL product and service offerings to business owners, universities and Fortune 500 clients deliver leadership development, career advancement, marketing to Hispanic consumers, diversity management, and entrepreneurship. CHL's extensive library of culturally-relevant content includes published books, eBooks, whitepapers, blogs, and its breakthrough online Hispanic Leadership Academy (HLA). The first of its kind, HLA, provides an interactive, video-based training and certification platform with curriculum specifically designed for and about Hispanic business owners and employees, as well as companies focused on reaching the Hispanic market.

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