Rice University and The Jones Graduate School of Business to Host Hispanic Leadership Program on July 30 and 31, 2013

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Rice University and Center for Hispanic Leadership are committed to developing future Latino leaders.

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“The goals of CHL are not only timely and critical in developing future generations of Hispanic leaders, but are also consistent with the goals of Rice University to produce leaders from diverse communities across a wide range of human endeavors,”

Rice University and The Jones Graduate School of Business 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 awakened the full potential of thousands of Latino students and professionals to accelerate their advancement in the workplace on July 30 and 31, 2013. “The goals of CHL are not only timely and critical in developing future generations of Hispanic leaders, but are also consistent with the goals of Rice University to produce leaders from diverse communities across a wide range of human endeavors,” says Dr. Roland B. Smith, Jr. - Associate Provost, Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Rice University. “For these reasons, Rice is delighted to host the 2013 Hispanic Leadership Workshop.”

With top-flight educational institutions like Rice University 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 over 20-hours of in-person and pre-work instruction, participants will learn how to harness their cultural roots as a 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 Rice University hosted workshop in July. “CHL has shown through its proven ‘Hispanic cultural-characteristics framework’ that when Hispanics fully leverage their cultural values, 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 in 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 and make them irrelevant in the fiercely 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 Director of Client Relations, Annette Prieto-Llopis, “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. Our program has proven to advance careers and accelerate leadership roles.”

For more information about attending the workshop, please contact Annette Prieto-Llopis at aprieto(at)centerforhispanicleadership(dot)com or 949-387-2609.

CHL Two-Day Workshop Program at Rice University and The Jones Graduate School of Business

When: July 30 - 31, 2013 from 8:00am – 5:30pm
Where: 6100 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77005 • Room: 126

Price: $2,500 per participant (corporate sponsorship available)
Workshop Materials Include: books, self-evaluation, assessments and HLA online training for 6 months.

Attire: Business Casual
Breakfast, snacks, and lunch will be served.
Enrollment is open through July 15, 2013.

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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 training platform 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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