City of Hope Set to Sponsor Hispanic Leadership Program at Rice University and The Jones Graduate School of Business

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Recruiting Hispanics into Healthcare Part of Wider Effort to Advance Latinos and Heal Tension Points With the Community. City of Hope to Support Center for Hispanic Leadership Workshop Program at Rice University to Reach Future Leaders.

"We are always looking for innovative ways to reach future leaders and this program supports our focus.

--Stephanie Neuvirth, Chief Human Resources and Diversity Officer at City of Hope

Following its recent announcement that it was sponsoring a five-city College Leadership Tour across America to recruit and educate Hispanic university students about careers in the healthcare industry, City of Hope has signed on as sponsor for an exclusive Hispanic Leadership Program being hosted by Rice University and The Jones Graduate School of Business on July 30 and 31, 2013.

The program, Discover Your Hispanic Leadership Impact and Influence, features flagship workshop curriculum from Center for Hispanic Leadership (CHL) that has become increasingly sought after as the number of U.S. Latinos continues to soar and Hispanic professionals and graduating students look for avenues to accelerate their advancement in the workplace across industries, including healthcare, research and related services.

City of Hope, a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases, is taking the lead in the healthcare industry to reach out to the U.S. Hispanic population to educate them about career opportunities as well as issues affecting their own health, especially those being exacerbated by so-called “tension points” with the community.

According to Stephanie Neuvirth, Chief Human Resources and Diversity Officer at City of Hope, “City of Hope is calling attention to the opportunity to better link healthcare, prevention information, treatment and research – and minority groups, especially one as large as the Hispanic population. Transforming the future of health begins with educating students and recruiting and advancing more Hispanics into the healthcare and research professions who can advance our efforts with the community. We are always looking for innovative ways to reach future leaders and this program supports our focus.”

Sponsoring the Hispanic Leadership Program at Rice University is a way for City of Hope to support culturally-relevant training designed to help U.S Hispanics win the battle between assimilation and authenticity. With more than 20 hours of combined pre-work and in-person instruction, the goal of the program is to set Hispanics on a path where they can fully and naturally enable their performance in the workplace and advance more quickly into leadership roles, where they can more readily give back to the community and mentor the next generation.

“With its sponsorships of the College Leadership Tour and now the Hispanic Leadership Program at Rice University, City of Hope is showing a real commitment to the cause of advancing Hispanics in the workplace, as well as the community at-large through better health information and access,” says CHL Founder Glenn Llopis, a business consultant and author who will lead the workshop in July. “Rather than following the old mantra that cultural roots and values are barriers to achievement, City of Hope has chosen to lead the way by seeing them as unique sources of strength when effectively and authentically leveraged to enable the natural ways in which we think, act, and innovate.”

Equally important is educating non-Hispanic colleagues about Hispanic identity and culture, an issue of particular concern in the healthcare industry, where only 5% of physicians in the U.S. are Hispanic, according to the American Medical Association Physician Masterfile. Encouraging more Hispanics to enter the healthcare industry, as City of Hope is doing, will begin to alleviate this shortage and allow the industry to move in a direction where research, treatment and prevention efforts begin to match the needs of the community, a group already comprising 50.2 million people and growing faster than any other U.S. minority.

As an added bonus, workshop participants can continue building momentum toward their goals with exclusive access to CHL’s online Hispanic Leadership Academy (HLA), where they can earn CHL Level-1 Certification by completing culturally tailored courses in such categories as Leadership, Career Advancement and Entrepreneurial Skills.

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
Workshop Materials Include: books, self-evaluation, assessments and HLA online training for 6 months.
Enrollment is open through July 15, 2013.

About City of Hope
City of Hope is a leading treatment, research, prevention and education center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the nation. City of Hope’s main hospital is located in Duarte, California, just northeast of Los Angeles, with clinics in Antelope Valley and South Pasadena. It is ranked as one of "America's Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation and genetics. For more information, visit

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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