Target to Sponsor Hispanic Leadership Workshop at University of St. Thomas on June 17 and 18

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Minneapolis-Based Retailer Supports CHL Professional Development for Hispanic

Center for Hispanic Leadership

Center for Hispanic Leadership

Companies now realize that it’s in their best interest to create a workplace environment that encourages cross-cultural pollination and culturally-relevant training to accelerate the performance of Hispanic employees.

On June 17 and 18, Target will host an exclusive Center for Hispanic Leadership (CHL) workshop at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis 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.

According to CHL research, U.S. Hispanic professionals 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. Often, this is due to the fact that Hispanics choose to downplay their cultural roots and assimilate – believing this to be the right path to career advancement. For decades, Hispanics have battled the gulf between assimilation and authenticity and therefore, have not fully enabled their true workplace performance capabilities, skillsets, and aptitude for advancement.

Now, as Latinos become the fastest growing workforce community in the country, it is even more critical for both universities and corporations to equip their Hispanic students and employees with culturally-relevant education and training, and provide support from mentors in order to cultivate a larger talent pool of high-potential Hispanic employees. “Companies realize that it’s in their best interest to create a workplace environment that encourages cross-cultural pollination and culturally-relevant training to accelerate the performance of Hispanic employees,” explains Glenn Llopis, CHL Founder and Forbes contributor on business leadership, who will also be leading the Target-sponsored workshop in June.

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. In the quest for achieving their career goals and success, it is this common disconnect and lack of cultural exchange that contributes to the barriers Latino students and professionals face every day as they attempt to cultivate loyal and trustworthy relationships.

“It’s now time for Hispanic professionals to be discovered as leaders while elevating their performance capabilities and enabling their unique talents more rapidly,” adds Llopis. “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.”

To learn more about how CHL can help bring this two-day workshop program in your local market, please contact Annette Prieto-Llopis at or 949-387-2609.

About Center for Hispanic Leadership

CHL is a nationally recognized thought-leadership, human capital, and business strategy consulting firm whose product and service offerings for Fortune 500 and 1000 clients as well as entrepreneurs include leadership and talent development, cultural competency, career advancement, marketing to Hispanic consumers, business strategy and modeling, and workplace culture transformation.

CHL's extensive library of culturally-relevant content includes published books, ebooks, whitepapers, blogs, etc. that has been featured on hundreds of trade publications, online magazines and nationally syndicated television and radio shows. CHL clients represent best-in-class organizations across multiple industries. For more information, please visit

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