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ILACHE Leadership Institute

Professional Track


PREPARING LATIN@ LEADERS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION.
The ILACHE Leadership Institute (ILI) has as its main goal to prepare Latin@s to become more effective leaders in colleges, communities and the professions.


ILI’s mission is to promote professional growth and prepare Latino leaders to become effective community builders and strong advocates for higher education and beyond

ABOUT
The Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education Leadership Institute (ILI) provides seminars throughout ten months of the academic year to promote professional growth and prepare Latino leaders to become strong community builders in higher education and beyond. The seminars will begin on August 2016 and end in June 2017. Participants will be required to attend monthly Saturday seminars from 9am-2pm for 10 months. The seminars include a range of topics related to Latino policy, advocacy and skills necessary for Latinos in any leadership position. The program will admit a maximum of 15 professionals in its first cohort. The application process will be competitive. Professionals admitted to the program will be required to attend all seminars and meet with a designated mentee selected from the undergraduate student track. The ILI leadership program incorporates a two tiered model that includes active organizing in the higher education community. Professionals are required to attend all sessions and volunteer at the ILACHE Annual Conference.

PROFESSIONAL TRACK SEMINAR TOPICS

Advocacy and Policy for Latinos; Community Building and Latinos; History of Latinos in Chicago; Latinos in Higher Education Affirmative Action; Case Studies in Higher Education; Building Strategic Partnerships and Allies; Strategic Planning; Grant Writing; Fiscal Management; Fundraising and Resource Development; Pursuing Advanced Credentials; Leadership Skills and Research.

PROFESSIONAL TRACK LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Increase your understanding of the higher education system to become a better advocate
  • Effectively navigate one’s work environment while remaining ethically rooted
  • Develop cultural competency skills 
  • Share experiences that can facilitate political empowerment  
  • Understand the role of Latino professional organizations such as ILACHE and increase your integration into its structure and organizational initiatives to advance a collective social justice agenda
  • Have an understanding of  ILACHE’s structure and organization and actively participate and contribute to the organization.

PROFESSIONAL TRACK ADMISSION CRITERIA

  • Must have experience working in the Latino community for at least 3 years
  • Must have at least 3 years of experience working in a higher education setting
  • Must demonstrate commitment to working in the Latino community
  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Must have proven leadership in higher education
  • Must be involved in leadership committees or taskforces at respective institution for at least 1 year

PROGRAM EXPECTATIONS

  • Attend all 10 monthly seminars (Saturdays 9am-2pm)
  • Meet with designated mentor/mentee each month
  • Complete all assignments prior to each session
  • Enrich your institutional or professional leadership through work on a community building project
  • Become an active ILACHE member including volunteering or presenting at its annual conference

PROGRAM LENGTH
August to May (one session a month – ten sessions); Time: 9am-2pm

PROGRAM COST
$1,000 per person

HOST INSTITUTION
Northeastern Illinois University – El Centro
3390 N. Avondale Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

CERTIFICATION PROVIDED
Northeastern Illinois University

APPLICATION
Application available April 29, 2016 and are still being accepted

CONTACT US

ILACHE.Leadership@gmail.com

 

ADMISSION PROCESS

  • Must complete (and submit) the ILACHE Leadership Application.
  • If invited, complete the interview process.
  • Selected applicants must provide their deposit no later than two weeks prior to the first seminar. 
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