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ILACHE Leadership Institute

Student 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-1pm 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 undergraduate students in its first cohort. The application process will be competitive. Students admitted to the program will be required to attend all seminars and meet with a designated mentor selected from the ILI Professional Track. The ILI leadership program incorporates a two tiered model that includes active organizing in the higher education community. Students are required to attend all sessions and volunteer at the ILACHE Annual Conference.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT TRACK SEMINAR TOPICS

Identity: Social Construction and Latino Her/History; Self-Motivation and Emotional Intelligence; Understanding the Higher Education System; Power of Service and Community Building; Service Learning and Civic Engagement; Advocacy and Policy for Latinos; Fundraising and Sponsorship Proposals; Communicating with Vision; Time Management for Success; Professional Networking: Career Development; Graduate Studies: Latino Peers in Education.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT TRACK LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Increase your understanding of the higher education system to become a better advocate
  • Develop cultural competency skills  and create a career plan
  • Share experiences that can facilitate political empowerment as well as expanded leadership capabilities
  • Have an understanding of  ILACHE’s structure and organization and actively participate and contribute to the organization.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ADMISSION CRITERIA

  • Must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 (GPA) or above
  • Must demonstrate commitment to working in the Latino community
  • Must be an undergraduate who has completed their first year of studies
  • Must have served as an active undergraduate student leader* in one’s respective institution
  • *An active student leader is defined as one who has served in a leadership capacity

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
$500 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 accepted through July 31, 2016.


ADMISSION PROCESS

  • Must complete (and submit) the ILACHE Leadership Application by July 31, 2016.
  • 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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