The Hispanic Leadership Institute is a program developed by the Hispanic Federation to assist its member organizations in improving the quality of life for Latinos by enhancing the skills and competencies of its mid and senior level Latino managers. It is run in conjunction with the Fund for the City of New York and the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and participants who complete all of the program requirements will earn a certificate from the partnering institutions.
The Fall 2022 Hispanic Leadership Institute will take place between September 22 and December 6, 2022. The Fund for the City of New York will host all sessions. The fellowship consists of Latino nonprofit professionals in mid- to senior-level management positions at a Hispanic Federation member organization.
HLI participants will gain skills and competences in team management, long-term planning, fundraising, program development, communications, and advocacy over the course of eight sessions guided by experts and nonprofit professionals. They will also be able to develop their own leadership abilities via thought, analysis, and planning.
Over the course of the program, HLI participants must create a capstone project for their organization. The project allows participants to put their managerial and leadership skills to use. Program facilitators will lead participants through the process of identifying the issue, finding the proposed solution, and mapping out the steps to achieve it. During the program’s final session, participants present their capstone project to the chief executive officer or other leadership of their organization.