The Hispanic Leadership Institute-Tucson promotes the individual development of Hispanics for increased participation in leadership roles and serves as a principal education and networking resource for expertise and advocacy on leadership issues affecting Latino communities.
Founded in 2010, the Hispanic Leadership Institute-Tucson was established and designed to educate and assist individuals in developing and expanding their leadership skills to take an active role in the community.
HLI Tucson is a 10-week program of weekly classes conducted in the evening and a one-day leadership retreat to focus on cultural identity, team-building and service to community. The program offers participants the opportunity to engage Arizona’s foremost business and policy authorities in a continuing dialogue about leadership and our Latino communities.
The Hispanic Leadership Institute-Tucson enhances participants’ understanding of the role culture plays in a variety of circumstances, with specific attention to the enduring influence of Latinos in Arizona. The curriculum builds from participants’ experiences, emphasizing personal and professional development with a practical orientation. Sessions focus on ethics, cultural and personal identity, community issues, public and media relations skills, board/commission service, and meetings and protocol among other topics.