The Latina Leadership Institute (LLI) is the first leadership program specifically designed for Latinas in Kern County. The goal of the Institute is to train Latinas in essential leadership and advocacy skills, empowering them to create fundamental change within their local neighborhoods throughout Kern County.
LLI has been scheduled to begin in June 2018 through August 2018; the program includes three sessions of 1 day training, participation/attendance to the Latina Leaders Awards Dinner, a two-hour wrap up session plus graduation. Training sessions are intensive half-days, and offer a combination of lectures, personal assessments, group work, field
trips, lobbying & advocacy and networking opportunities. Participants may also be assigned projects in between each session.
The LLI offers participants an opportunity to learn from key community leaders and experts in various aspects related to our community, including government, education, economic empowerment and politics & civic engagement.
LLI vision is to create a network of Latinas trained in community empowerment and committed to improving political and economic parity for all communities. LLI goal is that institute participants represent all major regions of Kern County across a diversity of professions.
Eligible applicants must:
? Be a member of Latina Leaders (paid member)
? Reside in Kern County
? Aspire to be a recognized community leader or committed to developing your leadership potential
? Commit to 100% participation
? Submit application before application deadline (May 31, 2018)
Latina Leaders selects participants through a competitive application process and selects a final class of approximately twenty participants.
Participation Commitment: Participants must attend all 3 sessions. Participants are responsible for all travel to and from each session.
Program Costs: There is a $100 program fee for participation in LLI, this includes your ticket to the Latina Leaders Awards Dinner. Applicants may submit a request for waiver of program fee and they will be evaluated on a case by case basis.