Latina Leadership Institute

Latina Leadership Institute (LLI)

2019 Program Description

SUBMISSIONS ARE CLOSED: Announcements Will Be Posted June 10

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 2019 through August 2019; 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.

Qualifications:

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 (Monday, June 3rd) at 5 pm

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.

 

The Latina Leadership Institute 2019 Calendar

Date

Session

Time

May 24, 2019

Application Deadline

5:00pm

June 3, 2019

LLI Class of 2019 Announcement

5:00pm

June 15, 2019

Session I

9am-1pm

July 13, 2019

Session II

9am-1pm

July 20, 2019

Latinas Leading the Way Dinner

6:00pm

August 3, 2019

Session III

9am-1pm

August 8, 2019

Wrap Up/Graduation

5:30-8:30 pm

Latina Leadership Institute (LLI) Training Sessions

Session 1: Saturday, June 15, 2019

First, we will explore the WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE and WHY of Latina Leadership Institute (LLI).  WHY do we need the Latina Leaders Institute?  We will distinguish WHAT makes it different from other leadership programs and focus on WHY we are here.  We will focus on the “Ladder of Leadership” that has been critical to our success and will be the key factor in our continued success. 

Secondly, before we can set out to impact our community, we need to start by learning more about it.  This session will begin with the nuts and bolts of Kern County and the “state of Latinas”.  WHO are we?  How are we faring economically, politically, and educationally?

This session is Latina Leadership 101 – The History of Latinas.  In this session, we will explore language Issues, Inter-generational issues of assimilation & acculturation, what we give up/lose when we become successful or strive for more, Where do we find support, and Ethnic divisions & Duel ethnicity.  We examine the Ladder of Leadership and the meaning of “Just because you’ve made it, doesn’t mean we’ve made it.”

We will discuss some of the challenges associated with Latinas in leadership. We will look at the challenges we face including personal and professional demands.  We will also explore some solutions and begin to strategize about ways to create balance, while at the same time maximizing our influence.

Finally, we will measure our political knowledge of our community.  We will begin with a historical look at Latinas(os) is Kern County politics.  Have we been able to translate our numbers into political power?  And we will discuss ways to access that power both in terms of politics and the community.  

Session 2: Saturday, July 13, 2019

In this session, we will get personal!  This session will focus on developing your personal legacy.  What drives you?  What motivates you?  Are you living your passion?  Participants explore the concept of community legacy through ethical leadership and the notion that you LIVE your legacy everyday.

Evening Session: Saturday, July 20, 2019

The Leadership Institute will participate in the Latinas Leading the Way Awards and Recognition Dinner (ticket price for the event is included in application fee price).

Session 3: August 3, 2019

In this session you will explore your WHY and the dynamics of Latina Leadership.  What are the hidden sabotages that are stagnating your personal growth and development.   

Wrap Up/Graduation

Thursday August 8, 2019

This session will also explore ways to get involved in the Kern County community.  We will take a look at the different needs in our community and the impact that involvement makes in the overall health of our community.  We will explore our social, economic, and political impact in the community and the ways that personal involvement can make a difference. 

Graduation: A celebration of you and your sisters!!