Leadership Programs
Leadership Programs

Leadership Programs

The Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute works with nonprofit, government, and corporate partners to create and implement custom leadership and professional development programs grounded in academic research and best practices for uplifting traditionally marginalized groups, especially Latinos. 






Culturally Competent


Academically Rigorous

Ranging from individual sessions to year-long fellowship support, our culturally-competent curriculum leverages the expertise of Cisneros Institute leadership and affiliate faculty, and can be tailored to the specific needs and goals of an organization. 

For more information on how the Cisneros Institute can create a specialized curriculum for your organization, contact Associate Director, Trey Johnston.

Partner: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)

The Cisneros Institute designs and delivers a 9-month program for CHCI's Public Policy & Post-Graduate Fellowships and semester-long programs for the CHCI undergraduate interns. Interns build knowledge to support their success on Capitol Hill, while Fellows engage in lectures and technical workshops to develop strengthen both hard and soft skills that are necessary for effective policy leadership. Examples of the curriculum designed for this group includes:

  • Simulation exercises and case studies on government processes and serving diverse communities.
  • Experiential professional development training in effective communication, managing up, and defining leadership styles.
  • Workshops on technical and persuasive writing to produce policy briefs, memos, op-eds, and blogs.

Partner: National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB)

The Cisneros Institute delivers the intensive course, Executive Foundations of Latino Leadership, as part of the Latino Executive Advancement and Development (LEAD) Fellowship, designed specifically for CEOs, Executive Directors, and Presidents, at economic asset-building nonprofits. The course prepares nonprofit leaders to address pressing current and future needs for their organizations through:

  • In-depth exploration of the history, development, and assumptions of different theories of leadership in the canon of nonprofit leadership.
  • Dedicated discussion and integration of racial equity, diversity and inclusion, rooted in Latinx cultural values.
  • Self-assessments and guided workshops on leaders' personalities, identities, communication styles, and biases that impact their work.