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Institute seeks to develop Hispanic leaders

October 23, 2007

Valle del Sol’s Hispanic Leadership Institute (HLI) is seeking participants for its leadership-training program beginning in January.

Applications are available to download at or by calling (602) 248-8101, extension 121. The deadline for submitting an application is Dec. 7.

The premier sponsor is Wells Fargo.

For 21 years, Valle del Sol has been holding the Hispanic Leadership Institute to promote the individual development of Hispanics for increased participation in leadership roles. The institute’s curriculum builds from participants’ experiences, emphasizing personal and professional development with sessions focusing on cultural and personal identity, serving on a board, meeting protocol, and ethics, media training and leadership. This year, ASU’s College of Public Programs joins efforts with Valle del Sol as the educational partner.

“There is hardly anything more important than preparing the next generation of leaders,” says Debra Friedman, dean of ASU’s College of Public Programs. “This is the core mission of ASU and HLI. The ASU College of Public Programs is honored to join with Valle del Sol to ensure that Hispanic leaders are ready to take their places front and center in the public, nonprofit and private sectors now and in the years to come.”

Sessions for the 18-week institute will begin Jan. 22, including a one-day leadership retreat to focus on cultural identity, team building and service to community.