Hispanic Institute Helps to Build Community Leaders
managers in Southwest Florida are invited to enroll in a program dedicated to
strengthening and building community leaders thanks to Hodges University’s
Leadership Development Program.
by the Hodges’ Hispanic
Institute, the Leadership Development
Program is scheduled for January 25 – March 15, 2017. The
eight-week program will be held from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Fort
Myers campus, which is located at 4501 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL
a focus on results, the program is designed to provide middle managers from
varying cultures with the necessary tools to reach their potential for greater
leadership roles. “The program’s emphasis is on self-awareness, public
speaking, communication and conflict resolution,” said Adriana Buitrago,
director of the Hispanic Institute at Hodges.
curriculum, Buitrago added, provides participants with “broad-based leadership
perspectives.” Throughout the course of the program, participants will hear
from Hodges faculty members, as well as community speakers. In addition to the
lecture-based teaching style, participants can expect each session to include
hands-on team building exercises. By applying what they know, participants will
design solutions to a problem based on a topic they select, ultimately
improving team building and skill development.
topics include self-awareness, cultural competency, leadership, communication
and conflict resolution. The program will also include valuable information on
the importance of first impressions. Partnering with Dress for Success,
participants will visit the Dress for Success Boutique to achieve professional
styling tips such as proper fitting and color coordination.
cost to participate in the program is $600, and interested candidates must
submit an application by January 19, 2017. Applications may be submitted online
or by mail.
additional information, visit www.hodges.edu/leadership/.
You may also contact Adriana Buitrago at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (239) 598-6235.
the Hispanic Institute:
The mission of the Hispanic Institute at Hodges University is to strengthen the
awareness, understanding and impact of Hispanic cultures. Goals of the Hispanic
Institute include enhancing university and community awareness of the role of
the Hispanic Institute; sensitizing employees to Hispanic cultures to better
facilitate service, teaching and learning; identifying and finding solutions to
the needs of Hispanics within the university and the community; and creating
national and international partnerships with educational institutions and