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Program Objectives 

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The Latina Global Executive Leadership Program (LGELP) is an intensive, innovative 8 - month immersion program which utilizes Harvard's Authentic Leadership Curriculum developed by Harvard Professor Bill George. 

Program Purpose


The purpose of the program, which embraces the principles used in Harvard’s groundbreaking Authentic Leadership Development (ALD) program is to enable Latina professionals to prepare themselves to become leaders of organizations and to embark on paths of personal leadership development.


Program Objectives


  1. To enable Latina professionals to understand their leadership journeys and their crucibles by reflecting upon and framing their life stories and experiences to date.

  2. To understand why leaders lose their way and the self-awareness needed to avoid derailment.

  3. To participate fully in open, intimate small-group discussions about the reflective exercises they have completed on their own.

  4. To gain clarity about their leadership principles, values, and ethical boundaries, and how they will respond under pressure when challenged.

  5. To understand what is motivating them, both extrinsically and intrinsically, and to find leadership paths that will enable them to utilize their motivated capabilities.

  6. To explore how to build support teams and lead an integrated life.

  7. To understand the purpose of their leadership and empower other leaders, while they are optimizing their leadership effectiveness.

  8. To create Personal Leadership Development Plans to guide them throughout their lives.


Intellectual Premise and Course Concepts


The premise of the Latina Global Executive Leadership Program is that leaders who know themselves well and consciously develop their leadership abilities throughout their lifetimes will be more effective and more successful leaders and will lead more satisfying and fulfilling lives. To do so, leaders must take responsibility for their own development, rather than relying entirely on their organizations for leadership development.


The Latina Global Executive Leadership Program will provide Latina professionals with ideas, techniques, and tools to assist them in their leadership development journeys, exploring concepts such as lifelong leadership development, the power of  their life story, the impact of their crucible, discovering their authentic self, knowing their values, leadership principles, and ethical boundaries, understanding their motivated capabilities, building support teams, leading an integrated life, purpose-driven, empowering leadership, and improving leadership effectiveness through their style and use of power.


Leadership Development Teams (LDTs)


Each class participant will be assigned to a leadership discussion team with five to seven other women. The discussion teams will meet monthly to complete the assignment for the month. These teams enable participants to discuss personal materials in a more intimate group setting and to encourage a higher level of openness and reflection than may be possible in the class setting.


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