The Latino Center for Leadership Development’s leadership academy is an educational and leadership training program aimed at providing promising leaders with a set of knowledge, skills, experiences, and networks necessary to assume and succeed in positions of impact with a focus on policy-making roles and elected office.
Academy fellows will engage in quarterly trainings and have opportunities to network with leaders in sectors such as municipal, state, and federal government, business, education, media, politics, and many others. As a cohort, participants will partake in a community initiative focused on community improvement and development. Students will also have access to current research and policy ideas via the LatinoCLD-Southern Methodist University Tower Center Policy Institute.
The LatinoCLD’s leadership academy is open by application to men and women who are ideally between the ages of 25 and 40. Selected on an annual basis, each class consists of a small cohort, identified by the program’s leadership as promising leaders with reputations for intellect, thoughtfulness, collaboration, a commitment to civil dialogue, and a desire to serve their community in policy roles or elected office. The 12-month academy consists of quarterly seminars, generally held in Dallas, TX.
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