ILACHE Leadership Institute
PREPARING LATIN@ LEADERS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION.
The ILACHE Leadership Institute (ILI) has as its main goal to prepare Latin@s to become more effective leaders in colleges, communities and the professions.
ILI’s mission is to promote professional growth and prepare Latino leaders to become effective community builders and strong advocates for higher education and beyond
The Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education Leadership Institute (ILI) provides seminars throughout ten months of the academic year to promote professional growth and prepare Latino leaders to become strong community builders in higher education and beyond. The seminars will begin on September 2018 and end in June 2018. Participants will be required to attend monthly Saturday seminars from 9am-2pm for 10 months. The seminars include a range of topics related to Latino policy, advocacy and skills necessary for Latinos in any leadership position. The program will admit a maximum of 15 professionals in its first cohort. The application process will be competitive. Professionals admitted to the program will be required to attend all seminars and meet with a designated mentee selected from the undergraduate student track. The ILI leadership program incorporates a two-tiered model that includes active organizing in the higher education community. Professionals are required to attend all sessions and volunteer at the ILACHE Annual Conference.
Increase your understanding of the higher education system to become a better advocate
Effectively navigate one’s work environment while remaining ethically rooted
Develop cultural competency skills
Share experiences that can facilitate political empowerment
Understand the role of Latino professional organizations such as ILACHE and increase your integration into its structure and organizational initiatives to advance a collective social justice agenda
Have an understanding of ILACHE’s structure and organization and actively participate and contribute to the organization.
Must have at least 3 years of experience working in a higher education setting
Must demonstrate commitment to working in the Latino community
Must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
Must have proven leadership in higher education
Attend all 10 monthly seminars
Meet with designated mentor
Complete all assignments prior to each session
Become an active ILACHE member
September through June 2018
10 Saturday sessions, once a month
9am to 2pm
Northeastern Illinois University – El Centro
3390 N. Avondale Ave Chicago, IL 60618
Northeastern Illinois University
Application Deadline July 1st
The ILI Committee will review all applications and notify applicants by the end of July.
The online application requires the following:
Two recommenders (name and contact information)
500-word essay on your learning expectations and how you will use what you have learned to advance the Latinx community