Leadership Academy


Program is Offered in Chicago & New York

The HACE Leadership Academy is a dynamic and intensive Action Learning Experience that will transform high-potential Latino professionals into high-performing leaders, by developing the skills necessary to promote immediate and sustainable results for themselves and organizations they serve. The program is designed to address the unique cultural values and challenges.Participants will develop their leadership vision by gaining clarity about their values, and beliefs, enhance assertive communication, learn to strategically manage their time more effectively. The program will enhance their influence to lead teams. During the program participants will deliver effective presentations in front of small and large groups. Participants will be exposed to individual executive coaching based on their own Leadership Discovery Insights Profile Assessment. Additionally, they will work in a team environment to leverage collaboration while conducting research in their assigned project. The program content is based on experiential activities, real-life examples, one-on one coaching, team activities, and creative research techniques.

Participant Benefits

  • Broaden and deepen your professional network locally and nationally
  • Build empowering and motivating relationships
  • Develop essential leadership tools
  • Learn best business practices for managing and engaging with teams
  • Become deeply engaged in the community
  • Connect with a mentor upon program completion
  • Access to the Leadership Academy Alumni network
  • Individualized Assessment and Executive Coaching

Key Program Components:

  • Access to various senior executives that will share their expertise at each session
  • Interactive training sessions that capture best practices and shared learning
  • Exclusive access to alumni hosted roundtable discussions
  • A robust leadership framework based on sound instructional design and practical application
  • Essential leadership tools and practices that can and will be put to immediate use
  • Application of tools and techniques to an Impact Project relevant to participating organizations: corporate business and civic engagement
  • A personalized leadership assessment through the Discovery Insights Profile
  • One-on-one Executive Coaching
  • Peer-to-peer Coaching and facilitated project check-ins and Web-based learning through social media channels, webinars and online content
Session I
Personal Mastery: participants will reflect on their values and beliefs to develop a compelling leadership vision that will guide their actions when leading themselves and their teams.
Session II
Leadership Effectiveness: participants will use their Leadership Insights Profilor Assess to maximize their leadership capabilities and how these manifests themselves: results leadership, visionary leadership, relationship leadership, centered leadership.
Session III
Assertive and Strategic Communication: participants will learn techniques to manage their verbal and written communication.
Session IV
Meeting Management and Presentation Skills: participants will use their learning on their own leadership style to lead themselves and teams effectively. They will also gain insight on how to lead a diverse team effectively.
Session V
Building Trust and Managing Change: participants will gain additional insight in the importance of building trust to nurture relationships to achieve sustainable results, and effectively manage change.
Session VI
Managing Time and Influence: participants will learn effective tactics to be a more effective leader by managing their time and influencing others to gain their buy-in.
Session VII
Leading vs. Managing: participants will discuss the difference between leading and managing, and will gain additional knowledge and perspective about the implications of being a leader.
Session VIII
Conflict Management: by leveraging theirs and others’ strengths participants will practice managing up and effectively handling conflict. They will also learn a simplified problem-solving model which is transferrable to solve challenges at their workplace.
Session IX
Strategic Planning: participants will use the SWOT analysis to develop a strategic business plan including contingency planning. They will discuss the benefits of effective delegation and will practice feedback techniques.
Session X
Team Presentation and Graduation: each team will present their project and hold a Q&A session. All stakeholders, sponsors and participants are recognized and the HACE Leadership Academy graduation is conducted.

Program Impact

  • 100% gained greater confidence and motivation to reach professional goals
  • 100% have a better understanding on how to think and act strategically
  • 100% report higher quality results at work
  • 95% report serving on non-profit board and understand the value of civic engagement
  • 75% report increased visibility in their workplace


Supervisors and newly promoted managers will benefit from this program by assessing, reflecting, and sharing their own individual capabilities, preferences, and challenges. Minimum 3-5 years of experience required.

  • Contributors, managers, directors and vice presidents
  • Working knowledge of basic business/organizational management
  • Responsible for driving team, business unit or cross-functional results
  • At minimum, a college graduate or equivalent work experience
  • At least 5 years of work experience


Application Deadline is September 15th, 2018.

Chicago Program Location

Hyatt Corporate
150 N. Riverside Plaza
Chicago, IL 60606



  • September 11th
  • September 18th
  • September 26th
  • October 2nd
  • October 9th
  • October 16th
  • October 23th
  • October 30th
  • November 6th
  • November 13th

New York Program Location

American Express Head Office
3 World Financial Center
New York, NY 10281







  • September 12th
  • September 19th
  • September 26th
  • October 3rd
  • October 10th
  • October 17th
  • October 24th
  • October 31th
  • November 7th
  • November 14th


The program cost is $2,500.The fee covers workshops, fees, materials, and food. Credit cards and company PO's are accepted.

Support high-potential professionals, a rapidly growing and powerful segment of the workforce and economy.

Employer Benefits

  • Deliver higher quality results faster
  • Establish procedures that drive efficiencies
  • Engage employees and satisfy customers/constituents; and
  • Enhance talent management and succession planning efforts

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Contact Us:

For more information, please email: LeadershipAcademy@haceonline.org