HACE Colores aims to provide a safe environment for participants to enhance their leadership skills so they can lead authentically, confidently, and effectively. Participants will explore various challenges and opportunities that are specific to the intersectional LGBTQIA+ community. They will also learn leadership theories and participate in an action learning experience. By learning practical tools and strategic insights, participants develop the necessary skills necessary to produce immediate and sustainable results for themselves and the organizations they serve.

This culturally-relevant and cohort-based program will help participants build a supportive network of LGBTQIA+ leaders across various industries. The program will be facilitated by two LGBTQIA+ executive coaches. Subject-matter experts from the LGBTQIA+ community will serve as guest speakers.

  • Identify as LGBTQIA+
  • Latino/a/x/e and/or Hispanic background
  • 5-10 years of professional experience
  • Currently in a supervisory role or will take on a supervisory role in the near future
  • Insights Discovery Leadership Evaluator
  • One hour individualized Executive Coaching
  • Culturally-Relevant Curriculum
  • Networking with powerful Latino/a/x/e LGBTQIA + leaders
  • Access to an alumni network of 500+ leaders from various backgrounds, industries, and countries
  • Peer-to-Peer Mentoring
  • Certificate of Completion
Session Topics
  • Leveraging Your Intersectional Identity in Leadership
  • Enhancing Your Personal Brand & Developing Supportive Networks
  • Work-Life Wellness
  • Insights Discovery: Leadership Effectiveness
  • Building Trust and Managing Changes
  • Elevating Leadership Strategies for Organizational Impact
  • Managing Conflict with Effective Communication
  • Team Project Presentations
  • Graduation and Networking

HACE Colores participants will meet biweekly over the course of 18 weeks for programming content, network building, a group project collaboration. The estimated time commitment for successful completion of the program is approximately 37 hours and outlined below:

  • 1 hour of pre-course preparation (onboarding session)
  • 21 hours of classroom instruction
  • 7 hours of group project preparation (recommended to meet at least one hour every other week with group members)
  • 1 hour of individualized executive coaching coaching
  • 2 hours of networking events (optional and open to the HACE network)
  • 3 hours of presentations (yours and other groups in your cohort)
  • 2 hours of graduation ceremony

Meets biweekly on Thursdays from 5-8pm CST

During program sessions, participants will engage in interactive discussions, independent practice, and group activities, led by Program Lead/s who serve as facilitators. Sessions will feature guest speakers to further explore the topics through story and experience. 

Fall Program Onboarding

Accepted Participants will be required to attend one of these sessions

  • Tuesday, January 30, 2024 from 12-1pm CST
  • Thursday, February 1, 2024 from 5-6pm CST

Thursday, February 15, 2024 | Session I: Leveraging Your Intersectional Identity in Leadership

Thursday, February 29, 2024 | Session II: Enhancing Your Personal Brand & Developing Supportive Networks

Thursday, March 14, 2024 | Session III: Work-Life Wellness

Thursday, March 28, 2024 | Session IV: Insights Discovery: Leadership Effectiveness

Thursday. April 11, 2024 | Session V: Building Trust and Managing Changes

Thursday, April 25, 2024 | Session VI: Elevating Leadership Strategies for Organizational Impact

Thursday, May 9, 2024 | Session VIII: Managing Conflict with Effective Communication

Thursday, May 23, 2024 | Session IX: Team Project Presentation

Thursday, June 6, 2024 | Graduation and Networking

Attendance Policy

Participants should plan to attend all sessions. This is a fast-paced learning environment and the attendance policy allows for one missed session maximum. The Group Presentation does not classify as an excused absence unless there is an emergency, which should be communicated with the Program Lead/s.

Price and Payment Options

The HACE COLORES program has a tuition cost of $3,995.
Below are payment options. Please review prior to completing an application:

Option1: Pay Individually: I understand I will be responsible for paying the program in full. If accepted, below are some options you may want to explore:

  1. Pay in full when accepted.
  2. Employer Tuition Reimbursement: Ask your employer for support! Click here for some tips and a letter you can send to your supervisor (requesting professional development funds).
  3. Learn about tuition assistance and scholarship opportunities (limited funding available and offered based on demonstrated need on a first come, first serve basis) that we may have available. Contact _____________ for more information. Please complete your application and check the box for a Tuition Assistance Form to be emailed to you.
  4. Payment Plans: Under certain circumstances, HACE can provide payment plans. More information about this option will be available when you are accepted into the program.

Option 2: Company Scholarship: My employer is an HACE partner and has nominated me for this professional development opportunity. My employer will be covering the tuition.

Application Period

Open Date on 10/18/23
Close Date on 11/30/23