NEVER STOP LEARNING
"Taking the LEADeres class has been a real eye opener. It has inspired me to go back to school and finish my degree, something that in the past I would have made a million excuses not to do. Not only are the sessions very informative but the facilitators really know how to light a fire in your soul."
Abby T. LEADeres Lakeshore 2020-2021
LEADeres is a non-credit leadership lab designed to support Latinx professionals as they pursue their individual career and life goals. The program emphasizes identity formation and personal development in the areas of cultural awareness, leadership, professional development, and community and civic engagement. Participants learn and grow together over a six-month period, engaging with seasoned leaders and working on teams to identify creative solutions for community issues. Graduates possess the skills, resources, and confidence necessary to support each other as leaders professionally and in their community.
LEADeres Lakeshore brings together groups of developing Latino professionals for a six-month course-based program to learn and develop their own leadership skills. During this time, participants:
Network with and learn from experienced civic and community leaders
Increase cultural intelligence
Get practice using tools that support self-reflection and personal growth and development.
Develop a personal development plan that emphasizes growth at work and in the community.
Be guided through the process of working as a team using innovative strategies to explore and present recommendations to address a community or business problem.
The program is delivered through six one-day segments designed to equip LEADeres Lakeshore participants with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to transform themselves as leaders. Personal narratives are incorporated to illuminate concepts and create opportunities for reflection, while guest speakers share their individual stories of cultural identity and civic and professional life journeys.
2022-2023 PROGRAM SPONSORS
PRESENTED THROUGH A GRANT WITH THE HOLLAND/ZEELAND AREA FOUNDATION