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The Hispanic Leadership Institute-Tucson promotes the individual development of Hispanics for increased participation in leadership roles and serves as a principal education and networking resource for expertise and advocacy on leadership issues affecting Latino communities.


Educating ourselves as leaders is one of the best ways we can learn to truly connect to the community. The Hispanic Leadership Institute-Tucson was established and designed to educate and assist individuals in developing and expanding their leadership skills to take an active role in the community. Founded in 2010 as a partnership between Valle del Sol, Cox Communications and the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

The Hispanic Leadership Institute-Tucson is a 10-week program of weekly classes conducted in the evening and a one day leadership retreat to focus on cultural identity, team-building and service to community. HLI-Tucson offers participants the opportunity to engage Arizona’s foremost business and policy authorities in a continuing dialogue about leadership and our Latino communities. The Hispanic Leadership Institute-Tucson enhances participants’ understanding of the role culture plays in a variety of circumstances, with specific attention to the enduring influence of Latinos in Arizona. The curriculum builds from participants’ experiences, emphasizing personal and professional development with a practical orientation. Sessions focus on ethics, cultural and personal identity, community issues, public and media relations skills, board/commission service, and meetings and protocol among other topics.

APPLICATION PROCESS for HLI-Tucson Class of 2015
Sessions for HLI-Tucson begin on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.
Deadline to submit application is January 30, 2015.
To complete the HLI-Tucson application online, please Click here to complete the application online. Please allow yourself enough time to complete the entire application. It is recommended that you prepare your application off-line, and copy/paste your answers in the space provided. Note: At the end of the application, you will be asked to attach one letter of recommendation and your resume.

Participants must attend a mandatory Leadership Institute on Saturday, March 28 from 8a.m. – 5p.m.
The program fee is $550 for all sessions and includes materials. Click here to make a credit card payment online.

For more information, contact the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at 520-620-0005 or or click here.