2021 National Hispanic and Latino Executive Leadership and Fellowship Program
WE ARE HONORED TO ANNOUNCE THE SECOND COHORT TO THE NATIONAL HISPANIC AND LATINO EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM.
THIS TRAINING AIMS TO PROVIDE LEADERSHIP CAPACITY BUILDING FOR EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TRAINING AS WELL AS COACHING TO UP TO 20 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS, IN ORDER TO MAXIMIZE THEIR LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL IN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND INTEGRATED HEALTH.
The 2021 National Hispanic and Latino Executive Leadership and Fellowship Program is offered to those identified by the National Hispanic and Latino ATTC and PTTC for executive leadership training and coaching to maximize their leadership potential in behavioral health and integrated health. The Fellows are entry-level to mid-level career leaders/managers in the health and behavioral health/substance use sectors who have demonstrated potential and interest in executive leadership positions and have been selected for participating in the National Hispanic and Latino Executive Leadership and Fellowship Program.
MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The 2021 National Hispanic and Latino Executive Leadership and Fellowship Program is a leadership development program designed to help entry-level to mid-level career leaders/managers become great leaders in their field. The program focuses on leadership capacity building offering behavioral health leaders the opportunity to discover and expand their leadership strengths and be better prepared when new and greater opportunities come up. The goal is to increase the participants’ leadership skills to not only to become effective and transformational leaders and but also to build upon strengths and talents to further their leadership capacity in order to pursue executive-level leadership positions in behavioral health and integrated health settings.
A group of 10 participants will engage in a total of eight interactive virtual training sessions over a 9-month period. The virtual training sessions will be comprised of:
One (1) group introductory session
Five (5) focused group learning sessions (once a month);
One (1) individual coaching session (towards the end of the fellowship);
One (1) group closing training/discussion session.
The Executive Leadership Fellowship focuses on leadership capacity building including the following learning objectives. At the conclusion of the Fellowship, each Fellow will:
- Demonstrate transformative leadership skills;
- Formulate equity, diversity and inclusive (EDI) management practices;
- Understand career building skills needed for executive-level leadership positions in behavioral health;
- Recognize the key role and impact of executive leadership in behavioral health;
- Identify and analyze essential behavioral health policies at the state and/or federal levels;
- Define and assess behavioral health public policies and legislative strategies to eliminate disparities and gaps in services, funding and research.
ADDITIONAL AIMS OF THE FELLOWSHIP:
The Participants will learn key attributes of transformative leadership, be self-reflective in their leadership style and engage in equity, diversity and inclusive practices in order to:
- Become architects of social innovation
- Foster talent in themselves and in their teams
- Engage in ethical and equitable practices
- Learn strategies for networking, collaboration, and communication
- Deepen skills in project management and budgeting
- Understand the basics of program evaluation to be able to support organizational engagement of best practices
- Maximize the use of social media and technology
- Improve professional speaking skills
- Cultivate mentor relationships
- Develop personal branding strategies and a professional vision towards career advancement (e.g. career plan)
- Create a personal wellness plan to maintain physical, mental and spiritual health
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
Entry-level to mid-level career leaders/managers in the health and behavioral health/substance use sectors who have demonstrated potential and interest in executive leadership positions are encouraged to apply.
Applications must include a recommendation from Behavioral Health/Mental Health Director, Substance Use Disorders Director, or Agency Executive Director. Individual practitioners or sole proprietors may apply but must submit a statement declaring commitment to the entire program.
There is no cost for The National Hispanic and Latino Executive Leadership and Fellowship Program.
If accepted, participants must commit to participate for eight interactive virtual training sessions over a 9-month period.
Upon completion of the Fellowship, participants will receive a certificate of completion and make a commitment to serve as Ambassadors for the future cohorts of Fellows under the National Hispanic and Latino Executive Leadership and Fellowship Program. As Ambassadors, Fellows will give back to NLBHA up to 25 volunteer hours by providing technical assistance or some other service as designated by NLBHA and mutually agreed upon. The Fellows may be eligible (and requested) to participate in the NLBHA Board and Advisory Council.