The Christian Latina Leadership Institute (CLLI) offers intensive training, exclusively for women (Latinas & Latinas at heart), designed to strengthen interpersonal, professional and leadership skills. Participants receive instruction from accomplished Christian leaders whose knowledge and expertise help equip women for the challenges of leadership in church and society. Studies and reflections are done from a Christian Latina perspective, and are open to emergent or established women leaders to help increase leadership capacity. We are currently accepting applications.
What We Offer
THE CHRISTIAN LATINA LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE PROVIDES
CERTIFICATE IN LATINA LEADERSHIP STUDIES
At every CLLI training women leaders concentrate on sharpening their leadership skills as well as their spiritual and personal growth. A certificate in Latina Leadership Studies is granted to participants who complete all academic requirements. Each year of certification focuses on different aspects of leadership. College course credit may be available.
The first year is centered on “Nurturing Self as Leader.” It covers topics such as emotional and physical health, spirituality and the journey of leadership. The second year is focused on classes relevant to “Transitioning from Self to Others.” Classes include counseling skills, boundaries, and conflict resolution. The third and final year is about “Leading Change and Managing Others.” Students receive instruction in non-profit organization, training of trainers, organizational health & change, and how to market themselves. (For detailed information please refer to the Curriculum & Courses section).
The CLLI training provides an ideal environment for participants to grapple with major issues in leadership for church and society. Participants receive instruction from accomplished women leaders whose knowledge and expertise help equip current and future women leaders to face the challenges of leadership.
There are various opportunities for women to practice and sharpen their skills as leaders through carefully selected reading assignments and projects. The program also encourages participants to form and nurture friendships that provide support networks in their respective field and ministries.