Designed and hosted by Mano a Mano, the Lake County Liderazgo Initiative is the first leadership development of its kind focused on cultivating the talent, minds, and networks of emerging leaders of Latino communities in Lake County. The mission of Liderazgo is to provide a forum in which these leaders will build their capacity and understanding of policy and community issues, define and develop their leadership styles, and connect with other civic leaders. Our vision is that over the long-term, our community will benefit from increased participation of Latinos and their allies in leadership roles in Lake County.
The three-session seminar will include presentations from leaders from across the state, who will speak on topics such as leadership development and social, economic, and political issues. The seminars will all focus on leadership development and capacity building from a Latino/a and people of color perspective and how to elevate Latino voices in policy and community forums. In its third year program, Liderazgo will focus on informing fellows and engaging in conversations on the structural inequalities that Latino communities are currently facing.
The seminar participants of Liderazgo will be emerging leaders who are early to mid-career professionals, residents of Lake County, who have a proven track record of service in Latino communities. While the participants need not be Latino/a, participants will be deeply connected to and rooted in our community. The seminar speakers will be experts in their fields and leaders in local, state, and national conversations.