Curriculum and Competencies

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The HLI curriculum is as follows:

1. Leadership 101
2. Effective Communication
3. The Business Case for Emotional Intelligence
4. Leadership as a Business Strategy
5. Professionalism, Rights and Privileges
6. Serving on Non-Profit Boards
7. Understanding Change – “Current Times”
8. Maximizing Your Cultural Diversity
9. Finance for Non-Financial Manager
10. Personal Productivity based on David Alan’s “Getting Things Done”
11. The Brand Called “You”

Essential leadership competencies are essential to all firms to create competitive advantage

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro St. Louis knows that by using a competency-based approach to leadership, organizations can better identify and develop their next generation of leaders.
As a business partner, the HCC STL Foundation through its Hispanic Leadership Institute promotes leadership competencies by offering a curriculum that emphasizes leadership skills and behaviors that contribute to superior performance.

Essential Leadership Competencies
The Hispanic Leadership Institute has identified some essential leadership competencies that are consistent among organizations and developed a curriculum in which they are presented and explored throughout the nine monthly sessions of the program. We divide these competencies in three categories:

Leading the organization
Leading oneself
Leading others in the organization

1- Leading the organization:

– managing change
– solving problems and making decisions
– managing politics and influencing others
– taking risks and innovating
– setting vision and strategy
– managing the work
– enhancing business skills and knowledge
– understanding and navigating the organization

2- Leading oneself:

– demonstrating ethics and integrity
– displaying drive and purpose
– exhibiting leadership stature
– increasing your capacity to learn
– managing yourself
– increasing self-awareness
– developing adaptability

3- Leading others:

– communicating effectively
– developing others
– valuing diversity and difference
– building and maintaining relationships
– managing effective teams and work groups

Why Become a Member?

According to a study conducted by the Schapiro Group, when consumers know that a small business is a member of a chamber of commerce, they are 49% more likely to think favorably of it and 80% more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future.

Who are HCC Members?

The HCC currently has over 262 members including Hispanic enterprises, small and minority-owned businesses as well as major corporate clients and community partners such as Anheuser-Busch, Inc, Centene, Nestle Purina, Regional Business Council and AT&T.

Can I Volunteer?

There are several committee and event volunteer opportunities throughout the year, please contact the office for details.