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A presentation at the office


In January 2009, NHPO joined forces with Houston Community College (HCC) Southeast Campus to create the NHPO Leadership Institute; a non-profit 501 (c)(3) foundation designed to train and prepare individuals to become better leaders. These new leaders in turn use their new skill sets to give back to the community in efforts to make it stronger.


New NHPO leadership training programs are emerging across the country and growing rapidly. These new leadership programs are continuing to grow and are now an intricate part of NHPO.

As NHPO trains, develops and prepares Hispanic professionals across the country to become better leaders, it is also imperative that Hispanic youth be included in the NHPO leadership pipeline.

The goal to strengthen communities, through educational initiatives and develop professionals with the skill sets, knowledge and opportunities necessary to be more successful, effective and have a positive influence on their communities, through volunteerism and non-profit board participation.

The NHPO Leadership Institute offers a course entitled “Preparing the Leaders of Today and Tomorrow,” which gives participants an overview and hands on training to become a more effective leader, organizer, and motivator.


  • Leadership

  • Team Building / Community Involvement

  • Strategic Planning

  • Effective Networking

  • Conflict Management

  • Diversity Training

  • Public Speaking

  • Media Training

  • Conducting Effective Meetings

  • Internet Collaboration Tools

  • Time Management


In addition, all students are required to participate in a one-day ropes course designed to build self-confidence, teamwork and trust among students.

The NHPO leadership program will cover the same core modules but class schedules may vary form chapter to chapter. Each class is taught by a different instructor selected based on their expertise on the subject matter.



Everyone is invited to apply for admission into the leadership course. All applicants are interviewed by a panel of Leadership Institute Alumni, to insure the candidates commitment to servant leadership and expectations of the leadership candidates. Since its inception in January 2009, the Institute has graduated over 250 leaders. These individuals now serve on numerous non-profit boards and volunteer with various charitable and educational organizations. While the intensive training and curriculum is certainly a most valuable asset, one of the greatest strengths of the Leadership Institute is the network of dedicated professionals that provide a myriad of support, mentorship and resource to its graduates.

Approximately 30 candidates will be selected to participate in the course per semester.

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