The NHCC continues to be corporate America's partner and resource on effectively maximizing the diversity and inclusion of Hispanic talent.
Vice President - Operations
Participant in Classs of 2011
The NHCC Corporate Executive Development Program has been quite the experience thus far. It is clear that the NHCC and SMU ‐ Cox Executive Education are committed to investing in the growth of Hispanic leaders throughout the country. The material covered is comprehensive and incorporates the Hispanic culture's impact on successful leadership in the corporate world. The facilitators and executive advisors provide incredible direction and support. Most importantly, my peers in the program are quite impressive and I am looking forward to building an invaluable network; a network that will consist of current and future leaders in corporations around the world.
Phase 2 of the NHCC CEDP was a great follow to Phase 1. Having spent the last few months working on my personal development as a leader, it was nice to see the curriculum progress and focus on the leadership of teams. Understanding the benefits of working with a diverse team and practicing techniques to build trust among the group one works with will prove helpful in my work environment. Equally as relevant, was the time spent on leading a team through coaching and mentoring. One recurring theme of the group was that organizations are looking for leaders who can produce more with less resource. In order to be successful in this environment, it is critical that one become proficient in coaching and mentoring employees to be more effective and autonomous in their roles. As someone who has recently been promoted to lead a new team in a different region of the company, the timing of Phase 2 could not have been better. I will have the opportunity to implement learning with a new team almost immediately. From the team building exercise that displays the power of teamwork to the specific language that was shared regarding building trust, all of the content will be applicable in my new role. One more take away. It was quite impressive to see the growth of the team from one session to the next. Many of my peers seemed to be more aware of their strengths and weaknesses. Others spoke with a higher level of confidence and conviction, and some even seemed to exhibit more of an executive presence. It was great to see this growth first hand and I look forward to maintaining relationships with my peers in the years to come.