The NHCC Corporate Executive Development Program (NHCC-CEDP), in partnership with Southern Methodist University (SMU), has embarked on a unique journey to provide program participants with an educational experience focused on sustained behavior change that provides knowledge, skills and tools for maximizing strategic relationships within and outside their corporations.
With the increased complexity and speed of change, we need leaders now more than ever before. As a member of the fastest growing demographic in the country, we know that the NHCC-CEDP, will give the program participants and future members of the C-Suite the competitiveness and sustained success to lead their industry and their future.
Recent research demonstrates that Hispanic or Latino leaders reach middle management faster than other groups but are challenged to make the transition to executive positions. In fact, despite being the fastest growing talent pool in the U.S., Latinos represent a tiny fraction of “C-level” executives in corporate America. This represents a fundamental problem not only for corporations seeking to serve the fast-growing Latino market, but also for our entire country’s economic prosperity as a critical and valuable talent segment remains untapped for key leadership positions. The National Hispanic Corporate Council's Corporate Executive Development Program (NHCC-CEDP) seeks to address this issue.
The NHCC-CEDP program will accelerate development of Hispanic managers into senior corporate positions by helping the individual and corporation close the gap in talent development. The program, conducted over 12 months, provides special insight to be excised and leveraged for success. The NHCC-CEDP participants will have comprehensive support from faculty, course advisor, assigned mentor and accountabilities at many levels.
NHCC-CEDP is designed to produce immediate impact for both the participants attending the program as well as their sponsoring corporations.
Individual participant baselines and objectives are established pre-Phase 1. The Program will include assessments of individual behavior change and application of learning. Assessments will be conducted using 360 feedback instruments, project team results, and post-program surveys. Participants will establish personal learning agendas with their organizational sponsors. These can be reviewed throughout the program. Application of learning is further supported by experienced executive mentors and participant peer accountability groups.
The participant’s advisor and faculty will assist in establishing program objectives and assess progress. Updates with the participant’s organization supervisor and sponsor will be conducted as needed throughout the program period. In addition, a final assessment of graduating participants will be made 12 months post their graduation. This assessment will help determine success rates and support improvement of curriculum for future sessions.
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