Creating the Next Generation of Latino Leaders

One of LLA’s primary goals is to identify, engage and mobilize the next generation of leaders in the business, government, education, non-profit and art sectors. LLA offers an eight month Leadership Academy to 12-16 participants.

Participants in the Leadership Academy are selected in a competitive application process. Leadership Academy fellows must commit to participating in intensive full-day leadership training seminars each month from February through September. The program curriculum includes seminars presented by business, education, political, and community/non-profit leaders. In addition, the three-day LLA-Stanford Leadership Summer Program is a collaboration with Stanford University and taught by Stanford faculty.

2024 Latino Leadership Academy Overview

Application Deadline: December 1, 2023 

  • Leadership and management development training
  • Access to the community, civic, and industry leaders throughout the program to ensure participants understand issues specific to the Silicon Valley and the Latino community
  • Mentoring by seasoned professionals, including LLA Leadership Academy alumni and organizers, who can develop and provide necessary personalized feedback
  • To be passionate, informed and articulate leaders and spokespeople on issues impacting the Latino community
  • To serve effectively on public and private boards & commissions
  • To support participants in achieving their professional and community objectives by providing mentoring and guidance, introducing participants to the LLA network
  • To train participants on effective coalition building across professional sectors and political ideologies
  • LLA seeks to attract applicants from all backgrounds who are committed to full and diligent participation in the Academy and who can offer diversity of thought, education, and experiences.
  • Applicants from the public and private sectors, self-employed professionals, entrepreneurs, and artists can bring the necessary balance for a successful and transformational experience.
  • Applicants should be a mid-level professional with a minimum of 5 years professional experience and should have a demonstrated track record of leadership either through current employment or community/volunteer engagement or elected office.

Investing in professional development and leadership training can be costly for individuals and companies. LLA works diligently and hard to subsidize the cost of the Leadership Academy by fundraising and through private sponsorships.

$500 for individuals
$1000 organizational/corporate

LLA believes that no qualified, motivated and responsible applicant should be turned away just because of finances. Scholarships and payment plans are available for applicants who can demonstrate financial hardship or need for assistance.

Seminars will take place from February-September 2024.

Friday, February 23, 2023
Leadership Seminar #1

Friday, March 22, 2024
Leadership Seminar #2

Friday, April 26, 2024
Leadership Seminar #3

Friday, May 31, 2024
Leadership Seminar #4

Friday, June 28, 2024
Leadership Seminar #5

Friday, July 26, 2024
Leadership Seminar #6

Friday, August 23rd – 25th 
Sanford Retreat

Friday, August 30, 2024
Leadership Seminar #7

Friday, September 27, 2024
Leadership Seminar #8