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What we offer

For 19 years, the CLLI has offered a recognized academic program. The training, exclusively for women (Latinas & Latinas-at-heart), is designed to strengthen interpersonal, professional, and ministerial leadership skills. Participants receive instruction from accomplished Christian women leaders whose knowledge and expertise help equip emergent and established leaders for today's challenges in church and society. Studies and reflections are done from a Christian Latina perspective, and help participants increase their leadership capacity. After completing all academic requirements, CLLI students receive a certificate in leadership studies from the Latina perspective.

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At every CLLI training women leaders concentrate on sharpening their leadership skills as well as their spiritual and personal growth. A certificate in Latina Leadership Studies is granted to participants who complete all academic requirements. The training focuses on different aspects of leadership. 

The curriculum addresses three levels of leadership, 1) “Nurturing Self as Leader.” It covers topics such as emotional and physical health, spirituality and the journey of leadership. 2) “Transitioning from Self to Others.” This level includes classes such as counseling skills, ethics and boundaries, and conflict resolution. And 3) “Leading Change and Managing Others.” Students receive instruction in non-profit organization, training of trainers, organizational health & change, and how to market themselves. (For detailed information please refer to the Curriculum & Courses section).

The CLLI training provides an ideal environment for participants to grapple with major issues in leadership (church and society). The CLLI faculty is formed by a group of accomplished women leaders in their fields of expertise.

There are various opportunities for students to practice and sharpen their leadership skills through carefully selected reading assignments and projects. The program also encourages participants to form and nurture friendships and networks in their respective fields and ministries.

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