Chapter Leadership Institute

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Building Tomorrow's Leaders

SACNAS Chapter Leadership Institute (CLI) is a two and a half day program for SACNAS Chapter students looking to grow their individual leadership skills and maximize their chapter’s potential. Students will learn through small group exercises, keynote speakers, case studies from successful chapters, and inter-chapter community building. All participants will be equipped to emerge as leaders in their chapters and home institutions.

2018 CLI is happening August 3 - 5!
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Press Release: Cohort for 2018 Chapter Leadership Institute


Program Highlights

• Develop leadership competencies and critical take-away tools.

• Learn best practices for maximum chapter success and recruitment.

• Build community between chapters.

Shared hotel accommodations will be provided for all participants.

• Access to a leadership coach after the institute.

Speakers + Facilitators

Carmen Schicklberger, PhD - 2018 CLI Keynote

Maria Mouchess PhD, Mayra B. Pastore PhD, Gabriel Quiñones PhD, and Erica L. Sanchez PhD - 2018 CLI Panelists

Diana Azurdia PhD, Yvonne W. Rodríguez PhD, and Asis Lopez - 2018 CLI Facilitators

Robin D. Lόpez and Sarah Heraldo - 2018 CLI Community Building Activity Facilitators

Jose A. Cabrera, PhD - 2018 CLI Convening Speaker


All applicants must be:

• An undergraduate or graduate member of SACNAS at the time of application submission.

• A member of an active SACNAS Student Chapter (both officers & general members are encouraged to apply).

• Able to provide their own transportation to San Jose City College.*

*Limited travel funding is available for non-local participants.

Dates & Location

Date: August 3 to August 5 (2.5 days)
Location: San Jose City College, 2100 Moorpark Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128

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