Advanced Leadership Training to Increase STEM Leaders of Color

This week, a new generation of underrepresented minority STEM leaders are being trained to serve, strengthen, and unify communities at the local and national level.

The SACNAS – HHMI Advanced Leadership Institute is led by Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

The institute, held June 4 – 7 at HHMI in Chevy Chase, Maryland is an intensive advanced course for graduates of the Linton-Poodry SACNAS Leadership Institute (LPSLI). Participants will tackle topics including: career success factors; increasing spheres of influence; challenges in organizational leadership; leading & managing policy initiatives; and decision making and team dynamics in executive teams.

HHMI is the ideal partner to help established leaders deepen their skills, says Mr. Rolando Madrid, SACNAS Director of Programs. He notes, “HHMI has a strong legacy of supporting diversity, inclusion, mentoring, and scientific excellence in the highest caliber of America’s STEM professionals.”

Dr. Sonia Zárate, President-Elect of SACNAS says, “For 45 years, SACNAS has been a leader in diversifying the STEM enterprise. Like all challenges, changing the face of science to reflect current demographics requires a multipronged approach that includes training individuals and working to change the environment that the individuals are in. The SACNAS suite of leadership programs, which includes the LPSLI and the ALI, serve to empower participants as agents of change. The overall goal of these two programs being to prepare a cadre of diverse scientific leaders that will help drive diversity, equity and inclusion at all levels in their home institutions.”

Dr. Clifton Poodry, a founding member of SACNAS and co-founder with Dr. Marigold Linton of the LPSLI said, “The scientific enterprise of the country, whether in academia, industry or government, benefits from the values and expertise embodied in the diverse membership of SACNAS. The LPSLI and ALI are designed to hone the skills of a group that will change the face of science.”

ALI is the second in a suite of four leadership trainings offered by SACNAS in 2018. The programs are dedicated to building the capacity of our students and professionals with the necessary leadership skills to advance their education and careers and to lead change at the highest levels.

Community College Leadership Day – June 1, 2018
Advanced Leadership Institute – June 4 – 7, 2018
Linton Poodry Leadership Institute – July 16 – 20, 2018
Chapter Leadership Institute – August 3 – 5, 2018

SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is the nation’s leading science philanthropy working to advance biomedical research and science education.

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