1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Concurrent Sessions
Discovering Your Intrapreneur
What is the difference between an entrepreneur and an intrapreneur? Come learn about the key elements and principles to becoming a successful intrapreneur. The principles, on the surface, appear to be common sense and common place. However, application of these elements is the deeper art and difference in breakthrough performance. Not everybody will run their own business enterprise, but being principled is vital to your success, regardless of your line of work or where your passion lies.
Speaker: Askia Ahmad
Sponsored by: Koch Industries
Strategic Board Service - A Pathway To Strengthen External Credibility
Your qualification gets you a job or a promotion. But it’s your credibility that gets you a board seat. Non-profit board service when planned strategically can strengthen your external professional credibility. Over time, that credibility can magnify your professional development and yield enhanced opportunities including corporate board appointments, high-profile non-profit appointments, political appointments, and even C-suite corporate opportunities. This session will help you think strategically about non-profit board service as part of your overall professional development strategy and long term success trajectory.
Speaker: Cid Wilson
Leadership Styles: Assess, Adjust, Empower
Are you the type of leader people want to follow and emulate, or do they roll their eyes and run for the hills when they see/hear you coming? Do you apply blanket leadership principles to every member of your team, or do you take the time to know each person’s strengths and growth opportunities and adapt your leadership style to bring out the best in them? Learn to recognize the kind of leader you are through self- and external assessments so you can enhance your skillsets, transform work relationships and effectively lead others where they originally did not want to go.
Speaker: Glorimar Maldonado
BUSINESS TRENDS & INNOVATIONS
Harnessing the Power of the Social Entrepreneur
Social enterprise has taken off in the last ten years, with high numbers of new businesses exploring creative ways to solve social problems while also turning a profit. Success for these entrepreneurs doesn’t require magic but a creative approach to large problems and a balance between solution and fiscal responsibility. This session looks at how to bring the creative problem-solving skills of the social entrepreneur to your existing enterprise, company, or department.
Speaker: Jennifer Siaca Curry
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm Concurrent Sessions
Making Your Money Work for You
Hispanics are a prominent group in our country. With the youngest average age of 27, Hispanics are 21% millennial – the biggest multicultural group – and as a whole represent about 18% of the U.S. population today. However, Hispanics tend to be less invested and prepared for retirement than other groups. This seminar will help participants in all stages of life become better equipped to develop an investment strategy towards achieving their and their families' financial goals.
Speaker: Susy Suarez Lemcke
Sponsored by: Edward Jones
Using Creativity to Solve Problems
This dynamic presentation addresses one of the primary soft skills that hiring managers feel college graduates lack, per the recent Workforce-Skills Preparedness Report: critical thinking and problem solving. An experienced senior leader will share how to approach problems with a positive mindset to seek multiple options. The interactive session uses individual and group activities to reinforce key concepts. Leveraging group diversity can generate innovative ideas to solve problems in the workplace and our personal lives.
Speaker: Joseph Garcia
New to Management: What I Wish I'd Known
The classroom won’t fully prepare you for your first experience managing a staff. Experienced and successful managers discuss their early experiences and the lessons they learned. This session looks at common management pitfalls and how to inspire, develop, and motivate, all while meeting deadlines and achieving department objectives.
Speakers: Cyndi Ramirez Ryan, Frances Correa, James R. Huerta
A Plan Worth Funding
Studies show that Latinos have begun businesses at far greater rates than any other demographic, yet a majority of those start-ups obtain no financing during early stages. A foundational aspect for securing financing is a business plan that can withstand scrutiny. Learn to avoid the common mistakes minority business owners make and where to focus your attention when crafting a plan for your new venture.
Speaker: Candice Matthews
9:45 am - 11:00 am Concurrent Sessions
Corporate Social Responsibility: Keeping Values in the Career Equation
Corporate practices and policies increasingly reflect a commitment to making a positive impact in communities – locally, nationally and globally. This discussion centers on the latest developments in CSR (corporate social responsibility) and the Hispanic community, how technology both influences and hinders corporate social change, and how to develop an influence for social good within your position.
Sponsored by: Microsoft
BUSINESS TRENDS & INNOVATIONS
The Innovation of Work
The nature of work has changed. From how we communicate to the products we design, rapidly changing technology has disrupted our way of work, and to be sure, the changes have only begun. In this session, sponsored by Northwestern Mutual, local and national technologists will walk us through how they are breaking down traditional corporate archetypes. They’ll also highlight what’s next on the horizon and offer ideas on how to respond to the workplace shifts to come.
Speakers: Irissol Arce, Amilcar Chavarria, Patricia Cabral-Mercado
Sponsored by: Northwestern Mutual
Women Leaders: Be Assertive without Being Labeled
Sheryl Sandberg campaigned to eliminate the word “bossy” in its gender-specific application to women. Critics of Hillary Clinton suggested she should smile more and raise her voice less. Implicit biases toward women who lead can hinder their impact. This session looks at effective methods to exercise influence, leadership, and assertiveness while minimizing the damage from sexist stereotypes.
Speakers: Dr. Isaura Gonzalez, Priscilla Alvarado, Ilka Rodríguez-Díaz
Sponsored by: Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin
State of Latino Entrepreneurship
This session covers the latest research, trends, and expectations from the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative (SLEI). As a collaboration between the Latino Business Action Network (LBAN) and the Stanford Graduate School of Business, SLEI explores and expands our knowledge of the Latino entrepreneurship segment in the U.S. economy through research and education programs. SLEI research conducts the largest national survey of U.S. Latino business owners to better understand the opportunities and challenges among Latino-owned businesses in an effort to close the $1.47 trillion opportunity gap. Entrepreneurs and companies interested in learning about the entrepreneurial landscape can hear about the latest research on Latino entrepreneurs, as well as impactful stories from experienced entrepreneurs who participated in the SLEI-Education Scaling program.
Speakers: Mark Madrid, Marlene Orozco