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BUILDING ON EXCELLENCE: The first and second year of the HPNG Latino Leadership Conference showcased the great leadership and exemplary achievements of the Latino community. Speakers from across the United States demonstrated how their talents and abilities extend beyond the corporate world, how Latino leaders are transforming the Hispanic community in impactful ways, and how together we are developing the pipeline for future Latino leaders.

TOOLS FOR SUCCESS: Working off of last year’s success, the 3rd Annual HPNG Latino Leadership Conference will offer the same focused look at professional growth in the Latino community, as well as an insider’s perspective on what Hispanic professionals can do to get ahead. This year’s event will focus on specific employee strategies and 21st century tools Latinos can utilize to further educate themselves, seek expert guidance, network within their industry, and ultimately achieve their maximum potential.

FOR LATINOS, BY LATINOS: The HPNG Latino Leadership Conference is developed for and presented by Latino professionals. The event provides an excellent opportunity for Latino executives to gain insight towards building an inclusive business leadership pipeline and developing strong Latino corporate leaders, one executive at a time. Distinguished Latino leaders will showcase their leadership styles and methods, and multi-cultural recruitment professionals will share their perspectives “from the inside” of what companies are doing to keep their Latino talent pipeline growing.

RECRUITING AND ADVANCING: This conference focuses on two separate audiences, those searching and developing talent such as recruiters, HR departments, corporate leadership development divisions, as well as corporate professionals looking for best practices on how to develop and manage their careers to their maximum potential.

Watch the full 2010 Keynote Address by The Honorable Robert Menendez, United States Senator, State of New Jersey

2010 HPNG Latino Leadership Conference Highlights

2012 HPNG Latino Leader Awards presented by

This year we premiere the HPNG Latino Leader Awards presented by Ford. The awards will recognize four exceptional Latino leaders with admirable achievements in advancing business initiatives. They will be honored for their hard work, steadfast determination and notable commitments to the business community.

Sessions Include

With the corporate landscape of the US constantly evolving, keeping up to speed with business best practices can be challenging and even daunting. Companies must continually check and improve their own initiatives for developing corporate leaders, through being aware of what other companies are doing in the field as well as proactively seeking out development best practices to benchmark against. This presentation will look at research being done regarding the current status of the corporate landscape as it specifically relates to Latino leadership development.

DEVELOPING THE TALENT PIPELINE: Building a Foundation and Keeping the Culture
What are the key elements in developing high-potential leaders? Learn from industry leaders at two distinct academic programs focused on building the Latino talent pipeline and strategies for leadership development. You will get an inside look at how two of the country’s premier Latino leadership training institutes develop the talent infrastructure for Hispanic advancement from a middle-management starting point. Learn about the decision making process, align yourself with corporate best practices and hear of multicultural branding than is dramatically affecting the Latino professional community.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCE GROUPS PANEL: Develop Leadership Skills Together
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are no longer small, informal groups for people with common identities and interests. With increased focus and attention by corporations to the specific interests of Latinos, ERGs now provide resources for advanced leadership and growth opportunities. More than just focusing on career advancement, they help companies expand into new markets, exert influence, create meaningful messaging, and build opportunities for shared success. This panel will investigate the evolving role of ERGs and how they can facilitate professional development and networking, promote business growth and mentor the next generation through impactful support.

Measuring Success: A One-on-One Conversation
To round out the wealth of information presented during the previous session, we will gain insight from a C-level executive that has mentored high-potential talent to learn how they have mentored to success and continue to guide the next generation of Latino leaders.

Corporate Diversity, Recruiting and Leadership Development: A Look from the Inside
A two-part development session for HR professionals, leadership development officers, and corporate and outside recruiters. Learn best practices from corporate leaders that are getting it right. Attend this session to see how to recruit, develop and retain high-potential Latino professionals as well as understand current diversity initiatives in place. Find out what the crucial do’s and don’ts are when working with outside recruiters and staffing agencies to scout for Latino talent, achieve multicultural branding, and further diversity recruitment.

Networking, Managing Your Career and Developing Your Online Brand
A development session for business professionals on how to effectively manage the most important aspects of your career and your brand. Nowadays it seems like it takes a whole team in order to manage your career. In this session, various experts will present the necessary skill set to build your networking circles with key influencers, identify your core strengths with tools such as eCareerFit, leverage online resources and technology, and build your personal brand.

LATINO LEADERS ROUNDTABLE – A Personal Leadership Plan
Everyone’s career is a journey filled with many obstacles, bends and unexpected roadblocks, and while we all have different goals, the steps we take to achieve these career objectives are similar across the board. Career paths are forged in many different ways and people take varying paths, but through collaboration, communication and hard work we can achieve success together. In this roundtable you will hear from four unique Latino leaders who will share their experiences, learned insight, and the motivation behind their success. This conference closing session will leave you inspired and give you impactful insight into how to rework your own personal leadership plan and professional development.
Speakers Include

The Honorable Ruben Diaz, Jr., President of the Borough of the Bronx

Reymundo Abrahante, Agency Recruiter, State Farm

Carlos Anaya, Managing Editor, My Lifestyle Magazine

Jessica Asencio, VP, Marketing & Communications, JPMorgan Chase

Phyllis Barajas, Managing Partner, Barajas & Associates; Executive Director, CONEXION

Kyle Barrios, Manager, AERS National Audit Practice, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Lisa Calicchio, SPHR, Vice President, Recruitment & Talent Services, Covance

Teresa Correa, Project Leader, Conéctate AHORA; Associate Manager, Consumer and Shopper Insights, Avon

Ali Curi, President, HPNG

Yasmin Davidds, PsyD, MCC, CEO & Founder, Women’s Institute of Negotiation (WIN)

Betty De Mayorga, Business Process Analyst, Colgate-Palmolive

Daisy Auger-Dominguez, Managing Director, Executive Search, Time Warner, Inc

Maria Fernandez, Senior Counsel, Technology Licensing & Alliances, IBM

George Herrera, Founder, President, & CEO, Herrera-Cristina Group

Roberto Llamas, EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer, Univision

Laura Martinez, Independent Journalist, Blogger, Editorial Director, Voxy

Lucinda Martinez, VP Domestic Network Distribution and Multicultural Marketing, HBO

Pat Martinez, President and CEO, National Hispanic Corporate Council

D. Zachary Misko, VP Workforce Strategy, Kelly OCG

Eliana Murillo, HR Associate in Global Sales People Operations, Google

Ellie Nieves, Esq., President and CEO, Leadership Strategies for Women, LLC

Monica Pons, Director, Executive Recruitment, NBC Universal

William Robalino, Executive Director, Global Diversity, Finance Product Control, UBS; President, ALPFA New York

Robert Rodriguez, PhD, Conference Chairman

Josephine Rotolo, Founder & Principal, Type J Coaching

Kirk Santos, HR Director, Talent Organization, IBM

Rebeca Vargas, Managing Director of Investment Bank for Latin America, JPMorgan Chase

Conference Location

The Heritage Center
345 Park Avenue (51st Street)
New York, NY

Contact HPNG about sponsorships

Carl Reid
Tel: 646.207.2299

Ali T. Curi
Tel: 917.860.5673
Sponsorship Information

$425.00 per person

Non-Profit and Government Rate:
$225.00 per person

Multiple Registration Package:
25% discount for 3 or more attendees