Leaders and Professionals"
The Hopi Leadership Program (HLP) was designed to grow strong, effective, and culturally-grounded professionals at Hopi by encouraging effective leadership skills among emerging Hopi leaders. The long-term goal is to nurture a community of professionals who can serve as effective leaders and successfully bridge the Hopi and non-native world in a way that is firmly grounded in the uniquely Hopi worldview.
This 15-month capacity building program will support future successors who will run organizations and perform grassroots community work at Hopi using a model based on the Hopi culture and western education.
Participants will undergo an initial skills and knowledge assessment and will also work to define their own personal goals and objectives as part of the program. Participants will gain experience in leadership and in professional management practices. They will engage in on-going dialogue about issues related to professional development at Hopi, the complexity of bridging the Hopi and non-native worlds, and the qualities required for effective leadership. Through this experience they themselves, their families and their place of employment will also benefit from their growing knowledge of leadership, along with other skills.
The Hopi Foundation established the Hopi Leadership Program to:
Two and 2-1/2 full-day sessions from September 2012 to November 2013 will focus on Hopi bodies of knowledge as well as specific management disciplines. The curriculum provides a rigorous yet flexible educational experience enabling participants to combine theory and best practice of professional management within a uniquely Hopi context.
Session modules include:
Program participants will be paired and each will serve as a mentor to the other during the monthly sessions and outside of the program. As mentors they will help guide one another in their learning and development both personally and professionally. Through mentoring, each individual will be able to understand that:
A program fee of $250 is required by selected participants and is due before the first day of the 2012-2013 Program. This worthwhile investment helps to offset the cost of books and materials provided directly to the participants throughout the Program.
This fee covers approximately 8% of the total costs associated with participant expenses. Remaining costs are paid by the generosity of grants, donations, sponsorships, and other sources of funding.
For questions regarding the Hopi Leadership Program or to request additional information, contact Laurel Sekakuku at
(928) 734-2380 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hopi Leadership Program