HAL seeks individuals dedicated to serving their community. Participants of the program will be given the opportunity to develop an understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing the Greater Austin area. Acceptance into the program is based on a subjective assessment of the information each applicant provides in this application. The HAL Selection Committee is comprised of HAL alumni. Because there are typically more applicants than class slots, applicants who are not accepted are encouraged to reapply.
Selection Criteria:Applicants must 1) show evidence of a sincere interest in and commitment to improving the community2) have the desire to increase their service to the community through holding key leadership positions3) present a clear vision for the development and growth of Greater Austin
Eligibility Criteria:Applicants must 1) have lived in and or worked in one of the five counties of the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, Williamson) for at least one year at the time of the applicationApplications that are incomplete or late will only be considered after all the completed, on-time applications have been considered.
2) Must have and submit professional headshot with application to be considered complete.
Program Cost:1) Applicants must submit a $35 non-refundable application fee due with their application by Friday, July 19th, 2019.2) Class members accepted into HAL must submit a non-refundable security deposit of $575 by Friday, August 16th, 2019 to secure your seat in the class. Security deposit will be applied to your tuition fee.3) Remaining $575 non-refundable tuition fee is due by Friday, September 6th, 2019.
HAL is a nine-month program with the sessions and Community Impact Projects designed to be participatory in nature. To get the most out of the program and to fulfill the mission of HAL, it is necessary that participants are actively engaged in the process.
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION/APPLICATION FEETwo letters of recommendation are required to be submitted with your application and professional headshot along with a fee of $35.
APPLICANT COMMITMENT: HAL is a nine-month program designed to be participatory in nature. To get the most out of the program and to fulfill the mission of HAL, it is necessary that participants are actively engaged in the process. The applicant acknowledges that attendance is mandatory on all class days and the retreat. Absence at any of these scheduled events without advance approval from the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on more than one occasion will result in expulsion from the class. Engaging in improper, threatening and/or harassing behavior at any Hispanic Austin Leadership event may lead to removal from the program without reimbursement.
Mandatory Attendance Dates:Friday & Saturday, September 13th-14th 2019 Opening Retreat Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 Session 1 - ALL DAYTuesday, November 12th, 2019 Session 2 - ALL DAYTuesday, December 10th, 2019 Session 3 - ALL DAYTuesday, January 14th, 2020 Session 4 - ALL DAYTuesday, February 11th, 2020 Session 5 - ALL DAYTuesday, March 10th, 2020 Session 6 - ALL DAYTuesday, April 14th, 2020 Session 7 - ALL DAY
Participation in your HAL Community Impact Project team’s deliverables is expected. Team deliverables include: Project Binder complete with Executive Summary, Project Design, and Financial Summary; 8-minute presentation of your HAL Community Impact Project and a project table display during the HAL Leadership Graduation in May of 2020.
EMPLOYER COMMITMENT: The employer approves of the agreement above, which acknowledges the time commitment required of the program and their employed participant.
Applications that are incomplete and late will only be considered after all the completed, on-time applications have been considered.
Print page 6 of the Hispanic Austin Leadership paper application and email to Alice McMillan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participation in your HAL Community Impact Project team’s deliverables is expected. Team deliverables include: Project Binder complete with Executive Summary, Project Design and Financial Summary; 10 minute presentation of your HAL Community Impact Project and a project table display during the HAL Leadership Graduation in May of 2018.
Download Employer Commitment Form at www.gahcc.org/halapplication and submit via email to email@example.com.
***Applications that are incomplete and/or late will only be given consideration after all the completed, on-time applications have been considered.***