Join thousands from around the country and across the globe in Washington, D.C. for the nation’s premier events commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month—CHCI’s Public Policy Conference and Annual Awards Gala. This year’s theme, EDUCATE. ENGAGE. VOTE, will focus on how American Latinos are engaging in the political process and ensuring they are represented at the highest levels when decisions are made that affect the Hispanic community.
CHCI events provide an opportunity to highlight our nationally acclaimed leadership development programs, connect our Alumni with a powerful network of Latino leaders, and celebrate the best of our Hispanic culture, all while raising critical funds to continue and expand opportunities for the next generation of Latino leaders.
All events will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (WCC) unless otherwise noted.
Diversity: Leaders Look Like Us – Diversity and Inclusion in the Public Sector (Open to all CHCI Alumni)
In 2016, we still lack equitable representation of Latinos in public leadership – on Capitol Hill, in the Administration and within federal government. Why does this matter? What are the barriers for Latino leadership today? What promising practices exist? This interactive discussion will address key demographics and highlight pipeline pathways to diversity in the public sector.
Beth F. Cobert, Acting Director, U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Moderator: Melody Gonzalez, Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Jeyben Castro, Outreach Director, U.S. Senate Republican Task Force on Hispanic Affairs
Teresa Chaurand, Director of Intergovernmental and External Affairs, Peace Corps
Maria Robles Meier, Senior Advisor for Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid and Director, U.S. Senate Democratic Diversity Initiative
Veronica Villalobos, Principal Deputy Associate Director, Employee Services, U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Content SHRM BoCK aligned – 1.5 PDCs
CHCI Alumni Association Reception in Honor of Chiefs of Staff (RSVP Required)
CHCI and CHCI Alumni Association, in partnership with the Congressional Hispanic Staff Association (CHSA), are hosting a special reception honoring congressional chiefs of staff who have demonstrated their commitment to promoting diversity on Capitol Hill. The honorees have played a pivotal role in ensuring that young Latinos are hired, offered opportunities to grow, and advance professionally. We congratulate the following honorees on their recognition – it takes leaders to bring forth leaders.
• Bianca Ortiz Wertheim, Chief of Staff, Office of Senator Tom Udall
• David Montes, Chief of Staff, Office of U.S. Representative Ruben Gallego
• Daniel Chao, Chief of Staff, Office of U.S. Representative Grace Napolitano
Address: 601 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, North Building, Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20004
For more information, contact Janet Arias – firstname.lastname@example.org; 202-548-8798.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), a nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization, provides leadership development programs and educational services to students and young emerging leaders. The CHCI Board of Directors is comprised of Hispanic members of Congress, nonprofit, union, and corporate leaders. CHCI does not attempt to influence legislation and does not employ or retain lobbyists.
The views or opinions of awardees, speakers, or guests throughout CHCI's Hispanic Heritage Month events do not reflect the views or policies of CHCI.
Learn more at www.chci.org.
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