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1012 N California Avenue, Suite 1. 

Chicago, IL 60622

Workshops and Keynotes

Dr. Robert Rodriguez addresses thousands of people each year at corporate and conference speaking events around the country. Weaving together data and statistics with personal anecdotes and observations from working with close to 100 organizations, Dr. Rodriguez has a way of clarifying what’s at stake, why talent and ERG initiatives are so important, and what organizations can do to get moving.


Dr. Rodriguez has worked at some of corporate America’s most notable companies, including 3M, British Petroleum, Target Corporation, RR Donnelley and The Washington Post. Add to his corporate background his training as an academic and doctoral degree, many have benefited by having Dr. Rodriguez share his personal insights and his scholar-practitioner perspective.


Dr. Rodriguez is a dynamic speaker with an engaging, participatory style. His keynotes and workshops are filled with no nonsense advice and practical examples. Audiences walk away informed, inspired 
and motivated. But more importantly, they walkaway with a plan to help them take their talent and career initiatives to the next level.

Sample Listing of Past Workshop and Keynote Topics:

  • The Current State of Latino Leadership in Corporate America

  • ERG Trends and Best Practices

  • Business Case for Latino Diversity

  • Having Executive Presence

  • Developing Your Personal Brand Identity

  • Diversity & Inclusion Best Practices

  • Understanding & Navigating Corporate Culture

  • The Power of ERGs

  • Gaining Executive Commitment for D&I

Latino Leadership Intensive

Tuesday, Nov. 6th and Wednesday, Nov. 7th 2018

DePaul University – Kellstadt Graduate School of Business

Chicago, IL


The demand for capable, “Ready Now” Latino talent within corporations continues to grow. However, companies needing more Latino leaders are finding that they lack the internal and external resources to build that talent pool quickly. Thus, there exists an intensity in the need for strong Latino leadership development programs that is several orders of magnitude greater than the concentration of other available offerings. Moreover, existing Latino training programs often lack developmental rigor due to poor instructional design and inconsistent delivery. The result is a Latino leadership pipeline that in many companies is empty or nonexistent.


That is why Dr. Robert Rodriguez and Angel Gomez have partnered to create a concentrated program to develop mid-career Latino professionals called the Latino Leadership Intensive. The Latino Leadership Intensive will deliver cutting-edge content through sound instructional design based on Dr. Rodriguez’s research on Latino development needs and Mr. Gomez’s innovative adult learning methodology. The purpose of the Latino Leadership Intensive is to provide Hispanic professionals with a rigorous learning experience focused on the application of practical skills and techniques that drive higher workplace performance.


Along with a rigorous 2-day learning experience, participants will gain a greater understanding of how to leverage their Hispanic ethnicity as an asset and be held accountable for applying their learning through subsequent periodic coaching sessions with their managers and facilitators – a key differentiator. This program is ideally suited for individuals who want to excel at work while simultaneously mastering those times when their cultural background intersects with race and ethnicity.

Latino Leadership Intensive Learning Agenda


Day One

  • Introduction to the Latino Leadership Intensive

  • The Challenge of Latino/a Leadership

  • Collaboration & Balancing Competing Leadership Priorities

  • Apply Emotional Intelligence and Organizational Awareness

  • Making Effective Decisions with Your Team

  • Active Listening as the Foundation of Leadership

Day Two

  • Reflections on Day One

  • Thinking and Acting Strategically in Problem Solving

  • Giving and Receiving Feedback

  • Coaching and Developing Others

  • Managing Conflict and Leveraging Your Influence

  • Integration of Learning as a Latino Leader


Participant Profile (Maximum of 20 participants per session)



  • Hispanic leaders with at least 10 years corporate experience and 5 years experience managing others.

  • Participants should be recognized as outstanding prospects for increased leadership responsibilities, have the potential to ascend to higher positions and been identified as central to the succession plan of future Latino leaders.

  • Hispanic leaders who are looking to transition from being a middle manager to a business leader.

  • Must participate in 6 month and 12 month follow-up leadership coaching discussions in partnership with their manager.



Registration Fees (Additional Online Registration Fees May Apply)


Early registration (Before September 8, 2018 $ 2,995.00

Regular registration (Before November 2, 2018) $ 3,495.00



To register, go to: https://latinoleadershipintensive.eventnut.com

For additional information or to register directly, contact Dr. Rodriguez at Robert@drradvisors.com / 872-230-3853

or Angel Gomez at angel@angelgomez.co / 312-420-0465