Leadership Tejas

The Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC) proudly presents “Leadership Tejas,” a groundbreaking program tailored specifically for Hispanic business owners, company managers, community leaders, and volunteers who are passionate about making a positive impact in their communities and workplaces.

The primary objective of Leadership Tejas is to inspire and prepare participants to assume prominent leadership positions within their communities and organizations. Through comprehensive training and mentorship, the program seeks to empower individuals to lead with conviction and make a positive impact on their surroundings.

Target Audience:
Leadership Tejas is specifically tailored for Hispanic business owners, company managers, community leaders, and volunteers who possess a strong drive to contribute positively to their communities and workplaces. Aspiring participants should demonstrate a commitment to personal growth, community development, and the advancement of Hispanic representation in leadership roles.

Program Structure:
The Leadership Tejas program will span six months and will feature a dynamic and structured curriculum comprising workshops, seminars, case studies, experiential learning, and networking opportunities. Expert industry leaders and mentors will guide participants, providing invaluable insights and support throughout the program.

Curriculum Highlights:

  • Leadership Development: Cultivating essential leadership qualities, effective communication, strategic planning, and decision-making skills.
  • Fundraising Strategies: Equipping participants with the knowledge and expertise to raise funds effectively for community projects and initiatives.
  • Cultural Intelligence: Emphasizing the importance of cultural awareness and fostering inclusivity in diverse settings.
  • Emotional Intelligence: Understanding and harnessing emotions to build strong relationships and lead with empathy.
  • Community Engagement: Exploring the significance of community involvement and establishing sustainable partnerships for collective growth.
  • Business Acumen: Gaining insights into organizational management, financial literacy, and business strategies to drive growth and innovation.
  • Media Training: Preparing participants to effectively communicate their ideas and initiatives through various media channels.
  • Mentorship and Coaching: Providing personalized guidance and support through one-on-one mentorship sessions with experienced leaders.
  • Organizational Leadership and Governance: Understanding the intricacies of organizational structures and governance for effective leadership.
  • Real-World Projects: Engaging participants in hands-on projects to apply their newfound skills to address real challenges in their communities or organizations.
  • Cultural History: Delving into the rich tapestry of cultural heritage, traditions, and historical contexts to foster a deeper understanding of diverse societies.
  • Digital Marketing: Exploring the strategies and tools of digital marketing to enhance visibility, reach target audiences, and promote initiatives effectively.
  • Speaker Training: Developing effective public speaking skills, including articulation, presence, and message delivery.
  • Artificial Intelligence Training: Exploring the applications and implications of artificial intelligence, fostering a deep understanding of AI technologies and their impact on various industries.

Graduates of Leadership Tejas will emerge as exceptional and well-prepared candidates, capable of taking on leadership roles at various levels, including community, city, or board of directors’ positions. By leveraging their enriched abilities and diverse perspectives, these leaders will play a vital role in closing the gap in Hispanic representation, creating a more inclusive and representative Texas.

Long-term Vision:
Leadership Tejas aims to establish a robust pool of talented and capable Hispanic leaders, serving as catalysts for positive change in their communities and workplaces. This leadership pipeline will foster sustainable and enduring Hispanic representation in leadership roles across Texas, shaping a more diverse and inclusive future.

Call to Action:
TAMACC invites collaboration and support from community stakeholders, businesses, and organizations to make Leadership Tejas a resounding success. Together, we can empower Hispanic leaders, drive positive change, and build a brighter and united future for Texas.
Let us embark on this transformative journey of Leadership Tejas, championing diversity, inclusion, and exemplary leadership for a stronger and more vibrant Texas.

As we wrap up the development of the Leadership Tejas curriculum, secure venues, arrange facilitators, and organize logistics, we are eager to gauge the level of interest in this leadership program. If you wish to participate or stay updated about this program, kindly complete the form below.

Rest assured that your information will be handled with the utmost confidentiality and will not be shared with others. It will solely be used to provide you with updates about Leadership Texas.

Applicant Information

Part One: Leadership Tejas Application

Please ensure that you complete all the questions in their designated sections. Please maintain brevity in your responses, as each answer should not exceed 2,000 characters or approximately 500 words.

Part Two: Application Evaluation

Upon receipt of applications, they will undergo a thorough review and scoring process. If you are selected to proceed to the semi-final round, we will contact you via phone and email to coordinate either an in-person or video conference interview.

The inaugural class of Leadership Tejas will have 35 available positions. Participants chosen will be based on the quality of their applications and interview performance.

Part Three: Post-Selection Requirements

If you are chosen, selected applicants will need to complete additional paperwork, sign liability waivers, and fulfill the program’s tuition payment or establish payment arrangements.

We appreciate your application submission and your enthusiasm for enhancing your professional development and leadership abilities.

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2025 Leadership Tejas Application

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The selection committee will make their participant choices based on the thoroughness of your responses to the following questions. Please provide answers as completely as possible.
List your supervisor and at least one other reference who may be contacted by the selection committee.

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Use this section to provide insight into your personal background and qualities that may not be evident from your resume. This information will assist the Selection Committee in gaining a deeper understanding of you as an individual.


Step 3:

Invite a recommendation from individuals who can describe the personal qualities, accomplishments, and experiences that make you well-suited for the program. The best people to write letters of recommendation are those who know you well; have worked with you on a community project; have knowledge of your leadership skills and experience; and can write a heartfelt, first-hand testimonial on your behalf.

Upload PDF copies of the letters below – We need two letters of recommendation.

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Please describe your most recent or notable involvement in a community or civic leadership position. Share how your leadership in this role influenced you on a personal level and discuss its impact on the community. This could encompass various forms of community and civic engagement, such as nonprofit work, church activities, school initiatives, PTA involvement, neighborhood initiatives, city or county committees, and participation in commissions or task forces, among others.

1. Years Served
2. Organization/Initiative
3. Your Role
4. What was the impact of your leadership in this role?

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Provide a short essay as to why being a community or organizational leader is important to you.

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If it's not there, please resubmit until you receive confirmation. If you still don't get confirmation, contact TAMACC at (512) 444-5727.

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