Conference Schedule

Check our Fall 2022 Latinx Leads In-person Conference Schedule sessions to learn more about the content we offer.

Day 1 – Friday, October 14, 2022 

5:30pm – 6:00pm

Welcome & Keynote Session
6:00pm – 7:15pm 

Session Title:  Latinx and __________: The Intersectionality of our Various Identities
Keynote Speaker: Jose L. Posos, M.Ed., LPC

Description: Stories are powerful. Sharing stories is foundational to the building of community. In this workshop, participants will experience an illuminating approach to communicating with each other about the multiple aspects of identity, while being listened to with compassion and respect. Not only will the participants learn about each other’s diverse backgrounds and experiences, but they will also have the opportunity to build relationships based on universal feelings and their common humanity. This activity will be the foundation for the conference experience, which focuses on the many identities that we all may or may not have in common. 

Day 2 – Saturday, October 15, 2022

8:00am – 9:00am

Group-based Discussion Session
9:15am – 10:30am

Discussion Group Title: Facilitation Skills for Leading Group Dialogue
Presenters: Jose L. Posos, M.Ed., LPC and Christopher Irving, Ed.D.
Description: In this workshop, advisors will learn and practice concrete skills and strategies to help their group members engage in respectful, productive dialogues about diversity and achieve their action goals. Crucial topics such as norm-setting, group facilitation skills, techniques for group processing, trouble-shooting problem moments, and effective co-facilitation will be addressed.


10:30am – 10:45am 

Session Block I
10:45am – 12:00pm

Session A

Workshop Title: La Suerte Para Triunfar en la Vida Se Llama: Believe in Yourself

Presenter: Michelle Rios and Alvert Hernandez

Description: Imposter Syndrome is a feeling that we are “frauds” in the spaces we encounter. This interactive workshop will explore imposter phenomena and the effects it has on Latino/a/x students in academia. We will have a conversation and share strategies for overcoming these feelings to build confidence and discover our own sense of value.

Session B

Workshop Title: Welcome 2 the Jungle: The Diversity & Leadership Training LatinX Leaders Need to Survive the Future

Presenter: Jonathan Medina

Description: In this session you plan an entire year of strategies and ideas you can use or pass along to your students to survive future DEI (diversity equity & inclusion) issues to make social justice. Mastermind practical ideas from top Leaders based on real life experience. Research based best practices from top leaders. Bonus: 1 FREE Gift for all who attend. Results of this session include: 

  • 7 ways to optimize your Diverse Leadership Team Building 
  • Biggest Mistake and Barrier to avoid in DEI Leadership 
  • Way the Smartest Leaders gain clarity and Understanding for the Future 
  • #1 Secret your leaders Need before the next semester




Session Block II
1:00pm – 2:15pm  

Session A

Workshop Title: Dime con Quién Andas, Y te Diré Quién Eres: A Conversation on Mentorship

Presenters: Alvert Hernandez

Description: The goal for this workshop is to deconstruct mentorship & define sponsorship while also discussing the importance of building a strong village of supporters in your inner circle. Students will be able to identify 5 different mentor areas to explore and understand the importance of sponsorship within the Latinx community. Students will be able to ask questions and share with each other the challenges/successes they have had with mentors. Suitable for small, medium, and large groups.


Session B
Workshop Title: Your Dreamwall: Vision Board Workshop

Presenter: Marcela Tapiero

Description: Tune into your creative power by joining us for a curated college workshop of experiences where you will go through a guided vision board workshop using an exclusive Your Dreamwall kit full of 25 affirmations and personal prompt cards. We will kick off the experience collectively with a guided meditation and at the end you’ll have an opportunity to walk away with your own personalized vision board. Your Dreamwall experience includes: 

  • Guided meditation by Dreamwall Team -Personal vision board activity & kit* 
  • Community affirmations -Networking session & of course great energy & great company! *We will provide all materials for your vision board, but also encourage you to bring any photos or memorabilia that you may want to add to your vision board.


2:15pm – 2:30pm 

Session Block III


Session A

Workshop Title: Radical Reimagining: A Healing Framework for Student Leaders

Presenter: Eva Gonzalez, LCSW & Jalisa Lewis, LCSW

Description: In this session, the facilitators will introduce students to the radical healing framework, which emphasizes the ability to “sit in a dialectic and exist in both spaces of resisting oppression and moving toward freedom….We believe it is essential that radical healing includes both acknowledgment of and active resistance from oppression, as well as a vision of possibilities for freedom and wellness” (French et. al, 2019, p.24). The workshop will make space for students to engage authentically with each other, discussing common challenges while empowering students to derive strength from community and the shared goal of overcoming oppression, in other words to thrive as opposed to just surviving during their college experience.

Session B
Workshop Title: Exploring the Power of Youth Leadership: The Civic Health Ambassador Model

Presenter: Humberto Baquerizo, Ed.D., MBA, Zain Khawaja, BA, & Steven Munoz, BA

Description: The workshop will focus on a Civic Health Ambassadors Program (CHAP) model that was created in Newark, New Jersey by a non-profit organization. The goal of CHAP was to increase underrepresented students – predominantly Latinx – involvement and investment in the health and well-being of their communities. The primary outcomes were to improve community health and to develop civic leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic. The workshop will focus on all steps in the process of creating and executing CHAP. We will discuss the motive behind the origin of our CHAP, how the CHAP was organized, and current benefits and outcomes of the program to developing youth leaders. We will convey a conscious methodology, so this model can be replicated elsewhere throughout the United States at the high school and college level.


3:30pm – 3:40pm

Closing Session
3:40pm – 4:00pm

Title: Closing Remarks, Evaluations, and Raffle

Presenters: Latinx Leads Conference Team