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The Conexión and The Partnership Programs

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The Hospital supports Conexión and The Partnership, two highly regarded year-long leadership development programs for professionals of color.  


Conexión was created to advance Latino leadership to meet the changing needs in business, education, and government organizations in an increasingly culturally complex world. Their mission is:

· to create a pipeline of Latino leaders who understand the challenges and opportunities of the world around us for their own benefit and the benefit of their families, communities and country.

· to promote and to sustain the long-term prosperity of the United States by converting Latino talent into the next generation of leaders that preserve the quality of life of the country.

The program offers ten monthly professional development sessions, and each participant is matched with an executive mentor through a selection process that takes into account the individual’s career goals, interests and other relevant criteria. Participants are mid-career professionals with a minimum of 10 years of experience. For more information, please visit

The next program cycle begins in January 2015.

The Partnership, Inc.

The Partnership’s mission is to develop professionals of color, increase their representation in Boston area businesses and institutions, enhance opportunities for advancement and influence, and thereby extend the region’s economic competitiveness. The Partnership program consists of two levels depending on experience. There is an Associate level as well as a Fellow level. Please see descriptions of each level below.

The Associates Program: trains young professionals to develop their leadership capacity by creating professional and civic opportunity in the early stages of their careers. 

Participants - Asian, Black, Latino, Native American or South Asian professionals with two to eight years of experience at a Greater Boston organization. Many participants have recently assumed their first management position; all are recognized by their employers as having high potential.

The Fellows Program: trains mid-career professionals how to expand their leadership capacity. 

Participants - Asian, Black, Latino, Native American or South Asian professionals, employed by a Greater Boston organization, with a minimum ten years of experience. Most participants are seasoned managers; all are demonstrated leaders within their companies.

All trainings involve interactive discussion, hands-on learning, networking, personal brand evaluation, and small group discussions that cross industry, racial, cultural and ethnic lines. Professional and mentoring relationships established through the Programs prove invaluable throughout participants' careers.

Both Associates and Fellows meet monthly for professional development sessions. The next program starts in January 2015.

For more information, please visit

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