Tejiendo Latino Leadership: Where There is One, There Are Many

LIDERAMOS 5th Annual National Symposium

October 25th, 2022 – October 27th, 2023
The Cascade Hotel – A Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Kansas City, MO

Register today! Deadline October 13th!


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Wednesday October 25

10:00 am – 8:00 pm                Registration

10:00 am to 2:00 pm              Pre-Workshop – Requires Separate Registration

Pre- Workshop: Effective Teaming – Led by Criss Cuervo

Practical skills to build a team culture based on trust, psychological safety, belonging, and inclusion, leading to improved performance. Experiential training in simple, practical, and applied tools for developing a thriving team environment.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm      Opening Ceremony & Rebozo Offering

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm      Fireside Chat: The Power of Our Leadership Stories – Nuestros Recuerdos

Special Guest: Huascar Medina, Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm      Opening Reception & Story Studio

Thursday, October 26th

8:00 am – 8:30 am       Breakfast Buffet

8:30 am – 9:30 am   Breakfast Emerging Leader Keynote: Mentoring Lessons Rooted in Familia

Ana Mungia, Director of Community Outreach, Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City

9:45 am to 12:15 pm      Workshops Day 1

Workshop 1: Fundraising in Community

Facilitator: Pedro Rivera, Fundraising Expert, Somos El Poder: A National Latinx Fundraising Institute

Workshop 2: Cultura y Corazón in Leadership

Facilitator: Criss Cuervo, Author & Mindfulness Coach

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm    Lunch Keynote: Latina Leadership: Praxis for Local and National Leaders

Honorable Delia Garcia, Author, Latina Leadership Lessons: 50 Latinas Speak

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm                  Mercadito & Book Signings

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm                Block 1 Breakout Sessions

Session 1: Community Sports as A Catalyst for Latino Leadership 

Presenter: CiCi Rojas, Partner & President, Tico Productions & The Latino Coalition

Session 2: Non-Partisan Voter Registration & Turn-Out Tactics for Latino Leaders

Presenter: Audé Negrete, Executive Director, Latino Community Network

Session 3: Partnerships Tactics for Latino Economic Development


Claudia Caballero, President & CEO at Centro Hispano de East TN

Trevor Nolan, Author, “MILITARY MONEY – How to Thrive on a Government Salary”

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm                  Día de los Muertos Cultural Celebration & Reception

In collaboration with Mattie Rhodes Art Center & Gallery, Kansas City

Friday October 27th

8:00 am – 8:30 am                  Breakfast Buffet

8:30 am – 10:00 am                 Breakfast Keynote: Making Latino Leadership Count!

Patrick Salazar, Founder & President of Latinos Lead

10:15 am – 11:30 am               Block 2 Breakout Sessions

Session 4: Creating Altars for Brave Space: A Facilitation Tool       

Presenter: Bianca Flores, Florecemos: Nonprofit Leadership Circle

Session 5: Latino Representation Perspective

Presenter: Edgar Palacios, President & CEO, Latinx Education Collaborative and Revolución Educativa

Session 6: Building Community Partnerships: Leveraging Community Foundations Partnerships           


Alfred Ramirez, LIDERAMOS Quad Cities

Patricia Mejia, Former VP of Community Engagement & Impact, San Antonio Area Foundation

11:45 am – 1:00 pm                Lunch Plenary: Leadership Evaluation: A Tool for Social Impact

Elizabeth Brondos Fry, PhD, Evaluation Associate, Societal Impact Insights and Impact, Center for Creative Leadership

1:15 am – 3:30 pm                  Workshops Day 2

Workshop 1: Fundraising in Community

Facilitator: Pedro Rivera, Fundraising Expert, Somos El Poder: A National Latinx Fundrasing Institute

Workshop 2: Cultura y Corazón in Leadership

Facilitator: Criss Cuervo, Author & Mindfulness Coach

3:45 pm – 5:00 pm                  Block 3 Breakout Sessions

Session 7: Leading for Gender Equity & Safety in Your Community

Presenter: Rosa Beltré, President & CEO at Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence

Session 8: Association Leadership: A Container for Strengthening Representation 


Justin Bradley Reyes, Manager, Member Engagement, Latino Corporate Directors Association

Eduardo Arabu, CEO, The National Hispanic Corporate Council (NHCC) 

Session 9: Lowrider Leadership Epistemologies      

Presenter: Erik Erazo, Founder, Olathe Leadership Lowrider Bike Club, Olathe Public Schools

5:00 pm – 6:00pm                   Break

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm                  Noche de Cultura Dinner & Awards Ceremony

Honoring 2023 National Latino Leadership Recipient & Local Leader Awards from the Kansas City Region

Music Entertainment by Trio Aztlan

“There’s no turning back…We will win because our struggle is a revolution of mind and heart…”

– César Chávez