Equality Leaders for the 21st Century: Men’s Track
The Human Rights Campaign believes that our people are our most important asset and their leadership is key to our success as a civil rights organization and essential to the LGBT movement's ability to win equality for all. That’s why we are proud to offer a men's track as part of our Equality Leaders for the 21st Century Program.
The core of the program is an intensive four-day transformational leadership learning retreat. This inaugural retreat is scheduled for May 2-5, 2013. Applications are due Sunday, March 10th. Don’t miss this opportunity to join a group of passionate and inspiring leaders!
The men's track of the Equality Leaders for the 21st Century Program is designed to help gay, bisexual and transgender men find their own voice and their own power, inspire and provide them with the tools to be effective leaders in the 21st century, and develop a diverse pipeline of leaders for HRC steering committees, boards and councils – including men of color, transgender men and straight men.
Who Should Apply
HRC invites all men-identified leaders who:
- Demonstrate a commitment to social justice and LGBT equality
- Currently are volunteering on HRC boards or steering committees
- Are high performers who are in or intend to take on positions of leadership on HRC boards and/or steering committees
- Are committed to developing their own personal leadership skills
As a participant, you will:
- See yourself as a leader and social change agent building a social justice movement and an inclusive HRC.
- Understand the impact of gender bias through the intersections of sexuality, power, race, ethnicity, gender identity, and class to be able to lead resourcefully.
- Develop a higher skill set regarding “triggers” and breaking through the internalized voice of doubt that inhibits courageous leadership.
- Increase your self-awareness of your approach to leadership and your impact on others.
- Increase your capacity to influence people through more effective communication and feedback.
- Strengthen your ability to stand in your vision (individual and collective) as passionate, genuine leaders.
- Leave feeling renewed and ready to lead.
Juan Jose Callejas
Juan Jose Callejas has decades of experience in the planning, design and practical application of cultural diversity initiatives and training – particularly for the purpose of improving organizational and professional competence, solving cross-cultural tensions and ameliorating discriminatory situations. His diversity expertise includes training in cross-cultural communication, conflict resolution, gender issues, prevention of sexual harassment, issues of sexual orientation, working with persons with disabilities and training of trainers. He supports clients with training services, executive coaching, strategic planning, crisis intervention, organizational assessments, team work development, and the integration of core values in their organizational cultures.
Jeffrey Hull is a highly accomplished executive coach and excels in helping clients with organization effectiveness, leadership development, and human resource management. Since 1985, he has worked with leading multi-national companies in the US, Asia, and Europe, both as a senior management team member and as a consultant. He has also coached, trained and facilitated senior-level groups at major non-profit organizations. Jeff’s business background in corporate consulting, along with educational background makes him an ideal executive coach for tough assignments where the personality, individual behavior, or communications challenges of senior leaders call for integrated business, behavioral, and psychological perspectives.
Thank you for your interest in the men's track of the Equality Leaders for the 21st Century Program. Please read through the application instructions before completing the application.
- Applicants must first be nominated by an HRC board member or steering committee member.
- Nominees must complete and submit an application by Sunday, March 10, 2013.
Complete and submit an application form by midnight on March 10th. Applications not submitted by the deadline will not be accepted. You have a number of options for submitting your application.
- Submit an online application below.
- Click here to download a pdf version of the application.
- Click here to download a Word version of the application.
- Email the completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org and include in the subject line: Equality Leaders for Men Application: [Applicant’s Name].
Letter of Recommendation
One letter of recommendation from an HRC board member or other steering committee leader. Letters should be no longer than 1-2 pages. Letters must be attached to an e-mail and received by the March 10th deadline to email@example.com. Please include in the subject line: Equality Leaders for Men Recommendation: [Applicant’s Name]. The letter of recommendation should include information about:
- The applicant’s leadership skills within the HRC steering committee and the local community
- His passion for social change
- His ability to work with others
Selection & Notification Process
Space for the men's track of the Equality Leaders for the 21st Century retreat is limited. A selection committee of HRC Board members and staff will select 24 finalists. Applicants will be selected based on the following criteria:
- Quality of each applicant's letter of recommendation and application
- Commitment to LGBT equality and social justice
- Past, current, and future HRC involvement, including an intention to step up to a board or steering committee role
- Diversity dimensions including but not exclusive to race or ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and geographic representation
- Leadership capacity needed in a particular HRC community or emerging community
Finalists will be selected and notified in late March 2013. If you have additional questions, please contact Hyacinth Alvaran at firstname.lastname@example.org.