ArcHer Leadership Program

ArcHer Leadership Program


Do you want to sharpen your leadership skills? Our leadership program is for you!

  • About the program
    The Leadership Mastery Institute is comprised of educators who coach professional women of color to rise to their highest level of achievement in leadership and philanthropy. Using the empirical evidence garnered from over 300 coaching sessions with professional women over five years, executive & certified coach, Luz Canino-Baker has tailored this culturally-relevant leadership program to meet the professional development needs of women of color.

    The curriculum was also devised under the guidance of Dr. Damary Bonilla-Rodriguez whose doctoral dissertation comprehensively analyzed the profile of Latina leaders across the United States. And, Dr. Michelle Rivera provided insight based on her research of communication and Latina/o media.

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  • How does the program work?

    Four month leadership Program

    Duration (ends in February)

    • Two Saturday mornings in September
    • Three Saturday mornings in October
    • One Saturday morning in November
    • December off
    • Three Saturday mornings in January
    • February Graduation

    NOTE: We are offering a Virtual program at a reduced price due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Limited to 25 women

  • Five key tools of a leader

    Ability Tapping into each woman’s natural leadership ability we will provide a unique culturally- based curriculum to sharpen her leadership skills.

    Authority In the workplace leaders are generally given authority based on position, however the research shows that authority is more than position.  We will learn how to use powerful language that will put her in the power seat.

    Character The character of a person speaks volumes. Through a series of self-assessments tools including Emotional Intelligence, Myers Briggs, Influence and Strengthsfinder we will make each woman aware of her professional assets and the value she brings to the workplace.  We will also teach her how to maximize the people she leads by tapping into each person’s values and talents.

    Persuasion A Leader’s ability to move people to be their best is a key skill we will drive home via our curriculum.  A Leader will be trusted and followed when the ones they lead know that they have their best interest at heart.

    Pay it Forward An understanding of philanthropy and the effect it could have on changing a community will be taught.  There is a philanthropic project that the women will be required to complete during the year in the program.

  • Who should apply?

    • A woman who has completed her bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
    • Has her eyes set on Leadership Roles.
    • Has consistently volunteered to serve her community.
    • Works for a corporation, non-profit, government, or is an entrepreneur.

  • Participant Benefits

    • Four-month program
    • Key Leadership lessons
    • Weekend Retreat (only live program)
    • Leadership Books
    • Self-Assessment

  • Program Tuition

    Live classes $2500 plus $375 material cost

    Special Virtual Class $1500

    Deposit $500 to guarantee your seat.

  • Employer Benefits

    • A fully vetted talented woman who has graduated from a comprehensive leadership program.
    • Access to special events to meet all the talented women in the program

  • What the program includes

    10 live classes at Brookfield Office, includes retreat

    Special Virtual offering during COVID-19 via Zoom

  • Curriculum

    Phase One: Self-Awareness

    Session I: Life-Work Integration

    Assess your priorities to determine where you are out-of-balance.  The instructor will use her amazing bag exercises to help you visualize the current and future state.


    Session II: Emotional Intelligence

    Using EQ i.2.0 assessment, you will receive a comprehensive report that measures where you are on the 15 categories of emotional intelligence.  We will spend the entire class studying explorer Ernest Shackleton’s survival along with 28 men using his emotional intelligence.


    Session III: Strengths

    Gallup states that only 2 out of 10 play to their strengths every day.  That means that 80% are functioning daily in their areas of weakness.  Any wonder why survey results show that 68% are disengaged at work.  This class will use Strengthsfinder results to identify ways to become the 2 out of 10.


    Phase Two: How Others See You as a Leader

    Session IV: Powerful Commitments & GRIT

    Via various experiences this class will help you assess what is holding you back.  Your GRIT score will reveal some answers. You will be expected to define some BHAGS.


    Session V: Influential Teams

    Have your surveys revealed disenfranchised employees? Do you have high turnover, and low productivity?  Could it be that you don’t assign the right work to the right people?  We will use Myers Briggs to first gain awareness of our dominant traits and then it will help you identify them in your team.  You will have the power to create an effective team


    Session VI: Decision Making

    A key skill that leaders must do.  However, you must recognize how you make your decisions.  We will use Myers Briggs to help you understand your decision making style.


    Phase Three- Becoming an Influential Leader

    Session VII: Design Your Life Plan

    This class will allow you to imagine your future to design it for the next five years.  We will also map your next 2-3 career moves.


    Session VIII: Influence

    Dr. Karen Keller’s assessment will be used to provide you with the seven traits of leadership.  We will examine each trait and learn how to increase your measures for each one in order to increase your influence.


    Session IX: Executive Presence and The Imposter Syndrome

    You will learn what is gravitas and the how to develop it.  You will learn how to manage the imposter syndrome we have or will experience in our lives.


    Session X: Capstone Project & Case Study Presentation

    Throughout the program you will be working on an Ideal You Capstone Project.  Additionally, you will work with a team on a Case Study that will be presented in this class to a Pseudo Board of Directors.