Apply for MANA’s Latina Success Leadership Program (LSLP) by 2/10/17

SHPE San Diego Members,

Please read on for a great leadership program put on by MANA de San Diego. The application deadline has been extended to February 10th so there is still time to apply!

MANA de San Diego is partnering with the Center for Creative Leadership to present the 2017 Latina Success Leadership Program (LSLP). This four session leadership training program is designed to help Latinas advance in their careers and communities. The LSLP will help participants obtain self‐clarity on their goals, build branding and networking skills and explores how to become more resilient women.

For more information on the program and how to apply please visit:

Latina Success Leadership Program (LSLP)
DEVELOPING, NURTURING and EMPOWERING LATINA Leaders through Education, Leadership Development, Advocacy and Community Service.

About MANA de San Diego:
Our mission and passion is to assist young girls and women, by providing them with skills, tools and the support they need to succeed! MANA de San Diego’s award-winning, educational programs do just that, through: mentoring, educational financial support, health & wellness and leadership development workshops.

MANA short for “Hermana”, the Spanish word for sister, is a dynamic sisterhood of Latinas bound together by common history, culture, language and goals.

About Center for Creative Leadership:
The Center For Creative Leadership (CCL) is a top‐ranked, global provider of executive education and ranked 4th worldwide in executive education.

Properly Brand & Position Yourself on LinkedIn Seminar

SHPE San Diego is proud to promote the Properly Brand & Position Yourself on LinkedIn Seminar hosted by the San Diego County Latino Association on Wednesday, February 1, 2017!

This is a free professional development seminar open to the public, college students and professionals!

Properly Brand and Position Yourself on LinkedIn
Linda Sierra shares the dos and don’ts of LinkedIn. A recruiter’s perspective on how to properly position, brand and market yourself via your LinkedIn profile. Covering these LinkedIn sections: Summary, Experience, Education, Skills & Endorsements, Advice for Contacting You, Groups and customizing your URL. An interactive discussion where you will see LinkedIn used in real-time to search for and produce the ideal candidate. Are you that candidate? Bring your laptop, tablet and questions.

Register Now

Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

San Diego County Operations Center – Hearing Room
5520 Overland Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123

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About Guest Speaker Linda Sierra:
Linda Sierra is an Executive Director with Toft Group, an executive level biotechnology and life sciences search firm. Linda is an accomplished recruiter and human resources professional, having placed hundreds of candidates, spending 18 years in biotechnology in San Diego and San Francisco and the last 6 years as an executive recruiter. Linda has more than 5,500 LinkedIn connections and is considered a social media networking expert. She has an HR Certificate from UCSD Extension, is married, has a daughter attending USC, a son in high school and was born in Heidelberg, Germany. Linda is involved in her community through MANA de San Diego, Women for Social Impact and Biocom’s San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering.

About San Diego County Latino Association:
The San Diego County Latino Association (SDCLA) is a County of San Diego employee resource group open to all County employees and the public regardless of race or ethnicity. The Association offers networking opportunities through mentoring, training, and activities that benefit the community and members. SDCLA also seeks promotional possibilities for its members and is a strong proponent of cultural diversity and inclusion in County government.

Updated: Turner Job Site Walk at Ballpark Village

The event is now open to all student majors and professionals. Space is limited so please register ASAP.

On Thursday, April 28th, Turner Construction is hosting a Job Site Walk at their Ballpark Village job site next to Petco Park. Come learn what a major job site looks like and the types of activities that go on there.

Registration deadline is 9 PM 4/26/16

Register Now

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Turner Construction Job Site at Ballpark Village
1091 K St
San Diego, CA 92101

Tentative Agenda:
(2:45 – 3:00) Registration
(3:00 – 3:10) Welcome and Orientation
(3:10 – 4:00) Job Walk

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More about Turner Construction:

Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company and is a leading builder in diverse and numerous market segments. The company has earned recognition for undertaking large, complex projects, fostering innovation, embracing emerging technologies, and making a difference for their clients, employees and community.

With a staff of 5,200 employees who work on more than 1,500 projects each year, we offer clients the accessibility and support of a local firm with the stability and resources of a multi-national organization.

To be the highest value provider of global construction services and technical expertise.

Positioning Yourself For Advancement – Professional LeaderSHPE Series

On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, SHPE San Diego is excited to be hosting our first Professional LeaderSHPE Series session!  Our guest speaker Albert Alfaro, SHPE National Board Member and retired Boeing executive, will be presenting his leadership session, Positioning Yourself For Advancement. The County of San Diego has graciously provided us a conference room at their County Operations Center in Kearny Mesa to host our session. Light refreshments will be provided and the event is FREE. You do not need to be a SHPE member to register.

Registration deadline is 12 PM Tuesday, April 12, 2016
This event is open to professionals, graduate students, and graduating seniors.

Register Now

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

County Operations Center
5500 Overland Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123

Tentative Agenda
6:00 PM – 6:15 PM: Registration, Networking, & Refreshments
6:15 PM – 6:25 PM: Welcome & Introductions
6:25 PM – 7:30 PM: Positioning Yourself For Advancement


About Positioning Yourself For Advancement:

In your profession, there are certain skills and strategies you will have to execute to be able to effectively advance your career. Come learn these proven strategies as used by Albert Alfaro as he climbed the ladder to become an executive at Boeing Satellite Systems.

About Albert Alfaro:

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Albert Alfaro retired from Boeing Space & Intelligence Systems in November of 2013 as the Director of Spacecraft Products. For 9 years before that he was the Director, Systems Integration, Test & Launch. From 2008 until his retirement he served as Boeing’s executive sponsor for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). He has more than 33 years of satellite I&T experience.

A proud Tejano from San Antonio. He plays harmonica and sings in the St. Agatha Gospel Choir. He joined SHPE’s Board of Directors in January 2015 and is a lifetime member.