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Professional Leadership Training


Develop Leadership Skills for Career Advancement

Expand your career potential by strengthening your leadership and management skills during our 12-week Professional Leadership Training. This class is designed for New Americans with U.S. work experience across industries.

Alongside a community of supportive peers from around the world, you will increase your confidence and abilities in presentation skills, employee management, networking and digital literacy. Throughout this experiential class and after graduation, we provide employment guidance to find a job, get a promotion, or identify additional training as needed.

Next sessions:

September 17 – December 5 (in-person)
Tuesdays – Thursdays | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.


October 1 – December 19 (online)
Tuesdays – Thursdays | 1 – 4 p.m.

Cost: Free


Sign Up for an Information Session

We hold free, online information sessions every Thursday, 1 p.m. over Zoom.

Attending one of these sessions is a required step to be considered for our next Entrepreneurship Class. Please click below to express interest and we will send you a Zoom link.

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Who Can Take Classes?

To qualify for our Professional Leadership class, you must:

  • Be born outside of the United States
  • Have worked in the U.S. for six months or have an advanced degree from your home country
  • Have high intermediate or above English reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills

About This Class

Here is a snapshot of what you will learn during Professional Leadership Training:

  • Emotional intelligence: What is your leadership style? How do you work with others?
  • Advanced customer service: How is it different in the U.S. than other cultures?
  • Teaching and training employees: Learn and put into practice teaching and training techniques
  • Networking: Develop your elevator speech, create or update your LinkedIn profile, and gain hands-on experience through informational and mock interviews.
  • Financial coaching: Receive one-on-one, private coaching sessions to discuss budgeting, your credit score, identity theft and financial goal setting.
  • Digital literacy: Integrated throughout the curriculum to learn and use Excel, Google Suite, and PowerPoint; polish your resume and write cover letters
  • Presentation skills: Final presentation based on your informational interview with someone in your chosen field

Graduates are also eligible for a three-month paid internship with TPI Hospitality.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We teach our Professional Leadership Training three times per year.

It is free.

Professional Leadership Training offers options throughout the year. Summer and fall sessions are daytime classes, online or in person, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Our winter session is an online-only, evening class 5-8 p.m.

For the Professional Leadership Class you need to have worked in the U.S. for six months OR have an advanced degree. If you aren’t sure if you qualify, contact us lthompson@iimn.org.

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Contact Us

Call or email us if you have a question about our Professional Leadership Training.

Lynn Thompson
Program Manager
(651) 377-8626