Organizational Diversity and Development
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DHFS Leadership Institute
The DHFS Leadership Institute (DLI) provides relevant and challenging leadership development opportunities for supervisors and emerging leaders. The DLIs vision is to develop strong, diverse, departmental and organizational leaders that represent excellence in performance and achievement. Learn More
September Focus: HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH — MES DE LA HERENCIA HISPANA
During National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture. Hispanics have had a profound and positive influence on our country through their strong commitment to family, faith, hard work, and service. They have enhanced and shaped our national character with centuries-old traditions that reflect the multiethnic and multicultural customs of their community. Hispanic Heritage Month, whose roots go back to 1968, begins each year on September 15, the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile, and Belize also celebrate their independence days during this period.
Upcoming Diversity/Leadership Sessions:
09/04: HF4290: World Religions (DIVERSITY)
09/10: HF4289:Bullying in the Workplace (Interpretation available in Spanish) (DIVERSITY)
09/11: HF4262: The History of Texas in a Nutshell from a Cultural Perspective (DIVERSITY)
09/16: HF4169: Hispanic Heritage Month Program (Interpretation available in Spanish) (DIVERSITY)
09/22: HF4292: ESPANOL: La Historia de Texas segun la Perspectiva Cultural (DIVERSITY)
09/24: HF4291: Latin America and Spanish Language(DIVERSITY)
09/29: HF4263: Chinese Voices: history, culture, and language (DIVERSITY)
09/30: HF4293: Discrimination against Immigrants (Interpretation available in Spanish) (DIVERSITY)