Huespring: The LGBTQIA+ Leadership Institute
The Midlands Sexual Health Research Collaborative (MSHRC), is happy to announce the second cohort of Huespring, a leadership institute to support the professional development of LGBTQIA+ identified individuals from the Omaha area and Midwest region.
Through Huespring, Scholars and Mentors are matched for a 7-month leadership development experience. The goal is to cultivate thriving LGBTQIA+ communities in the Midlands through mentorship support, professional development, and community training.
Two communtiy events featuring nationally-known speakers will be held throughout the 2021-2022 year to celebrate and support the current Huespring Scholar-Mentor cohort.
Community Events Schedule:
Oct. 07 | Huespring Launch Party featuring Jabari Lyles
TBD | Huespring Graduation
Training Seminar Schedule for Scholar-Mentors:
Oct. 08 | Clarifying Vision + Values
Dec. 03 | Understanding Who We Are
Feb. 04 | Effective Collaboration + Communication
April 08 | Community Building in an Anti-LGBTQ+ Environment
May 13 | Challenging Yourself, Others, & the System
Meet the 2021-2022 Huespring Scholars and Mentors:
Justin ParsleyJenna Lopez
Jo Biar Springer
This project is supported by the Equality Fund through the Omaha Community Foundation, the Weitz Family Foundation, Cox Communications, LinkedIn, Millwork Commons, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and other generous donors.
Want more information? Please contact MSHRC Co-Director Dr. Sofia Jawed-Wessel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-554-3433.