Professional Development

The Vice President of Professional Development (PD) is responsible for offering you opportunities for professional development and personal growth. PD is here to improve who you are! PD offers opportunities for attending workshops and conferences and to network among your peers and leadership, not only locally, but nationally! Please take advantage of your membership and participate in PD events. Conferences, workshops, and networking events include: 

SHPE National Conference

The SHPE Conference is the largest technical and career conference for Hispanics in the country.  Each year, the SHPE Conference attracts over 5,000 engineering professionals, students and corporate representatives. The conference is an opportunity for engineering companies and corporations to recruit top talent from SHPE membership. It also provides educational, technical and career opportunities for professional and student engineers. 

National Institute for Leadership Advancement (NILA)

Exclusively designed for a chapter nominated member to enhance leadership and communication skills required to effectively manage both professionally and personally.

Management Growth Training (MGT)

The next level of development is to provide programs that focus on soft skills crucial to engineers desiring to succeed at the management level. 

Executive Leadership Institute (ELI)

For engineers moving to leadership levels. ELI provides specialized training to help achieve excellent performance in those leadership roles.

Regional V Leadership Development Conference (RLDC)

Regional conference that allows students and professionals the opportunity to improve communication, leadership, and time management skills. 

Cornerstones of Development 

Hands on training for members striving to improve their leadership, communication, financial and time management skills.