Leadership Lafourche is a leadership immersion program designed to train cross-sections of Lafourche residents and workers for productive roles in the community. The program is focused on the future and well-being of Lafourche Parish, the communities within the parish and institutions within those communities.
Parish residents and individuals who work in Lafourche are encouraged to consider participating in the eight month program. Applications for the 2012/2013 class will be available in the Fall.
Sponsored by the Chamber of Lafourche and the Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Lafourche began in 1993 and has trained hundreds of people from up and down the bayou.
Leadership Lafourche is a tuition-based program, subsidized by private and corporate donations. Individual tuition is $700, a very worthwhile investment. Class size is approximately 25 participants per year. Corporate sponsorship is also currently being accepted.
Topics of instruction include: Leadership, Culture and History, Education, Community Service and Healthcare, Government, Law Enforcement and Judicial, Environment and Economic Development, and Visioning. Sessions are held each month beginning in November of each year.
The program has a strict attendance policy therefore applicants should have the full support of their families and employers before submitting the application.