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  • Leadership St. Landry

  • Leadership St. Landry Information


    When the Leaders of St. Landry are strong the future is bright! The St. Landry Chamber Foundation is dedicated to developing well-rounded leaders in the community by providing insight into the major industries affecting economic development and commerce.  Participants will experience immersive Program Days which include panels, tours, keynotes, leadership development, community resource awareness, and teambuilding activities that focus on the fields of Healthcare, Education, State Government, Local Government, Workforce Development and Media/ Tourism, Infrastructure, and Economic Development in St. Landry Parish.


    Develop well rounded leaders of today and tomorrow

    Identify community assets and partners directly related to economic prosperity

    Build relationships that directly benefit participants and the parish of St. Landry

    Schedules and Agendas

    Monthly Leadership St. Landry Program Days will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Days begin at 9 am and conclude no later than 4 pm. Each day will feature 3 breaks where participants are asked to stay on site but may handle other business. Participants will be notified of any changes in the program schedule no later than 30 days beforehand. Each day will feature one immersive topic relating to community and commerce development. Each day will also feature a professional leadership development experience relating back to the program Orientation, which is mandatory. A Graduation Ceremony will be held for those participants who meet program requirements, following the last class.

    Selection Process

    Candidates will be selected primarily on the basis of prior leadership experience and the desire to become a more effective leader. A special subcommittee from the St. Landry Chamber Foundation will make the final selections. Only candidates with a completed application and Commitment form signed by their employers will be considered.

    Participants must:

    • Complete application & Commitment forms with Signatures by Deadline: Due to Covid- 19, the deadline has been extended indefinitely.
    • Provide personal transportation to locations throughout St. Landry Parish
    • Attend each of the 8 sessions, one absence may be permitted with prior approval of the Chamber CEO. (Arriving or departing 1 hour later or early will result in a ½ day absence)

    Tuition and Funding

    All-inclusive tuition for Leadership St. Landry is $1050. The enrollment fee covers registration, scheduled class meals, break refreshments, class materials, training, annual community service project, graduation ceremony, membership to Leadership St. Landry Alumni group, and a year of membership to the St. Landry Chamber of Commerce for their respective business.  The candidate is responsible for in-parish transportation and other out-of-pocket expenses not directly related to Leadership St. Landry.

    As a benefit to Chamber members, candidates representing Member businesses in good standing will receive a $300 discount to their tuition. Brining the cost of enrollment to $750. Businesses who sponsor an available program day are eligible for an additional sponsor-participant discount of $250.

    Most employers find this program to be highly rewarding for their companies and will pay a pay a portion or all of tuition cost out of a professional development budget.

    Tuition Assistance

    For applicants paying out of pocket or representing a non-profit organization, tuition assistance may be available. Tuition assistance is not guaranteed and is limited based on availability. If you feel you need tuition assistance and meet these requirements please mark the appropriate box in the application form.

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