Baton Rouge, La. (February 16, 2017) – The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) today announced that applications for the 2018 class of the Baton Rouge Area Leadership program are now open at brac.org/leadership.

Nominees are accepted from public and private agencies, corporations, civic and other organizations, and individual nominators. Candidates are selected by a committee of Leadership alumni on the basis of demonstrated leadership ability through career or community achievements, concern for the future of the Baton Rouge Area, and commitment to the program.

 Program curriculum seeks to train and promote high achievers for positions of voluntary responsibility in the community, provide developing leaders with practical information concerning community issues and problems, establish a communication network among the existing and emerging leaders of the community, and challenge emerging leaders to increase their involvement in community affairs. Session dates for the class of 2018 are as follows:

  • August 8, 2017: Announcement Breakfast
  • August 17 – 18, 2017: Opening Retreat
  • September 12, 2017: Leadership Styles/Diversity
  • October 3, 2017: Education (K-12)
  • November 14, 2017: Higher Education
  • December 5, 2017: City and State Government
  • January 16, 2018: Arts and Culture
  • February 6, 2018: Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice
  • March 6, 2018: Healthcare/Social Concerns
  • April 10, 2018: Economic Development
  • May 3-4, 2018: Closing Retreat
  • June 5, 2018: Graduation Dinner

 

Applications for the class of 2018 will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31. More information on the Baton Rouge Area Leadership program may be found online at brac.org/leadership.

About the Baton Rogue Area Leadership Program 

The Baton Rouge Area Leadership Program was founded as a program of BRAC to prepare a diverse group of professionals for leadership positions in the community. There are now more than 1,000 graduates of the program, many of whom serve in leadership positions on boards, commissions, and hold local, state, or federal elected offices. More information is available at brac.org/leadership.  

About the Baton Rouge Area Chamber 

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) leads economic development in the nine-parish Baton Rouge Area, working to grow jobs and wealth and to improve the business climate and competitiveness in the region. Today, BRAC investors include more than 1,500 small businesses, mid-sized firms, large industry and entrepreneurial startups, as well as individuals and organizations that support business and economic development. In this capacity, BRAC serves as the voice of the business community, providing knowledge, access, services and advocacy. More information is available at brac.org.