2018 Leadership Lafayette Application

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Application Process

  • The 2018 Leadership Lafayette application can be found online.
  • Applications are currently available and are due no later than 5:00 pm on October 27, 2017.
  • Candidates will be notified by email of their selection status by late November.
  • The Leadership Lafayette class begins programming in January 2018.
  • For questions about the process, email info@leadershipacadiana.org

Selection Criteria

The Selection Committee is made up of a diverse group of Leadership Lafayette alumni who remain anonymous during the process. When the committee selects each group of 25+ participants, they:

  • Place a premium on identifying those most likely to utilize the Leadership Lafayette experience for the long-term benefit of the community, and
  • Keep a focus towards diversity to ensure broad representation from a variety of occupational, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, as well as geographic areas and community interests.

Confidential applications allow the Selection Committee to gauge applicants’ prior involvement in the community.

Application Checklist

  1. Review the Application Preview to begin preparing your application by gathering necessary documents and preparing your responses.
  2. Download the Commitment Statement. Review the policies, sign, and get employer signature.
  3. If applicable, write scholarship request letter to submit with online application.
  4. Complete online application. Pay $25 application fee via credit card before submitting.

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Program Calendar

Orientation and Annual Meeting: January 18, 2018
Two-day opening retreat: February 18-19, 2018
9 full-day sessions: (Generally from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm unless otherwise noted)

  • Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Friday, April 13, 2018
  • Friday, May 11, 2018* (Date is subject to change based on the Louisiana Legislative Session schedule.)
  • Friday, June 8, 2018
  • Friday, July 13, 2018* (Extended day: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm)
  • Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Friday, September 14, 2018
  • Friday, October 12, 2018
  • Friday, November 9, 2018

Graduation: Friday, November 9, 2018

Program Tuition

Tuition for Leadership Lafayette is $2,000.

Selection to Leadership Lafayette is made without regard to an applicant’s financial circumstances. To ensure qualified and diverse representation in the Leadership Lafayette offers financial aid for up to 50% of the tuition cost. To request a scholarship, a request letter must be included with the Leadership Lafayette application. Failure to include a letter with the application will remove the applicant from consideration for a scholarship.


Please contact  info@leadershipacadiana.org for questions or more information.