2019 Leadership Lafayette Application

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Application Process

  • The 2019 Leadership Lafayette application can be found online.
  • Applications are currently available and are due no later than 5:00 pm on October 26, 2018.
  • Candidates will be notified by email of their selection status by late November.
  • The Leadership Lafayette programming runs from January 2019 through November 2019. A full list of program dates is below.
  • 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 $30 application fee via credit card before submitting.

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Program Calendar

Orientation and Happy Hour: January 10, 2019
Two-day opening retreat: February 10-11, 2019
9 full-day sessions: (Generally from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm unless otherwise noted)

  • Friday, March 15, 2019
  • Friday, April 12, 2019
  • Friday, May 10, 2019* (Date is subject to change based on the Louisiana Legislative Session schedule. This day will be an extended day.)
  • Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Friday, July 12, 2019
  • Friday, August 9, 2019
  • Friday, September 13, 2019
  • Friday, October 11, 2019
  • Friday, November 8, 2019

Graduation: Thursday, November 15, 2019

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.