Acadiana OnBoard

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As part of the Leadership Institute of Acadiana’s 2018-2020 Strategic Plan, we have committed to convening, building, and activating leaders that find solutions to some our community’s most pressing challenges. Our newest Program Acadiana OnBoard aims to increase the effectiveness of non-profit board members and to enhance the pool of new leaders in the community in an effort to increase the inclusiveness and diversity on non-profit boards.

On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, LIA will host our second Acadiana OnBoard summit. Participants will learn how to maximize their impact as board members through interactive workshops and a dynamic keynote speaker.

Participants will have the opportunity to select from 6 workshops, participate in interactive networking activities, and learn key tactics on how to operationalize inclusive board recruitment from our keynote speaker, Dima Ghawi.


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8:00 am Check-in & Networking

9:00 am Opening Remarks

9:15 am Workshop 1

10:30 am Workshop 2

11:45 pm Lunch and Keynote

1:00 pm Summit Adjournment

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Dima Ghawi
Leadership Speaker & Coach










Produced in partnership with the B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration.


For questions or more information about the program, please call 337-408-3677 or email

The Leadership Institute of Acadiana is a non-profit organization committed to building leaders for the Acadiana Region. The organization is comprised of three active programs and is constantly evaluating new opportunities to improve the leadership capacity of individuals and organizations in the Lafayette community.