Leadership Lafayette Graduation & Alumni Social

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (CDT) Warehouse 535 535 Garfield St. Lafayette, LA 70501 This year LIA alumni are highly encouraged to attend to celebrate with Class XXIX and network with other alumni. Please note: Food and beverages will be served. There is no charge for alumni to attend this event, as it is included in your annual dues. If you have not paid your $50 annual dues and wish to attend, you may pay at the event. Should you wish to bring a non-alumnus guest such as a spouse, a $25 fee will apply. RSVP here....

Lafayette Junior Leadership XXVI 2016-17 Accepting applications

The Leadership Institute of Acadiana, in partnership with One Acadiana, is accepting applications until Friday, April 1 for participation in Lafayette Junior Leadership. Lafayette Junior Leadership is a youth leadership program for high school juniors attending public, private or home school in Lafayette Parish. The Leadership Institute of Acadiana is encouraging high school sophomores to apply, so they can participate in their junior year. The program strives to create an exceptional and educational experience for its participants while empowering them to become the next generation of leaders. “The hope is that in learning about what it takes to be a leader and what makes Acadiana unique, these young men and women will be empowered to assume leadership positions in their own community as they become available,” said current Junior Leadership Co-Chair Anne Falgout. “We are starting the pipeline of smart, talented visionaries Lafayette needs progress and grow.” Those selected will attend nine sessions from August to April. Session days cover topics such as parish government, social services, volunteerism, healthcare, technology, college survival and state government. Students learn leadership and problem solving skills, meet students from other local schools and have meaningful discussions. The program will accept approximately twenty-five students. The program ends with a graduation celebration to which family and friends are invited. Tuition is $150 and is due upon acceptance into the program. Students may also request scholarships to participate. Junior Leadership is now entering its 26th year. It is one of three programs administered by the Leadership Institute of Acadiana as part of a partnership with OneAcadiana. The other two programs are Leadership Lafayette and Intro Lafayette....

Leadership Lafayette Class XXVIII Graduation

Who: Leadership Institute of Acadiana What: Leadership Lafayette Class XXVIII Graduation Where: Oakbourne Country Club When: Wednesday, October 21. Doors open at for cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m., and the presentation and dinner is at 6:30 p.m.. Additional Details: Alumni up to date on dues can attend free of charge. Dues can be paid by clicking HERE Kindly RSVP by emailing LIAcadiana@gmail.com by Monday, October...

2015 Alumni Social

Join us and your fellow alumni for our Annual Leadership Institute of Acadiana Alumni Social on Thursday, June 11 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. This year’s social will be a summer barbeque held behind the UL Alumni Center. If you plan to attend, please email RSVP@oneacadiana.org Any outstanding alumni dues will be collected at the door. A special thank you to our premiere sponsor, CGI, as well as to our supporting sponsors Whole Foods, Schilling Distributing Company, Brick & Spoon, Carpe Diem and PRIME Occupational Medicine....

Intro Lafayette

Intro Lafayette Into Lafayette, a newly created program under the Leadership Institute of Acadiana, is a day and a half crash course on the city of Lafayette that is designed to help incubate and acclimate transplants, emerging professionals, and newly-engaged community members. The inaugural program will take place on Tuesday, June 23 from noon to 5 p.m. and continue on Wednesday, June 24 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The program cost is $195 and registration is open to all. Applications are available HERE!...

Leadership Institute Salutes Michot

LIA News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 27 2012 – Former State Senator Mike Michot, a graduate of Leadership Lafayette Class V, is the recipient of the inaugural Distinguished Alumnus Award presented by the Leadership Institute of Acadiana (LIA). The award recognized Michot as exemplifying the program’s original mission of “Creating Leaders for Tomorrow.” The award was part of the Silver Anniversary Social of Leadership Lafayette held January 25 at the Petroleum Club of Lafayette. In presenting the award to his Leadership classmate, LIA Board member David Strother called Senator Michot “a true public servant through his honorable career in the state legislature.” The social also featured a history of Leadership Lafayette’s origins with recognition of the founding Board of Trustees and the Heymann Foundation for providing scholarships during the program’s start-up years. Leadership Lafayette was established in 1984 by the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. In 2010, the Leadership Institute of Acadiana was created to oversee Leadership Lafayette, Lafayette Junior Leadership and the Alumni programs. The social is an introduction of the incoming Leadership Lafayette Class XXV. Participants will begin the annual curriculum with a retreat in February, and includes attendance at the Chamber’s Building Community Conference in...