About Leadership Institute of Acadiana

Building community through leadership

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.

The Institute’s flagship program, Leadership Lafayette, was started by the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce and has trained more than 650 local leaders. The Institute has since become an independent organization but still holds a close relationship with the One Acadiana.

Several notable alumni of Leadership Lafayette include current Congressman Charles Boustany Jr.

The Institute also runs the Lafayette Junior Leadership for high school juniors. In addition, the Leadership Alumni Organization offers continuing education and networking opportunities for Leadership Lafayette graduates. It also sponsors scholarships for both the Leadership Lafayette and Junior Leadership program.