LIA Now Accepting Applications for 2018 Leadership Lafayette Class

Lafayette, La. – The Leadership Institute of Acadiana is accepting applications for Leadership Lafayette Class XXXI. Leadership Lafayette is open to all emerging and established leaders across the business, civic, and public-sectors. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on October 27, 2017.

The Leadership Institute of Acadiana selects approximately twenty-five individuals annually to participate in the thought-provoking, eleven-month training initiative. Participants come from a cross section of occupations and socio-economic sectors in Acadiana. The program consists of an opening retreat, monthly sessions, and fieldwork. The program runs from January 2018 through November 2018. Topics covered include community issues in the areas of education, healthcare, economic development, law enforcement, government, social services, art, culture, and local history.

Leadership Lafayette counts among its 740+ graduates many local CEOs, executive directors, elected officials, political candidates, TEDx presenters, and numerous community-minded and involved citizens.

“Leadership Lafayette is designed to empower emerging and existing leaders through community education and leadership,” said Brittany Broussard, Leadership Lafayette Class XXXI program co-chair. “Through thoughtful discussions and immersive experiences, participants are exposed to the issues facing our community today. Our goal is to encourage energetic and innovative leaders to approach complex community issues to collectively impact the future of our community.”

Leadership Lafayette is administered in partnership between the Leadership Institute of Acadiana and One Acadiana, along with Junior Leadership Lafayette and Intro Lafayette.

Information, costs, and applications are available at more information, e-mail