The Advocate

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber is accepting nominees for the 2018 class of the Baton Rouge Area Leadership program. Participants will be educated in becoming emerging leaders of the community and challenged to increase their community involvement.

Nominees are accepted from public and private agencies, corporations, civic and other organizations, and individual nominators, a news release said.

A committee of program alumni will choose candidates based on demonstrated leadership ability through career or community achievements, concern for the future of the Baton Rouge area and commitment to the program.

Session dates include Aug. 8, announcement breakfast; Aug. 17-18, opening retreat; Sept. 12, leadership styles/diversity; Oct. 3, education (K-12); Nov. 14, higher education; Dec. 5, city and state government; Jan. 16, 2018, arts and culture; Feb. 6, 2018, law enforcement/criminal justice/ March 6, 2018, health care/social concerns; April 10, 2018, economic development; May 3-4, 2018, closing retreat; and June 5, 2018, graduation dinner.

Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. May 31. Visit brac.org/leadership to submit a nomination or for details.