Baton Rouge Area Leadership Opens Nominations for Class of 2019

Baton Rouge Area Leadership Opens Nominations for Class of 2019

Baton Rouge, La. (March 22, 2018) – The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) today announced that applications for the 2019 class of the Baton Rouge Area Leadership Program are now open at

Nominees are accepted from public and private agencies, corporations, civic and other organizations, and individual nominators. Candidates are selected by a committee of Leadership alumni on the basis of demonstrated leadership ability through career or community achievements, concern for the future of the Baton Rouge Area and commitment to the program.

Program curriculum seeks to train and promote high achievers for positions of voluntary responsibility in the community, provide developing leaders with practical information concerning community issues and assets, establish a communication network among the existing and emerging leaders of the community, and challenge participants to increase their involvement in community affairs.

Session dates for the class of 2019 are as follows:

  • August 2, 2018: Announcement Breakfast
  • August 16 – 17, 2018: Opening Retreat
  • September 11, 2018: Leadership Styles/Diversity
  • October 9, 2018: K-12 Education
  • November 13, 2018: Higher Education
  • December 11, 2018: City and State Government
  • January 15, 2019: Arts and Culture
  • February 12, 2019: Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice
  • March 12, 2019: Healthcare/Social Concerns
  • April 2, 2019: Economic Development
  • May 2 – 3, 2019: Closing Retreat
  • June 4, 2019: Graduation Dinner

In addition to the monthly program, class members must also visit at least one non-profit agency, attend a Metro Council or other nearby parish governing body meeting, and attend a School Board meeting.

Applications for the class of 2019 will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 31. More information on the Baton Rouge Area Leadership Program may be found online at

About the Baton Rogue Area Leadership Program

The Baton Rouge Area Leadership Program was founded as a program of BRAC to prepare a diverse group of professionals for leadership positions in the community. There are now more than 1,000 graduates of the program, many of whom serve in leadership positions on boards, commissions, and hold local, state, or federal elected offices. More information is available at

About the Baton Rouge Area Chamber

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) leads economic development in the nine-parish Baton Rouge Area, working to grow jobs and wealth and to improve the business climate and competitiveness in the region. Today, BRAC investors include more than 1,500 small businesses, mid-sized firms, large industry and entrepreneurial startups, as well as individuals and organizations that support business and economic development. In this capacity, BRAC serves as the voice of the business community, providing knowledge, access, services and advocacy. More information is available at


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