Leadership Baton Rouge Opens Applications for Class of 2021

Baton Rouge, La. (October 1, 2020) – The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) today announced that applications for the 2021 class of its Leadership Baton Rouge program are now open at brac.org/leadership. Applications will be accepted until October 30, 2020 at midnight. 

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.  

Candidates are accepted from public and private agencies, corporations, civic and other organizations, and individual nominators. Participants are selected by a committee of Leadership alumni 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 for the class of 2021 are as follows: 

  • January 22-23,2020 
  • February 26, 2021 
  • March 19, 2021 
  • April 16, 2021 
  • May 21, 2021 
  • June 18, 2021 
  • July 16, 2021 
  • August 20, 2021 
  • September 17, 2021 
  • October 15, 2021 
  • November 19, 2021 

In addition to the monthly program, class members will engage in a variety of enrichment activities.  

Adjustments have been made to the annual program to account for COVID-19 precautions. The class size will be reduced, and course format will allow for hybrid delivery of in-person sessions. BRAC will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and adjust session dates and delivery format as necessary. 

Applications for the class of 2021 will be accepted until October 30, 2020 at midnight. More information on Leadership Baton Rouge may be found at brac.org/leadership

About Leadership Baton Rouge 

Leadership Baton Rouge 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 brac.org/leadership

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 1,400 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 brac.org.     


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