Baton Rouge, La. (October 1, 2021) – The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) today announced that applications for the 2022 class of its Leadership Baton Rouge program are now open at brac.org/leadership. Applications will be accepted until October 31, 2021, at midnight.
The 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 2022 are as follows; sessions denoted by an asterisk are mandatory:
- January 20-22, 2022*
- February 18, 2022
- March 18, 2022
- April 29, 2022
- May 20, 2022
- June 17, 2022
- July 15, 2022
- August 19, 2022
- September 16, 2022
- October 21, 2022
- November 17-18, 2022*
In addition to the monthly program, class members will engage in a variety of enrichment activities. The Class of 2022 will gather monthly for all day, in-person sessions at various locations in the Capital Region. The program format may move to hybrid or virtual sessions as directed by the evolving public health situation.
Applications for the class of 2022 will be accepted until October 31, 2021, 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.