The Advocate

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber is accepting applications until 5 p.m. May 31 for its 2018 class of the Baton Rouge Area Leadership program.

The program focuses on key areas of concern such as education, diversity, city and state government, health care and social concerns, economic development, the arts and culture, and law enforcement and the criminal justice system.

Nominees are accepted from public and private agencies, corporations, civic and other organizations, and individual nominators. A committee of leadership program alumni select class members 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.

The program starts with a weekend retreat in August, with one day each month from September to April for lectures, discussions, field trips and practical exercises pertinent to community issues. The program concludes with a weekend retreat in May and a June graduation ceremony.

Information, costs and applications are at brac.org/leadership.