Project

Leadership Development Series

Since 2003, YLC has hosted a Leadership Development Series (LDS) as a service to its members. While we have been developing leadership in our members since 1986 through hands on volunteerism, this is the first formalized “class” that teaches members the basics of running a non-profit organization or a YLC project.

How it works

Class members develop a concept for a project or organization over a 10-week period. Each week they receive specific direction about Fundraising, Community Relations, Volunteer Recruitment, Finances, Marketing, and other categories that are vital to a successful organization.

Each class has a guest speaker who is considered an expert in their field. Past LDS guest speakers have included:

  • Ron Forman, CEO of Audubon Institute
  • Paul Pastorek, Louisiana State Superintendent of Schools
  • Julia Bland, CEO of the Louisiana Children’s Museum
  • Doug Thornton, regional head of SMG
  • Clancy DuBos, editor and co-owner of Gambit Weekly
  • City Councilwoman Stacey Head.

How Do I Apply?

Class members of LDS are selected through an application process. Selection and class membership are both an honor and a responsibility. If selected to participate, class members must pay a tuition fee $100 which covers all program costs and materials. Class members must also be a current YLC member. The application period for the 2017 Young Leadership Council (YLC) Leadership Development Series is now open!

Apply to be part of our 2017 class of leaders

Questions? Email LDS at lds@ylcnola.org.

Leadership Development Series

Project Leaders

Josie Maselas
Stephen Sewell
Olivia Mertsmeyer
Andrew Koehler
Dominik Cvitanovic
Clara Baron-Hyppolite

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