How it works
Our 2021 Leadership Development Series (LDS) takes place on Tuesday, September 7 through November 16, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.
The Leadership Development Series (LDS) is a 10-week series that engages young leaders with an interest in developing leadership, networking, and communication skills. LDS offers a hands-on approach to increasing leadership and networking traits through a multi-faceted framework of content speakers and small-group interactions. The series includes presentations from a diverse group of city leaders, covering a wide array of topics, including non-profit management, civic engagement, team building, and leadership.
Past LDS guest speakers have included:
Michael Hecht | GNO Inc.
Jennifer Avegno | City of New Orleans
Rod Teamer | Blue Cross Blue Shield
Lee Zurik | Fox 8 News
Adrianne Jackson | Magnolia Yoga Studio
Andrea Chen | Propeller
Patrick Comer | Lucid
Wes Palmisano | Palmisano Construction
Location: The series will be held at 3-4 different sites throughout the city, with exact locations still TBD.
How Do I Apply?
Entry to the class is competitive with approximately 20 students accepted each year. Class members are selected through an application process.
Applications are now open for the 2021 Leadership Development Class through August 1, 2021.