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:
- Andrea Chen | Propeller
- Lee Zurik | Fox 8 News
- Mark Romig | New Orleans Tourism and Marketing
- Michael Hecht | GNO Inc.
- Patrick Comer | Lucid
- Wes Palmisano | Palmisano Construction
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 2019 Young Leadership Council (YLC) Leadership Development Series will open in July 2019!