How it works
The Leadership Development Series (LDS) is a 10-week series that engages young leaders with an interest in nonprofit management and development. LDS offers a hands-on approach, allowing class participants the unique opportunity to lead a project with a local nonprofit organization.
Each week, participants receive specific direction and guidance from community leaders on a vital topic of non-profit and civic engagement. Class topics range from volunteer recruitment, fundraising, community relations, and marketing. Throughout the series, class members apply what they learn to the projects in which they are working.
Past LDS guest speakers have included:
Michael Hecht | GNO Inc.
Andrea Chen | Propeller
Lee Zurik | Fox 8 News
Mark Romig | New Orleans Tourism and Marketing
Patrick Comer | Lucid
Wes Palmisano | Palmisano Construction
How Do I Apply?
Entry to the class is competitive with approximately 30 students accepted each year. Class members are selected through an application process. If selected to participate, class members must pay a tuition fee of $135 which covers all program costs and materials.
The application period for the 2019 Young Leadership Council (YLC) Leadership Development Series will open in June 2019!