About the Program

Leadership Ouachita

Leadership Ouachita is a community leadership development program designed to train area business people for future leadership roles in Ouachita Parish. This premier leadership enhancement program is entering its 28th year with more than 695 graduates in key leadership roles throughout Ouachita Parish and the state of Louisiana.

Leadership Ouachita Expectations

PURPOSE: To develop and empower the emerging leaders of northeast Louisiana to transform the region into a place recognized as one of the best places to live and do business

PROCESS: Focus the efforts of the class on Workforce Development and Infrastructure

During the 2017 program year, participants will be expected to:

Attend all sessions in their entirety (more than 2 absences during the year will remove you from the program)
Attend the opening retreat (required, no absence allowed)
Complete all assignments prior to the sessions as assigned
Engage with other participants
Participate during sessions with key leaders and classmates

Session Details

1. Participants are given information on each program prior to the session
2. Each session is a facilitated discussion with class members and issue leaders
3. Study circles are used as the primary source of learning. These become working groups on specific issues. Working groups will develop solutions on their community issues.
4. Ideas are generated and collected by the class
5. Graduation is an event where solutions are celebrated