About The Program

2014 Leadership Ouachita Schedule

February 20-21
Class Announcement - Opening Retreat (Leadership Assessment,SIMSOC)

March 12
Road, Highways and the Route to Prosperity

April 2
How Louisiana Government Works

May 6
Northern Exposure – LA State Capitol, Baton Rouge

June 4
Community Development

August 6
Innovation and Entrepreneurship

September 3
Education and Workforce Development

October 1
Workforce from the Community Perspective

November 5
Making Ouachita Parish a World Class Community

November 6 GRADUATION!

During the 2014 program year, participants will be expected to:

Attend all sessions in their entirety (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

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. Summit conferences require working groups to present solutions to issue leaders

6. Graduation is an event where solutions are celebrated