About the Leadership River Region Application

Presented by:  River Region Chamber of Commerce Foundation
390 Belle Terre Blvd, Laplace, LA 70068
What is Leadership River Region?

Leadership River Region is a leadership program designed to educate and to engage citizens in identifying needs, resources, and opportunities for the River Region Parishes. The purpose is to provide a forum that motivates and increases the awareness of potential leaders by giving them an intensive course which encompasses a broad scope of community concerns.  Leadership River Region is working to be a key community asset in developing the leaders and networks essential for the betterment of our surrounding communities.

The Mission of Leadership River Region:
Leadership River Region educates, engages, and empowers a diverse group of business professionals to foster the growth of dynamic leaders for St. James, St. John, and St. Charles parishes by broadening the knowledge of socio-economic influences and inspiring leaders to collaborate.
Who selects the participants?

Applications will be reviewed by the Leadership River Region Selection Committee which is comprised of River Region Chamber Executive Committee. The 2025 Class will be limited to 40 participants.
Participation Requirements

·  All applications and application fees must be received by the application deadline in order to be considered.
·  Participants must commit to the entire program with the understanding that there are no refunds.
·  Individuals unable to complete the attendance requirements will not graduate from the program.
·  Participants are required to attend the opening and closing retreats.
·  Participants are allowed to miss up to two sessions (excluding the retreats).
·  Participants will attend the class graduation and reception upon completion of the course.
·  Participation is open to everyone, but special consideration will be granted to those who reside or work in the River Region Parishes.
Program Cost
$35 Application Fee non-refundable
$1,200 River Region Chamber Members
$1,500 Future Members
The River Region Chamber of Commerce Foundation is a 501c3 organization; this investment may be tax deductible as a business expense. Please consult your tax advisor.

Any questions should be addressed to Diane Jackson, Program Manager at 985-267-4346/504-201-2711 or email at diane@theslonegroup.com.
1. Check your calendar for availability on the program dates. Only two excused absences are all
2. Send Application Fee of $35.00 or contact the River Region Chamber for credit card payment.
3. Applications & Fee must be received by September 6, 2024.

Note: You will need to have the following information nearby to complete the application as you cannot revisit the link to complete later.

Contact Information
Demographic Information
Employment Information
Biographical Information
One Letter of Recommendation
Program Commitment
Class of 2025

Planning Calendar
Application Period: June 26, 2024 – September 6, 2024
Informational Meetings (Virtual): TBD
Applications Due: September 6, 2024
Notifications/Seat Class of 2025: September 11, 2024
Class Meet & Greet (Alumni invited): September 25, 2024

Opening Retreat (MANDATORY) - October 9, 2024
Description: The Opening Retreat marks the commencement of the leadership program, setting the stage for a year of learning, collaboration, and personal growth. This full-day event is designed to introduce participants to the program's objectives, structure, and expectations while fostering a sense of community among the cohort.

Topical Sessions
Regional Overview - November 6, 2024
Public Policy and Civic Engagement – December 4, 2024
Healthcare – January 8, 2025
Education and Workforce Development – February 12, 2025
Community & Economic Development – March 12, 2025
Equity & Inclusion – April 9, 2025
Arts, Culture and Tourism – May 14, 2025
Closing Retreat (MANDATORY) and Graduation – June 17, 2025