About the Leadership River Region 2020-2021 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 2020-2021 Class will be limited to 30 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
$25 Application Fee non-refundable
$800 River Region Chamber Members
$1,000 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 or email at leadership@riverregionchamber.org.
Application Checklist
1.  Check your calendar for availability on the program dates. Only two excused absences are allowed.
2.  Complete Application Form including a brief bio and one letter of recommendation.
3.  Send Application Fee of $25.00 or contact the River Region Chamber for credit card payment.
4.  Applications & Fee must be received by August 20, 2020.
2019-2020 Leadership River Region Calendar
Application Period: July 20 - August 20, 2020
Intro Meetings (Virtual): July 30 – August 12, 2020
Applications Due: August 20, 2020
Notifications/Seat Class of 2021: September 15, 2020
Class Meet & Greet (Alumni invited): October 7, 2020 5:30 PM – 6:30PM

Opening Retreat/Orientation (MANDATORY) – October 28, 2020 (8:30am – 3:30pm) - Emergenetics/Intro to Leadership

Session #1 - Regional Overview – November 18, 2020, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Session #2 - Parish Perspectives Part 1, Governmental Affairs & Policy – December 16, 2020, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Session #3 - Parish Perspectives Part 2, Healthcare – January 20, 2021, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Session #4 - Public/Private/Parochial/Higher Ed – February 17, 2021, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Session #5 - Community & Economic Development – Comprehensive Plans; Business & Industry – March 17, 2021, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Session #6 - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – April 21, 2021, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Session #7 - River Region Arts, Culture & Tourism, Class Project – May 19, 2021, 8:30-2:30 PM  

Closing Retreat (MANDATORY) and Graduation Cocktail Hour – June 9, 2021 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM (Closing Retreat) and Graduation (4:45 PM – 6:00PM)