About the Leadership River Region 2022-2023 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 the River Region Chamber Executive Committee. The 2022-2023 Class will be limited to 35 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 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 $35.00 or contact the River Region Chamber for credit card payment.
4.  Applications & Fee must be received by September 3, 2022. 
2022-2023 Leadership River Region Calendar

Application Period: August 22, 2022-September 3, 2022
Intro Meetings (Virtual): TBD
Applications Due: September 10, 2022
Notifications/Seat Class of 2023: September 15, 2021
Class Meet & Greet (Alumni invited): September 28 5:45 PM – 6:45PM

Opening Retreat (Mandatory) 
October 12, 2022, Location TBD 

Topical Sessions 
Regional Overview - November 2, 2022, Location TBD**** 
Governmental Affairs & Public Policy – December 14, 2022 , Location TBD 
Healthcare – January 11, 2023, Location TBD 
Education – February 8, 2023, Location TBD 
Community & Economic Development – March 8, 2023, Location TBD 
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – April 12, 2023, Location TBD 
Arts, Culture and Tourism – May 10 , Location TBD 

Closing Retreat and Graduation 
June 7, 2023***, Location TBD 

***Date change to not conflict with another leadership group’s closing retreat. 
**** Date change to accommodate Chamber Event