Leadership Jefferson is a nine month commitment, and each session brings value to the program and its participants. Together as a class, we gain new knowledge and perspective as citizens of Jefferson Parish and our region. Attendance is vital and necessary to receive the maximum impact from the class.
To graduate from Leadership Jefferson, a participant is expected to attend the opening retreat, closing session and all seven monthly sessions.
Opening Overnight Retreat:Opening Retreat will be an overnight retreat held Thursday, September 27th beginning at 8:00 A.M. and ending at Noon on Friday, September 28th. This retreat will be held in Biloxi, Mississippi. Hotel and meals will be covered. Transportation to and from the retreat is up to the participant's discretion, however we do help to organize car pools. Attendance for this retreat is mandatory for participation in the class.
Monthly Sessions:Sessions are a full day and held at various locations around Jefferson Parish. Monthly sessions are typically held on the second Tuesday of each month. Attendance of the entire day is necessary to complete the course and graduate.
Monthly Session Topics & Dates:Quality of Life | Tuesday, October 9thHealthcare | Tuesday, November 13th Economic Development | Tuesday, December 11th Education | Tuesday, January 8th Diversity & Inclusion | Tuesday, February 12th Governance | Tuesday, March 12thCommunity Involvement | Tuesday, April 9th
Closing Session:Closing Session is a full day. Attendance is mandatory and will be held on Tuesday, May 14th. A Class Dinner will be prior to or following the Session.
Class of 2019 Graduation:Graduation will be held in May 2019. This event will be held in the evening. More details will be available closer to graduation.