Leadership Jefferson is a nine-month program designed to develop a diverse network of dedicated business and community leaders. The interactive workshops expose participants to local leaders and activists working to resolve critical issues facing Jefferson Parish. The application process takes place each June.
Through a tedious application process, the Jefferson Chamber selected 34 business leaders of all industries to be part of the Class of 2020. To kick off the program year, the class traveled to Biloxi for the Opening Retreat at the Biloxi Visitors Center. The class learned about the Emergenetics of their brains and how we all work together as structural, analytical, social, or conceptual leaders and colleagues. Through activities and discussion, each class member learned more about how and why we act and react in various situations. The class also enjoyed time getting to know each other with a social hour and dinner.
The program continues through May 2020, with session topics including education, healthcare, quality of life, governance, diversity & inclusion, community involvement and economic development. A graduation ceremony will be held for the class in June 2020.