Leadership Jefferson

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 summer.

Through a tedious application process, the Jefferson Chamber selected 38 business leaders of all industries to be part of the class of 2022 – the 20th graduating class since the program’s inception. To kick off the program year, the class held its opening retreat at The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU in Baton Rouge. The group 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 class dinner at Sullivan’s Steakhouse and a social hour at Loft18 in Metairie

The class of 2022 met for a social event in August, before resuming programs in October following Hurricane Ida. Session topics included education, healthcare, quality of life, governance, diversity, equity & inclusion, community involvement and economic development. A graduation ceremony was held in May at The Moore in Elmwood.

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