NORLI Now Accepting Applications For 2016-17 Class

NEW ORLEANS – Calling all business, civic and public sector leaders!

         The New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute (NORLI) is now accepting applications for the 2016-17 NORLI class. All business, civic and public-sector leaders in the ten-parish region are encouraged to apply.

         The deadline for applications is Monday, May 16, 2016, and there is a $35 non-refundable application fee.

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         NORLI is a nine-month program designed to enhance personal leadership skills and examine issues central to the advancement of the Greater New Orleans region. Through a competitive application process, the class brings together forty business, civic, and community leaders representing all races, genders, industries and communities in the ten-parish region with a mission to promote regional collaboration by providing a forum for the exchange of diverse viewpoints and a network of relationships.

         The NORLI curriculum will examine public policy, education, workforce development, diversity, criminal justice, public safety, environment and sustainability and will focus on how all of these issues affect economic development and quality of life. The NORLI program consists of two overnight retreats and seven full-day sessions beginning September 14, 2016, and ending May 18, 2017. The non-refundable tuition fee is $2,750, which covers all program costs and materials, including meals, as well as all the expenses associated with the retreats.

         According to Christe Brewton, AVP Operations at UMC New Orleans and chairman of NORLI, "The NORLI experience offers class members the opportunity to improve leadership skills, while simultaneously exploring the critical issues and challenges that are relevant to our region today. The program creates lasting connections between leaders across the ten-parish region and, upon completion, class members join a network of more than 500 alumni.” 

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         Benefits of NORLI

         For the participant, NORLI creates opportunities for contacts with influential leaders and provides experience in group dynamics, team leadership, presentation skills, ethics, decision-making, and critical and creative thinking. Participants grow as individuals and gain a better understanding of the many facets of their community, learn cutting-edge leadership skills, and enhance their business relationships. Most importantly, NORLI builds confidence and motivation for participants to become actively involved in promoting positive change for the New Orleans region.

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         For the employer, NORLI develops in the employee increased organizational, leadership, and problem-solving skills. In addition, it offers news insights into the community, helps identify where strategic alliances might be forged, and gives organizations a unique perspective on how to become involved in the community.

         For the community, NORLI helps develop committed, knowledgeable, and action-oriented people to serve as catalysts in promoting positive change – people who are ready to roll up their sleeves and work to make the New Orleans region a great place to be. The program also encourages creative partnerships and initiatives between the public and private sectors.


         For more information on the commitments and class of 2016 – 17 program dates click here

         Apply here



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