ABOUT LEADERSHIP TANGIPAHOA
The mission of Leadership Tangipahoa is to improve the quality of life in Tangipahoa Parish by training a diverse group of current and emerging leaders about the interrelationships of community systems.
The continued growth of Tangipahoa Parish signals the need for development of trained, informed and responsible leadership.
Leadership Tangipahoa seeks out individuals who are interested in developing their skills as leaders, increasing their knowledge of our community, and learning what they can do to actively participate in community affairs. Leadership Tangipahoa was originally established by the Amite, Hammond, Independence, Kentwood, and Ponchatoula Chambers of Commerce, to assist in preparing participants for positions in local business, government, and community affairs.
The purpose of Leadership Tangipahoa is to provide a forum for which students can attend and participate in workshops sponsored by community leaders and organizations to educate and develop their potential for community service.
The purpose is to provide a forum for and increase the awareness of potential leaders by giving them an intense course that encompasses a broad scope of community concerns.
Following an out-of-town orientation retreat that explores leadership skills, the class will attend nine all-day sessions each focusing on a specific aspect of Tangipahoa Parish, such as history, state government, education, media, the judicial system, economic development, etc. Sessions include lectures, simulations, group discussion, panel presentations, field trips and community projects.
Any potential or existing leader whom lives or works in Tangipahoa Parish.
Tuition covers fees, course materials, luncheons, socials, orientation retreat and group transportation. Partial scholarships are available. The participant is required to pay $100 himself/herself, and their employer or sponsor may pay the remainder.
In addition to learning specific leadership skills and gaining a broad exposure to the community, participants also meet their peers in other fields and form contacts that will benefit their volunteer and professional activities.
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