ABOUT LEADERSHIP TANGIPAHOA

 

Our Mission.

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.

WHAT IS LEADERSHIP TANGIPAHOA?

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.

 

WHAT ARE LEADERSHIP TANGIPAHOA OBJECTIVES?

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.

  • * To develop a renewed sense of enthusiasm and "can do" attitude in the community.
  • * To identify and select highly motivated, emerging or existing leaders in business, government, and the community, to participate in the program.
  • * To systematically educate and challenge the participants as to the needs and opportunities of the community and dynamics of social and economic change.
  • * To develop an "esprit de corps" among the participants to provide a common ground for working on present and future community projects.

 

HOW DOES LEADERSHIP TANGIPAHOA WORK?

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.

 

WHO IS LEADERSHIP TANGIPAHOA FOR?

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Any potential or existing leader whom lives or works in Tangipahoa Parish.

 

WHAT IS THE INVESTMENT?

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.

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

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.

 

SESSION INFORMATION
  • * "SIMSOC" (simulated society-learning situation)
  • * Leadership Competencies - Leadership skill assessment, group facilitation, decision making skills, media relations
  • * Leaders in Economic Development - SLU's impact on Tangipahoa Parish, where we are going, economic development boards and panel discussion, effective land use.
  • * Educational Leadership - roles of students, families, teachers, media, administrators, community leaders, public officials, literacy, "school to work", talking with teachers.
  • * Leaders in Government - understanding the legislative process, parish government, public service challenges, Louisiana's forms of government, Home Rule Charter
  • * Leaders Understanding Diversity - dialogue on diversity, team building, racial and geographical polarization
  • * Leadership for Community Health - a look at our social service agencies, housing and transportation issues, environmental issues
  • * Leading and Developing in Art/Culture/History - parish planning to preserve our future, project "Main Street", "Highway 51 Corridor Task Force", art for everyone (promotion and appreciation of the arts), facts and future of Tangipahoa Parish.
  • * Leadership and Criminal Justice - juvenile crime and community solutions, CASA, parish jail site tour, visit with a judge, prosecution of a crime
  • * In a Leader's Footsteps - one on one participation with a community leader, attendance at a Parish Council meeting, group discussion
HOW DO I OBTAIN ADDITIONAL INFORMATION?

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