Announcing National Leadership Network Launch

We are thrilled to announce that the Leadership Institute of Acadiana is one of nine Community Leadership Programs serving as founding partners of the National Leadership Network (NLN).
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The National Leadership Network (NLN) is a collaboration between over 700,000 program alumni across the United States representing more than 800 Community Leadership Programs. NLN events will be offered quarterly and are free to all Leadership Lafayette graduates.


The recently published results from National Leadership Network’s 2020 Alumni Leadership Insights survey show that we believe trust is the foundation of effective community response in a time of crisis.

Knowing that, we have designed the first Discussions That Matter event of 2021 around trust, with the objective of exploring what leaders can do now and in the future to strengthen trust in local communities and rebuild trust, collectively, as a nation.

As a graduate of our program, you are invited to every National Leadership Network event, the first of which, Discussions That Matter: Trust, will take place on Tuesday, February 23, at 10:30 a.m.

You will hear from national experts and trust-building practitioners before engaging with your fellow alumni from across the country in small groups to discuss how as leaders, we can apply theories to practice.

Also, on the newly launched National Leadership Network website, you can find the results of the NLN 2020 Alumni Insights survey at


The survey results tell us that our alumni believe trust is the foundation of effective community response in a time of crisis. View full survey results here. 


Save these future dates for additional national conversations:

May 18, 10:30 a.m., Discussions That Matter: Compassion
August 10, 10:30 a.m., Discussions That Matter: Stability
November 10, 10:30 a.m., Discussions That Matter: Hope

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