Intro Lafayette

Whether you’re new to the area or just looking for a way to get involved in the community, Intro Lafayette offers a fast-paced review of the rich history, culture and events that have helped to shape our region.

Due to COVID-19, the next Intro Lafayette sessions will be in spring 2021. Sign up to be notified when dates are set.

What is Intro Lafayette?

Intro Lafayette is an intensive, two-day civic-leadership training program designed to benefit local businesses and our community by helping to activate a strong network of knowledgeable, engaged citizens. This program provides local leaders with a deep understanding of our region and connections to the key people and organizations that are working to impart positive change for our community.

What can Intro Lafayette participants expect?

For Participants
Intro Lafayette programming includes presentations, panels, tours, activities and field trips where participants will have the opportunity to hear from local business, civic and community leaders on the past, present and future potential of our region.

For Employers and Sponsors
Intro Lafayette offers a variety of unique opportunities and benefits for both your employees and your business.The Intro Lafayette program is focused on creating more informed, connected and empowered leaders whose outside perspective and community network can positively affect the way you do business. Backed by a deep understanding of our regional framework, Intro Lafayette participants take responsibility for our broader region, providing new opportunities for your company to serve the community.

Who is a good fit for Intro Lafayette?

Intro Lafayette is perfect for anyone who lives or works in the Acadiana area and is passionate about helping our communities thrive. Intro Lafayette is ideal for:

  • Professionals who are new to the Lafayette or Acadiana area and are looking for ways to quickly learn about the community and how to get involved.
  • Local professionals who are looking to jumpstart their journey as a community leader but are not quite sure where to begin.
    Individuals looking for new ideas and perspectives from a diverse group of people who are passionate about the future of our community.
  • Organizations or businesses looking to enhance their organizational training by offering a more personal way to introduce new employees to all that Lafayette has to offer.
  • Organizations or businesses looking for a unique way to recognize and reward talented employees, as well as those looking to build valuable new relationships that can result in new opportunities and added visibility for their organization.

For many, Intro Lafayette is only the beginning of their involvement with LIA. We invite and encourage participants to continue their community engagement through membership and participation in other programs. Participation in Intro Lafayette can also help to strengthen your application for Leadership Lafayette.

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Register for Intro Lafayette

Our next Intro Lafayette session will be announced at a later date.

Intro Lafayette: Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?

Intro Lafayette registration is $300 — this includes transportation, meals, and materials. Limited financial assistance is available based on need. Contact Ashley Mudd for more information.

What are the participation requirements?

Intro Lafayette is a two-day program that is open to the public. Space is limited — registration is secured on a first-paid basis.

How often does it take place?

Programs are available periodically throughout the year and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Typically, Intro Lafayette programs take place on a Thursday and Friday with an optional engagement on Thursday evening for additional relationship building.

Questions?

Contact us for questions or more information about the Intro Lafayette program.

Intro Lafayette: Testimonials

I thought I knew most of what there was to know about my hometown. After Intro, I have a new found appreciation, love and energy for Lafayette. You leave this class ready to make a difference and Intro gives you the tools to do so. I highly recommend this class to anyone, not just those who have moved here recently.

As a new resident, I found the Intro Lafayette to be really helpful. It was great to learn more about the city and also get face time with some of the leadership of the community. Not many opportunities are out there where you get to meet the mayor and ask questions.

Intro Lafayette expanded my knowledge and added to the passion I have for Lafayette. Developing relationships, learning more about the ins and outs of our city, and observing the strength and courage of its workers was very refreshing. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone who cares about Acadiana and its future.

Intro Lafayette was the perfect amount of information to give you a good overview of the city, its potential, and its challenges. It acts as a stepping stone as I am now even more interested in Lafayette and I definitely want to get involved. It was also a great, yet casual networking opportunity – David Li-Sik

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