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.
What is Intro Lafayette?
What can Intro Lafayette participants expect?
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.
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 Katrena King for more information.
What are the participation requirements?
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.