Announcing: AVA & LIA Collaboration
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2023 AVA and LIA Collaborate to Connect Veterans with Free Leadership Development & Training Opportunities Lafayette, LA – On Monday, March 27, 2023, Acadiana Veteran...
LIA Announces 2023 Distinguished Alumnus and Ignite Leadership Award Honorees
Lafayette, LA – On Tuesday, February 28, 2023, Leadership Institute of Acadiana announced Robert Eddy, Jr., Managing Partner of Pinnacle Group, as the recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Leadership Award. This award is bestowed on alumni whose professional and...
Leadership Lafayette Class XXXVI Co-Chairs Announced
Mary Farmer-Kaiser is the Dean of the Graduate School and a Professor of History at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She grew up in Kansas and moved to Louisiana in 2000 by way of Virginia, South Carolina, and Ohio. When she moved to Lafayette she did expect...
Introducing LL XXXV Curriculum Co-Chairs
Volunteer leadership has been the backbone of our Leadership Lafayette program since its inception in 1987. Each year, two program graduates join forces to help design the curriculum experience for the cohort. For 2022, we are excited to announce that the LL XXXV co-chairs are Maggi Bienvenu (LL XXXII) and Noah Brandon (LL XXXIV). You can learn more about both volunteers below.
LIA’s 2030 Vision
Since 1987, the Leadership Institute of Acadiana (LIA) has distinguished itself as the region’s premier leadership organization. Connected by their commitment to serving the community, LIA’s graduates can be found taking action in board rooms, public office, corporate leadership, and area neighborhoods. LIA’s work to convene, build, and activate leaders has never been more urgent or critical to the region’s well-being than at the present.
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).
Introducing LL XXXIV Curriculum Co-chairs
Volunteer leadership has been the backbone of our Leadership Lafayette program since its inception in 1987. Each year, two program graduates join forces to help design the curriculum experience for the cohort. For 2021, we are excited to announce that the LL XXXIV co-chairs are Corey Jack (LL XXXI) and Lacey Maynor (LL XXXI). You can learn more about both volunteers below.
LL XXXIII Graduation Messages: Terry Dugas & Brandon Journet
“The class of 2020–the BEST CLASS EVER–not because we said so, but because we HAD to be.”
LIA Member Story Bently Senegal
Bently B. Senegal, director of community services for Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center, shares how his Leadership Lafayette experience better equipped him to serve our community.
LIA Member Story: Skyra Rideaux
City of Austin’s economic development services coordinator, Skyra Rideaux, shares how her experiences from participating in LIA programs were pivotal for her career progression.