Louisiana Girls Leadership Academy

Louisiana Girls Leadership Academy - Louisiana Girls Leadership Academy (06/10/2018 - 06/14/2018)

Location Thibodaux, LA
Event Date(s) Jun 10, 2018 to Jun 14, 2018
Event Status This is a completed event. Please check back later for upcoming event dates and to register online.
Grades 9th to 11th
This Event is not open for registration.

Event Description

Louisiana Girls Leadership Academy

Lead through communication
  • Learn to use language
  • Promote understanding and gain cooperation
  • Craft your message; craft your agenda
  • Learn to identify opportunities for action
  • Communicate understanding
  • Communicate empathy
  • Learn to influence your audience of one or more
  • Learn to conquer the camera
  • Learn strategies for image building
Lead through building relationships

  • Build relationships through leadership
  • Understand your own leadership style
  • Understand your followers’ needs and expectations
  • Build relationships through face-to-face networking
  • Manage peer pressure
  • Manage conflict
  • Learn to identify allies and resistors to agendas
  • Map political terrain and build support
  • Build a bridge to healthy competition
  • Prepare for mental and emotional endurance
  • Build relationships through meetings
  • Learn how to run a meeting using Robert’s Rules of Order
Lead through public service
  • Learn the ABCs of running for office
  • Learn the tools of strategic planning and evaluation; manage a campaign
  • Learn the power of winning with humility and losing with grace
  • Learn about policy important to Louisiana and our nation through the five E’s: energy, environment, education, economy and efficiency
  • Learn to manage a service project using one of the five E’s
Application Checklist
One letter of recommendation from nominator (teacher, staff, community leader, etc.)
Resume with a complete list of extracurricular activities from August 2016–present and school GPA
Student essay (complete online at nicholls.edu/lcwg)
Application form
Actual cost of $1500 per participant will be paid for by the LCWGB & partners
Complete online registration by April 1st, 2018
Application Process

Acceptance to LGLA is a selective process.The following criteria will be considered:

  • participation in service and leadership organizations in school, community or church
  • honors and awards received
  • school GPA (minimum 2.6)
  • letter of recommendation
  • a student essay on “Why I should be a leader selected for LGLA” (150 words)
What's Included?

  • Academy T-shirt, tote bag and binder
  • Four nights in university housing, twelve all-you-can-eat buffet meals
  • Networking dinner: The First Among Louisiana Women in Public Service
  • Keynote presentation with nationally recognized Shiza Shahid
  • Special presentation with nationally recognized speaker Alexis Jones
  • Closing reception with project presentations and awards ceremony
  • Participation in Baton Rouge field trip with Louisiana Women’s Caucus
  • Special lunch at the Governor’s Mansion and tour of the State Capital building
  • Academy expense of $1500 per participant will be paid for by the LCWGB & partners