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Louisiana Girls Leadership Academy

Louisiana Girls Leadership Academy (06/9/2019 - 06/12/2019)

Location Thibodaux, LA
Event Date(s) Jun 9, 2019 to Jun 12, 2019
Grades 9th to 12th
This event has been completed.

Event Description

Louisiana Girls Leadership Academy

Lead through communication
  • Learn to use language
    • Understand perception
    • Communicate for understanding
    • Craft your message; craft your agenda
  • Learn to identify opportunities for action
    • Communicate for cooperation
    • 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; Run for LGLA Ambassador
    • 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 2017–present and school GPA **
Student essay **
Application form *
*Complete online application by April 15th
**Submit documents by email to nicholls.lgla@gmail.com by April 30th
***Actual cost of $1500 per participant will be paid for by the LCWGB & partners
Louisiana Girls Leadership Academy
LGLA 2019
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
  • Three nights in university housing, 8 all-you-can-eat buffet meals
  • Special lunch with the Louisiana Women's Caucus and tour of the State Capital building
  • Governor's dinner: with LGLA Amabdassador candidate speeches
  • Keynote presentation with nationally recognized speaker
  • Closing reception with project presentations and awards ceremony
  • Academy expense of $1500 per participant will be paid for by the LCWGB & partners