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Louisiana Girls Leadership Academy

Louisiana Girls Leadership Academy (06/14/2020 - 06/17/2020)

Location Thibodaux, LA
Event Date(s) Jun 14, 2020 to Jun 17, 2020
Grades 9th to 12th
This event has been completed.

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 2018–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 MARCH 27, 2020
Louisiana Girls Leadership Academy
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, eight all-you-can-eat buffet meals
  • Networking dinner: The First Among Louisiana Women in Public Service
  • Keynote presentation with nationally recognized speaker
  • Special presentation with nationally recognized speaker
  • Closing reception with project presentations and awards ceremony
  • Participation in Baton Rouge field trip with Louisiana Women’s Caucus
  • Special lunch and tour of the State Capital building
  • Academy expense of $1500 per participant will be paid for by the LCWGB & partners