The Leadership Iberia program builds a strong sense of community trusteeship by creating and empowering a broad network of well-informed leaders, whose strengthened commitment to community involvement will affect positive change in the Greater Iberia Parish area.
Leadership Iberia, a program of the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce is designed to inspire and renew leadership commitment in a diverse group of participants from a cross-section of the community including age, gender, profession, ethnicity, leadership and volunteer experience.
The eleven-month program begins with a class orientation and is followed by an opening retreat in February. The day-long monthly sessions, special projects and field trips are held March through October with a closing retreat in November and graduation in December.
These sessions are focused on information and activities related to: leadership and team development skills, education, government, law enforcement and judicial system, economic development, health care, social services and general quality of life issues.
Nearly 400 concerned citizens have emerged from the program with fresh perspective regarding the assets and challenges and opportunities of our community; and consequently renewed commitment towards solving complex community issues as leaders in their profession, industry and the community at-large.