Leadership Lincoln encourages our participants to ask the questions “why” and “how” as we look at all facets of our community and region. Our goal is to help the participants acquire a better knowledge of the community’s strengths and challenges. Leadership Lincoln’s mission is quite simple… to develop the leadership skills and qualities within our students so they will become well-rounded leaders in their workplace, their church, a civic organization and/or local government.
Leadership Lincoln helps identify and motivate emerging community leaders, and challenges those leaders to increase their participation in the community.
Our monthly sessions include looks at social services & health-care, education, tourism, government, economic development, cultural diversity, criminal justice, local industry, and media. Sessions may include “on site” tours. In May, participants will travel to Baton Rouge to participate in Northern Exposure and tour the state capital. All leadership students must attend 80% of the classes during the ten months of Leadership Lincoln. This is important... there are no exceptions to this rule.
Who can apply? Any individual living or working within North Central Louisiana can apply or nominate a person from their town. Then an anonymous Leadership Admissions Committee selects class participants from the applications.
And the benefits? Our participants network with local, regional and state officials. They meet leaders of local business & industry, and they build personal business relationships that can last a lifetime. Our communities benefit by gaining a cadre of potential leaders.
Each month has a different focus:
September - Team Building at The OWL Center
October - Healthcare/Social Services
November - Government/Judicial
December - Education
January - Economic/Workforce Development
February - Industry
March - Media/Diversity
April - Tourism
May - Northern Exposure in Baton Rouge
"Leadership Lincoln is an extraordinary opportunity to gain first hand knowledge of the region's assets. Whether it's the Team-Building class at the OWL Center, touring the hospital, courthouse, museums and local factories, or just working as a cohesive team to complete their class volunteer project, these students will cherish their time together and the new lifelong bonds they have formed. Look for each of these graduates to do great things in their lives.
I am extraordinarily proud of the Chamber staff and its ability to offer such a consistently fine program year after year!"
2016 Chamber Chair, Patrick Blanchard
Aramark at LA Tech
Argent Financial Group
Bank of Ruston
Centric Federal Credit Union
Courtesy Automotive Team
Fairfield Inn & Suites
First National Bank
Franke Consumer Products
Hampton Law Firm, LLC
Hunt Guillot & Associates (HGA)
Industrial Insulation Group LLC
Jim Taylor Ford
JPS Equipment Rental
Lincoln Builders, Inc.
Northeast Louisiana Cancer Institute
Northern Louisiana Medical Center
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
RE/MAX Results Realty
Rhodes Properties and Development
Roseburg Forest Products
Ruston Nursing And Rehab
Sleep Inn & Suites
Squire Creek Country Club
St. Francis Medical Center