• Leadership Lincoln

    Interview about Leadership Lincoln, Listen Here.

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    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.
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    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
    OctoberHealthcare/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

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    XXIX Graduates
    (2015-16) 

     

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    XXVIII Graduates
    (2014-15)

     

  • Leadership Lincoln Sponsors                             

  • 6-K Development
    Allegiance Health Center of Ruston
    Alpine Guest Care
    Aramark @ GSU
    Aramark at LA Tech
    Ardagh Glass
    Argent Financial Group
    AT&T
    BancorpSouth
    Bank of Ruston
    CenterPoint Energy
    Centric Federal Credit Union
    Chili's Grill & Bar
    Courtesy Automotive Team
    Fairfield Inn & Suites
    First National Bank
    Franke Consumer Products
    Genesis Energy
    Green Clinic
    Hi-Tech Computers
    Hunt Guillot & Associates (HGA)

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    Industrial Insulation Group LLC
    Jim Taylor Ford
    JPS Equipment Rental
    Lincoln Builders, Inc.
    McDonald's
    Northeast Louisiana Cancer Institute
    Northern Louisiana Medical Center
    Origin Bank
    Princeton Place
    Raising Cane's
    Roseburg Forest Products
    Ruston Nursing And Rehab
    Sleep Inn & Suites
    Squire Creek Country Club
    St. Francis Medical Center
    Suddenlink
    Walmart
    WPI South

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