Application process open for Pelican Institute’s Annual Leadership Academy

A new program to help participants grow as thought leaders and navigate public policy and political campaign processes is entering into its second year at the Pelican Leadership Academy.

Founded by the Pelican Institute for Public Policy, interested applicants can learn more about the program and apply online. The deadline to apply is September 30.

The program takes place over a nine-month period. It aims to inform, educate and connect both emerging and experienced leaders in Louisiana through networking opportunities and monthly meetings held in Baton Rouge.

The program covers topics including, leadership and ethics training, free market public policy training, understanding the legislative process, and demystifying the campaign process.

“Graduates of the Pelican Leadership Academy will depart as members of a strong peer network and be better connected to the people, organizations and service opportunities that can make positive and meaningful changes for the state of Louisiana,” Daniel Erspamer, chief executive officer of the Pelican Institute, said in a statement. “This year’s inaugural class has set the bar high for character, leadership and accomplishment, and I am excited to build on this momentum for the 2021 program.”

According to the academy:

“This experience is designed to inform, educate and connect the emerging and experienced leaders in Louisiana to some of our state’s biggest assets and most daunting challenges. Participants—representing a wide range of industries in both the private and public sectors—will graduate from the program with the tools necessary to grow as thought leaders in their respective professions.”

Accepted applicants will participate in a 9-month program with a summer break.



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