BUSINESS

Leadership Ascension accepting applications

Staff reports

The Ascension Chamber of Commerce is now  taking applications for its next Leadership Ascension class.

Like similar programs nationwide, Leadership Ascension is designed to develop responsible and informed community leaders. 

Recognized and emerging leaders in the community are selected to represent the diverse demographic of the Ascension Parish community. 

The ten-month program begins with a two-day retreat. From September to May, full-day sessions devoted to such topics as diversity, education, healthcare and government are held on the third Thursday of each month at various locations around the parish. 

The program ends with a two-day closing retreat which concludes the class year. The retreat allows classmates to review their experiences, share their thoughts on Ascension Parish and present class projects that are developed throughout the year.

Applications for the Leadership Alumni Class of 2010 are now being accepted.

For more information about Leadership Ascension, call the Ascension Chamber of Commerce at 647-7487.