Louisiana Public Leader Program

The Louisiana Public Leader Certificate Program is a three-day, 18-hour public leadership development program that is specifically designed for individuals employed in state and local governments or the not-for-profit sector. The program focuses on improving the performance of public and not-for-profit sector employees and on improving the organizational performance of state and local government.    

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What You'll Gain

The following topics make up the required 18 hours of education:

  • Strategic Planning for Public Leaders
  • Key Problem-Solving Skills for Public Leaders
  • Finance for Non-Financial Public Leaders
  • Project Management Tool Kit for Public Leaders
  • Leadership Essentials for Public Leaders
  • Budgeting for Public Leaders
  • Performance Evaluation and Succession Planning for Public Leaders
  • Talent Development Skills for Public Leaders
  • Public Leader Role in Disaster Management
  • Personal Integrity for Public Leaders
  • Creating an Accountability Culture
  • Communication Skills

Those who complete the program will receive a Public Leader Certificate from LSU Executive Education.  


Registration Information

Enrollment is open to all participants from the public and nonprofit sectors.

Date:  September 10-12, 2024
Location: LSU's Business Education Complex, 501 South Quad Dr.
Times: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Early Bird Fee Deadline: July 15, 2024 ($995/participant)
Standard Fee Deadline: August 23, 2024 ($1195/participant)

Course fee includes class materials, break refreshments, and lunches.

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Participants may cancel their registration and receive a refund of their tuition if notification is submitted 15 business days before the event date. However, all cancellations will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee. In addition, if any program assessments, tests, or reports are completed before the cancellation date, fees for these tools will be charged to the participant. 
No refunds will be issued if cancellation is received 14 business days or less prior to the event. 
LSU reserves the right to cancel for any reason without penalty to the participant. 
To cancel, contact LSU Executive Education at 225-578-5516 or exed@lsu.edu

Participants or organizations can transfer a paid registration one time into a future program scheduled within 18 months of the transfer date. Requests for additional transfers are not permitted. The above cancellation policy does not apply to transfer registrations. If you must cancel a transferred registration, you will forfeit all registration, tuition, and fees. 
LSU Executive Education reserves the right to cancel a program for any reason. If such a cancellation occurs, there will not be a penalty to the participant. 



Contact Us

Executive Education 
3000 Business Education Complex 
501 South Quad Drive 
Baton Rouge, LA 70803