About Us

Leadership Northshore graduated its first class in 1991 and since that time over 550 students have graduated from Leadership Northshore. As St. Tammany grows and the community becomes more complex and demanding, there is an increasing need to train responsible and informed leaders. In addition to learning specific leadership skills and gaining a broad exposure to the community, participants also meet peers in other fields and form contacts which will benefit their volunteer and professional activities.

Mission Statement

Leadership Northshore is an issue oriented leadership development program that informs, motivates, and increases the awareness of selected participants through seminars and interaction with community decision makers.
 

Annual Goals

  • Develop participant awareness of St. Tammany Parish and the Northshore region, its problems, challenges and opportunities.

  • Examine the major systems which contribute to patterns of life in St. Tammany Parish.

  • Provide opportunities for communication among emerging and established leaders.

  • Be a source of qualified and trained leadership for public and private agencies, organizations, planning bodies and commissions.

  • Motivate and encourage participants to assume leadership roles in community affairs.

  • Broaden the volunteer leadership base.

  • Develop a sense of community leadership by:

    • Exploring the concept of leadership.

    • Helping participants identify their own leadership style.

    • Introducing participants to leadership techniques.

 

Program Objectives

Leadership Northshore strives to achieve the following objectives:

  • Develop a renewed sense of enthusiasm and "can do" attitude in the community.

  • Identify and select highly motivated, emerging or existing leaders in business, government and the community, to participate in the program.

  • Systematically educate and challenge the participants as to the needs and opportunities of the community and the dynamics of social and economic change.

  • Develop an esprit de corps among participants to provide a common ground for working together on present and future community projects.

  • Create a dialogue and rapport between the participants and existing community leadership.

  • Stimulate an increased level of commitment and participation in the community.