CSRS program director Louis Saab has been accepted into Leadership Ascension. Leadership Ascension, like similar programs nationwide, 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 10-month Leadership Program, facilitated by Chamber President Barker Dirmann, strives to develop practical leadership skills while promoting personal growth. Sessions are held each month and cover topics including diversity, education, social concerns, health care, law enforcement, project management, and government.
The program begins with a teambuilding opening retreat and ends with a two-day closing retreat where the class presents their projects that are developed throughout the year. Over 800 individuals ranging from business owners to government officials have completed Leadership since its inception in 1996. Many of these leaders participate on the Chamber’s Leadership Committee, Leadership Alumni Committee, and Leadership Ascension Foundation that assist in planning, recruiting, and steering this renowned program.