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2016 Barton Leadership Program Applications Now Open

Wednesday, June 1, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Erinn Sala
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Forum 35’s Barton Leadership Program Applications Now Open

BATON ROUGE – Applications for the 2016 John W. Barton, Sr. Community Leadership Development Program are now open. The deadline to apply is July 31.

Barton is Forum 35’s investment in the present to ensure a lasting impact on the future. The program creates the stepping-stone young professionals need to become more effective leaders, and more importantly to help them use those skill sets in the nonprofit community.

Barton is hosted by Forum 35 and administered by LSU Executive Education. It trains up to 30 selected participants in nonprofit governance and introduces them to local nonprofit organizations by attending a board meeting and exclusive meet and greet for graduates. Forum 35 members are given preferential status in the application process. The program fee is $150 per person.

The 2016 program consists of four sessions and one Meet and Greet as follows:

  • Session 1 – August 17 at Woman’s Foundation

  • Session 2 – August 31 at Goodwood Library

  • Session 3 – September 14 at Baton Rouge Area Foundation

  • Session 4 – September 28 at United Way

  • Meet and Greet – TBD

This year we are excited to announce that the Powell Group has awarded a grant in support of the Barton initiatives. In addition, we’ve gained the financial support of Infinity Financial Services and Louisiana Scrap Metal Recycling. Both organizations include former Barton Fellows, and we are very excited about their current and future involvement with Barton and Forum 35.

Interested participants can learn more and apply on the Forum 35 website by clicking here.

For more than 50 years, LSU Executive Education has prepared individuals and organizations to meet the challenges of a changing workplace and economy. Focusing on professional development in leadership and business, Executive Education partners with organizations who believe the key to sustainability is investing in their most valuable resource—people.

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Forum 35 is an all-volunteer community comprised of over 600 young men and women improving Baton Rouge. Forum 35 is a nonprofit organization that depends on individual membership and the generosity of corporate partners including L’Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge, Entergy and Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers. For more information about Forum 35 visit Connect with Forum 35 on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.


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