Candidate Selection & Registration

Eligibility: Any individual meeting specific criteria may be nominated for the Academy. Key candidates for participation are those who are in management positions of tourism-related businesses. Participants are selected in an objective process and must be recommended and sponsored by their employers, generally by upper management. Self-employed persons may sponsor themselves. Candidates will be sought who have high energy and a passion for the Louisiana Tourism industry. They should be articulate, available to commit and demonstrate a willingness to learn new skills and put them into action upon graduation.

Participation in the sessions represents a significant commitment of time and dedication on the part of those chosen for the program. They will be required to attend all the sessions to graduate unless the absence is excused by the Louisiana Tourism Leadership Academy organizers. Applicants should be aware that there may be more nominees than class size permits. Candidates are selected exclusively on their own merits.

Application Deadline & Submissions: All applications must be received no later than November 4, 2019. Send to: LTA • 1165 South Foster Drive • Baton Rouge, LA 70806 • Mark envelope: Louisiana Tourism Leadership Academy.
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Tuition: $1385 for LTA members and $1695 for non-LTA members, which would include the one year course (covers class materials, lunch for six sessions and invitation to a final celebration event).

Selection: The applicant will be notified of acceptance no later than, December 15, 2018. For more information or questions, contact Laine Garner,

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