"Communities are built by the people willing to invest in them. Leadership St. Tammany has a mission to cultivate the culture of deep investment in our community to support those who wish to lead the charge in building it. I was fortunate to be a part of this excellent program and feel strongly that Leadership St. Tammany helped prepare me for the vital role I am so privileged to serve in today."
- Pat Brister | Parish President

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Welcome to Leadership St. Tammany
Leadership St. Tammany is a ten-month program that offers participants an in-depth and behind the scenes look into the inner workings of government, business, civic and cultural organizations throughout St. Tammany Parish. Our goal is to help citizens enhance and develop their leadership skills while building an increased knowledge of St. Tammany Parish through presentations by community leaders, enhanced group discussions and onsite exposure.

Each year, our program trains approximately 30 emerging and established community leaders using an interactive curriculum that broadens their understanding of the various governmental and other systems that impact St Tammany and equips them to better participate in community advancement. Students come from all walks of life including business, healthcare, government, the non-profit sector, and community activists.

  Topics include a number of areas critical to St. Tammany Parish:

  • Education
  • Arts , Culture and History
  • Social Services / Health Care
  • Political / Community Activism
  • Local Government
  • Judiciary / Law Enforcement
  • Economic Development / Quality of Life
  • State Government
  • Values Based Leadership

Leadership St. Tammany is an independent organization affiliated with Southeastern Louisiana University. Past graduates of the program are eligible for the Leadership St. Tammany Alumni Foundation (LSTAF) which is a separate organization with its own membership.