Sunday, September 08, 2013

Lao Leadership Institute seeks candidates in Minnesota

Are you passionate about your community? Do you want to join a group of leaders representing the Lao community? Be in the Lao Leadership Institute, where you'll learn, develop, and connect to the tools, resources, and support system that will help advance the interests and issues of Lao Minnesotans. Orientation session is Thursday, September 12th at 6:00pm at Lao Assistance Center's office in Minneapolis.

If interested, please RSVP or send questions to Chanida Phaengdara Potter at who can send a brochure explaining more details of the program.

Few leadership boards in Minnesota know and understand who the Lao people, culture, and issues are; yet they are making decisions based on limited education of the Lao community. How can we better serve the Lao community if there is no representation? It’s time to put Lao Americans on the decisionmaking table. 

The Lao Leadership Institute (LLI) grew out of the need for more representation of Lao Americans and to promote the development of emerging Lao leaders to be effective agents of social change, who will advance the interests and address the issues that impact the community.

The Lao Leadership Institute is completely free of charge for 2013. The commitment is six evening/weekend workshops over the course of six weeks, starting in September.

The program is open to Lao Minnesotans who are at least 18 years old, fluent in English, and hold a post-secondary degree.

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