A photo collage of eight individuals, each with their name listed below their portrait. From top left to bottom right, the names are: Kelly Allums, Brandy Bordelon, Lenora Brewster, Nigel Burkhalter, Dawn Daigle, Joseph Latino, David Medero, Amy Shamburger, Christine Scott, David Welch, Katrina Williams, and Paul Zeringue, Jr. The individuals are smiling and dressed varied.

Louisiana Deaf Leadership Development Program – Cohort Announced!

The Louisiana Commission for the Deaf (LCD) has announced the individuals that have been selected to participate in the first-ever cohort of the Louisiana Deaf Leadership Development Program (LD2). This program is designed to provide Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing participants with the resources, network, and support to enhance their leadership skills and make a greater impact on the Louisiana community.

The LD2 Program, a ten-month program, is led by Innivee Strategies, a Deaf-led organizational and leadership development company. The selected cohort of participants comes from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. We are excited to see the positive impact they will have on the Louisiana community as they continue to grow and develop as leaders.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the applicants for showing interest in the LD2 program. We encourage you to stay connected with LCD and receive updates about LD2 through our social media platforms and our website.

Please join us in celebrating and congratulating Louisiana’s first LD2 cohort!

About Louisiana Commission for the Deaf

The Louisiana Commission for the Deaf (LCD) provides people who are d/Deaf, DeafBlind, and hard of hearing with programs, services, and resources to ensure full communication access to the world around them. Staff work closely with members of the d/Deaf, DeafBlind, and hard-of-hearing communities to continuously improve programs and services to meet their needs.

About Innivee Strategies, Inc.

Innivee Strategies, Inc. is an organizational and leadership development company. We believe that communities are only as strong as the organizations that serve them. We consult with organizations and leaders to create and achieve goals, manage change, obtain and utilize data, cultivate community buy-in, and nurture and retain inspiring and transformative leaders.