The Leadership EXCEL program hosted the year’s 2nd session on Wednesday, February 16th. The session featured Leadership through Emergenetics Assessments. Thanks to the following sponsors, the Leadership EXCEL program is possible. The 2022 Sponsors are as follows: First National Bank, Home Bank, Acadia Parish Assessor, Jim ‘Jimbo’ Petitjean, Acadia Parish Farm Bureau, Acadia Parish Police Jury, Bank of Commerce, Dugas, Soileau & Breaux CPA Firm, Edward Jones, Encore Healthcare & Rehabilitation, Fezzo’s, Landmark of Rayne, and Rayne Building & Loan Association and Jennings Hampton Inn & Suites for hosting us this session.
Harold Suire, President of ERI Services and facilitator for the session welcomed the class. Suire is a University of Louisiana at Lafayette graduate with degrees and certifications in English, Special Education, Administration, Psychology & Counseling. He is one of four master certified Emergenetics associates worldwide and has presented Emergenetics across the world for over 23 years.
Prior to the session, the Leadership EXCEL class completed the Emergenetics profile survey. Through a series of questions, this survey identifies a person’s thinking & behavioral traits, and is used to create a personal profile. The day was focused on understanding the four thinking attributes and the three behavioral attributes each person exhibits. Through group activities, class discussion and detailed profiles, the participants were given great insight into thinking and behavioral preferences and how to use them to better work with others.
Leadership EXCEL stands for Experience in Community, Enterprise and Leadership. The program is designed to prepare emerging leaders to meet the future leadership needs of our community. Through the exchange of viewpoints and experiences, participants are exposed to the challenges, opportunities, and vital issues affecting Acadia and Jeff Davis parishes. Leadership EXCEL is a program of the Acadia and Jeff Davis Chambers of Commerce.
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Seated: Christie Auger, Home Bank -Crowley; Lessie Doucet, Ochsner Acadia General Hospital; Leah Harford, Jefferson Davis Parish Economic Development; Alisha Babin, Landmark of Rayne; Elisabet Trahan, Dugas, Soileau, & Breaux.
Standing : Cody Leckelt, Acadian Companies; Rodney Lucas, Edward Jones Investments; Shanna Monk, International Rice Festival; Henry Guinn, Mayor of Jennings; Jeff Richard, ; Jeremy Ryder, SOWELA Technical Community College; Claire Gossen, Southwind Healthcare; Lacye Hamilton, LSU at Eunice; Jenee Dansdill, Bluewing Civil Consulting, LLC; Tanya Chatman, Med Express Ambulance Service; Joshua Spell, Fezzo’s; Tyler Schexnayder, Veteran Exteriors; Ashley Leblanc, Acadia Parish Police Jury; and Luke Dupre’ – Parish Strategies, LLC.