LSU is helping students develop their leadership skills.

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences recently cut the ribbon on its new venture... the Leadership Development Institute.

The LDI features two state-of-the-art classrooms and advanced technology to support specialized training sessions.

The idea here is to help students reach their full potential by helping them "individually" work on their behavior and decision-making skills.

The institute serves more than 200 educators in 17 parishes throughout Louisiana and six counties in four neighboring states.

Director of the institute Leslie Blanchard shares the background for the development of LDI.

“The LDI was approved to be a delivery mechanism for people in the social sciences to receive the type of leadership, development and specialization that business and industry in corporate America have received for a long time,” Blanchard said.

Blanchard also says of the new facility, “So far we’ve been going out to our clients because we did not have a centralized location to be able to provide our services but now we do and we cannot be more grateful to the University and to the college and to everyone who’s supported us this far.” 

For more information regarding LDI, you can contact them at 225-578-3806.