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Rising Stars

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This 3 day highly interactive program is designed to groom high potential employees for professional growth. This program helps organizations:
  • lower employee attrition thru a training for retaining and growth mentality
  • foster leadership succession plans
  • inspire employees
  • educate individuals on how to be a leader in situations where they may lack formal authority or title
  • groom high performing individuals for growth and advancement by offering participants unique learning opportunities and experiences in the areas of:
    • Leadership vs. Management
    • Image Management
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Goal Setting
    • Creativity
    • Delivering Effective Presentations
    • Career Mapping
    • Avoiding Career Derailment
    • Positioning Yourself for Growth
    • Effective Communication & Feedback

Learning Environment

One of the key outcomes of the program is the professional relationships built within the learning group. These relationships provide invaluable networking opportunities that will continue to enhance participants’ future career growth.


The program is presented by faculty from the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business and other experienced practitioners who combine proven theory with real-world application. LSU Executive Education offers the talents of the best in business thought and modern leadership.

Professional Credit Opportunities

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

This program is an approved Continuing Professional Development program with the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board (LAPELS).

 The ideal candidate for the Rising Stars program include:

  • Indivuduals who have been identified as a high potential employee
  • Employees who are on the path to becoming a people or project manager
  • Those who have recently transitioned into a managerial role
  • Individuals who have been identified as part of an organizational succession plan

Typical course demographics

Age Gender Industry Job Function

8% under 30

78% Male

66% Utilities

51% Management

25% between 31-35

22% Female

25% Construction

18% Operations

25% between 36-40


6% Manufacturing

13% Project Management

22% between 41-45


1% Oil and Gas

9% Human Resources

19% between 46-50


1% Nonprofit

6% Engineering




2% Marketing and Sales


Past participants have represented:

  • Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area
  • Amedisys
  • B&G Foods
  • Bancorp South Insurance
  • Calcasieu Parish Police Jury
  • Community Coffee Company
  • Crest Industries
  • FMOLHS - Our Lady of Lourdes
  • Greene's Energy Group
  • Gulf Coast Safety Council
  • Key Constructors LLC
  • Louisiana Businesses, Inc
  • Louisiana Housing Corp
  • MMR Group
  • Pelican State Credit Union
  • PosiGen
  • Republic Services
  • RoyOMartin
  • South Mississippi Power Association 
  • St. Elizabeth Hospital
  • Superior Energy Services
  • T. Baker Smith
  • Turner Industries
"The Rising Stars Program is a great source to refresh skills and strategies whether you are a recent college graduate or 20 years into your career."
- A. Lagneaux, Business Report
"What an amazing opportunity to be stretched and to grow. The short time spent was more valuable than I anticipated."
- D. Latana, DEMCO
"This program has given me the baseline on my recent promotion to move forward with a solid plan of action that I would have never been aware of otherwise."
- K. Babin, T. Baker Smith
"The Rising Stars Program is the most comprehensive training that I have attended in years. This program has allowed me to take my career to the next level and beyond."
- T. Folse, LA Housing Corporation

Standard fee: $1,645.00

Nonprofit, government, and groups of three or more fee: $1,595.00

Registration fees include lunches, break refreshments, and course materials. The course must be paid in full prior to the start of the program.
Cancellation Policy
Participants may cancel their registration and receive a refund of their tuition if notification is submitted 15 business days prior to the date of the event. However, all cancellations will be subject to a $50 cancellation fee.
No refunds will be issued if cancellation is received 14 business days or less prior to the event.
LSU reserves the right to cancel for any reason without penalty to the participant.
Participants are allowed to transfer their registration one time.  This registration transfer must be for the same program at a future date within one calendar year of the transfer date.  Requests for additional transfers are not permitted.  After one registration transfer, the above cancellation policy does not apply.  If you must cancel the new course, you will forfeit all registration, tuition, and fees.

Upcoming Course Dates: 

June 10-12, 2014 Register Here Deadline is May 23
October 7-9, 2014 Register Here Deadline is September 19
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