LSU Leadership Development Institute Promotes SOUND Principles at Virtual Retreat for St. Charles Parish Public Schools



June 25, 2020

BATON ROUGE--Recently, LSU’s Leadership Development Institute (LDI) hosted a virtual leadership retreat for St. Charles Parish Public Schools.

“The retreat was tremendously successful in helping our leaders improve their dispositions, behaviors, skills and direction,” says St. Charles Parish Public Schools Superintendent Ken Oertling. “The in-depth discussions and practical application suggestions should provide our staff with the tools they need to improve as leaders.”

Nearly 100 education professionals tuned in to the customized program that focused on Stamina, Open Orientation, Universal Understanding, Navigating and Direction (SOUND) principles.

"The focus on the dispositions was timely since we are facing challenging times as leaders,” says Tresa Webre, assistant superintendent of human resources and administrative services. “Staff engagement throughout the session was impeccable due to the planning of LSU’s LDI team."

LDI offers a full alphabet of disposition development through a tool called LADDER (Leadership Alphabet of Disposition Development Engagement & Reflection) developed by LDI's Executive Director Leslie Blanchard, PhD.  

Retreats can be customized to fit the needs of each individual group. For more information about how LDI can build a program to meet the specific needs of your team, call 225-578-3806.


About LSU's Leadership Development Institute
LDI offers cutting-edge, customized, evidence-based leadership development preparation, interventions, and coaching tailored to individuals, boards, communities, and organizations in the education, youth advancement, government, non-profit, and human services sector. Business and industry have known for decades that leadership development affects organizational effectiveness. Employers that deliberately focus on building leadership capacity in their workforce outperform peers by up to 13 times in key bottom line outcomes (Boatman et al, 2012). Applying these same strategies to target "the people who develop people" is critical to increasing retention, building morale, and achieving goals. For more information,  visit LDI.

About LSU College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE)
Located on the flagship campus in Baton Rouge, the College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Social Work, the University Laboratory School and the Early Childhood Education Laboratory Preschool. These combined schools offer eight undergraduate degree programs, 20 graduate programs, and seven online graduate degree and/or certificate programs. CHSE current enrollment includes approximately1,800 undergraduates and more than 1,900 graduate students. CHSE is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.

For more information, visit CHSE.