LSU Executive Education Partners with Marine Industry for Leadership Program

04/10/2014 03:08 PM

BATON ROUGE – LSU Executive Education, in conjunction with the WorkBoat Professional Series and the commercial marine industry, has developed a program designed to develop strategic leaders for the maritime industry.

The WorkBoat Strategic Leadership Program consists of a year-long training schedule involving both face-to-face and virtual instruction, along with individual coaching sessions. The 2014 cohort will kick off in September 2014 and will graduate in August 2015.

The non-credit, non-degree program was strategically designed to provide participants with an intellectually stimulating learning environment in which to assess their effectiveness, learn to capitalize on their strengths, identify and improve upon their weaknesses, and increase awareness of the economic, social and legal environments in which their companies operate.

“The maritime industry is experiencing a business growth period that warrants the identification, education, and retention of strategic minded effective leaders,” said LSU Executive Education Associate Director Michelle Boullion. “This program was designed to ensure that current and emerging maritime leaders develop the leadership competencies to steer their organizations toward continued success.”

More information on the WorkBoat Strategic Leadership Program and the program application can be found online at Applications are required and will be accepted until Aug. 9.

LSU Executive Education upcoming programs can be found online at, or by calling 225-578-5516.

For more than 50 years, LSU Executive Education, part of the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute at the E. J. Ourso College of Business, has prepared individuals and organizations to meet the challenges of a changing workplace and economy. Focusing on professional development in leadership and business, Executive Education partners with organizations who believe the key to sustainability is investing in their most valuable resource – people. Visit for more information about non-credit and non-degree programs.

Wendy  Marx 
E. J. Ourso College of Business

Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2014