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Professional Development


Louisiana Leadership Academy

The Louisiana Leadership Academy is a progressive training opportunity for employees. It was established to develop the skills and talents of mid-level managers and to help groom them for advancement within the system.


President's Faculty Fellowship

The President’s Faculty Fellowship is awarded annually to an outstanding professional educator in the LCTCS. The purpose of the fellowship is to ensure that capable people within the System have opportunities to prepare themselves for top-level management and instructional positions within the LCTCS. This can be accomplished by earning two types of doctoral degrees: community college leadership/higher education degrees or discipline-based degrees.

Master Teacher Seminar

The Master Teacher Seminar allows participants to actively share and reflect on their professional teaching experiences. The purpose is to increase openness and self-awareness, willingness and ability to solve problems, commitment to students and respect for and trust in their colleagues.

Teaching Excellence

The purpose of the President’s Award for Teaching Excellence is to recognize excellence in teaching in Louisiana’s community and technical colleges. Awarded annually to one teaching faculty member within the LCTCS who distinctly represents the teaching excellence found at the LCTCS colleges.

To apply for the Teaching Excellence Award, contact your Chancellor.

Certified Workforce Developer

The CWD provides consistent, high quality services in all aspects of workforce development through LCTCS and LED FastStart training to meet the evolving needs of Louisiana’s vastly unique business climate.

Tuition Education Incentive

College led program providing tuition assistance for full-time, unclassified employees to attain additional education and complete degrees in partnership with Louisiana’s universities.

For more information, contact your college HR office


Mental Health First Aid Training: Just as CPR helps even those without clinical training to assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) prepares participants to interact with a person experiencing a mental health crisis. MHFA is an evidence-based public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health challenges, and builds understanding of appropriate detection techniques, interventions, and resource and referrals. To learn more about MHFA Training, click here.



Three days of workshops and general sessions for professional development, collaboration and team building amongst faculty, staff and administrators across the state.



The Student Leadership Conference (SLC) is two days of leadership & networking opportunities , career information, and fun.  The SLC is a new initiative developed by the LCTCS, and designed to engage students and equip them with the tools to advance their educational and personal pursuits.

Contact Us

Jennifer Freeman
Director of Professional Development
[email protected]


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