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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:

  • Improve employee retention
  • Support the growth and development of its’ employees
  • Develop a pipeline of future leaders
  • Inspire employees
  • Educate employees on how to be a leader in situations where they may lack formal authority or title
  • Groom high performing employees for professional growth and advancement

Learning Environment

The program is taught using a combination of interactive learning experiences, lecture, case studies and self-evaluation tools. Class size and professional diversity of both participants and faculty affords the opportunity for invaluable networking and the development of long lasting professional relationships.


The program is presented by faculty from the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business and by experienced industry 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

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:

  • Employees who have been identified as having high potential for growth and success
  • Employees who are on the path to becoming a leader of people and/or projects
  • Employees who have recently transitioned into a leadership role
  • Employees who have been selected to be part of an organizational succession plan​ 
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"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: $1,375.00

Early Registration Rate (click registration link for early registration deadline): $1,300.00

Groups of three or more fee: $1,275.00

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. In addition, if any program assessments, tests, or reports are completed prior to the cancellation date, fees for these tools will be charged to the participant.
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.

To cancel, contact LSU Executive Education at 225-578-5516 or

Registration Transfers

Participants or organizations are allowed to transfer a paid registration one time into a future Rising Stars program that is scheduled within one calendar year of the transfer date. Requests for additional transfers are not permitted. The above cancellation policy does not apply to transfer registrations. If you must cancel a transferred registration you will forfeit all registration, tuition, and fees.

LSU Executive Education reserves the right to cancel a program for any reason. If such a cancellation occurs there will not be a penalty to the participant​


Click here to Register for the April 2018 Rising Stars Program.​

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