Brown selected to Legislative Leadership Program

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
Troy Brown

NAPOLEONVILLE - District 2 State Senator Troy Brown is the Louisiana Senate's nominee to participate in the 2013 Center for the Advancement of Leadership Skills (CALS), a cooperative effort between the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) and the University of Arkansas System which provides an intensive training development program to help state lawmakers strengthen their leadership skills.

Senate President John A. Alario, Jr. recommended Brown for the program.

“In his first term in the legislature, Senator Brown is a hard-working member of the Louisiana Senate who is eager to learn and do his best to serve the constituents of Senate District 2,” President Alario said. “I believe the Senate will be well served by Senator Brown's participation in CALS.”

The leadership program, which will be held Oct. 30 through Nov. 3 at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute in Little Rock, Arkansas, focuses on communication, conflict resolution, consensus building and critical decision-making. Sharing insights and ideas with other state officials from across the South and networking are key components of the program.

“I am honored to have this opportunity to participate in the Center for the Advancement of Leadership Skills program,” Brown said. “I am looking forward to learning how I can enhance my ability to serve the citizens of Senate District 2 and to improve the work of the Louisiana Senate.”

State leaders participating in the 2013 Center for the Advancement of Leadership Skills program will receive a full scholarship from the SLC and the University of Arkansas System to participate.

SLC is the largest of four regional legislative groups operating under The Council of State Governments. SLC member states are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.