Delta Regional Authority Issues Request for Proposals (RFP) for Delta Leadership Institute

February 18, 2022

CLARKSDALE, MS – Delta Regional Authority (DRA) today issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit responses from organizations within the DRA region to work in partnership with DRA to expand and improve upon the Delta Leadership Institute (DLI), a nationally recognized leadership development program that prepares state and local leaders to work for future improvements in the region by “thinking and acting regionally.”

DRA is seeking non-profits, institutions of higher education, and other stakeholders to administer one or more elements of the program under the DLI umbrella to include one or multiple components:  

  • Program Lead:  Organization shall be primarily responsible for developing the main curricular components of an Executive Academy aimed at approximately 30-40 key leaders from public, non-profit, and private sectors.
  • Executive Education Workshops:  Organization shall develop executive-level training modules for leadership and management to be incorporated in each session.
  • Administration:  Organization shall be responsible for managing the administrative operations of the program to include payment of all program expenses, managing the program budget, and handling all program planning and logistics.
  • Delta Leadership Network (DLN):  Organization shall be responsible for managing an active alumni program to encourage continued networking and partnering cultivation.
  • Other:  Organization is encouraged to submit a proposal in another innovative area of leadership skills development to be included in the Executive Academy.

Proposals are due by 5:00PM CT on Friday, May 20, 2022.

Interested parties can review submission requirements, scope of work, and website specifications by visiting Questions about this RFP can be emailed to Sea Talantis at no later than 12:00 PM CT on May 6, 2022.

DRA Media Contact:
Shawna Blair