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Leadership CofC

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Provides an extensive learning opportunity for a limited number of juniors and seniors. This opportunity brings students in contact with community leaders and issues, and puts an emphasis on dynamic leadership qualities that are often gained solely through experience. Students will engage in networking and will have the chance to participate in discussion and activities that will include local businesses, government figures, and service organizations. The group also creates an environment where potential internships or employment can be explored.

Applicants are selected through an application and group interview process each September. Selected students meet at least once a month throughout the academic year. They receive all-expense-paid opportunities to learn and improve their skills in group dynamics and communication. They also have the opportunity to get to know fellow group members and local leaders.

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The intended outcomes for students involved in Leadership CofC are:

  • To strengthen interpersonal competence through networking with members of the community and other influential and involved students.
  • To build intrapersonal professional development, practice professionalism, and increase self-confidence in one's own leadership skills.
  • To utilize critical thinking while obtaining knowledge and understanding of diverse leadership practices.

Interested in learning more about Leadership CofC? See the schedule below to see what past participants experienced.
Fall 2016 – Spring 2017 Leadership CofC Events Calendar
Program 1: Presenting Your Best Self: Business Etiquette
     Wednesday, September 28rd at The Peninsula Grill, Market Street, Downtown
     5:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Program 2: The Ports Authority in Charleston
     Wednesday, October 12th - event rescheduled to due Wednesday, February 22nd due to Hurricane Matthew. 
      Charleston Visitors Center with guided bus tour of Wando Terminal prior.
      3:55 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Bus Tour; 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Reception and Panel Discussion. Food provided by Duvall’s Catering.

Fall Leadership Conference (optional, but strongly encouraged)
     Saturday, October 15th at the Stern Center, CofC campus
     9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  

Program 3: The Real World Path to Leadership Success with CofC Alumni
      Friday, November 18th at the Tate Center, College of Business
      6:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Panel discussion with reception

Program 4: Conservation and Preservation: Partnerships to Protect and Enhance the Community
     With Coastal Conservation League, Charleston Waterkeeper and Historic Charleston Foundation
     Wednesday, January 18th at Marion’s in the French Quarter, East Bay Street  
     6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Program 5: The Ports Authority in Charleston
     Charleston Visitor's Center with guided bus tour of Wando Terminal.
     3:55 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Bus Tour from Visitors Center Bus terminal; 5:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
     Discussion and reception at Visitor's Center. Food provided by Duvall's Catering. 
     Wednesday, February 22nd 
Program 6: An evening with Mayor Tecklenburg
     Wednesday, March 29nd at Rue de Jean, John Street
      6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Note: Date and time changed from March 22nd from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Program 7: LCofC Final Banquet with Jim Allison, Director, Career Services
      Wednesday, April 12th in Alumni Hall
      6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.