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Leadership Overview

About Leadership Charleston

The ten-month program begins with a two-day orientation in September and culminates with a graduation ceremony in June. In between, class members attend one full-day session per month. At each session, state and local business and community leaders will share their knowledge through lively discussions and activities that highlight real situations, needs and opportunities within the metro area. Leadership Charleston also offers first-hand experience through site visits and operational tours of area facilities. Past visits have included the South Carolina General Assembly/Statehouse, Lieber Correctional Institution, Joint Base Charleston, SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic, Port of Charleston, ReadySC, Charleston International Airport, Project SeaHawk. Session topics are presented through lively debate, lectures, discussion groups, field experiences, simulations, workshops and case studies. Topics may include:

  • Education and workforce development
  • Government and politics
  • Infrastructure
  • Port of Charleston
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economic Development
  • Health Care
  • Human Services
  • Military
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