Leadership Discovery

Learning from experienced leaders

Leadership Discovery is an innovative and skills-based leadership program that will allow emerging business and community leaders to learn from experienced regional leaders. 

Through Leadership Discovery, participants will build strong peer relationships, community connections and valuable leadership understanding in this accelerated mentor-based program.

About the Program

Spring 2022 Mentors

Matt Brewer, President and CEO, Choate Construction Company
Chief Reggie Burgess, City of North Charleston Police Department
Bryan Derreberry, President and CEO, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Shawn S. Edwards, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Chief Inclusive Excellence Officer, The Citadel, the Military College of SC
Natasha Lee, CEO, Floyd Lee Locums
Barbara Melvin, Chief Operating Officer, SC Ports Authority
Representative Marvin Pendarvis, Esq., South Carolina State Representative

Spring 2022 Schedule

Tuesday, February 15 (9am-12pm): Orientation and Everything DiSC Workshop
Friday, February 25 (8-9:30am): Representative Marvin Pendarvis, Esq., South Carolina State Representative
Wednesday, March 2 (8-9:30am): Dr. Shawn S. Edwards, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Chief Inclusive Excellence Officer, The Citadel, the Military College of SC
Wednesday, March 16 (8-9:30am): Chief Reggie Burgess, City of North Charleston
Wednesday, March 23 (8-9:30am): Natasha Lee, CEO, Floyd Lee Locums
Wednesday, March 30 (4:30-6pm): Bryan Derreberry, President and CEO, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
Wednesday, April 13 (8-9:30am): Matt Brewer, President and CEO, Choate Construction Company
Wednesday, April 20 (4:30-6pm): Bryan Derreberry, President and CEO, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
Wednesday, April 27 (8-9:30am): Barbara Melvin, Chief Operating Officer, SC Ports Authority
Wednesday, May 4 (4:30-6pm): Bryan Derreberry, President and CEO, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
Tuesday, May 10 (5:30-8pm): Business Etiquette Dinner

Benefits
  • 4-month program with a total of eleven sessions
  • Gain leadership skills that will directly impact current work
  • Receive a personalized DiSC Leadership Profile Assessment
  • Attend a 3-course business etiquette dinner
  • Improve communication skills through interactive dialogue with peers and executives
  • Build valuable community connections
Ideal Candidate

 

  • Career-driven with a strong focus on professional development
  • Eager to learn from both mentors and peers
  • Charleston Metro Chamber or Charleston Young Professionals member

Not sure whether Leadership Discovery or Leadership Charleston is the right program for you? Learn the difference between the two.

Cost

There is a $795 fee to participate, which includes:

  • Leadership Discovery workshop
  • Personal DiSC assessment
  • 3-course business etiquette dinner

 

Personalized DiSC Leadership Profile Assessment by Jean Meeks-Koch, Ph.D., CEO and Founder of Positively People.

In Their Words

Thank you so much to the Charleston Metro Chamber for allowing me the opportunity to join such a fulfilling and educational program.

W. McCain Kerr, First National Bank of PA

In Their Words

Charleston has no shortage of business and community leaders and the Chamber does an outstanding job of bringing out the best of those leaders as they shape the next generation.

Najeema Davis Washington, Office of Alumni Affairs, College of Charleston

In Their Words

“Leadership Discovery has allowed me the opportunity to network across industries and gain inspiration from proven leaders within our own community.”

Kevin Braitsch, Kiawah Island Golf Resort

In Their Words

“I am incredibly grateful for Leadership Discovery. I was connected with many leaders from a variety of industries, who shared their leadership styles and experiences."

Ashley Heffernan, ATI (Advanced Technology International)

Thank you to our 2021 sponsors

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