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. 

Applications are now open for Fall 2022!

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

About the Program

Fall 2022 Mentors

Thomas Anderson, Market Executive, Wells Fargo
Christina Lock, Founder & CEO, Catch Talent
David Cutler, Author, The GAME of Innovation
Bryan Derreberry, President and CEO, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Tonya Matthews, CEO, International African American Museum
Bill Moody, Ret. Councilman, City of Charleston
Herbert Drayton, Managing Partner, HI Mark Capital

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Fall 2022 Schedule

Wednesday, September 28 (9am-12pm): Orientation and Everything DiSC Workshop, presented by Positively People
Wednesday, October 5 (8-9:30am): Thomas Anderson, Market Executive, Wells Fargo
Wednesday, October 12 (8-9:30am): Christina Lock, Founder & CEO, Catch Talent
Friday, October 21 (10-11:30am):David Cutler, Author, The GAME of Innovation
Wednesday, October 26 (4:30-6pm): Bryan Derreberry, President and CEO, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
Wednesday, November 2 (8-9:30am): Dr. Tonya Matthews, CEO, International African American Museum
Wednesday, November 9 (8-9:30am): Bill Moody, Ret. Councilmen, City of Charleston
Wednesday, November 30 (4:30-6pm):Bryan Derreberry, President and CEO, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
Wednesday, December 7 (8-9:30am): Herbert Drayton, Managing Partner, HI Mark Capital
Wednesday, December 14 (5:30-8pm): Business Etiquette Dinner

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Benefits
  • 3-month program with a total of nine 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

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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.

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Cost

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

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

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Congratulations Spring 2022 Grads

Leadership Discovery, a leadership development program by the Charleston Metro Chamber, is excited to welcome the Spring 2022 class. Leadership Discovery is an innovative program that allows participants the opportunity to learn from experienced business leaders in the Charleston region.

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

In Their Words

This is a unique avenue for gaining valuable skills, learning from incredible leaders and becoming part of a community committed to serving, growing and creating the best future!

Lila Sadler, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

In Their Words

Leadership Discovery is an incredible experience! In a short time, we gained valuable insight from top leaders on how to be an effective, impactful and humble servant leader.

Jaimee Salone, Charleston Metro Chamber

In Their Words

The leaders are amazing and you make some great connections too! I highly recommend this to anyone looking to sharpen their leadership skills.

Jon Clark, Benefitfocus

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

Thank you to our 2022 sponsors

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Not able to apply for the Fall Leadership Discovery class?

Let us notify you when applications open for the Spring 2023 class!