We Help Leaders Grow
The Chamber offers programs focused on helping talent become better leaders and citizens, targeted to serve specific groups at different stages of their career paths. We are committed to leadership development as a source of talent development and recruitment.
Through community awareness, education and hands-on experience, the Leadership programs aim to provide the region with an ongoing source of leaders that are prepared and committed to serve as catalysts of positive change in our region.
Did You Know?
350+ members participated in Chamber Leadership Programs in 2018
Cultivating, inspiring and challenging our region’s leaders
For more than 45 years, the Chamber has offered Leadership Charleston, a 10-month program offering an intensive and up-close look at the most challenging issues and opportunities facing our region – Leadership Charleston engages participants in experiences that help them become better community leaders.
Learning from experienced leaders
Leadership Discovery is an accelerated leadership development program for growing professionals and middle managers designed to heighten personal leadership characteristics and skills. Through Leadership Discovery, future leaders will learn from established regional leaders and class peers in this unique mentor-based 3-month program.
Applications are now open for Spring 2020 Leadership Discovery!
Immersive experience to gain insight into another metro
Metro Leadership Visit
Each year, a delegation of local leaders in the public, private and non-profit sectors travel to other communities to garner insight on best practices and program ideas. Innovative ideas introduced during the visit may then be adapted and implemented in the Charleston Region.
We are thrilled to announce that the 2020 Metro Leadership Visit will be to Tampa, Florida.
A professional women’s series
Thrive provides a platform for connection, information and inspiration among female business leaders and rising female professionals. Women within Chamber member companies will gain knowledge about topics that impact their professional lives and will help to encourage and motivate each other to continue making positive impacts in our region and the world.
Learn more about the upcoming Thrive event
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