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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.

"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!"

Benefits:
3-month program with a total of ten 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

Get Notified When Applications Open for the Fall Session of Leadership Discovery

Leadership Discovery Interest List
Meet the Spring 2024 Mentors
  • Mayor Christie Rainwater, City of Hanahan
  • Bryan Derreberry, President and CEO, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • Tonya McIntyre, Director of Community Outreach, Charleston County School District
  • Thomas Anderson, Market Executive, Wells Fargo
  • Dante DiBattista, Principal Consultant of DiBattista & Co.
  • Paul Schwager, Dean, School of Business, College of Charleston
  • Mary D. Garcia, Regional President, Pinnacle Financial Partners

About the Program

Spring 2024 Schedule:

  • Tuesday, March 5 (9:00 am-12:00 pm): Orientation and Everything DiSC Workshop
  • Wednesday, March 13 (8:30 – 10:00 am): Mayor Christie Rainwater, City of Hanahan
  • Wednesday, March 20 (4:00 – 5:30 pm):Bryan Derreberry, President and CEO, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • Wednesday, March 27 (8:30 – 10:00 am): Tonya McIntyre, Director of Community Outreach, Charleston County School District
  • Wednesday, April 3 (8:30 – 10:00 am): Thomas J. Anderson, Market Executive SC, Wells Fargo Commercial Banking
  • Wednesday, April 10 (8:30 – 10:00 am): Dante DiBattista, Principal Consultant of DiBattista & Co.
  • Wednesday, April 17 (4:00 – 5:30 pm):Bryan Derreberry, President and CEO, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • Wednesday, April 24 (8:30 – 10:00 am): Paul Schwager, Dean, School of Business, College of Charleston
  • Wednesday, May 1 (8:30 – 10:00 am): Mary D. Garcia, Regional President, Pinnacle Financial Partners
  • Monday, May 6 (5:30-8:00 pm): Business Etiquette Dinner at Halls Signature Event Space with Cindy Grosso

Applications for Leadership Discovery have been closed. Please contact Celeste O'Keefe at cokeefe@charlestonchamber.org with any questions.

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 $850 fee to participate, which includes:

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

Application Timeframe for Spring 2024 Class:

  • January 4 - Applications Open
  • February 16 - Applications Close (Deadline Extended)

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Leadership Discovery Staff

Celeste O'Keefe
Leadership & Programs Coordinator
843.805.3040
Contact Celeste