Carolina Leadership Seminars are designed to strengthen the abilities of dedicated executive directors as well as emerging leaders from nonprofits across South Carolina.

Participants will engage in a series of candid and confidential discussions with peers regarding their organization’s current performance and their personal leadership challenges.  Our goal is for participants to walk away from each session with practical tools and actionable insights.

Charles Weathers and The Weathers Group will design and lead all seminars. Charles is a nationally known speaker, writer and consultant who is a recognized expert on nonprofit leadership, organizational effectiveness and performance improvement. He and his team will provide creative, interactive learning opportunities for participants to address current organizational and leadership challenges in a confidential, open-dialogue learning environment.

To encourage support, applicants will be asked to provide an endorsement or nomination from a foundation involved in their organization. Foundations may also provide scholarship support for participants to encourage participation and defray costs.

Please note that due to limited seating, a selection process will be used to ensure class representation of diverse organizational types, backgrounds, and regions served.

All sessions will be held:
Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina
Education Center
2711 Middleburg Dr., Suite 113
Columbia, SC 29204

Executive Directors Seminars – Applications Closed.
3-Part Series – $95/person*

For executive directors with five years or less of experience

Limited to 30 participants who commit to attending all three sessions in person, participating in the three webinars and engaging with their colleagues throughout the year. Only one participant per organization. Includes all three “Plenty in 20” Webinars.

Apr. 26 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) Leading Through Effective Communications
Aug. 30 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) Cultivating a High-Trust Culture
Nov. 29 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) Navigating Organizational Change and Board Relations

Emerging Leaders Seminars  – Applications Extended to 5/16/17
2-Part Series – $65/person*

For emerging leaders with managerial responsibilities

Limited to 40 participants who commit to attending both sessions in person, participating in the three webinars and engaging with their colleagues throughout the year. Only one participant per organization. Includes all three “Plenty in 20” Webinars.

May 31 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) Defining Your Leadership Philosophy
Oct. 25 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) Managing Internal and External Expectations

Leadership “Plenty in 20” Webinars

For any nonprofit leader

Included in seminar fee for participants.
$10 per webinar for Together SC members
$15 per webinar for Not-Yet-Members

Fee included for Carolina Leadership Seminars participants

Webinars will be designed to complement Carolina Leadership Seminars— providing useful operations and leadership “how-to” information in 20 minutes. Topics and speakers will be announced and registration opens in early June. Any nonprofit leader may participate.

Jun. 28 (12–12:20 p.m.) Topic TBA
July 26 (12–12:20 p.m.) Topic TBA
Sept. 27 (12–12:20 p.m.) Topic TBA

*Carolina Leadership Seminars’ participants whose organizations are not yet members will receive a 25 percent discount on full Together SC membership.

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