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Leadership Grand Strand Program Details

Leadership Grand Strand is a program sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce to develop a corps of informed, committed, and qualified individuals capable of providing dynamic leadership for the Grand Strand area. The nine month program accepts 30 participants each year and meets monthly to work on team projects.

The Leadership Grand Strand Board of Regents and its committees are responsible for the policies and procedures of the program.

Leadership Grand Strand Program

Leadership Grand Strand's curriculum provides broad-based leadership perspectives to familiarize participants with the Grand Strand's needs, opportunities and resources.

The course, which traditionally begins with an orientation session in August, includes a two-day retreat in September and culminates with graduation in May.

During the full-day sessions scheduled each month, participants work together with local leaders to expand their network of contacts and resources, to increases their breadth of knowledge about the community, and to develop leadership skills. The curriculum also includes community assignments that are related to each month's topic, challenging the participants to explore current issues first-hand.

Leadership Grand Strand Objectives

  1. Develop informed, trained and committed leaders who understand the issues and needs or our community.
  2. Create the opportunity for leaders to meet, establish rapport, and maintain ongoing professional relationships.
  3. Ensure that participants involve themselves in greater roles in our community through volunteerism in service and civic organizations, serving on appointed boards and running for local elected offices.
  4. Create the opportunity for future leaders to continue to identify and study local issues.
  5. Enhance the skills necessary to become effective leaders of the community.

For additional questions about Leadership Grand Strand contact the Diana Greene, executive director by email or call (843) 916-7222.