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Leadership Grand Strand, a program of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, is now accepting applications for Class 41. The 10-month program begins August 2020 and seeks to develop a corps of informed, committed and qualified individuals capable of providing dynamic leadership for the Grand Strand.
The leadership program explores topics such as Grand Strand history, tourism and economic development, government and politics, education, law enforcement, human services and the arts. Alumni serve on community boards and commissions and in key decision-making positions throughout the Grand Strand.
“For the past four decades, LGS has developed future community leaders by providing a comprehensive overview of the area,” said Diana Greene, LGS executive director. “The program includes dedicated leadership training activities and participants will get a true behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of the Grand Strand.”
Leadership Grand Strand is open to citizens who have resided in Horry or Georgetown County continuously for at least one year prior to the application date. Candidates may be nominated by an organization or may nominate themselves. Program participation is limited, with selection reflecting the demographic, geographic and professional diversity of the Myrtle Beach area.
Criteria for selection include evidence of leadership abilities, potential to provide leadership to the Grand Strand, interest in community affairs, desire to volunteer and commitment to become more involved in the local community. Participants and their sponsoring organizations must be willing to invest the time required for members to fully participate in the program, which includes a two day retreat in September, a full day of classes the first Thursday of each month and 75 hours of community service. Regular attendance is imperative and mandatory.
The cost of the program is $999 per person. Scholarship opportunities are available through the William F. Pritchard Scholarship Fund.
Applications, along with three letters of reference, are due by July 17, 2020. For more information, or to apply for the program and/or a scholarship, visit LeadershipGrandStrand.com or call 843-916-7222.
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