|Carolina Leadership Seminars|
Carolina Leadership Seminars are designed to strengthen the abilities of dedicated executive directors 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.
"As a member of the 2017 class of Carolina Leadership Seminars for new execs, I want to share how much I learned from Charles Weathers and my fellow participants. I also formed really great new connections. In fact, Zakiya Esper, Sowing Seeds into the Midlands’s executive director, who was in my class, and I collaborated on a Photovoice project called Seen and Heard: Women and Girls in the Midlands, We also honored Zakiya at our International Women’s Day luncheon this year. The opportunity to meet and interact with execs from across the state in an ongoing learning environment was much appreciated and will continue to bear fruit in the community."
-Ann Warner, CEO WREN - Women’s Rights & Empowerment Network
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.
Executive Directors Seminars - 2 Cohorts, Spring 2018 and Fall 2018
Executive Directors sessions will be held:
4-Part Series - $100/person
For executive directors with five years or less of experience
Limited to 20 participants who commit to attending all four sessions in person and engaging with their colleagues throughout the year. Only one participant per organization.
Grassroots Leaders Seminars - Fall 2018
For leaders of small or rural organizations with less than 5 years since incorporation and annual budgets less than $100,000.
Limited to 20 participants who commit to attending each session in person and engaging with their colleagues throughout the year. Only one participant per organization.
Carolina Leadership Seminars Application Form