Lowcountry Board Leadership Summit
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Lowcountry Board Leadership Summit

When: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
8 - 11:30 a.m.
Where: The Citadel, Johnson Hagood Memorial Stadium, 4th Floor Pearson Club Level
68 Hagood Ave.
Charleston, South Carolina  29409
United States
Contact: Debbie Nelson

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Join us and Keynote Speaker  Charles Weathers as he discusses "The Board of Today ... and Tomorrow."

Who Should Attend?

Board Leadership Summits are for Together SC members ONLY and are designed exclusively for nonprofit board members and their CEOs to attend together. The Summit will kick off with a general session to address current board trends, evergreen governance topics and key insights. Following this presentation, participants will attend breakout sessions focused on Strong Board Chair – CEO Relations. Participants will also attend Lead and Learn sessions led by nonprofit leaders and business partner experts. The purpose of these small group sessions is to facilitate peer learning around specific board topics.


  • $50 Per Attendee for Together SC Member Organizations - Early Bird Rate (Last day for Early Bird rate is 5/12/17)
  • $75 Per Attendee for Together SC Member Organizations – Starting Two Weeks Before Event (Rate effective 5/13/17)
  • Bring 3 Attendees from the Same Member Organization and get a 4th Attendee FREE (use the code "buy3get1" at checkout)

Summit Agenda

8 a.m. : Registration, Breakfast and Networking

8:30 a.m.Welcome & Introductions

8:45 – 9:45 a.m.The Board of Today – Charles Weathers, The Weathers Group                               

10 – 11 a.m.Lead & Learn Sessions

Strengthening Board Chair - CEO Relationships

Chrissa Waite – Issa Facilitation

Melissa Ladd - Issa Facilitation

Bill Stanfield, CEO – Metanoia

Ayesha T. Washington, Board Chair – Metanoia

Stacey Denaux, CEO- One80Place

Paul Kohlheim, Past Board Chair - One80Place 

Leading Courageous Board Conversations

Charles Weathers -The Weathers Group

Diversifying Your Board

Shawn Edwards, Chief Diversity Officer - The Citadel

Reinforcing Board Governance Best Practices

Sharon Thomas - Thomas Clemmons Consulting

Courtney Plotner, Executive Director - Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Capers Grimball, Board President - Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Understanding Your Legal Responsibilities

Clay Grayson - Grayson Thomas

Preparing for Executive Transitions

Madeleine McGee, President - Together SC

Kaky Grant - CapDev

Mac Bennett, CEO - United Way of the Midlands

11 - 11:30 a.m.Leading Forward Conversation


For more information, please contact Debbie Nelson at debbie@togethersc.org, or via phone at 864-420-0195.