Carolina Leadership Seminars

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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 Close on April 12.
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 Close on May 8.
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.

 









There are two series available:

Executive Directors SeminarsFor executive directors with five years or less of experience 3-Part Series - $95/person Dates: Apr. 26, Aug. 30, and Nov. 29. Includes "Plenty in 20" Webinars on Jun. 28, July 26, and Sept. 27. APPLICATION CLOSED

Emerging Leaders SeminarsFor emerging leaders with managerial responsibilities 2-Part Series - $65/person Dates: May 31and Oct. 25. Includes "Plenty in 20" Webinars on Jun. 28, July 26, and Sept. 27.


It is important, whenever possible, to engage our philanthropic community to show that by investing in your own learning and professional development, you are magnifying their investments in your organization. We ask you to ask a philanthropic partner involved in your organization's work to endorse your participation in this program. 

By checking the box below and submitting this form, I acknowledge that I am at a point in my career where I wish to take full advantage of learning and skills-building opportunities to continue my professional growth. 
I agree to:

  • Attend and actively participate in all scheduled in-person sessions and webinars,
  • Utilize what I learn within my own organization and broader community,
  • Manage information shared by fellow participants in a confidential manner and
  • Contribute my own experience, knowledge, and challenges in an effort to support other participants in our collaborative learning.