The purpose of Leadership Kershaw County is to nurture and engage current and potential leaders. The program will educate participants through team building, professional development, and networking activities to foster deeper involvement in Kershaw County.
The program is 8 sessions including a retreat and a graduation ceremony over a 10-month period. Each session will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month with a few exceptions. To access the 2023 schedule, click here. There will be a retreat and sessions covering the following topics:
- Business & Industry
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
- Education & Arts
- Government & Law Enforcement
- Health & Wellness
- Non-Profits & Faith Groups
To enhance the Leadership Kershaw County experience and increase community engagement, in addition to the retreat and sessions, a class project will be selected by the participants.
In order to manage costs for participants, Leadership Kershaw County works to get sponsorships from community businesses and organizations. Tuition and sponsorships cover all program costs including the retreat, facilitator costs, materials and meals for each program day, graduation dinner and transportation needs.
Chamber Member or United Way Partner Agency Price $750
Non-Chamber Member Price $1000
Partial scholarships will be offered for those who show a financial need. You can indicate your interest in and reasoning for a partial scholarship on the application.