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Things you should know

Attendance and Class Days

Class sessions are held once every month between October and June. Class sessions are full one-day programs. Participants may not miss more than (2) two full sessions. Attendance at the Orientation/Retreat is mandatory. In addition, participants will be required to take part in enrichment activities and a class project.

Selection Criteria and Application Review

Chamber membership is required to register for Leadership Charleston. The program is intended as a value-added benefit of Chamber membership. Applications will be blindly evaluated and rated by a selection committee of Leadership Charleston Alumni. The selection criteria are civic involvement, leadership potential, diversity of perspective and commitment to the leadership program and the community. The class size is limited to 55 members and to no more than one employee per company.


Tuition in the Leadership Charleston program is $2,800. Full payment or arrangements for payments must be made by August 31. Reimbursement of tuition will not be granted after the retreat.

Scholarship/Financial Assistance

Partial scholarship funds may be available, based on need, and will be considered only after candidate selection is made. Applicants should indicate request for financial assistance on their application and attach a statement of financial need.
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