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Leadership Discovery

Leadership Discovery is a unique leadership development program for emerging and middle managers designed to heighten leadership characteristics and skills. Through Leadership Discovery, future leaders will learn from regional leaders and class peers while working on skills that expedite leadership development in this unique team-based program.


March 18 Applications closed March 30 Payment due in full


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Dorchester County Council
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Cantey Technology
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Rewined Candles
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Charleston County School District
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Charleston Promise Neighborhood


  • A 5-month program with two sessions per month
  • Gain leadership skills that will directly impact current work
  • A personalized DISC Leadership Profile Assessment ($225 value)
  • Attend a 3-course business etiquette dinner ($150 value)
  • Exposure to senior leaders in the Charleston region.
  • Building connections within the community.
  • Better understanding of business and career growth
  • Development and achievement of personal and professional goals.
  • Improved communication skills through interactive dialogue with peers and executive
  • A complimentary one-on-one session with certified Leadership instructor for an in-depth analysis into participant’s personal leadership style


  • Provide a venue for emerging leaders to meet and learn from local executives.
  • Connect emerging leaders who share the same goals and that can share professional knowledge and experience.
  • Expedite the development of emerging leaders.
  • Encourage personal growth, career development, lifestyle enhancement and goal achievement.
  • Encourage professionals to be more educated about managing their careers.
  • Learn more about what's expected in Leadership Discovery Tips


  • Career-driven with a strong focus on professional development
  • Employed by your organization or self-employed for at least two years
  • Eager to learn from both mentors and peers
  • Member of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce or Charleston Young Professionals


The program requires participants to be available for two 2-hour sessions a month. Tentative program dates include:
  • Orientation and Leadership Discovery workshop – Wednesday, April 6
  • Monthly Planning Sessions – Starting April 12, 2nd Tuesday of every month
  • Monthly Mentoring Sessions – Starting April 26, 4th Tuesday of every month
  • Graduation & Etiquette Dinner – Tuesday, August 30


There will be a $750 fee to participate. A Leadership Discovery workshop, a personal DISC assessment and a 3-course business etiquette dinner are included in this participation fee. Partial scholarships are available for individual members of CYP or nonprofits. Selection for scholarship will be based on application. The Application deadline has passed. If you would like to learn more about Leadership Discovery, contact Alex Glasgow or Erica Wright.   For more information contact Erica Wright at 843.805.3002 or Alex Glasgow at 843.805.3087   CYP Platinum Sponsor: csu_sublogo_graduate_school_blue295_gold7503
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