What is Leadership Salkehatchie?
Leadership Salkehatchie is an economic development leadership program offered by USC
Salkehatchie in partnership with SouthernCarolina Alliance. The program provides participants
an opportunity to enhance their leadership skills while becoming aware of and involved
with community dynamics and issues facing the Salkehatchie region. Our diverse contingent
of participants represents a wide variety of employment
sectors, economic levels and demographic segments. This enhances the group’s ability to understand an increasingly complex world and its relationship with the region. SouthernCarolina Alliance provides full scholarships for participants to attend this highly competitve program.
Leadership Salkehatchie’s 9-month program (October - June) includes workshops led
by subject matter experts which are designed to empower participants with the economic
development knowledge and the skills needed to cultivate progress within our region.
The program highlights the strengths of the Salkehatchie region and explores the obstacles
facing small-town America. Program topics include economic development, education,
the judicial system, local government, legislative advocacy,
leadership skills, and diversity. Leadership Salkehatchie meets monthly in various locations throughout the Salkehatchie region as well as on the University of South Carolina’s Columbia campus. The group travels together to Washington, D.C. in May to meet with the region’s legislative delegation and with various representatives of federal agencies.
How do I become a participant?
Participants are nominated by regional business, industry and educational
leaders. Finalists are selected by an application committee. Those who are
accepted receive full scholarships to fund the program’s expenses.
Leadership Salkehatchie seeks adults who meet the following criteria:
- Participants must be nominated for the program.
- Participants must be residents of or be employed in one of the
counties that are a part of the Salkehatchie region (Hampton,
Bamberg, Barnwell, Allendale, Colleton, Beaufort and Jasper counties).
- Participants must display an interest in community leadership.
- Participants should aspire to reach leadership positions or currently
occupy professional leadership positions.
To recommend someone for this program, visit uscsalkehatchie.sc.edu and
complete the nomination form or contact Jackson Alexander at
Recent Press Releases
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