Leadership Southeast Georgia, a program for professionals in the 10-county coastal region, is calling for nominations for the class of 2020.
The program fosters relationships among leaders in the region and offers professional development related to critical leadership skills and issues such as conflict resolution, self-awareness, communication and strategic thinking.
“This program attracts and connects seasoned civic and business leaders from the communities throughout southeast Georgia in an effort to strengthen leadership overall in our region," said Brynn Grant, recently elected chair of the Leadership Southeast Georgia board of directors.
Applicants may self-nominate or be nominated by Leadership Southeast Georgia alumni, their employers or community leaders. Residents of Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven counties are eligible. Nominations should be submitted on the Leadership Southeast Georgia website, www.lsega.com/nomination-form.html.
The selection process is competitive and ensures a diverse mix of members from each county, culture, race and gender. Numerous factors will be taken into consideration for each candidate and requirements for each candidate include:
• Must live or work in the county from which he or she applies;
• Must be willing to serve their community and region;
• Must be open to growing as a professional;
• Must still and always be eager to learn;
• Must participate and work well in group activities;
• Must be professional, motivated and prompt.
The program is held over five weekends during a five-month period beginning in February and ending in June.
Each session takes place in a different county. Since 1999, the program has produced 16 graduating classes with more than 350 alumni.
The selection committee is comprised of Leadership Southeast Georgia board members.