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Leadership CORE

Communicate. Organize. Relate. Empower.

Build the Future Leaders of Your Organization

Leadership CORE supports participants as they work to Communicate more effectively, Organize and prioritize goal-setting and strategy, Relate to others both professionally and personally, and Empower their teams to reach their highest potential.

Designed for new managers or for those striving to take the next step towards professional development, Leadership CORE will focus on the strengths and potential of the individual, highlighting the difference between management and leadership. With a curriculum presented by expert instructors and a built-in peer coaching element, participants will learn and practice vital management and leadership skills, and will work together to apply those skills to real world scenarios.

How to Apply

Candidates for Leadership CORE must be nominated by their employer. Individuals interested in joining the program should feel free to share this information with a direct supervisor, who may then complete the CORE Nomination Form.  Nominees will be contacted at that time to complete an application process and move on to a Selection Committee evaluation.

This class will be limited to 15 participants.

Program Details and Fees

CORE will kick-off in October with a meet-and-greet for accepted participants, followed by a one-day Retreat. The program will continue monthly through April of the following year.

Program elements include:

  • CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder) assessment and practice
  • six management-centered learning modules
  • goal-setting and peer-coaching sessions
  • conversations with CEOs and other business leaders from across our region
  • team-building activities to enhance learning
  • Franklin Covey leadership workshop

Tuition for Leadership CORE is $1800 per person for chamber-member companies and $2100 for non-member companies.


Leadership CORE Training Modules

Our CORE curriculum includes six leadership modules. Each module has been designed to include broad management concepts, to incorporate the specific needs of class participants, and to be supplemented by peer activities and other program elements.

CORE Sessions Schedule and Attendance Requirements

All sessions are scheduled on the second Tuesday each month from 8:30am-5:00pm unless otherwise noted. Participants may miss one session and still officially complete the program. Participants attending all sessions will receive digital credentials and certificates of completion issued by the York County Regional Chamber.

Detailed agendas for each day will be sent to participants in advance.


2024-2025 SCHEDULE

Oct 14 - Program Orientation, 4:00-5:00pm

*Oct 25- Opening Retreat, location TBA

*Nov 6 - Franklin Covey Workshop

Nov 12 - The Role of a Leader

Dec 10 - Communicating for Results

Jan 14 - The Power of Accountability

Feb 11 - Coaching for High Performance

Mar 11 - Resolving Conflict

April 8 - Leading Work Teams

*Apr 16 - Graduation & Presentation Event, 4:00-6:00pm


*Oct 25 Retreat is mandatory for all participants. Dates are subject to change with advance noticed

Instructors and Facilitators

LeadershipCORE sessions will be presented by various business professionals with guest presentations by area CEOs and Executives. Our Leadership Development Advisory Board members are:

Katy Motsinger, Children's Attention Home
Kyle Neely, Founders Federal Credit Union
Roger Owens, Ferguson Financial
Kelli Shannon, Comporium
Amanda Stewart, Winthrop University
Drew Turney, Atrium Health
Jarrett Wofford, Founders Federal Credit Union
Colleen Dick, IOM, CCEC, LDCP, York County Regional Chamber

Leadership CORE is sponsored by


Our Leadership Development Initiatives are sponsored by

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