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Program Overview


  • Personality Assessments
  • Effective Communication Styles
  • Conflict Management/Resolution
  • Team Building
  • Servant Leadership
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Principles of Leadership
  • Leadership Integrity and Ethics
  • Time Management
  • Public Policy/Advocacy
  • Organizational Culture

Independent study – shadow or intern with a leader for at least 20 hours. Participants will be asked to share a summary of their experience at one of the class sessions. Your selected leader may work within Extension or outside of the organization.

Activities related to class session topics for knowledge transfer and application.

One and two-day sessions will include professional development, inspirational speakers, case studies, tours, service project, and interactive group activities in the morning and afternoon. You will be required to co-mingle with your peers, share your experiences, and participate in leadership roles during the sessions.

Attendance is required (unless for approved extenuating circumstances). Failure to comply will result in you not completing the class and not graduating from the program. Completion of monthly assignments is required to graduate from the program.

Class Dates

2024 - 2025 Class Sessions -- Locations will vary and will be announced..

August 13

September 18

October 8 and 9

November 12 and 13

December – Independent study (no class session)

January 22

February 4 and 5

March 12

April 8

May 6 – Graduation Day!

Extension Emerging Leadership Initiative
Extension Emerging Leadership Initiative | 900 Clemson Road, Columbia, SC 29229