Applications Being Accepted for Hartville Leadership Course

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HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Feb. 21, 2012 – Coker College and the Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to create a nine-month program designed to identify and cultivate individuals with the interest and potential to serve in our community’s many leadership roles.

Leadership Hartsville: The Art of Good Leading will provide participants with opportunities to learn the nuts and bolts of community engagement in Hartsville from the experiences of local leaders in education, government, business and non-profit organizations.

“In Leadership Hartsville, Coker College and the Hartsville Chamber of Commerce have collaborated to build a curriculum that connects the dots between leadership as a theoretical ideal and the real-world, problem-solving, neighbor-knowing trait that makes a positive difference wherever it surfaces,” said Chamber President Johnna Shirley.  “I am excited about the possibilities the program promises for our community.”

“Helping to cultivate the next generation of leaders is at the heart of what we do,” said Coker College President Robert Wyatt.  “Working with the Chamber to bring this program to our community exemplifies what we mean when we say that the future of Coker College and Hartsville is a shared one.”

The Leadership Hartsville program provides participants with the opportunity to engage in a comprehensive course in personal, professional and community exploration.  Core themes to be covered include:  leadership, law, lifestyle, leisure, legacy, livelihood and learning.

The program begins with a two-day retreat in September.  Classes will meet for day-long programs on the third Wednesday of every month from October through May with the exception of December, which will meet on the first Wednesday of the month.  A second two-day retreat will also be held in February.   Class members are allowed to miss a total of eight hours per year excluding the retreats, which are mandatory.  A special graduation dinner concludes the class in June.

“After the program, we hope that the new graduates will continue to work with the Chamber, enhancing their leadership skills and helping to strengthen the program for future cohorts,” said Shirley.

Applications for the first Leadership Hartsville class are being accepted now through April 16 and are available at the Hartsville Chamber of Commerce. Class size will be capped at 15, and participants will be selected based on considerations designed to achieve a class of students whose backgrounds and professional experiences are varied and balanced. Tuition for the program is $750, due by June 30.

For more information about Leadership Hartsville: The Art of Good Leading, call 843-332-6401.

 

 

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Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.

 

 

 

PHOTO: Kalmia Gardens of Coker College has become a public drop-off location, one of 26 in South Carolina, for oyster shell recycling.  Pictured, Kalmia’s Thomas E. Hart House, built in 1820.

 

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Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.

 

 
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