gsSCENE launches program aimed at emerging leaders

Myrtle Beach, SC - MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - gsSCENE for Young Professionals is launching a new training program aimed at developing emerging leaders.

gsLEAD was created to advance future leaders through personal development, training and mentorship, thus giving them the tools to serve as the next generation of leaders. Working with Waccamaw Community Foundation and Chapin Foundation, the program looks to connect local nonprofits with young professionals to serve on their boards and committees.

gsLEAD is a six-month leadership development program for young professionals involved in gsSCENE. With completion of this certificate program, gsLEAD graduates will have the knowledge and skills to serve on various nonprofit boards, committees and councils along the Grand Strand.

The program will kick off in September 2010 and is open to only 16 gsSCENE members. It will consist of 25 hours of classroom training and board observance.

The goal of gsLEAD is to provide participants workshops, resources and tools to be viable candidates for leadership positions in the Grand Strand community. Sessions will cover the following core topics:

  • Board Governance
  • Financial Management
  • Communication Within a Board
  • Marketing and Public Relations of a Board Member
  • Leadership
  • Selecting Your Board

Applications can be found at and are due by July 30, 2010.

For more information, contact Shannon Camp at 843-294-6194 or visit

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