Smart Leadership

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Is your organization looking for ways to increase economic performance as well as employee engagement? Would you like to see greater diversity and inclusion in your organizational culture?

If so, Smart Leadership™, a new cutting edge leadership development program offered by the Center for Women, is the solution to your needs.

Forward thinking organizations and leaders practice Smart Leadership™, which is learning to lead and manage complimentary yet conflicting attributes like delivering results while building relationship in pursuit of organizational goal attainment.


Smart Leadership™ participants learn how to:

  • Build effective teams that leverage the power of differences to accomplish business objectives.
  • Gain perspective about gender and other diverse dynamics in the workplace and develop effective personal strategies for managing those dynamics.
  • See multiple sides of an issue so they can foster collaboration, manage change and improve results.
  • Take their existing leadership skills to a higher level of results and relationship-focused performance.
  • Build awareness of personal blind spots that hinder performance and learn how to work through them.

Register Here for the 2016 Smart Leadership course

Program Details:

  • Eight sessions | Once a month on Wednesday
  • Sessions run from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Lunch is included
  • Price: $1,200 per participant*
  • Location: Coastal Community Foundation, Annex Meeting Room, 635 Rutledge Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403
  • First Session: March 23, 2016
  • Last Session: October 26, 2016
  • Class size limited to 20
  • Highly interactive | Includes prework

Who Should Attend?

To maximize learning in how to manage differences, organization ideally should send at least one man and one women who are high potential mid- to upper-level management and who:

  • Champion diversity and inclusion in the organization
  • Are ready for leadership development that will take their skills to the next level
  • Are respected and recognized as organizational change agents who will facilitate organizational culture change by implementing Smart Leadership™ practices


The Smart Leadership™ faculty is comprised of professionals with many years of experience in consulting, training and practicing in the field of leadership development:

Mark Edington, J.D. | Chief Operating Officer | Charleston Chamber of Commerce
Jane Perdue | CEO/Principal | Braithwaite Innovation Group
Amy B. Brennan | Executive Director | Center for Women


Register Here for the 2016 Smart Leadership course by Feb 28th