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Leadership Sumter – The Next Step is a leadership development system designed to serve the Sumter Community. The goal of Leadership Sumter is to help as many people as possible take their next step toward becoming a committed, empathetic leader with a commitment to develop personal growth and well-being towards those he leads.

  • Because we believe each individual matters, we want to help them understand themselves.
  • Because we believe people should make a difference in their community we want to help them understand others.
  • Because we believe leaders have a role in shaping the future we want to help people make wise decisions.
  • Because we believe everything rises and falls on leadership we want to equip leaders to change the world.

Leadership Sumter – The Next Step, is a curriculum-based leadership program with topics to include:

  • The importance of organizations having a clear mission, vision, and value statements.
  • Understanding family systems theory within organizations.
  • Being an emotionally intelligent leader.
  • Building a top-notch team by using the 5Cs of leadership.
  • Seeing the interconnectedness of our community through the eyes of a leader.

Leadership Sumter is a nine-month course. The program will kick off with an orientation prior to the retreat, Date TBD. Participation in the retreat, September 16-17, 2021,  is vital to laying the foundation for the entire program and is therefore a required component.

Class meetings are typically held the third Thursday of October through May at Alice Drive Baptist Church. A schedule of dates and times will be provided at the Class Orientation.

Your investment in Leadership Sumter – The Next Step is $495 and for Chamber members ONLY.

This investment covers the two-day retreat, each monthly session, the end of the year seminar, and all materials.

Participation is limited. To be a part of Leadership Sumter – The Next Step you may request an application via email to or call (803) 775-1231

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