Leadership SouthCoast (LSC) provides emerging leaders with a powerful learning environment and a dialogue that will last long after the program has been completed.
Each year a diverse group of acknowledged and aspiring leaders are selected to participate in a thought-provoking, nine-month community leadership program consisting of a one-day retreat and eight monthly full-day sessions. Two of the eight sessions are full day workshops on general leadership development presented by nationally-known leadership experts. Class members form into teams and complete a project during the program year that benefits the community. Participants are challenged by a variety of SouthCoast issues presented by leaders and experts in their fields. Numerous leaders in the region volunteer their time and expertise to the program days. Each year there is an average of 40 speakers and panelists. The program includes on-site visits, readings, discussion groups, simulations, and other developmental activities. The purpose of the program is to transform a highly motivated group of individuals into a network of leaders with knowledge and commitment that benefits their community.
Leadership SouthCoast is fiscally sponsored by the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts. Our annual community leadership program aims to engage, educate, and empower emerging and experienced leaders to be active participants in strengthening and improving the South Coast region. Over 280 individuals from the South Coast have graduated from the program.