Welcome to Leadership SouthCoast
Leadership SouthCoast is a community leadership development organization created to engage, educate and empower emerging and experienced leaders to be active participants in strengthening and improving the South Coast region.
The Annual Program
LSC’s annual program brings together individuals from the nonprofit, private, and public sectors to explore the critical issues and opportunities that exist across the region in areas such as economic development, education, environmental sustainability, government, public health, and criminal justice. Topical information is presented by local leaders and experts in their fields, providing participants direct exposure and powerful connections.
While deepening their understanding of the South Coast, participants develop leadership skills through the Positive Leadership curriculum. Based on the principles of positive psychology and drawing from a range of social science research, Positive Leadership provides participants a thought-provoking roadmap for honing the capacities necessary to become more effective leaders in both their community and organizations.
For Participants: Participants expand their professional network across sectors and communities, increase their self-awareness, develop leadership skills, hone problem solving and project management skills, broaden their understanding of the region, and begin to understand the complexity and interconnectivity of issues impacting the community.
For Employers: LSC offers a comprehensive and affordable professional development opportunity. When an employer sponsors an employee to participate in LSC, they are making an investment in the individual, their organization, and the South Coast. Research shows that when employers provide staff with professional development and an avenue for giving back, they experience boosted company-wide morale, expanded professional connections, and an improved bottom line.
For the Community: Communities that possess a strong civic infrastructure are safer, healthier, more resilient, and better able to respond to opportunity. At the helm of civic infrastructure are effective leaders. Community leadership programs provide a solid foundation for building the capacity of individuals and organizations to solve the challenges facing their communities.