Leadership Southeast Georgia, a regional leadership-development program for the 10-county southeast Georgia region, recently graduated the class of 2011 at a ceremony at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah.
The program, hosted by the Coastal Regional Commission and facilitated by the University of Georgia’s Fanning Institute, focuses on leveraging regional resources through collective leadership to improve the quality of life in southeast Georgia. Participants in LSEGA address challenges and capitalize on common opportunities in Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven counties.
The LSEGA class of 2011 visited McIntosh, Bulloch, Liberty, Glynn and Chatham counties in a five-month period. The participants discussed education, health care, infrastructure, planned growth and economic development.
In addition, the class focused on improving competencies most important to regional leadership, including emotional intelligence or “mastery of self,” integrity and trust, ethics and values, building and sustaining collaboration, conflict resolution and mediation through different interests, effective communications with individuals and large geographically dispersed audiences, and systematical thinking and long-range decision making.
Since 2000, LSEGA has produced approximately 150 graduates. The next LSEGA class is scheduled to begin in January.