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Regional leadership class looking for members
leadership SE georgia

SAVANNAH — Leadership Southeast Georgia, a development program for professionals in 10 coastal counties, is asking for nominations for its 2019 course.

The deadline for nominations is Aug. 3.

The program fosters relationships among leaders in the region and teaches conflict resolution, self-awareness and critical thinking to improve business and communication skills.

“This program attracts seasoned civic and business leaders from communities throughout Coastal Georgia, as well as those who are poised to step into leadership positions across a variety of industries,” said Lee Beckmann, manager of governmental affairs at the Georgia Ports Authority, a graduate of LSEGA and chairman of the board of directors.

“We consider many factors during the selection process to ensure that each class reflects the diversity of the region we serve,” Beckmann said.

Applicants may self-nominate or be nominated by Leadership Southeast Georgia alumni or community leaders. Residents of Bryan, Liberty and Long counties are eligible. Nominations should be submitted on the Leadership Southeast Georgia website,

Selection is competitive and ensures a mix of members from each county, culture, race and gender. Numerous factors will be taken into consideration for each candidate and requirements for each candidate include:

• Must live or work in the county from which he or she applies

• Must be willing to serve the community

• Must be open to growing as a professional

• Must be eager to learn new skills

• Must work well and participate in group activities

• Must be professional, motivated and prompt

The program is held over five weekends during from to June. Each session takes place in a different county. Since 2000, the program has produced 16 classes with more than 300 graduates.

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