Leadership Southeast Georgia Resumes 2020–2021 Programming With Camden County Session

Leadership Southeast Georgia Resumes 2020–2021 Programming With Camden County Session

Leadership Southeast Georgia Resumes 2020–2021 Programming With Camden County Session

After suspending all gatherings in 2020, the professional development and leadership program will continue to hold final sessions in October and November. 

(CAMDEN COUNTY, Ga.) Leadership Southeast Georgia, a professional development and leadership program in 10 coastal counties, resumed 2020–2021 programming after a prolonged suspension due to the pandemic. The organization held the two-day session for Camden County with a focus on reconnecting business leaders following the pandemic and exploring various economic development impacts in the region.

“All of us are so grateful to be able to get together with everyone involved after such a long delay. It was worth the wait. We’re exceptionally pleased with the amount of engagement and quality of our speakers,” said James Coughlin, LSEGA 2021 site coordinator for Camden County.

LSEGA has also scheduled the final session for Bryan/Liberty and Chatham counties to be held in October and November, respectively.

The final Camden County session focused on more than reconnecting post-pandemic business leaders. Other economic impacts were studied, including tourism and nonprofit organizations. Deb Cottle of home goods store Cottle and Gunn in St. Marys, Tonya Harvey of the Kingsland Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Dan Black of The Wee Pub and Angel’s Café restaurants all shared their experiences and insights on the economic impacts of the pandemic.

After lunch, Dale Blanton of Coastal Counseling delivered an address on the mental health needs of the community while transitioning back from pandemic restrictions. The group also visited Express Scripts Pharmacy in St. Marys for additional feedback from a local business facing unprecedented challenges over the last 18 months. The following day the session wrapped up with a speech on diversity, equity and inclusion in our communities and workplaces.

Leadership Southeast Georgia is a five-month, region-wide program designed to equip, empower and connect community leaders to most effectively advance positive growth and improve the quality of life in the southeast Georgia region. The executive board and program participants represent a variety of industries across Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven counties. From February through May, the class spends two to three days a month traveling to surrounding counties exploring regional issues such as healthcare, education, natural resources, economic development and transportation. For more information, visit https://www.lsega.com/.

Cynthia Cradduck
Cecilia Russo Marketing

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