Stephanie Dammen-Morrell of Leadership Southeast Georgia, Nominations Open for Class of 2025

Monday, July 8th, 2024

Vice Chair of Leadership Southeast Georgia Stephanie Dammen-Morrell congratulates the recent graduating class of 2024 and explains the nomination process for next year's class.

Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA) announced that the nomination process for the Class of 2025 is now underway. The organization seeks nominations of civic, nonprofit, and business leaders across the 10-county Southeast Georgia region to participate in the 2025 class. Nominations will be accepted until Thursday, August 15, and the application deadline is Saturday, August 31.
The LSEGA program introduces a diverse group of working professionals from Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven counties to identify regional challenges, network with dynamic problem-solvers, develop solutions, and execute them with the partnership of local community, business and government leaders. By improving overall leadership competencies in the region, quality of life is improved.
"The LSEGA program is transformative professionally and personally," said Kendria Lee, Associate Vice President for Coporate and Community Affairs for Georgia Southern University and LSEGA Chair of the board of directors. "With the Class of 2024 achievements still resonating with me, I’m as excited as ever to start the process of finding the next group of leaders who desire to make a positive impact in their community."
LSEGA class members spend one session each month traveling to the participating counties to learn about local issues related to natural resources, health and safety, education, agriculture, infrastructure, workforce development and more.
The program cultivates a deeper understanding of the many facets of Southeast Georgia that present opportunities and challenges in our regional communities. Attendees learn the importance of leveraging natural and human resources, community organizations, and institutions that can serve as strategic partners in solving problems and improving lives.
The five LSEGA training sessions start in February 2025 and conclude in June. Each two- to three-day session is held in different counties around the coastal region, where matters of infrastructure, industry, business and community development are studied to find opportunities to improve. Sessions include facility and business tours, panel discussions and presentations, personal growth and development exercises, networking, and a group capstone project that showcases the knowledge and skills gained throughout the program.
"Southeast Georgia is growing, and with that growth come challenges as big as major infrastructure projects and as personal as making a new friend to collaborate with to face these challenges," Lee added. "We transform people who care and are willing to sacrifice their time for the community into effective leaders who are in a position — and have the skills and abilities — to step up and make a difference.”
Candidates may self-nominate or be nominated by LSEGA alumni, their employers, or other community leaders. The nomination form and selection process rules are on the LSEGA website.
Requirements include:
  • Must live or work in the county from which they apply

  • Must be able to commit 100% to formal program dates

  • Must be able to participate in 100% of formal programming

  • Must have your employer’s consent to apply

  • Must stay with the class, even if the session occurs in their county.

Since 1999, LSEGA has completed 20 graduating classes with over 442 alumni leaders. For more information, visit LSEGA online.

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