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Senator Hembree to attend leadership program

Senator Hembree selected for national leadership program

Senator Greg Hembree of Little River has been selected to participate in the 2019 Center for the Advancement of Leadership Skills (CALS) in Little Rock, Arkansas, from Oct. 5-9. Inaugurated in 2007, CALS is the annual leadership program of the Southern Legislative Conference of The Council of State Governments.

Each year, CALS brings together select officials from three branches of government in 15 Southern states to refine their leadership skills in a nonpartisan environment. Ultimately, CALS aims to provide the public with highly skilled, educated and confident state leaders.

“CALS has a national reputation as an outstanding leadership program and I am honored to be asked to participate. I hope the training will help me serve the citizens of District 28 and South Carolina more effectively.” said Hembree.

The 2019 program agenda includes sessions on leadership and communication styles, conflict management, creating a culture of ethics and excellence and leading across generations. Brandon Fleming, the founder and CEO of the Atlanta-based Harvard Debate Council Diversity Project, will deliver the final keynote address.Founded in 1933, The Council of State Governments (CSG) is the nation’s only organization serving all three branches of state government. Opened in 1959, the mission of CSG’s Southern Office is to promote and strengthen intergovernmental cooperation among its 15 member states, predominantly through the programs and services provided by its Southern Legislative Conference (SLC).

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