The history of Charleston is one of the longest and most diverse of any community in the United States, spanning hundreds of years of physical settlement beginning in 1663 through modern times. It was the leading city in the South from the colonial era to the Civil War. As a result, Charleston offers numerous examples of positive and negative leadership that influenced the city’s history and that of the United States as a whole.
The Charleston Leadership Experience is a two-and-a-half-day program that focuses on several key leadership examples and lessons from the Revolutionary and Civil War periods. Partnering with The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, the program takes place on the school’s campus, as well as at nearby Fort Moultrie and Fort Sumter and at the site of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley.