Leadership Beaufort’s Class of 2025 will usually meet the first Friday of every month between October 2024 and April 2025, usually from 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. at various locations. The program begins and ends with a weekend retreat and the cost is $995. Some partial scholarships may be available. Do not send payment with your application. The tentative schedule is:

Orientation – 5:30 – 6:30 pm: Wednesday, August 14, 2024
Leadership Retreat Weekend: September 6-8, 2024
Session 1 History & Quality of Life: October 4, 2024
Session 2 Environment: November 1, 2024
Session 3 Economy: December 6, 2024
Session 4 Public Services & Health: January 10, 2025
Session 5 Law: February 7, 2025
Session 6 Education: March 7, 2025
Session 7 Government: April 4, 2025
Leadership Retreat Weekend: May 2-4, 2025
Graduation Dinner: Wednesday, May 7, 2025 (evening)


Attendance at both retreats is mandatory. Participants cannot miss more than one monthly session and successfully complete the program. (But may make up sessions in a subsequent year) Sessions typically last from 8 am to 5 pm. Participants are expected to attend the entire day’s session, including lunch.



We are looking for a diverse group in hopes of reflecting the population of the greater Beaufort area. This would include a variety of age groups, cultures, men and women, persons new to the area as well as long- time residents, different professions, etc. If someone is not chosen as a participant in this year’s class, they are encouraged to reapply in another year. Applicant interviews will be held during the month of June, with the class anticipated to be announced by July 2024. Must be at least 18 years old and work and/or live in Beaufort County.

Several alternates will be chosen and are quite often placed closer to the September retreat. No alternates will be placed after the first retreat.

Partial scholarship funds may be available – please contact Connie Hipp (843) 812-6822 cell for more information.


A printable version of this application can be found HERE