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DLI CLASS DATES AND ROSTERS FALL 2019
 

For the Upstate Class schedule, click here. For the Upstate Class Roster, click here.

For the Lowcountry Class schedule, click here. For the Lowcountry Roster, click here.
 



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RILEY FELLOW AND COMMUNITY ACTION PROJECT UPDATES

Catch up on DLI alums’ professional achievements and honors, and get community action project updates! Click on the image. 


 

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UNITE South Carolina –
Celebrating Ten Years of DLI
 

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SPOTLIGHT


Diversity Leaders Initiative Selects Class of Fellows in the Upstate & Lowcountry


Poised to join over 2,000 Riley Fellows from across the state, 38 leaders from the Upstate and 42 leaders from the Lowcountry have been selected to participate in the Riley Institute at Furman’s Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI) in the fall of 2019 - you may view class rosters in the right hand column. “Our Fellows represent a wide range of professional, community and personal interests. They have very different experiences and perspectives and they work and live in very different settings, but they are all established community leaders and all share a desire to help move South Carolina forward,” said Don Gordon, executive director of the Riley Institute.

Class members meet over the course of five months in a format driven by timely, relevant case studies and other experiential learning tools designed to maximize interactions and productive relationships among program participants. DLI is expertly facilitated by Juan Johnson, an independent consultant and former Coca-Cola Vice President. "The DLI provides a unique opportunity for a broad cross section of leaders to come together to build additional leadership skills, develop new relationships, and contribute to building better communities throughout South Carolina," said Johnson.  As part of the program, leaders work in cross-sector groups to respond to real issues and opportunities in their communities through capstone service projects. 

Participants reflecting South Carolina’s demographics and representing the corporate, nonprofit, education, faith-based and government sectors are chosen by nomination and application. “The frames of reference and skills that DLI graduates share provide a remarkable platform for working together to help South Carolina compete in the 21st century,” Gordon said.

Read more about recent DLI Riley Fellows and upcoming events