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Description and Focus:

The leadership profile project will provide the opportunity for students to identify community leaders in the local or regional hospitality, tourism and culinary fields who are making an impact through dynamic leadership and innovation. Students should choose leaders of for-profit or nonprofit organizations of personal interest for future employment or volunteering.


In addition to company websites, newspaper and magazine articles, research should include at least two of the following: visits to the organization’s site, participation as a volunteer or attendee for events sponsored by the organization, and personal interviews with the chosen leader and staff members of the organization. Suggested interview questions can be provided by instructor if necessary.

Your project will consist of three parts:

a. Topic is due in discussion forum in week 3.

b. Written paper and power point are due in drop box in week 6.

c. Power point presentation is due in drop box for trial run in week 6.

d. Oral presentation of power point takes place in week 7; no USB drives are allowed. (Final draft is due in drop box prior to class presentation.)

e. Note: This project is required for successful completion of the course.

Written format includes:

a. Introduction of chosen leader, nonprofit or foundation name, contact information and website.

b. Leader’s brief biography, career path information and relevant personal history.

c. Leadership philosophy and management style.

d. Community involvement commitment including events, major supporters and sponsors.

e. Your personal statement of interest in the organization. (Explain why this organization appeals to you and describe any personal connections or experience.)

f. Minimum of four typed, double-spaced pages including introductory paragraph, body of text, summary and works cited page. (See MLA format guidelines linked in D2L).

g. Paper should be written using Times New Roman 12-point font, with one-inch margins. It should reflect proper use of grammar, punctuation and professional format identified in class and confirmed using spellcheck, grammar and punctuation tools.

Power point:

a. Power point presentation should include a title page and works cited page. Works cited should include a minimum of three different types of sources such as books, research articles, internet, interviews, and others. Wikipedia is not an acceptable source.

b. Include website link, photos and other visuals reflecting the work of the organization.

c. Professional dress is required for presentation.


Suggested organizations may include, but are not limited to, the following:

 Slow Food International                      Meal on Wheels

 Lowcountry Food Bank                       Crisis Ministries

 Lowcountry Local First                       Ronald McDonald House

 Trident United Way                             Make a Wish Foundation

 Louis’ Kids                                          The Nature Conservancy

 Feed the Need                                      SC Sustainable Seafood Initiative

 Second Harvest                                    Charleston Wine & Food Festival

 Camp Happy Days                               The Sustainability Institute


Search the library's online catalog to find books, dvds, and other resources in the library related to your presentation topic.  Books which can be checked out of the library are located on the second floor (at Main).

Search using your person's name or a related topic.  For example, if you've picked the organization The Sustainability Institute, you could search using the organization's name or, perhaps, the term "sustainability." You might also try "volunteers" or "volunteering."

Any organization's name may be entered in a book search; however if you are looking particularly for lowcountry organizational info, you might want to try the Charleston County Public Library or one of our newspaper databases.

Subject Specific Databases

The following electronic databases are available through the Trident Technical College Learning Resources Center. Additional databases are found on the LRC webpage.  When accessing library resources from an off-campus location, you will be prompted to enter your 7 digit student id number (including the zero).  In the Portal, the number can be located by choosing "My Information" and selecting "My Profile". The number is located underneath your name.

Films on Demand

You can find 1000's of film clips in the LRC's Films on Demand database.  They can be added to Power Point presentations as desired.


Google Scholar

Make Your Power Point Pop

To brush up on your skills in using PowerPoint for Presentations, you can take a look at this section from the Library's Learning Express database.

To fully access this program, you'll need to set up a login name and password and, then, log in to your account.