CLEMSON — The College of Business and Behavioral Science at Clemson University will sponsor a five-day summit Aug. 2-6 in Greenville to educate, foster and motivate emerging leaders.

“Clemson’s Leadership Summit for High Potential and Emerging Leaders” will be at the Clemson at the Falls building in downtown Greenville. It is designed to focus on five traits of leadership identified by conference planners: integrity, objectivity, creativity, courage and passion. Senior industry leaders and Clemson education experts will lead sessions throughout the week for participants companies have identified as emerging leaders.

One of the many unique outcomes of the Leadership Summit is that participants will have an opportunity to apply key learning and discoveries in a real-world scenario. On the final day of the Leadership Summit, each team will present its results to key community leaders, including Greenville Mayor Knox White and other senior executives.

Speakers include:

  • Debra Clements, vice president and senior general counsel, Milliken & Co. in Spartanburg;
  • Lori Johnson Coon, publisher, Greenville Business Magazine and Palmetto Parent in Columbia;
  • Thomas J. Zagenczyk, assistant professor of management at Clemson;
  • John Warner, founder, Swamp Fox Community and the InnoVenture conference;
  • Michael C. Riordan, president and CEO, Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center; and
  • Daniel E. Wueste, director, Robert J. Rutland Institute for Ethics at Clemson.

The conference was been designed by a consortium of industry leaders that includes representatives from Michelin, BMW, the city of Greenville, GE Energy, Wells-Fargo/Wachovia, Duke Energy, Hubbell Lighting, RBC Insurance and BB&T. Sessions will feature roundtable discussions, presentations and group projects.

More information and registration is at