Whitfield Center Events  


Ignite: Student Leadership Summit "Finding Your Voice"

September 13, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 
Charleston Southern University hosts the Student Leadership Conference. The event will be held in the Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership.  

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Q- Commons

October 9, 2014 at 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Q-Commons is a live talk from speakers on various issues. Similar to TED Talks. 
Q Commons brings the Q national event experience to your community. This unique event combines three nationally live-streamed talks with three locally curated presentations, leveraging Q’s model and creating national connectivity. Participants will not only benefit from hearing a shared vision across American cities, but will be empowered to advance the common good in their local context. For more information visit qideas.org The event will be held in the WCCL, Drew Conference Center 102 and 103.


Values and Ethics Lecture Series " The Power of Words" 

October 21-22, 2014
Charleston Southern University hosts the Values and Ethics lecture series. This event will be held in the Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership.   


Dr. David Dockery,  Christian Higher Education in the 21st Century

February 2-3, 2015
The Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership will host Dr. David Dockery. Dr. Dockery will present three lectures on Christian Higher Education in the 21st Century. Lecture topics and times are as follows: 

  • Monday, February 2 (7:00-8:15 pm) Reclaiming the Christian Intellectual Tradition 
  • Tuesday, February 3(9:30-10:45 am) Spiritual, Theological, and Character Formation 
  • Tuesday, February 3 (11:00 am-12:15 pm) Exploring Current Challenges and Opportunities 


Leader in Me Symposium

February 25-27, 2015
In 2014, 700 educators from 10 states and the Bahamas gathered at Charleston Southern University as we hosted our first Leader In Me Symposium (based on Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®) in Partnership with Franklin Covey Education and Western Region Education Service Alliance.  The event will be held in the Lightsey Chapel Auditorium.


2nd Annual Kingdom Business Conference

March 20-21, 2015 


Building on the Whitfield Center's relationship with Call2Business, this conference will focus on what God is doing in and through businesses both in Charleston and around the world.  Presenters, breakout leaders and most of those who attend will be practitioners who will share their first-hand experience with God using their companies and expertise to impact the world for His Kingdom. For further details visit Call2business.org

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2015 Southeast Regional Conference of the Fellowship of Companies for Christ International(FCCI)

April 17-18, 2015  


FCCI returns to the Whitfield Center to gather FCCI members, as well as other Christian business leaders in the Southeastern United States, to equip and encourage them to "operate their businesses and conduct their personal lives in accordance with biblical principles."  For further details about FCCI visit  www.fcci.org.


Wingate by Wyndham

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Coming to Charleston for this event? Book your reservations at the Wingate on the CSU campus. Call (843) 553-4444.

Staley Lecture Series

Staley Lecture Series

Dr. Gregory Thornbury, President of  The King’s College, was the keynote speaker at CSU's 2014 Distinguished Staley Lecture Series. Listen to the podcast lectures here.