Author Archives: godintheworkplace

Daniel Dickerson, Owner Chick-fil-A of Dorchester Rd.

Workshop: Thursday, January 11, 2018


Daniel Dickerson—a devoted father, husband, and mentor—has been the owner and operator of Chick-fil-A of Dorchester Road since it opened 12 years ago.

Daniel has grown up in the Chick-fil-A family and, it’s been said, that he has peanut oil flowing through his veins. In his time with Chick-fil-A he has learned from great minds in business and leadership. He has had the opportunity to teach the servant leadership mindset in many corners of the globe—South Africa and Montreal, Canada, most recently. Daniel is eager to unpack Chick-fil-A’s S.E.R.V.E. Model for God in the Workplace.  He has learned through his life that faith comes before family, but that family comes before everyone else. He embraces failure and teaches others how to embrace their failure and learn for the future.

1Charleston Panel Discussion

Workshop Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017

Audio from discussion

Panelists: Philip Pinckney, Marcus Bryant, Craig Tuck & Mike Seaver

1Charleston is a multi-ethnic, interdenominational, and Christ centered platform that empowers churches to embrace the multi-ethnic Gospel in deep and practical ways.

“That they may be one, even as you and I are one . . .” John 17.

The 1Charleston Leadership Panel discussion will address the tough questions and how the team walks out and teaches others to walk out what they believe:

  1. The Gospel is powerful enough to heal racial wounds and create Biblical unity.
  2. A church should reflect its community, embracing multi-ethnicity.
  3. Churches should pursue having a multi-ethnic congregation in authentic and practical ways.
  4. Cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity is mandated by the Gospel.
  5. The scars of racism, division, and apathy have a very real impact today.
  6. Racial healing must begin in the Church and with God’s people

Bill Ciocco, Chaplain, Corporate Chaplains of America

Workshop: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Topic: Can the Marketplace be a mission field?

Brief Synopsis: Bill will share the importance and challenges in the marketplace and where business people come into the mix. He will explore how the dynamics of the marketplace in our Tri-county area has changed over the last 14 years and the impacts. He will lead a table discussion exercise around how each person can change or impact people in the workplace.

Bill is a corporate chaplain with Corporate Chaplains of America. He serves several businesses in the tri-county area including Coca-Cola and South Carolina Federal Credit Union. He has been with Corporate Chaplains for 14 years. Prior to that, he was in Treasury Services Sales with BB&T Bank and Consumer Bank Support with First Union Bank. Bill also has a law enforcement and technical background.

He has a Bachelors in Ministry Degree from Bethany Bible College and Masters of Theology from Gordon Conwell Seminary.

Bill and his wife Christine have been married for 28 years and attend Seacoast Church in Mount Peasant where they lead a small group. They enjoy the outdoors and sometimes participate in

Margaret Cotton, Senior Regional Director, Alpha USA

Workshop: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Margaret Cotton serves as the South Carolina Regional Director for Alpha USA. Alpha is a global non-denominational ministry which runs in 169 countries and has had over 29 million participants. Generally experienced over 11 weeks, Alpha provides a teaching followed by interactive small group discussions. Guests explore such questions as “Why does God allow pain and suffering?”,”Does God heal today?” and “Why and how should I share my faith?”

Transformational for believers and non-believers, Alpha provides an easy way to provide ministry in your workplace. Margaret will share her expertise and walk our God in the Workplace group through a mini-workshop showing how to incorporate Alpha into your business, home or anywhere you’d like to use it!

Prior to joining the Alpha organization full time in late 2009, she had 30 years’ experience in the training and media fields. As the SC Director, Margaret is the liaison between Alpha USA and churches and organizations who want to run the Alpha Course.

Across the United States, cities in very state are becoming more post-Christian – some at a faster rate than others. Young people are leaving the church in great numbers. There is a growing need for a tool like Alpha. According to Barna Research, estimates are that 50% of Alpha participants make a commitment or recommitment to Christ. “Alpha has impacted our church culture by bring evangelism back to the forefront of what we do.” (Jon Tyson, Trinity Grace Church) And Billy Graham believes that the workplace is the greatest area for mission.

Taking Alpha at her church was a transforming time for Margaret and after participating in Alpha, she became actively involved as a volunteer leader, which then eventually evolved into this full time position. Alpha is a 501C3 organization and Margaret raises funds from individuals, foundations and churches in order to do the work in South Carolina. This allows her to train and coach with little or no cost to the church or organization.

Globally, over 29 million people have taken an Alpha course, 169 countries are currently running the course and it has been translated into 112 languages. In the US, the course is run in all 50 states, and over 3 million guests have attended.

The Alpha Course has many specialty ministries as well – Alpha in the Workplace, for Prisons, for the Military, Catholics, for Youth and Campus as well as a Marriage Course and a Parenting Course. Alpha in the Workplace is designed to help individuals or companies bring their faith into the workplace. Having been in the secular work force for many years, this is an area where Margaret feels Alpha can have tremendous impact.

Cindy Grosso Jordan, Founder of Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette, Inc.

Workshop: Thursday, July 13, 2017

Topic/Brief Synopsis: Keeping you from being the best kept secret in your profession.
Cindy will provide content that will move you forward in your profession. Join us as Cindy shares her expertise on professionalism and polish. Cindy Grosso Jordan is a national etiquette expert, an award winning speaker, columnist, and author who focuses on professionalism, leadership, and the skill of polish. She is the founder of the Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette.