Alumni Overview

Alumni Overview

Alumni Membership Benefits

Your Leadership South Dakota experience doesn’t have to end with the last class session. Stay connected with community events and learning opportunities as an alum.

Alumni Portal


ALL Leadership South Dakota Alumni have free access to the Alumni Portal. This portal provides a platform for alumni to connect, a forum to share news, and access to upcoming events. 

Set up your Leadership South Dakota Alumni Profile today!

Alumni Network Membership

Your $100 annual membership offers FREE access to Leadership SD opportunities, such as alumni events and 20% off an item from the LeadON Alumni Store. Additionally, you gain access to the new exclusive online Digital Alumni Directory.

Your membership dollars also provide ongoing support to sustain the Leadership SD programs, scholarships, and costs for alumni events – so thank you!
Join the Alumni Network Today!

Five Year Survey Results

Leadership South Dakota conducted a survey of Leadership South Dakota program alumni in September-October 2019. The survey was distributed to those individuals who participated in the program over the years 2015-2019. Findings from this survey are available in an Infographic and Executive Summary below.

Infographic Summary:

2019 Leadership SD Alumni Survey Exec Summary

Leadership Book Read

Gather with local groups or via virtual platforms for discussion and takeaways. Planned twice a year, facilitated by Rick Melmer or an alumnus.



Leadership Enhancement

A professional development opportunity held 3-4 times during the year – led by Rick Melmer – offering activities, speakers and discussion. Events will be held at lunch or dinner providing a chance for networking. Dues-paying Alumni members may attend as many as desired.

Speaker’s Bureau

What’s Your Story, Your Passion, Your Idea?

Want to share it with current Leadership South Dakota class members and alumni? If so, we want to hear from you.
Please compete our Alumni Speaker’s Form available by clicking the link below.

Alumni Speaker's Bureau

Alumni Master’s Program

We’re excited to announce that a brand-new program is being offered to Leadership South Dakota alumni.

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