Leadership SD offers its class one-of-a-kind learning experiences that take place throughout the state. Over the course of eight months, you’ll go places most people never see and meet the people behind-the-scenes who make this state work. Every month, you will travel to a new area of South Dakota and gain valuable insight on topics specific to that region, while hearing from leaders and their challenges, opportunities and successes they have encountered on their journeys. These experiences allow you to get a better feel for the state and explore new leadership opportunities firsthand.
Program orientation and SD State Government behind the scenes. Learn how our state’s leadership works from the people who run it.
Home to SD’s land grant university. Gain valuable insight into our state’s #1 industry, agriculture, as well as the all-important topic of education.
Dive into the incredible impact of South Dakota tourism, see the affect of our state’s military assistance, and explore natural resources available.
Each class member will participate in a 1:1 coaching call with Rick Melmer, focusing on DISC, current leadership roles and feedback on the program.
Visit Huron, SD. Learn about our state’s secondary education and unique challenges facing smaller communities, diversity and more.
Better understand Native American history and culture on the state’s nine reservations by listening to the emerging success stories.
In Sioux Falls we’ll hear about the country’s largest rural health care systems and the financial industries as a hub for the entire United States.
Eight months of learning, growing and hard work pays off. Time for Leadership South Dakota program graduation in Chamberlain!