2022 State Government Program Schedule

2022 State Government Program Schedule

State Government Program 

Leadership South Dakota for State Government is an opportunity for state employees to see South Dakota from different perspectives, meet leaders from across the state, and gain knowledge about other departments and leaders in state government. Each year, 25 employees from the departments and bureaus in the executive branch are selected to participate in the program. 

2022 State Government Program Schedule


Program Orientation

Rapid City | April 20 – 22, 2022

Program orientation, along with a deep dive into South Dakota tourism, our many natural resources and the key role of our state’s military.


Rural South Dakota

Madison | May 18 – 20, 2022

Visit Madison, SD. Learn about the world of cyber security along with a visit to a Hutterite Colony and a rural community.


Ag & Manufacturing

Brookings | June 15 – 17, 2022

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.



Native American Culture & Values

Mission | August 3-5, 2022

Learn more about Native American history and culture by listening to Tribal Relations speakers and emerging success stories. 


Health & Financial Services

Sioux Falls | August 31 – September 2, 2022

We’ll hear about the country’s rural health care systems and the financial industries in Sioux Falls.


Graduation & Program Wrap-up

Pierre | October 5 – 6, 2022

Time to celebrate months of learning, growing and the group’s hard work at the graduation program in Pierre!