Leadership North Dakota was formed to ensure our future.

Created for established professionals with the desire to be an effective leader in our state, Leadership North Dakota will enhance your career and expand your network. Participants meet one time per month for six months in different communities in North Dakota to gain advanced leadership skills, explore major issues facing leaders today, and participate in high-level networking opportunities.

We need strong, connected, informed citizens who can lead our private, public and non-profit sectors while addressing the challenges and opportunities that currently exist in the state. Leadership North Dakota is a premier leadership program designed to grow the citizens our state needs.

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Why attend the leadership nd Institute?

  1. Study Advanced Leadership Curriculum

    Participants will explore an advanced leadership curriculum based on the book Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership. Learning activities include curated panel discussions, keynote speakers, group discussions, and other focused activities.

  2. Network with Experts and Proven Leaders

    Participants will expand their network while establishing valuable connections with subject matter experts and leaders from across the state.

  3. Explore Major Issues Facing Today’s Leaders

    Participants will investigate some of the signifi­cant challenges facing our society today, such as diversity and inclusion, mental health, law and order, hyper-partisanship, and crisis leadership.


Dates & Locations

January 2021

Dates: January 13 & 14
Location: Bismarck
Pillar I: Person of Character
Pillar II: Puts People First

February 2021

Dates: February 17 & 18
Location: Jamestown
Pillar III: Skilled Communicator

March 2021

Dates: March 17 & 18
Location: Fargo
Pillar IV: Compassionate Collaborator

April 2021

Dates: April 14 & 15
Location: Dickinson
Pillar V: Foresight

May 2021

Dates: May 12 & 13
Location: Minot
Pillar VI: Systems Thinker

June 2021

Dates: June 16 & 17
Location: Bismarck
Pillar VII: Moral Authority

The Leadership North Dakota Institute is presented by the Leadership North Dakota Board, the Gary Tharaldson School of Business, and the University of Mary Workforce Development Department.

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