The University of Mary will host the 2020 Rising Leadership North Dakota for high school students entering their sophomore through senior year. Students who take part will discover:

  • How to develop the skills of a dynamic leader
  • Meet and network with leaders who have 'the voice of experience'
  • Build essential skills such as critical thinking, work ethic, collaboration, entrepreneurial spirit, and more
  • Prepare for success in careers and in life

Rising Leadership North Dakota is a free event. Boxed lunch will be provided and all participants will receive a t-shirt.

This year, the program is open to only 40 students, due to the pandemic and social distancing guidelines. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

Rising Leadership North Dakota will be held in the Gary Tharaldson School of Business on the University of Mary campus. The event will primarily take place in an auditorium and outside (weather permitting). These factors will allow participants to spread out and observe social distancing guidelines. Hand sanitizer and wipes will be available. Masks are encouraged but not required.





Rising Leadership North Dakota Partners 2020

The University of Mary thanks its generous partners for their support of this program: MDU Resources Foundation, Bismarck Mandan Chamber EDC, Pifer's Auction and Realty and Land Management, and North Dakota Army National Guard.


MDU Resources Foundation ND Army National Guard BisMan Chamber EDC Pifer's Auction & Realty


Please direct any questions to [email protected] or 701-355-3798.