Rural Leadership North Dakota
Rural Leadership North Dakota (RLND) Class VI participants recently experienced a 10-day study tour in Costa Rica and Panama learning about the country’s agriculture, trade and culture. The 17 participants flew into San Jose where they met their Costa Rican guide, Vinicio. The group’s first experience was a walking tour of San Jose, the capitol of Costa Rica. San Jose is an old city dating back to the middle of the 16th century. The group had lunch at a local restaurant and had their first of many meals with rice and beans.
Members of RLND Class VI, the RLND Council and RLND alumni joined Governor Dalrymple at the Capital on the first Rural Leadership North Dakota day.
Effective leadership demands honed communication skills. The focus of much of our education and business world is writing, speaking and presenting. Listening is mostly ignored! Attend the Listening – A Critical Skill Workshop on January 16th and hone your listening skills as you network with fellow RLND Alumni. Mel Nelson, Executive Management Systems CEO, will be the presenter.
Class VI had the opportunity to explore the Western part of the state for Seminar Six and gained insightful knowledge on relationships between agriculture, natural resources, and communities. We began on Thursday November 13th in Williston with a Community Capitals Presentation by Kathy Tweeten.
Members of RLND Class VI recently attended the “Regional Agriculture and Rural Issues Seminar” June 24-27th in Minneapolis, MN. This seminar was the fifth of ten seminars Class VI participants will experience.