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Inspiring Leaders Programs



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Rural Leadership North Dakota - an 18 month statewide leadership development program that includes seminars with experts, on-site tours/presentations, meetings with agriculture, business  and government leaders, international experience and personal skills development. Contact Marie Hvidsten at 701-231-5640.


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Lead Local -a one-day  training for aspiring, elected and appointed leaders  serving on boards, councils  and committees. Participants will feel better prepared to serve.  Contact Lynette Flage at 701-231-7782. Click here for a video describing the Lead Local program.


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Growing Leaders  Short Course - a five week leadership training in a region to help participants build skills, gain confidence and work  together  on a local community development project. Contact Marie Hvidsten at 701-231-5640.


Youth Lead Local - a one day program for junior and senior high school youth to help them understand effective meeting management, parliamentary procedure, and how to move a project from ideas to action. 
Contact Jodi Bruns at 701-349-3249, ext.127.




Building Tomorrows Leaders is a comprehensive program for high school students that aims to empower them to get involved, build confidence and strengthen their skills to lead others, and assist them in developing networks. Flyer


Ethical Leadership - The ability to do the right thing has a significant impact on everyone around us and is key to an individual's development as a leader. Discussion of ethical challenges and hands on activities will deepen participants' ability to recognize ethical problems and find solutions. Contact: Rachelle Vettern - 701-231-7541

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