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Inspiring Community Leaders

December 02, 2014

Category: leadership, extension, community, rural

Inspiring Community Leaders

Inspiring Community Leaders is flexible and adaptable to South Dakota’s changing rural communities, new ways of doing business and economic climate.

Inspiring Community Leaders can be customized to fit your business and organizational leadership training needs. Here are some examples of possibilities:

a) Getting Started with Leadership – A 45 minute presentation introducing the topic of “Exemplary Leaders”

b) Interactive Presentations - Hands-on 2-3 hour sessions digging further into specific topics of leadership and skill development.

c) Mini-Academy – Full-day session allowing presenters to cover all five steps of the Leadership Challenge more in-depth.

• Must have at least 10 participants
• Costs based on $500/3-hr session


Kari O’Neill
Community Development Field Specialist
Martin, SD 605-685-6972

B. Lynn Gordon
Assistant Professor
Agricultural Leadership Specialist
Brookings, SD 605-688-4545

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