Enhance Your Career and Expand Your Network.

Created for established professionals with the desire to be an effective leader in our state. 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, and 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 to grow and sustain our future.

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.

Why Attend Leadership North Dakota?

  1. Study Advanced Leadership Curriculum – The advanced curriculum this year will highlight Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
  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.

December 2021

Date: December 8
Virtual Orientation

January 2022

Dates: January 12-13
Location: Bismarck
Habit 1: Be Proactive
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind

February 2022

Dates: February 16-17
Location: Fargo
Habit 3: Put First Things First

March 2022

Dates: March 16-17
Location: Dickinson
Habit 4: Think Win/Win

April 2022

Dates: April 13-14
Location: Grand Forks
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood

May 2022

Dates: May 18-19
Location: Watford City
Habit 6: Synergize

June 2022

Dates: June 15-16
Location: Bismarck
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

Application deadline: October 15

Tuition: $2500 (Includes all meals, hotels, entertainment, and transportation once the participant has arrived at the specified hotel)

Cancellation Policy: Because enrollment is limited, it is important that those selected to participate in Leadership North Dakota let the University of Mary know as soon as possible if they cannot attend. A 25% fee will be charged for any cancellations up to the virtual orientation. There will be no refunds after orientation.

  1. Start the application process at https://enroll.umary.edu/register/leadership-nd by providing your contact information, up-to-date resume, and one professional letter of reference by October 15.
  2. Once the Leadership North Dakota Application Review Committee has reviewed all applicant materials, qualified candidates will be contacted to schedule a virtual interview.
  3. Selected Cohort III members will be contacted of their acceptance as well as be provided with additional information regarding Leadership North Dakota such as reading materials, etc.

*An applicant that is not selected at any point during the process will be notified by the committee

Rationale Letter

Request Form

Contact our Workforce Development Unit:

800-288-6279 (MARY)

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