Expand Your Network. Connect with Leaders.

Addressing the challenges and opportunities that currently exist in our state has never been more important. North Dakota needs strong leaders who can effectively guide our state’s private, public, and non-profit sectors to ensure that we continue to grow and sustain a prosperous future.

We designed Leadership ND to support those who are ready to meet this need. Connected, informed, and forward-thinking, our participants gain advanced leadership skills, explore major issues facing leaders today, and participate in high-level networking opportunities.

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.

2024 Leadership North Dakota Applications Open Now

Apply Now

What You’ll Gain

  • An in-depth understanding of the major issues facing North Dakota’s leaders today
    • Challenges include diversity and inclusion, mental health, law and order, hyper-partisanship, and crisis leadership
  • Access to organizations, sectors, and industries across the state
  • Connections with experts and proven leaders throughout the state
  • Support and feedback from mentors and peers as you develop and bring quality business decisions to your organization
  • A framework for implementing business decisions through our advanced leadership curriculum

December 2023

Date: December 19
Location: Virtual Orientation

January 2024

Dates: January 17-18
Location: Bismarck

February 2024

Dates: February 21-22
Location: Dickinson

March 2024

Dates: March 20-21
Location: Fargo

April 2024

Dates: April 10-11
Location: Carrington/New Rockford

May 2024

Dates: May 15-16
Location: Williston

June 2024

Dates: June 19-20
Location: Bismarck

Time: The program runs once per year, beginning with an online virtual orientation in December and monthly in-person sessions from January – June.

Location: Travel throughout North Dakota is required. Monthly in-person sessions are held at locations across the state to ensure robust and dynamic learning opportunities.

Tuition: $3,200 (Includes all meals, hotels, entertainment, and transportation once the participant has arrived at the specified location in each designated city)

Cancellation Policy: Because enrollment is limited, it is vital that those selected to participate in Leadership ND inform us as soon as possible if they cannot attend. A 25% fee of the cost of tuition ($800) will be charged for any cancellations up to the virtual orientation. There will be no refunds after orientation.

Applications for the 2024 Leadership North Dakota Cohort will open October 2, 2023, and close November 10, 2023. If you are interested in participating in Leadership ND, please complete the application here. We ask that you provide your contact information, up-to-date resume, and one professional letter of reference by the deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered for acceptance into the program.

Qualified candidates will be contacted to schedule a virtual interview following Leadership ND Application Review Committee’s audit of all completed applications. All applicants will be contacted regarding the status of their application no later than November 17, 2023.

Successful applicants will be notified of their acceptance into the cohort and provided with additional information regarding the program, such as reading materials.

Other Programs Through Workforce Development

Rising Leadership of North Dakota

Helping high school students build their leadership skills. Learn more.

Contact Our Workforce Development Unit:

Email Us

Leadership ND Updates

Stay Informed