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Leadership Pierre

Leadership Pierre

Vision Statement:

LEADERSHIP PIERRE is dedicated to supporting the highest quality leadership preparation program for individuals with particular emphasis on specific skills and collaborative leadership seeking positive change in response to civic, governmental, business and industry challenges in the Pierre area.


LEADERSHIP PIERRE is a formal educational program intended for Pierre area citizens who have an interest in area communities, their leaders and institutions, their decision-making processes and/or specific leadership opportunities. During the nine month program, participants will hear from area experts, tour places which make our community unique, participate in thought-provoking discussion and learn how and why decisions are made… All with the goal of shaping tomorrow’s leaders.


  • To identify and develop potential leaders from diverse backgrounds
  • To provide a format for participants to meet community leaders
  • To help potential and existing leaders sharpen their leadership skills and improve the effectiveness in interpersonal situations.
  • To create a sense of purpose for civic leadership and opportunities for civic involvement

Selection Criteria:

LEADERSHIP PIERRE will select up to 15 area people who:

  • Live and work in Hughes or Stanley County.
  • Have demonstrated a sincere commitment to and interest in the Pierre area.
  • Display evidence of mature judgment and exceptional leadership qualities.
  • Have a strong interest in the community.
  • Have demonstrated positions of leadership within their organizations.
  • Have the time available to participate in the LEADERSHIP PIERRE program, and have the complete support of the company or organization she/he represents.
  • We seek representation from business, government, non-profit and volunteer sectors.
  • Tenure in the Pierre area will be considered. However, potential to impact Pierre now and in the future is more important. Community service in other communities is considered in selection.

Individuals not selected as one of the 15 participants will be added to a waitlist.

What Does It Take?

Participants are expected to attend all sessions in their entirety, kickoff and graduation and at least one community involvement opportunity during the 2018-19 Leadership program.

Session Schedule

  • Leadership Pierre Kickoff – September 4
  • Session One, Tourism - September 6
  • Session Two, Local Government/Law Enforcement – October 4
  • Session Three, Agriculture – November 1
  • Session Four, History and Culture – December 6
  • Session Five, Education – January 3
  • Session Six, Business – February 21
  • Session Seven, Healthcare – March 7
  • Session Eight, State Government - April 4
  • Session Nine, Community Service & Graduation Ceremony - May 7
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