Leadership Aberdeen

 The Leadership Aberdeen class of 2017 at their graduation.

2018 is going to be a great year and we are excited to kick
 if off with the 32nd Annual L
eadership Aberdeen program!  

Leadership Aberdeen  is a great opportunity for individuals to develop leadership skills in a fun, friendly, and fast-paced environment.  The program provides participants with a good balance of personal leadership training and community education.  We achieve that by exposing them to speakers and organizations that can challenge what they know about leadership and encourage them to make a difference within their company, community and state.  Leadership Aberdeen provides participants with the opportunity to  sharpen their skills,  share their experiences,  and make life-long connections with fellow participants. 
Participants also tour a number of local businesses and have the opportunity to learn from their CEO's and staff on company philosophies, goals, and success stories. Plus the class gives back to the community by facilitating a local project or event that will have a positive impact on the Aberdeen community.

A big part of the program's success is due to the partnerships we have with local businesses who help offset  program costs. Special thanks to the 2018 Business Partners which include: 3M Company of Aberdeen, Avera St. Luke's, Dacotah Bank, Glacial Lakes Energy,  Northern State University, Sanford Health, and Wheat Growers. Last year we had the largest number of participants since the program began, with 35 in the class from 25 different businesses and organizations.

If you're interested in attending, or sending someone from your business, Leadership Aberdeen tu
ition for the 12-week program is $750.00 for Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce members and $900.00 for non-members.  Tuition covers all program costs, including materials, meals, Aberdeen attire, lodging and transportation while the class attends Aberdeen Day in Pierre, SD.

The program will start January 11th and goes through the end of March and participants are expected to attend all sessions in the belief that everyone brings their unique experience to the program.  The majority of sessions are held Tuesday evenings from 5- 9 pm.  

For an application, click HERE
For a schedule of meeting times and locations, click HERE

If you have any questions regarding the program, contact us at (605) 225-2860 or by emailing info@aberdeen-chamber.com.