Leadership Aberdeen is a comprehensive leadership training program that provides participants with the opportunity to sharpen their skills, share their experiences, and make life-long connections with fellow participants. Participants follow a 12-week Positive Leadership curriculum which focuses on growing their individual skills by focusing on leadership attributes including: Community Building, Advocacy, Resilience, Purpose, Reason, Gratitude, etc. The class also gains broader knowledge of the businesses, opportunities and challenges in our community through tours of local businesses and hearing from local leaders 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 2021 Business Partners which include: 3M Company of Aberdeen, Avera St. Luke's, Dacotah Bank, Glacial Lakes Energy, Northern State University, Sanford Health, Agtegra, and Molded Fiber Glass. We couldn't do it without you!
The 2021 class graduated in June. Next year's class will start the second week of January and go through the end of March. Watch here for more details coming soon!