Tag: transforming rural places


We look forward to keeping you up-to-date with newsletters, resources and other leadership development materials. Check back often and help us spread the word by sharing these articles with your friends on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter!

If they want to lead, empower them to lead

Blog, News & Events on October 3rd. Comments Off on If they want to lead, empower them to lead

Leaders are the essence of small towns and rural communities. The success or failure of any housing, community or economic development efforts in the places we call home often rests upon the level of engagement and investment of local citizen leaders. Yet, in so many communities I work in across South Dakota there is an invisible divide holding back the development of a strong leadership base. I hear experienced leaders saying, “Young people just don’t want to be involved in the community!”  and I hear emerging leaders saying, “The people in charge won’t let us try anything new!”

So, I am asking you, “How can we empower more people to lead in our rural communities?

To begin searching for a solution to this question, I want to help you understand two community leadership systems that exist:

Most community leadership systems currently operate in … Read More »


x

Updates @ Dakota Resources

We grant permission to any development organization to repost and/or reuse any article contained in our blog for educational and marketing purposes.

 

New Dakota Resources Employee Finds Happiness In Rural South Dakota
After nearly four years in the Twin Cities, the Timber Lake native and 2015 SDSU graduate, Tyrelle Schweitzer, was ready to exchange the opportunities...
From Registered Nurse to Successful Rural Entrepreneur
Rachel Woods didn’t have a passion for screen printing before she opened Apparel WorX. She didn’t know how to embroider and had no idea...
A Healthier Custer Wins Innovative Rural Community Prize
The Custer Area Economic Development Corporation (CAEDC) was recently named the Innovative Rural Community Prize, and was awarded by Dakota Resources during the 2019...
WordPress Image Lightbox Plugin