Over 100 civically engaged and socially aware students in 9 years.
Leadership Dickinson is an 8-month interactive program of the Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce that develops community-minded business and civic leaders of tomorrow.
During this program, high school seniors develop community awareness, volunteerism and leadership skills and culminates in the completion of a community project.
IN LEADERSHIP DICKINSON, STUDENTS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO:
∙ Gain important knowledge from area business experts.
∙ Interact with area business professionals.
∙ Network with students from another school and build a level of teamwork, trust and respect.
∙ Launch a real and successful business project.
See what Leadership Dickinson is like.
8-MONTH INTERACTIVE DAY SCHEDULE
Sessions are held monthly, September through April.
State Government Day
Team Building Day
Suzi, Ashley and Zach dedicate their time and expertise to encourage the futures of the participants.
SUZI SOBOLIK Steffes LLC
Through her involvement in a statewide leadership organization, Rural Leadership North Dakota, Suzi re-started up Leadership Dickinson in 2010. Leadership Dickinson has been a way for Suzi to make an impact on the community through fostering community awareness and involvement in the future leaders of our community.
Suzi is involved in her community in many different areas. She is active in working with her family business, Steffes Companies, through assisting with vision and planning. She is also a physical therapist with RehabVisions here in Dickinson.
ASHLEY TILLMAN CHI St. Alexius Health
This is Ashley’s first year with Leadership Dickinson. Ashley has a passion for working with students, which lead her to the opportunity of joining the Leadership Dickinson team.
Not being from North Dakota, Leadership Dickinson has allowed her to connect and build relationships with students, community members, and local companies. Ashley earned her bachelor’s degree in Human Services from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and has always had a passion for working with students, which lead her to her current position at CHI St. Alexius Health as the Discharge Planner.
ZACH KELLER American Bank Center
I’m Zach Keller and I am one of the program coordinators for Leadership Dickinson. I am a Private Banking Officer with American Bank Center, and I got involved with Leadership Dickinson after learning about it as a Board Member for the Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce. I am from Dickinson and was one of those that just never left! I attended Dickinson High School and upon graduation went to Dickinson State to earn degrees in Accounting and Business Administration. I am married to a wonderful woman who I started courting at Hagen Junior High School. We have two great kids, Logan (4) and Gemma (2), and our expecting our third child, due to arrive in January 2020! I love the Leadership Dickinson program, I think it’s such a rewarding and unique experience for the students. This is my first year as an official ‘coordinator’ but the students are very lucky to have both Suzi and Ashley guiding them through this program.