LEADERSHIP DICKINSON

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.

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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.

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Session Days

Ag Day

City Day

Energy Day

Health Day

Manufacturer Day

State Government Day

Team Building Day

Tourism Day

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PROGRAM DIRECTORS

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.

Program Director

ASHLEY TILLMAN CHI St. Alexius Health

My name is Ashley Tillman and this is my third year as one of the Leadership Dickinson coordinators. My husband Cris and I moved to Dickinson in 2015 from Oshkosh, WI. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with my bachelor’s degree in Human Services Leadership. I work at CHI St. Alexius as a discharge planner in the social services department and also work part time at Blue 42. Our two mastiffs, Mya and Roux and two cats, Athena and Nala definitely keep our house busy, exciting and full of love!

Three years ago, I was asked to be a part of the Professional Development Committee at the Dickinson Chamber of Commerce where I volunteered to become one of the coordinators for Leadership Dickinson. Not being a Dickinson native, I have absolutely loved being a part of this program to learn about Dickinson and southwest North Dakota. After each session, I am continuously amazed with our community, our leaders and the group of seniors we work with each year. I am so grateful to work alongside Suzi and Zach and to have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our future leaders!

Ashley Tillman

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.

Zach Keller

2019-2020 LEADERSHIP DICKINSON CLASS

Amanda Brusseau

Amanda Brusseau

Carissa Dalen

Carissa Dalen

Phoebe Diem

Phoebe Diem

Morgan Ehlis

Morgan Ehlis

Adelyn Emter

Adelyn Emter

Bryant Merry

Bryant Merry

Seth Herner

Seth Herner

Eve Heupel

Eve Heupel

Sophie Jilek

Sophie Jilek

Kylen Kubas

Kylen Kubas

Brinklyn Schumacher

Brinklyn Schumacher

PROGRAM SPONSORS

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PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS

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Want to be part of Leadership Dickinson in 2020-2021?

All you need to do is apply by Friday, February 28.