Time: 8:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Location: Missouri River Energy Services, Sioux Falls, SD (Board Room)

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The 2023 LEAD Course is FULL!

Please contact Marcy Douglas at info@mrenergy.com to be placed on the list for the 2024 class.

The LEAD Course is a high-level leadership development course focused on the critical skills, awareness and perspective that will make all the difference to your success as a leader in the municipal utility industry. The course is designed for utility and/or city staff at all levels who lead and influence others in their work. Employees who currently have, or anticipate having, leadership responsibilities will gain the most from this curriculum.

The LEAD Course is $3,600 for the entire four-session program, which includes most materials, the assessment, and breakfasts, lunches and breaks. Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) will provide a 50/50 cost-share to MRES members who commit to the full course.

This is a one-year course. Those registering should fully intend to participate in each session, as they must be taken in the order given.

2023 LEAD Course Brochure

2023 Sessions & Topics

  • April 19-20 — Collaboration (Getting the Most Out of Your Team) and Conflict (Working Through Difficult Times)
  • June 21-22 — Communication (Presence of a Leader) and Character (The Mind of a Leader: Lenses)
  • Aug. 16-17 — Change (How a Leader Navigates Change) and Mastering Accountability (Understanding and Equipping for this Critical Topic)
  • Oct. 18-19 — Failing Versus Failure (Understanding the Differences Between These Two Terms and How They Create Positive and Negative Change in a Group) and Practicing Leadership

**Wednesday sessions are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Thursday sessions are 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


All sessions will be held in the board room of the MRES office building:

  • 3724 W Avera Drive
    Sioux Falls, SD 57108


Lodging is not included in the program fee. MRES has arranged discounted lodging ($119/night) for each session at the Homewood Suites hotel, right next to the MRES office:

Homewood Suites (by Hilton)
3620 W Avera Drive
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Phone: 605-338-8585

To make your hotel reservations, please click on the links below.

Reserve your spot for the 2024 LEAD Course by contacting Marcy Douglas at info@mrenergy.com.