Time: 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

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

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. Click here to register.

2022 Lead Course Brochure

2022 Sessions & Topics

  • April 20-21 — Collaboration (Getting the Most Out of Your Team) and Conflict (Working Through Difficult Times)
  • June 22-23 — Communication (Presence of a Leader) and Character (The Mind of a Leader: Lenses)
  • Aug. 17-18 — Change (How a Leader Navigates Change) and Mastering Accountability (Understanding and Equipping for this Critical Topic)
  • Oct. 19-20 — 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 2 p.m.


All sessions will be held in the board room of the MRES office building, which is located at 3724 W Avera Drive, Sioux Falls, SD 57108.


Lodging is not included in the program fee. MRES has arranged discounted lodging ($114/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 for the April, June and August sessions, please click on the links below. The October link will be added at a later date.