Encouraged to make a difference

December 5, 2019

Free conference next week in Sioux Falls to inspire attendees

South Dakota LEADS, a conference aiming to energize and motivate middle and high school students, educators, and women, will be Monday, December 9, 2019 in Sioux Falls.

Governor Kristi Noem is hosting the inaugural South Dakota LEADS Conference at the Conven­tion Center in Sioux Falls.

The free, one-day event is comprised of three tracks for students, teachers, and women. Keynote speaker Clint Pulver will address the “Significant Student Leader.”

• The student conference will energize students to amplify the power they have to make a difference. It’s open to middle and high school students. This conference will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

•The educator conference will encourage and motivate administrators, counselors, teachers, and school leaders at all levels. Educators will be reminded of the power they hold to influence students’ lives. This conference will run from 9:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

•The women’s conference will empower women to lead in their communities. Community and state organizations will share about their missions and share information on how people can get involved. Attendees are encouraged to bring gently used professional clothing to donate to women’s organizations that assist women in need. This conference will run from 2 to 6:30 p.m.

To learn more and to register, visit the conference website. Questions can be directed to the Governor’s Office at (605) 773-5999 or sdleads@state.sd.us.