Leadership Spearfish Program
Jenna Burk, Pioneer Trust & Estate Services, completed the Leadership Spearfish program this year! The 9-month program is designed to promote a better understanding of this community, build and enhance leadership skills, and develop a strong network of community leaders. Jenna’s leadership expertise will help create additional opportunities to influence positivity in our team and help us continually increase community involvement! Congratulations, Jenna!
Our community’s future success depends on pro-active, visionary leaders that lead strategically and progressively toward the common good of all. As the Spearfish area continues to grow, it is becoming more and more important for local businesses and community leaders to stay connected, to communicate with each other, and grow together.
Leadership Spearfish is a program designed to meet the community´s need for active participation of informed and dedicated community leaders. This program works to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and expertise among leaders of area businesses and organizations.
In the past 36 years, Leadership Spearfish has graduated more than 570 leaders into the Spearfish area including emerging leaders, public and private industry executives, academic leaders, and elected officials. Many graduates go on to serve on local non-profit boards, serve on public committees, and expand their engagement in the community.
“Leadership Spearfish is for everyone, whether you have lived in Spearfish for life or are new to our community. It is about meeting the leaders of Spearfish, getting to know the businesses, understanding government, touring local industries, and using this knowledge to be a leader within your community. It is about the connections your make along the way and the doors that are opened,” commented Melissa Barth, executive director Spearfish Chamber.
The program is designed to promote a better understanding of this community, build and enhance leadership skills, and develop a strong network of community leaders. With keynote speakers, panel discussions, team-building exercises, problem solving, and site visits, participants gain valuable insight into the local economy. The topics change as the issues, challenges, and opportunities of the community.