Now Taking 2018-19 Registrants



Learn to lead in Spearfish, SD. Whether you’re a long time resident or new to

our micropolitan community, Leadership Spearfish offers a developmental and educational program.

This comprehensive curriculum enriches and encourages potential leaders. The nine-month

course consists of multiple sessions on a variety of topics and a team-building group project.



Leadership Spearfish Curriculum


  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Professional & Board Development
  • Social Media Outlets and Uses for Business
  • Education Components within the Community
  • City & State Government
  • Technology, Science, and the Future
  • History & Growth of Spearfish
  • Natural Resources, Agriculture & Tourism as Industries
  • Spearfish Business, Entrepreneurism & Industry Overview
  • Customer Service Training

Program Schedule 

September 12, 2018: Introduction Lunch Noon-1:00 PM
September 14, 2018: Overnight Retreat 6:00 PM-11:00 AM @ Fillmore Lodge September 20, 2018: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM October 18, 2018: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM November 15, 2018: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM December 20, 2018: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM January 17, 2019: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
February 21, 2019: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
March 21, 2019: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
April 18, 2019: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
May 10, 2019: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Leadercast
May 16, 2019: 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Graduation: TBD

Leadership Spearfish was the best opportunity for me to connect with the community. As a brand new resident, I felt it was a great way to learn the history and connect with community leaders. I wouldn’t have had the courage to sit on a board of directors if it weren’t for my time in leadership.

Leadership Spearfish Participant

I’ve lived in Spearfish for 12 years, but the Leadership Spearfish program took my knowledge of the city to a whole new level. The opportunity to tour key institutions and hear from many of our civic and business leaders in the community was well worth the time invested.

Leadership Spearfish Participant

The 2018 Leadership Spearfish Class celebrates their graduation. Front row, left to right: Becky Naccaroto-Eastburn, Regional Health, Julie Gardner, First Interstate Bank, Daryl Knott, Great Western Bank, Cindy Schneringer, City of Spearfish, Beth Haug, Erica Proefrock, Alex Hamaker, Bailey Sadowsky, Spearfish Area Chamber of Commerce. Back row: Eric Skavang, AT&T and Melissa Hampton.