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4 Directions Development Program

Are you an Indigenous emerging leader seeking to improve your management skills and work on or near Tribal reservations in Nebraska and South Dakota? 

Join this virtual cohort tailored to your goals and desires. Click here to apply. 

This six month training program will take place from January to mid-June 2022. Participants will receive mentorship from a 4 Directions Development Program alum.

The program is hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs in collaboration with Partnership with Native Americans.

Contact Kristine Flyinghawk at with any questions.

Click here to join the 4 Directions Development Program. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Jan. 5, at 4:30 p.m.

The Four Directions Development Program (4D) is a key capacity building service designed around a six-month cohort-based model. Participants commit to personal and professional development goals and work with keys/mentors and professional instructors for support in attaining their goals.

This project is funded through the Peter Kiewit Foundation. All Center for Rural Affairs events and activities are open to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities and/or persons with limited English proficiency (LEP) will be made if requested in advance.