Tribal leadership program offered in 2022

Small Towns

Kristine Flyinghawk, Native communities manager,, 605.760.5283; or Teresa Hoffman, senior communications associate,, 402.687.2100, ext. 1012

Note - The deadline for this program application has been extended to Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, at 4:30 p.m.

LYONS, NEBRASKA - Indigenous emerging leaders seeking to improve their management skills and work on or near Tribal reservations in Nebraska and South Dakota are encouraged to apply for a six-month leadership training course.

Hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs in collaboration with Partnership with Native Americans, the 4 Directions Development Program (4D) will take place online from January through mid-June 2022. Participants will receive mentorship from a 4D alum and support from professional instructors to attain their goals.

“The Four Directions Development Program  is a key capacity building service designed around a cohort-based model,” said Kristine Flyinghawk, Native communities manager for the Center.  “Participants commit to personal and professional development goals as well as work with mentors and professional instructors for support in attaining their goals.”

The application deadline is Monday, Dec. 20, at 4:30 p.m. Visit to apply. For more information, contact Flyinghawk at or 605.760.5283.

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.

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