CHANGE NETWORK South Dakota accepting applications

Across the region, people have thoughtful ideas about making their communities and organizations more inclusive and equitable. Change Network connects individuals who want to make a difference and prepares them to become strong leaders who will see that change through.

South Dakota Change Network is a year-long program that will help you build the techniques and networks you need to make the places you live and work more inclusive. Learning is accomplished through a combination of online courses, exchange activities and three in-person convenings. Through this challenging and supportive environment, you will enhance your self-awareness, leadership skills and abilities to implement systems change.


You see…

opportunities for your organization and community to become more diverse and inclusive.

You want…

to learn new skills and discuss ideas that will help you become a strong leader and affect real change in your community.

You’ll gain…

tailored advising from industry experts, receiving guidance on your project as you work to realize your goal.

You’ll join…

a network of change makers from South Dakota and Native Nation communities dedicated to assisting one another in their work.


The Change Network South Dakota program runs for one year and consists of two learning cycles. Participants will meet for three in-person convenings over the course of the program; at the beginning, middle (a joint event with North Dakota Change Network) and end. Each convening will connect you with content experts and leading faculty from U.S. universities.

Between convenings you will have monthly remote meetings, online exchange activities, and project design coaching with designated confidants.

APR 1 – MAY 31, 2019:

Applications accepted

AUG 2019:

South Dakota Change Network Cohort Announced

SEP 18 – 22, 2019:

In-person convening, Bismarck, ND (South Dakota & North Dakota cohorts)

OCT 2019 – JAN 2020:

Remote monthly intersession meetings and online exchange activities

JAN 24 – 25, 2020:

In-person convening, Mitchell, SD (South Dakota cohort)

FEB – JUN 2020:

Remote monthly intersession meetings and online exchange activities

JUN 26 – 28, 2020:

In-person convening, Oacoma, SD (South Dakota & North Dakota cohorts)

JUL – SEP 2020:

South Dakota Change Network grant check-in and next steps.

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