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May 22

ENERGIZE! Exploring Innovative Rural Communities Conference

SDSU Extension will host its sixth annual Energize! Exploring Innovative Rural Communities conference May 22-23, 2024 in Hot Springs, South Dakota.

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How To Get Fired by Your Constituents

For both business and community leaders, one thing is true – without customers, you don't have a job. Examine some common reasons for losing loyalty among community constituents.

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SDSU Extension hosting financial literacy webinar series

March 26, 2024

SDSU Extension will host a free Financial Fireside Chats financial literacy series once per week from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. CDT on Tuesdays from April 23 to May 28, 2024.

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Strengthening Businesses

Is your business established, new or somewhere in between? Our team has resources for every stage.

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Register now for 2024 SDSU Extension Energize conference

February 13, 2024

Registration is open for the sixth annual South Dakota State University Extension Community Vitality Energize Conference on May 22 and 23, 2024, in Hot Springs.

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Creating Vibrant Places

SDSU Extension’s community vitality team supports citizens in their efforts to enhance the qualities that make their community special.

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First Class Group Dynamics for Boards

Even the best boards can go off track due to group dynamics. Learn some expert tips for establishing first-class group dynamics by understanding the strengths and personality styles of each board member.

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Communities Matter!

Vibrant communities enable greater resident well-being. But what does a vibrant community look like, and how do we create that environment?

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Truly Authentic People Build Community

Authentic people build successful communities. If community leaders practice and share the habits that foster authenticity, positive change can and will happen.

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You Are the Face of Your Workplace

This one-day workshop focuses on the importance of each employee in the success of a business, organization or institution by teaching attendees critical skills for interacting with others.