Where will the seminar be held?

The University of Jamestown in Jamestown, N.D.

When will NDLS be held?

The North Dakota Leadership Seminar will be held Friday, May 31 – Sunday, June 2. Seminar wills tart on Friday morning and conclude on Sunday afternoon.

What are the accommodations like?

At the University of Jamestown, participants will be housed in dorm rooms with four students per suite. Each suite has its own bathroom and shower. Everyone will receive nutritious breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks beginning with lunch on Friday and concluding with lunch on Sunday. Special dietary accommodations will be arranged if needed.

What kind of program is planned?

During the Leadership Seminar, many dynamic leaders – all volunteers from the fields of business, education, and government – will address numerous aspects of our changing world and the challenges future leaders will confront.

The program will not promote any specific political party, business, religion, or way of thinking; but it is designed to develop an awareness of issues by actively involving seminar participants in discussions and informal debate. The student leaders will have the opportunity to ask questions of the discussion leaders throughout the weekend, which leads to a better understanding of topics presented.

The parents of each student leader are invited to the closing social and program on Sunday. Parents and family members are encouraged to attend this program that highlights the students’ experiences at NDLS.

What about transportation?

You are responsible for arranging your own transportation to and from the seminar. However, if you are having transportation issues, we will try our best to help arrange group travel.

Who can register a student?

School counselors, teachers, and principals have been and continue to be the primary advocates for nominating and registering their students. We hope you will continue to do so by registering a student from your school this year. As NDLS grows, so does our number of advocates across the state. In some situations, these individuals (our alumni, local civic groups, and banks) have also been granted nomination permissions of local students.

How do I register my student?

Every high school in the state is eligible to register sophomores for this program – at no cost to the school, the student or their family. We encourage you to select and register your students as soon as possible.

Who can I contact with additional questions?

For registrations related questions, please reach out via [email protected], or call Jenna, our Director of Registration at 701-520-3268.
You can also contact our 2023 Seminar Co-Chair, Jenna Meldahl at [email protected] or 701-520-3268 for NDLS related questions.

Who pays for the Seminar?

All costs, except travel expenses, are paid for by many sponsors throughout North Dakota. We are able to provide NDLS free of charge to every student because of the generous contributions we receive from North Dakota businesses, foundations, individuals, and service organizations who believe in the value of youth leadership development. Make a donation today!