The mission of the Rural Leadership North
Dakota Alumni Association is to enrich the Rural Leadership North Dakota experience enabling alumni to expand their transformational
leadership experience.


RLND Seeking Participants for 8th Class

Rural Leadership North Dakota’s prior class included farmers, a swine operation manager, business owners, city officials, a dental hygienist, college and bank personnel, a museum director, credit analyst and biologist.

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Rural Leadership North Dakota Graduates Share Experiences

We moved back to our ranch in 2006 and the RLND came along for me at the right time. It was a wonderful, wonderful experience of personal and resource discovery. RLND gave me the confidence to run for office. A program like RLND is critical to all communities, especially fast growing communities.

Vawnita Best, RLND Class V

The RLND experience has opened my eyes to a new way of thinking. The program has made me a better leader, more open-minded and willing to get involved. I am grateful for the experience and would recommend it to anybody who wants to improve themselves and their community.

Sam Arndorfer, RLND Class VI

I have grown so much in taking part in the Rural Leadership Course, I feel it in myself, my husband sees it and my colleagues have seen it. This has been a wonderful experience for me all around. I am grateful for RLND.

Roxanne Hoffarth, RLND Class VII

Through the RLND experience I have made lifetime friends, valuable networks and important connections.  The greatest take away as a city auditor has been the personal awareness and improvement, as well as the vital leadership skills I have learned that I have used to benefit the community I serve.  Because auditors are the heart of their community and are faced with many triumphs and challenges in their position, this program is a must.

Natalie Muruato, RLND Class VII

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