Promoting a Positive Mental Attitude By Developing Strong Leadership and Community Service Skills

Bismarck, ND 58502

NDLS 2018

June 1-3, 2018 University of jamestown
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Parent Testimonial

"They will be attending a seminar not with just anybody... but consisting of the best of the best from each high school in the state. This means that as they enter their final two years of their high school careers, they will have been inspired by a group of their peers that are second to none. The relationships and networking that they will create will be invaluable. Add to that the longstanding reputation of safety that NDLS has had in the many years of its existence, and you should feel confident in your decision to send your son or daughter."

-Glen Scharmer

Sending four children

over the last 15 years

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Since 1981, the North Dakota Leadership Seminar (NDLS) has provided more than 3,500 high school sophomores with the opportunity of a lifetime. What started out as a small project has turned into an exciting annual leadership seminar. Each spring, more than 100 of the state’s top student leaders gather for a three day program.

NDLS State Committee

The NDLS State Committee meets multiple times throughout the year to plan the three-day Leadership Seminar. Any alumni members are welcome to attend.


The North Dakota Leadership Seminar promotes volunteerism with a focus on Servant Leadership.

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