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2018 Spring Hospitality Training

This spring, several different hospitality training opportunities are being offered in locations around South Dakota. Below, find information about what, when and where, as well as who to contact for more information.

NOTE: We will continue to add information as it is received, so be sure to check back.

Aberdeen  |  Brookings  |  Chamberlain/Oacoma  |  De Smet

Deadwood/Lead  |  Huron  |  Miller  |  Mitchell  |  Pierre/Fort Pierre

Plankinton  |  Rapid City  |  Sioux Falls  |  Winner

Event: Leadercast 2018 live simulcast
Date and Time: Friday, May 4 @ 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Dakota Event Center
Contact: Gail Ochs at or 605-225-2860

Speaker: Jon Schmieder, CEO and founder of the Huddle Up Group, LLC
Date and Time: Thursday, May 10 @ 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Swiftel Center
Contact: Bridgit Burghardt at or 605-448-0005
                (please RSVP by April 26)

Speaker: Tina Beal
Date and Times: Thursday, May 22 @ 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Location: Arrowwood Resort at Cedar Shore
Contact: Rochelle at or 605-734-6376

Speaker: V.J. Smith
Date and Time: Tuesday, June 5 @ 6 p.m.
Location: De Smet Event & Wellness Center theater (705 Wilder Lane)
Contact: Ann Lesch at or 605-854-3984

Speaker: Catherine Greseth
Dates and Times: Thursday, May 31, and Friday, June 1 @ 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Location: SpringHill Suites
Contact: Marta Artz at or 605-578-1876

Event: Seven Tips To Creating A Customer Service Culture workshop
Date and Time: Thursday, May 24 @ 8:30-11 a.m.
Location: Campus Center (333 9th St. SW)
Contact: Jon at or 605-352-000

Speaker: Dee Dee Raap
Date and Time: Monday, May 21 @ 1-4:30 p.m. (leadership training, 5-6 p.m.)
Location: On Hand Development Corporation (526 N Broadway Ave.)
Contact: Tammy Caffee at

Event: The Building Blocks of Company Culture
Date and Times: Tuesday, May 8 @ 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Location: Nordby Trades Center Lecture Hall, Mitchell Technical Institute
Contact: Katie Knutson at or 605-996-5567

Event: Leadercast 2018 live simulcast
Date and Time: Friday, May 4 @ 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Pierre Ramkota
Contact: Laura Schoen Carbonneau at or 605-224-7361

Speaker: Dee Dee Raap
Date and Times: Thursday, April 26 @ 6:30 p.m.
Location: Commerce Street Grill (Main Street)
Contact: Angelia Bosworth at

Event: How to Keep People Coming Back Hospitality Workshop
Date and Time: Thursday, May 24 @ 10 a.m.-12 noon
Location: Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn (ballroom)
Contact: 605-718-8484 (please register by Friday, May 18; $10 per person)

Speaker: Lt. General Russel L. Honore (Ret.)
                 (at Sioux Falls CVB Visitor Industry Luncheon)
Date and Time: Tuesday, May 8 @ 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Location: Sioux Falls Convention Center
Contact: Kathie Puthoff at or 605-373-2032

Speaker: Gina Kuck
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 30 @ 1-4 p.m.
Location: Winner 4-H Center
Contact: Winner Chamber at or 605-842-1533
                (please register)




Please contact Neil Wagner, Industry Outreach & Development Representative, for more information at 605-773-3301 or