Four Directions Development Program, Tribal Leadership Program Registration Extended To January 5

LYONS – Registration for a tribal leadership program has now been extended.

According to a release from Center for Rural Affairs and in collaboration with a partnership with Native Americans, the deadline to sign up will now be January 5.

Indigenous emerging leaders seeking to improve their management skills and work on or near Tribal reservations in Nebraska and South Dakota are encouraged to apply for a six-month leadership training course.

Hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs in collaboration with Partnership with Native Americans, the ‘Four Directions Development Program’ (4D) will take place online from January through mid-June of 2022.

This project is funded through a U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Business Development Grant. All Center for Rural Affairs events and activities are open to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities and/or persons with limited English proficiency (LEP) will be made if requested in advance.

Center for Rural Affairs officials state that the Four Directions Development Program is a key capacity building service designed around a cohort-based model. Participants commit to personal and professional development goals as well as work with mentors and professional instructors for support in attaining their goals.

The application deadline is now Wednesday, January 5 at 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact Native communities manager for the Center, Kristine Flyinghawk at or call 605-760-5283.

Established in 1973, the Center for Rural Affairs is a private, non-profit organization working to strengthen small businesses, family farms and ranches as well as and rural communities through action oriented programs addressing social, economic and environmental issues.