National Leadership
Development Conference

Discover Your Potential - Embrace Your Leadership Legacy

Join us June 19-21 2017 At Grand Casino Hinckley Minnesota



Conference Registration

National Leadership
Development Conference

Discover Your Potential - Embrace Your Leadership Legacy

Join us June 19-21 2017 At Grand Casino Hinckley Minnesota



Conference Registration

Join Us At The Conference!

We are excited to invite you to be part of the Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures 2017 National Leadership Development Conference.

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About Our Conference

We're excited to welcome back last year's attendees and invite new leaders to the 2nd Annual National Leadership Development Conference. This year's theme is Discover Your Potential – Embrace Your Leadership Legacy. To be a consistent, engaged leader, you must stay committed, pay attention to detail, develop and encourage your employees all while staying focused on your company’s core goals. That’s sometimes easier said than done. Without practicing those qualities, daily tasks can cloud our dedicated sense of direction, causing us to lose momentum. It happens to the best of us. You have the potential to be the best leader you can be. Some of the world’s greatest business leaders failed many times before they discovered the importance of their own potential and how to put it into play. This year’s conference is here to help you discover that potential and give you the knowledge on how to embrace – and live – your leadership legacy.

Thomas Edison once said, “If we all did the things we were capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.” So, let’s get ready to astound ourselves. As you prepare for this conference, take a minute to realize your potential and how you’ll apply that to your leadership skills. We have an exciting conference lined up for you this year and can’t wait to see you there.

Ian Leonard - NLDC Master of Ceremonies

Key Takeaways Include:



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Transforming Your Culture

Learn how Servant Leadership can transform your workplace culture

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Becoming A Better Communicator

Communicate better to win your audiences over and network more successfully

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Having Work/Life Balance

Learn how to better manage your time to improve work/life balance

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How to Make Work Fun!

How to put fun back into the workplace to bring out the best in your employees.

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Who Should Attend

• Executives, directors, managers and emerging leaders from tribal affiliations and business corporations
• Mid-level managers who have recently been promoted
• Prospective executives or managers looking for career enhancement
• Businesses seeking leadership excellence for their management team
• Leaders and aspiring leaders with a passion for building effective teams

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Earn Professional Development Continued Education Credits (CEU’s) While Attending!

We are excited to partner with United Tribes Technical College, and offer Professional Development Continued Education Credits (CEU’s) to Native-Serving Businesses/Organizations at no cost! You will need to download the form from the link below, and turn it in during the conference. This is a great opportunity don't miss it!
NLDC - UTTC CEU Application UTTC - Continued Education Credits FAQ

Conference Testimonials

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Lori Higgins

Metro North Chamber of Commerce President

I highly recommend the National Leadership Development Conference (NLDC) in Hinckley MN. I attend many conferences and was very impressed by the quantity and quality of speakers that the NLDC hosted. Most conferences have one or two keynotes at best; the NLDC had keynote-caliber speakers consistently throughout each day. In fact, many speakers led break-out sessions, giving attendees an opportunity for a deeper-dive in their materials. I left the conference feeling refreshed and ready to implement the many professional and personal take-way's I learned. I firmly believe that any person, regardless of age or occupation, would find value in attending a future NLDC.

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Donna Hartley

I-94 West Chamber

Out of all the conferences I’ve attended, the one held by Grand Casino was tops! They are able to secure first-class "blow your mind" speakers that not everyone has the connections or resources to hire. This conference is for every employee and every business! I so appreciate Grand Casino sharing their knowledge and means of success with local, national, and international businesses. I will attend every year to get the best business education available.

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Leah Hamann

Director of Extended Learning UTTC

Welcoming, motivating and engaging! The 2016 National Leadership Development Conference: Leadership Driving Innovation falls as one of the top three conferences that I have attended throughout my 21 years of being a professional educator. The conference sessions were informative, well-planned and coordinated. As a vendor and participant, I came back to my institution excited to share my experience and look forward to attending the 2017 conference!

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Holly Hoffman

Professional Motivational Speaker & Member of the National Speakers Association

As a professional speaker I have had the privilage to attend hundreds of conferences. Without a doubt, the lineup of presenters and information offered at the Mille Lacs Leadership Conference is as good as it gets. One should make every effort to attend this outstanding event.

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Sheila Zachman

Ambassador Interstate 94 West Chamber of Commerce

The Grand Casino Leadership Conference was excellent! The conference provided a number of great speakers covering various topics for all levels of business. It is great to hear this high caliber of speakers that many small businesses would not have the opportunity to experience. It is very affordable training for all types of business. It is also great networking with individuals from all parts of the country. I am really looking forward to the 2017 conference!

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Joe Schmit

Inspirational Speaker and Author

The speakers, thought leaders and incredible atmosphere at the The National Leadership Development Conference was off the charts great. I was honored to be a part of this amazing event. It’s a think tank for positive leaders who want to make a true impact.

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Diane Ristau

Learning and Development Manager ROI, Inc.

"Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures hosted a stellar line-up of speakers in 2016 that provided participants with plenty of insights for professional and personal development, as well as plenty of laughs! The variety and notoriety of the keynote and breakout speakers was second to none, especially considering the low cost to attend. I would highly recommend this conference for both aspiring and seasoned leaders. If 2017 is anything like last year, attendees will leave feeling inspired and empowered to apply the many practical and meaningful leadership concepts. The built in networking times were a great value-added part of the conference!"

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Rosalie J Bell

President Origin Marketing, LLC.

“The Leadership Conference at Grand Casino was worth the time and money invested! It was filled with many actionable takeaways, ah-ha moments, and invaluable networking with the attendees and surprisingly the speakers. It is a rare a conference where you have the opportunity to connect one on one with the speakers over lunch, at dinner or between break-out sessions throughout the day. The quality of speakers and topics was well planned. The staff at Grand Casino that were a part of this event did a fabulous job organizing everything and making me feel welcome and a part of the Grand Casino family! I will be back in 2017!”

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Fran Zeuli

President, Fun Is Good

This Leadership Conference ROCKS! We participate in these across the country and this one has it all! A wonderful environment, thought-provoking speakers, very positive people throughout - AND, IT'S A LOT OF FUN!!!

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Ross Bernstein

Inspirational Business Speaker & Best-Selling Sports Author

“The venue, the food, the education, the networking, the speakers — just first class from top to bottom — what an honor to be a very small part of this amazing event!"



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Sponsors

This conference would not be possible if not for our sponsors!
We appreciate their support and ask you to please support them!


Interested in becoming a sponsor? Download our Sponsorship Packet to learn more, or contact our sponsor coordinator Bob Schlichte.

Don’t miss this Amazing Event!

Discover Your Potential – Embrace Your Leadership Legacy!
Grand Casino Hinckley Minnesota - June 19-21, 2017

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Grand Casino Hinckley

777 Lady Luck Dr, Hinckley, MN 55037
Reservations: 800-468-3517 - Conference: 320-207-2169