Join Us At The Conference!
About Our Conference
Leaders succeed with Purpose,
Praise and Progress!
We’re excited to welcome you to the 4th annual National Leadership Development Conference in Hinckley, Minnesota! Over the last few years, we have helped attendees discover their own potential, as well as the potential in others. This year, we’ll shift our focus to help you increase productivity, profits, and your own prosperity.
Think about your organization, from frontline staff to management, it’s full of diversity, isn’t it? No employee is alike. So let us ask you this, how do you take that diversity and shine light on it? We want to help you improve morale, reduce employee turnover, improve innovation, and empower individuals and teams. Each employee brings a special skill to the organization. If you can encourage and motivate employees to practice their individual skills and reach desired goals, change within the organization’s culture will achieve success. But don’t forget, progress is best sustained through cheering and rewards, it’s important to always encourage employees on the road to success.
This all starts with you at the 2019 National Leadership Development Conference. The conference will give you the necessary tools to create an organization of productive, committed employees who love what they do and ultimately want to be part of the overall success!
Ian Leonard - NLDC Master of Ceremonies
Develop a Sense of Purpose
Improve Creativity, Innovation, and service to customers.
Improve Morale & Productivity by Empowering Individuals & Teams
Who Should Attend
• Executives, Directors, Managers, Supervisors, etc.
• Businesses, Corporations, and Tribal Affiliations seeking leadership development opportunities
• Leaders seeking career development and team empowerment
Stats from 2018:
137 Different Organizations, 25 states, 3 countries, 25 Tribal Affiliations,
464 participants (204 from Tribal Organizations) and sold out 34 days prior to the conference!
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Continued Education CreditsWe are excited to partner with United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) of Bismarck, ND to offer professional development Continued Education Credits (CEC) to Native-serving Businesses! To qualify, download the application and submit at the conference – it’s a great opportunity that you don’t want to miss out on!
NLDC - UTTC CEU Application
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!"
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!”
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!!!
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!"
The NLDC Experience
LEARN. GROW. EMPOWER.
Grand Casino Hinckley
777 Lady Luck Dr, Hinckley, MN 55037
Reservations: 800-468-3517 - Conference: 320-207-2169