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 Nathan Pulscher, a graduate of BHSU’s master degree in strategic leadership program (MSSL), and David Dodson, BHSU veterans’ resource coordinator and current student in the program, recently spoke to EAFB airmen about leadership qualities in the 21st century.

The best way to under develop people is to solve their problems for them, Nathan Pulscher, director of medical imaging at Rapid City Regional Hospital and Black Hills State University alum,  said during a recent workshop at Ellsworth Air Force Base.

Pulscher, a graduate of BHSU’s master degree in strategic leadership program (MSSL), and David Dodson, BHSU veterans’ resource coordinator and current student in the program, spoke to EAFB airmen about leadership qualities in the 21st century. The presentation was part of the EAFB Lunch and Learn workshops.

Pulscher said it is important for leaders in the 21st century to encourage growth among their staff by getting them “uncomfortable.” “If you are comfortable you are stuck and if you are stuck you are not growing.”

More than 30 Ellsworth airmen attended the workshop, according to Dr. Mitch Hopewell, interim director of distance education graduate programs.

Pulscher and Dodson also spoke on how leadership changes in the transition from military to civilian life, Hopewell said.

The recent workshop at Ellsworth is one of many things the University is doing to establish stronger relationships and partnerships with the community and with regional and national entities.

“BHSU is hoping to strengthen our developing partnerships with Ellsworth both with the Lunch and Learn sessions and with the MSSL program,” Hopewell said.