May & June

22, 23 & 12, 13

Women in Leadership: Focusing on the Future

This series follows professional leadership development curriculum created by SD CEO and BHSU Faculty. The course is designed to help women understand and apply essential leadership skills, both personally and within an organizational context: effective leadership, strategy formulation, decision making, project management, communication skills and building stronger partnerships in the their workplaces and communities. The course includes four full days of leadership training and includes a registration to the Women's Business Conference ($135 value).

Wednesday, May 22 | 9:00 AM- 4:30 PM
Thursday, May 23| 9:00 AM-4:30 PM
Wednesday, June 12 | 9:00 AM-4:30 PM
Thursday, June 13 | 9:00 AM-4:30 PM

Friday, October 18 | SD CEO's Women's Business Conference 

Cost: $299




Women In Networking

Join us for our June -Women In Networking meeting on Tuesday, June 11 from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. This month's luncheon will be held at the Spearfish Holiday Inn, '76 Room.

Our Spotlight Speaker is Tiffany Even, Financial Advisor at Ameriprise Financial.

Women In Networking is an organization for women in business that provides an opportunity to widen their professional networks and promote your business and network with other women. WIN connects women, familiarizes participants with other businesses and/or upcoming events, and supports the SD CEO Women's Business Center.

Cost: $15 ($20 after June 6)




Social Media Marketing Boot Camp

The Social Media Marketing Boot camp is a full day seminar where we bring in local experts and will be covering different social media platforms from a business perspective. Join us  on Friday, July 12 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at the BHSU- Rapid City Campus. 

Sessions include: Facebook Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Search Engines, and Online Review .

Connecting with your audience using social media can be a fun adventure. Here is your opportunity to learn real tools and tips that you could start using right away. Lunch is included. 

Fee: $99 




Women In Networking: After Hours Member Social

Join us for our an informal after work  networking meeting on Tuesday, August 13 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at Sawyer Brewing Co. (2537 Yukon Place) will be providing WIN members would be providing some special discounts for WIN members. 

This special networking event is an opportunity for our WIN Members to network and make deeper connections with each other and the community.

FREE for WIN members

Cancellation Policy:

SD CEO Seminars and Major Events: All SD CEO registration payments are final. Your registration fee may be applied to a future event if you cancel at least 7 days prior to an event, or you may give your registration to a colleague or associate. Any registration cancellations less than 7 days prior to an event will not be applied to a future training.
Women in Networking (WIN): All WIN registration payments are final and cannot be applied to future events.

SD CEO Scholarships

SD CEO provides the highest quality workshops, professional development events, and training programs. Financial aid based on need is available for individuals who would otherwise be unable to access our services. The SD CEO offers scholarships up to 75% of the total program/event cost. The following information will be used to determine your scholarship eligibility and discount if selected. Scholarship are given based on the availability of scholarship funds. Scholarship preference is given to those who have a financial need, own or work for a small business, or work for a non-profit.

U.S. Small Business Administration - Your Small Business Resource (SBA)

The SD CEO is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Andrea Bakeberg (Andrea.Bakeberg@BHSU.edu or 605-642-6435).

Special areas of focus:



developing, providing and/or recommending training, seminars and workshops to meet the needs of startup and existing businesses.



facilitating how SBA might best serve client needs and encourage the best direction in pursuit of a successful business.

Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance

identifying resources for comprehensive training, mentoring and counseling to help entrepreneurs reach business goals.

While services are available to ANYONE interested in business, the center has a special emphasis on assisting women.

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"I like the hands-on approach with the program."

"I learned a great deal that I can put into practice in my business."

"The presenter was excellent; very knowledgeable and helpful."

"Fabulous class- I would sit through it again!"

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