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Develop personal and professional skills beyond both learning and research spaces to fulfill the contemporary needs and global challenges of world-class industries, public service and society.

1. Participants will gain understanding of the five core development competencies that industries and communities have identified as essential for success:

  • Global Awareness & Inclusion
  • Community Service & Citizenship
  • Communication & Relationships
  • Safety & Wellness
  • Life Skills & Development

2. Participants will create and complete a comprehensive and personalized development plan alongside a mentor.

3. Participants will actively engage with the program through transformative experiences and meaningful reflection under guidance of their mentor.

  • Full Reimbursement for Obtaining a Passport (50% program completion)
  • Access to Award/Prize Money (75% program completion)
  • Recognition at the Annual Leadership Awards Reception

  • Core Competencies
    (Complete 4 Seminars in each competency.)


    For more information or to join this program, please contact the Dean of Students Office.
    deanofstudents@sdsmt.edu
    605-394-2416

    Personal Development Promise Upcoming Events


    February 22 @ 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
    - Outdoor Survival Skills
    Hall of Fame - King Center
    Registration is FULL

    February 27 @ 5:00 p.m. - Helluva Sex Talk: Bodies, Health, & Relationships
    Classroom Building #204W
    Please RSVP at this link https://forms.gle/7scUhWGJykt25TA98

    February 27 @ 6:00 p.m. - Reality Check
    Beck Ballroom - Surbeck Center

    February 28 @ 4:00 p.m. - Local Government
    Hardrock Room - Surbeck Center
    Please RSVP at this link https://forms.gle/DJfd7mWQaCm7Nire7

    February 28 @ 5:00 p.m. - Renting & Homeownership
    McKeel Room - Surbeck Center
    Please RSVP at this link https://forms.gle/89rX3ygvG56KVst87