Training & Development

2015 BHR Manager's Conference

Dates:   September 29-30, 2015  
Times:   Tuesday: All day  
    Wednesday: All morning  
Location:   Ramkota RiverCentre  
    920 West Sioux Avenue  
    Pierre, SD 57501  


Register:   BHR Training Registration  


More speakers will be added soon!

Ty Bennet, CMI Speaker Management
“The Power of Storytelling: The Art of Influential Communication”

Learn more about Ty Bennet
Ty Bennett
will kick things off with his unique and effective message about the art of storytelling. Want to learn how to get your point across with an interesting story? Ty’s book “The Power of Storytelling: The Art of Influential Communication” reveals the newest techniques in the age old practice of storytelling and is valuable for anyone involved in speaking, selling, leading or writing. As Ty breaks down the mindset, the skillset and the toolset of storytelling -- you will learn both the science and the art of how to create, craft and deliver the stories that will engage, persuade and move your audience or employees to take action.

Click here to watch as leadership expert Ty Bennett shares one of the keys to building influence, improving your leadership and connecting with people - focus on being interested, not interesting.


Matthew Guthmiller, Entrepreneur and World Record Holding Pilot
“Limitless Horizons: Challenge. Believe. Succeed.”

Learn more about Matthew Guthmiller.Have you ever truly felt “the sky is the limit”? Presenter, Matt Guthmiller from Aberdeen, SD, has! At an age when most kids are just learning to drive a car, Matt was learning how to fly. Now he's a world record holder. At 19, Guthmiller became the youngest pilot ever to circumnavigate the globe, and he did it alone. The South Dakota teenager, who flew 30,000 miles, making 23 stops in 15 countries on five continents, got both praise and his fair share of criticism for embarking on the journey. But the young pilot didn't let skeptics get to him. " I hope that what I did, and the message I share, inspires other people to go out and do big things," Guthmiller says.

The Huffington Post Canada — Read about the youngest pilot to fly around the world solo.

Sid Goss, Professor Emeritus at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
“South Dakota’s Workforce Demographics: Planning Future Workforce Development”

Sid Goss
The conference will close with Sid Goss discussing South Dakota's Workforce Demographics. In this presentation, Dr. Goss will address the current demographics of South Dakota and the region, including migration, youth and aged populations, workforce participation, rural and urban populations, race and ethnicity factors, educational attainment and population projections. This information will be invaluable for managers who face workforce challenges today, and as they plan for future workforce development.




Registration and Contact Information

Registrations will be taken on a first come/first served basis. Please register in accordance with your agency registration procedures via e-mail to BHR Training Registration. Include your name, employee ID number, and the course name.

If you require special accommodations or have questions about the program, contact Laura Mehlhaff at BHR Training, 773.4328.

Latitude Wellness Program

This training is worth 25 Latitude Wellness Program points. To earn your 25 Latitude Wellness Program points, you must submit proof of completion on the Latitude Wellness portal. Proof of completion includes registration confirmation, letter of participation from organizer, or completion certificate.

Submit Your Proof of Completion
•Go to and choose Latitude Wellness Portal
•Enter your username and password
•Select Choose a Latitude Wellness Program
•Choose the green View Participatory List button
•Choose Other wellness related activities that are not listed
•Follow the instructions shown in the portal to successfully submit your proof of completion

**AFE number for DOT Employees is 75E9.**