Training & Development

2014 Manager's Conference

Date/Time:     November 4 - 5, 2014
Location:     Pierre


Register:     BHR Training Registration

Presenter Sneak Peek:

Keynote Speakers:

Juli Burney-Juli Burney
Juli will be opening our conference this year.
An award winning teacher, entertainer and author, Juli makes an amazing connection with her audiences. She is able to entertain with the ability of a headlining comedian while either motivating or instructing with the ease of a topnotch motivational speaker. Juli has been honored by her state as Artist of the Year because of her ability to help improve people’s lives through humor and effective use of communication tools.


Scott Burrows-
Scott BurrowsScott Burrows' riveting story of overcoming incredible physical, personal and professional challenges through sheer determination will power and goal setting is infectious. Scott played college football at Florida State University under legendary coach Bobby Bowden and was a top ranked kick boxing champion having his last fight broadcast by ESPN. Later that year his life took a dramatic turn when he was involved in a serious accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down and diagnosed a quadriplegic. Despite this grim prognosis, Scott refused to be sidelined.


Scott will be our closing speaker this year and you will not want to miss his presentation!


South Dakota Speakers:

Holly Hoffman, Survivor Nicaragua Season 21 Finalist
Born and raised in Eureka, South Dakota, Holly Hoffman was the last remaining member of the Espada Tribe and the last woman standing on Season 21 of CBS’ hit reality show “Survivor Nicaragua”. Through that experience, and others throughout her life, Holly was inspired to share her message of positivity, determination and confidence with business leaders, teachers, and students across the nation.

Holly’s writing and speaking not only offer encouragement and optimism but a roadmap for self discovery and spiritual enlightenment. Her methods—the ones she uses everyday in her own life—are intuitive, honest, and adaptable to nearly any situation. Readers and audience members alike walk away inspired to light the fire of successful living within themselves.

James D. Hagen, Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Tourism
Before joining the Daugaard Administration, Jim worked as National Campaign Director and Public Relations Director for the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation. Jim also served from 2004-2006 in the Rounds Administration as Secretary of Tourism and State Development, overseeing the Division of Tourism as well as divisions dealing with economic development, arts, history and tribal relations. Jim grew up in northeast corner of South Dakota at the base of the Coteau Des Prairies near Sisseton. He is a graduate of Aberdeen Central High School and a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Southern California, where he earned a BA in Political Science.

Jay D. Vogt, South Dakota State Historical Society
Jay D. Vogt of Pierre is director of the South Dakota State Historical Society and State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO). Vogt came to work for the State Historical Society in 1987, serving in several capacities. In 1996, he was appointed the State Historic Preservation Officer. Vogt became deputy director of the Society in 1999 and took over the day-to-day operation of the organization. As director of the State Historical Society since 2003, Vogt oversees the management of the five programs (archaeology, archives, museum, historic preservation, research and publishing) and the administrative and development units. Originally from Mitchell, SD, Vogt is a graduate of Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have three sons, Gabriel, Joshua, and Zachary.

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, telephone number and the course name, date and location of the training.

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

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