Leadership Conference 2021

The Leadership Conference is back in-person for 2021

The BHR Leadership Conference is returning to the Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center in Pierre. The 2021 conference will be Tuesday, September 28, and will feature exciting speakers, breakout sessions, and other fun activities for leaders at all levels. More information about the program and how to register will be coming soon!

This Year’s Speakers:
  • Davis Horsager – The Trusted Leader
  • Kristen Lee – A Toolkit for Leaders in Today’s Complex Times
  • Mike Oster – It Starts with Attitude
Cost: $175 per person

Click here to register for the 2021 Leadership Conference.


Speakers Include:

Mike has been presenting to and training groups and organizations for over 20 years. His background includes working for a Fortune 500 company, serving as an elected official, owning and operating a private business, sitting on a number of volunteer boards, and wearing the uniform of the United States Army through over 35 years of service in the South Dakota Army National Guard. Mike is a combat Veteran serving in both Operation Iraqi Freedom in Kuwait and Iraq, and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He continues to serve in the Army National Guard and currently holds the rank of Brigadier General.

Through service in these positions, continued professional education in performance excellence, 33 years of marriage to his wife Jo and raising four kids ranging in age from 32 to 20, Mike has acquired a tremendous background in leadership, teamwork and motivating people. He understands what it takes to build and maintain a positive attitude and how to motivate those around you to be better than they believe is possible.

Mike is passionate about spreading a message of self-improvement and helping people realize their maximum potential. He uses humor and real-life experiences to help participants recognize the "negativity traps" that affect our attitudes. His overall mission is to assist individuals and organizations to perform at such a level that Excellence becomes the Average. When we become better at who we are, we become better in all we do.

Dr. Kristen Lee, Ed.D., LICSW, known as Dr. Kris, is an internationally recognized, award-winning Behavioral Science and Leadership professor, clinician, researcher, activist, comedian, and author from Boston, MA. She speaks and consults with individuals and organizations devoted to preventing and treating burnout/mental health issues, and improving the human condition, particularly for marginalized and underserved populations.

Dr. Kris’s TEDx talk has received over 311,000 views. She is a regular contributor for Thrive Global and Psychology Today. Her first book, Reset: Make the Most of Your Stress, won the Next Generation Indie Book Award for Motivational Book of 2015. Her best-selling second book, Mentalligence: A New Psychology of Thinking: Learn What it Takes to Be More Agile, Mindful, and Connected in Today’s World, has been called by Psych Central “Insightful, timely, and poignant. Mentalligence has far-reaching and eminently useful impact for anyone looking to live a better life.” Her third book, Worth the Risk: How to Microdose Bravery to Grow Resilience, Connect More, and Offer Yourself to the World debuts in spring 2022. Dr. Kris’s work has been featured on NPR, CBS Radio, and Shrink Rap Radio, along with a variety of podcasts. She is the Host of Crackin’ Up: Where Therapy Meets Comedy, a show dedicated to eradicating mental health stigma and raising awareness through humor and community.

Dr. Kris is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker known for her advocacy in promoting increased mental health integration in social policies and institutions to facilitate access and improved health outcomes in the U.S. and across the globe. Dr. Kris, who earned her EdD from Northeastern and Master of Social Work degree from Boston University, speaks and consults with organizations around the world on resilience. She has shared her expertise as a grant reviewer for U.S. federal agencies for over two decades.

To learn more, visit www.kristenlee.com and follow on social media via @TheRealDrKris.

David Horsager, MA, CSP, CPAE is CEO of Trust Edge Leadership Institute and a global authority on helping leaders and organizations become the most trusted in their industry. He is inventor of The Enterprise Trust Index™, director of the annual study—The Trust Outlook™, and national bestselling author of The Trust Edge. With clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to professional sports teams and global governments, David has taken the platform across the United States and on 6 continents.