the Institute

The Red River Leadership Institute (RRLI) is designed to provide participants from the public, private and non-profit sectors of the Red River Region the leadership skills to build a more livable regional community through the 3Ts: Talent, Technology, Tolerance.

Off-site tours, subject-matter experts, and curriculum designed to explore the RRLI priority areas stress economic development and analysis, thinking regionally and leadership dilemmas. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to experience an area of the region not their own, as the schedule’s locations are diversified among the four states. Participants achieve better outcomes when given learning opportunities that incorporate real life challenges. RRLI will integrate leadership and regional priority areas, i.e. education, transportation, technology, small business entrepreneurship, healthcare, and tourism to create projects the participants will work on between sessions that involve reflection, practice, synthesis, and the application of the concepts discussed.