HOBY’s flagship program, the State Leadership Seminar is designed to help high school sophomores to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community. ​Students explore their own personal leadership skills while learning how to lead others and make a positive impact in their community.

2021 Registration Kit


reaching the world

Started in 1958 by legendary actor Hugh O'Brian, the HOBY program nationally reaches out to every public and private high school as well as conducting HOBY-style programs internationally including programs in Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, China, Korea, Taiwan, Israel, and Iraq.

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HOBY's vision is "To motivate and empower individuals to make a positive difference within our global society through understanding and action, based on effective and compassionate leadership." HOBY's success is the direct result of its 4,000 national volunteers who plan and execute its programs.

leadership for all


catch the spirit


thank you to our generous donors & sponsors!

All across the country, volunteers, schools, students and alumni have caught the HOBY spirit. Thousands of men and women have participated or volunteered in Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) programs, making it America's premier youth leadership development program.

HOBY'S global impact makes it one of the most successful international student programs in the world. Learn more about HOBY and ways you can get involved:

Given the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 ND HOBY Leadership Seminar will be held virtually June 10-12, 2021. Previously registered Ambassadors should have received communication regarding the change. If you have any questions or concerns, please refer to the Contact Us page at www.ndhoby.org and email the Leadership Seminar Chair. Stay healthy, everyone!

Printable Pre-Seminar forms


Leadership Seminar

June 10-12, 2021


Secure Energy Services US, LLC

Aafedt-McCabe Family Fund

Terrance Rockstad

Lance K. Bergstrom, MD, FACS, of Bergstrom Eye          and Laser Clinic

Papa's Pumpkin Patch

Hetland ENT

Steve and Rose Santini
Jerod and Mylynn Tufte

Dave and Becky Skalsky
Justin Voller/Rocketman Jet Services, LLC

Stevens Auctioneers

Mark and Janell Anderson

North Dakota National Guard

Gate City Bank

CHI St. Alexius Health
2021 ND HOBY Volunteers and Team Alumni