Speaking & Training

Speaking and Training Services in Sioux Falls, SD

Build Quality Communication

The pace of change and the increasing demands placed on leaders requires a culture of continual improvement. Every organization benefits from ongoing training and professional development activities. Sometimes, the pace of change and competing priorities bring people and groups into conflict. Facilitation is the method of helping people communicate, bringing diverse interests to consensus, and creating a “win-win” that is in the best interest of the organization.

Since our founding in 1990, Sumption & Wyland has delivered over 200 teams training, board development, and customized group training in a variety of settings to all sizes and descriptions of audiences. We have facilitated countless planning processes and helped many “difficult conversations” become successful goal-focused partnerships.

Board Development

Boards of Directors are constantly evolving. The ability to assess leadership needs and create brief, clear programs that allow for immediate application is a clear strength of the Sumption & Wyland team. Over 70 boards of directors have received effective needs assessment, training, and facilitation to remain healthy and ready to meet the challenges of organizational governance. Nonprofit organizations, public school boards, county commissions, and city commissioners are among the groups that have benefited from Sumption & Wyland’s board training & development.

Teams Training

Teams of one to 40 or more have received our customized training in all areas of management, leadership, teams-effectiveness, and communication. Each training program is customized to meet the goals set for the organization, business, or industry. 

Some Often-Sought Training Programs Include:

  • Management 101
  • Management Series for Governmental Leaders
  • Executive Leadership Series
  • Building New Leaders
  • Behavioral Interviewing Techniques.
  • Recruitment and Retention of Talent
  • Leading from the Middle
  • Measuring Success
  • Effective Teams
  • Coaching Strategies for Managers


Building quality communication, confronting bad behavior, mediating broken relationships, building coalitions, carving out community strategies, and prioritizing future actions are just some of the facilitation work Sumption & Wyland have completed. We have worked with over 100 groups, assisting in the mapping the future through facilitated discussion. As facilitators, Sumption & Wyland assists groups to get the very best solutions and get the buy-in necessary for ideas to come to life.