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Leadership for Montana’s Future

Leadership Montana – building a better Montana through knowledge, collaboration, and civility.

 

A collaboration of leaders from business, labor, healthcare, education, nonprofit, and government coming together to form a strong partnership for the betterment of our state. Leadership Montana offers participants a program that strengthens leadership skills while fostering personal growth and reflection. Participants gain a deeper awareness of issues affecting Montana all while building powerful and personal connections with their classmates and network of committed alumni.

Leadership Montana – building a better Montana through knowledge, collaboration, and civility.

 

A collaboration of leaders from business, labor, healthcare, education, nonprofit, and government coming together to form a strong partnership for the betterment of our state. Leadership Montana offers participants a program that strengthens leadership skills while fostering personal growth and reflection. Participants gain a deeper awareness of issues affecting Montana all while building powerful and personal connections with their classmates and network of committed alumni.

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Testimonials

  • Emy Royce, Bitter Root Land Trust
    To answer how has this experience impacted my life, I think I need to ask “how hasn’t it?” I can’t think of one aspect of my life that isn’t impacted by LMT in one positive way or another. I want a t-shirt that says “#yesand” or a bumper sticker that says “WWLMTD? …what would LMT do?”
    Emy Royce, Bitter Root Land Trust
    Hamilton, Class of 2018
  • Theresa Doty, US Forest Service
    My experience with Leadership Montana came at exactly the right time. How did the universe know that right now is when I needed the friendships and collaboration with other professionals that care about our state?
    Theresa Doty, US Forest Service
    Butte, Class of 2018
  • Dusty Eaton, A&E Architects
    Personally, Leadership Montana has challenged me to look inward, to spend time focusing on who I am today and who I want to be tomorrow.
    Dusty Eaton, A&E Architects
    Billings, Class of 2018
  • Chris Warden, Washington Corporations
    Leadership Montana has been and continues to be an invaluable partner in my life. Through the program I have been able to develop meaningful relationships and leadership skills that are unparalleled.
    Chris Warden, Washington Corporations
    Missoula, Class of 2006
  • Mike Worden, Montana State Fund
    I now know that I am better equipped to have a positive influence on others, both personally and professionally. I know that I can positively impact our great state of Montana and can provide the leadership that is often required to make my community a better place for all.
    Mike Worden, Montana State Fund
    Helena, Class of 2018
  • Don Chery, GlacierBancorp
    With the additional knowledge of the geographic areas we visited and the professions represented from the tours, panelists and speakers, we are able to make better decisions for our own benefit as well as the communities we serve.
    Don Chery, GlacierBancorp
    Kalispell, Class of 2017
  • Laurence Hubbard, Montana State Fund
    Diversity of opinion is healthy – divisiveness is not. Leadership Montana enables people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives to share a common experience in an atmosphere of courtesy and respect.
    Laurence Hubbard, Montana State Fund
    Helena, Class of 2007
  • Alan Satterlee, North Valley Hospital
    Seeing firsthand the individuals and families working hard at their ranch, business or job and what they are doing and facing in their communities has made all the issues more real to me.
    Alan Satterlee, North Valley Hospital
    Kalispell, Class of 2017
  • Amber Sundsted, Billings Realtors Association
    People have recognized a change in me, they have seen a spark, that something is different, a different attitude. [My classmates] are 37 people I really needed in my life, and I didn't know it ... I cannot say enough good things about Leadership Montana.
    Amber Sundsted, Billings Realtors Association
    Billings, Class of 2012
  • Joe Racicot, Montana Rail Link
    Leadership Montana has shown that simply listening to the viewpoint of others, even if it differs from your own, can serve as a catalyst to facilitate an open and productive dialogue that leads to collective problem solving and stronger relationships.
    Joe Racicot, Montana Rail Link
    Missoula, Class of 2017
  • EJ Porth, Gallatin Valley Land Trust
    I have the tools now to really listen to people who disagree with me, in a way that seeks to understand instead of persuade.
    EJ Porth, Gallatin Valley Land Trust
    Bozeman, Class of 2017
  • Paula Eberling, Victim Witness Advocate
    I have shared the last year with a very diverse group of people.... We gathered and united, and this is the very reason why I know that with the continuance of Leadership Montana, we as a state can grow and embrace future Montanans to become great leaders.
    Paula Eberling, Victim Witness Advocate
    Sidney, Class of 2017
  • Andrew Davis, First Interstate Bank
    Leadership MT has introduced me to a level of empathy and consideration that I’d never been able to tap before. I believe that is most likely the result of Leadership MT's introduction to, and example of, a level of honesty and truth that I’d never been able to tap before, and the empathy flowed as a result.
    Andrew Davis, First Interstate Bank
    Laurel, Class of 2018
  • Alisa Schneider, Envirocon, Inc.
    I know, more than ever, that it is not about you and it isn’t about me - it is about “us.” The more we can focus on the similarities that bring us all together, the more we can capitalize on our shared interests for the betterment of this beautiful state.
    Alisa Schneider, Envirocon, Inc.
    Missoula, Class of 2018
  • Emy Royce, Bitter Root Land Trust
    Listen, Learn, Lead are a daily practice for me now. It’s something I weave into my every day that influences simple interactions at the coffee shop, all the way to big-picture organizational discussions about connecting the community with conserved lands.
    Emy Royce, Bitter Root Land Trust
    Hamilton, Class of 2018
  • Angela Nunn, Department of Justice
    Leadership Montana gave me a backpack full of tools, connections, and experiences that I pull out on a regular basis and will help me tackle my goal and many more in the years to come.
    Angela Nunn, Department of Justice
    Helena, Class of 2016
  • DJ Clark, Sanderson Stewart
    I’ve always been proud to be a Montanan, but the Leadership Montana experience has made me want to work harder, do more, and have a bigger impact in our state – to make Montana proud of me.
    DJ Clark, Sanderson Stewart
    Billings, Class of 2017
  • Chuck Winn, City of Bozeman
    Leadership Montana helped me reconfirm the importance of leading where you are, all day, every day.
    Chuck Winn, City of Bozeman
    Bozeman, Class of 2016
  • Vincent Kalafat, Crowley Fleck
    Leadership Montana transformed a diverse group of individuals at Big Sky into an incredibly close and cohesive team where we all experienced an incredible “safe space” to share with our classmates in ways that I would have never thought possible at the outset.
    Vincent Kalafat, Crowley Fleck
    Billings, Class of 2018
  • Jim Bliss, Tri-State Restaurant Supply
    There is no doubt that my family, community and business has benefited beyond words from what I have learned.... I will spend the rest of my career and my life helping the citizens of the State of Montana, my family, friends, and employees have and create better lives.
    Jim Bliss, Tri-State Restaurant Supply
    Kalispell, Class of 2010
  • Mike Follett, Billings Clinic
    Leadership Montana framed the state in a different way for me.
    Mike Follett, Billings Clinic
    Billings, Class of 2015
  • Andy Metroka, Montana State Fund
    It’s rare to have a structured opportunity to pause and reflect on what it means to be a leader and how each of us as individuals in the class are growing and developing our leadership skills. The time in Leadership Montana has offered an opportunity to do just that.
    Andy Metroka, Montana State Fund
    Helena, Class of 2017
  • Alice Buckley, Profitable Ideas Exchange
    Everywhere you go in Montana people are digging deep into their communities, working to elevate their neighbors, colleagues, and children and it simply takes pausing to discover the statewide work of resilience and vibrancy going on around us.
    Alice Buckley, Profitable Ideas Exchange
    Bozeman, Class of 2018
  • Alan Ruby, Flathead Electric Cooperative
    I truly wish I'd had this experience 30 years ago when I started raising my children so that I could have seen myself through their eyes and I known better how to understand, help, and react.
    Alan Ruby, Flathead Electric Cooperative
    Kalispell, Class of 2018
  • Alice Buckley, Profitable Ideas Exchange
    Leadership Montana has provided a time and space to engage in learning and reflection, tools to help me navigate the world with grace and conviction, and, beyond all else, a community that has inspired and astounded me, encouraged me, and listened to me.
    Alice Buckley, Profitable Ideas Exchange
    Bozeman, Class of 2018
  • Sarah Sadowski, State of Montana
    This course provided me the time to deepen understanding of the strengths and barriers facing individuals and Montana as a whole. The experience brings diverse people together and as a result, puts faces and names to perspectives....
    Sarah Sadowski, State of Montana
    Helena, Class of 2011
  •  Jim Bennett, MSU Northern Foundation
    The people in Leadership Montana have all had a decidedly different life than mine. We all have different interests and beliefs. Yet many of us have been able to build a meaningful connection with each other, even if we disagree on things.
    Jim Bennett, MSU Northern Foundation
    Havre, Class of 2017

Upcoming Events

Testimonials

  • Mike Follett, Billings Clinic
    Leadership Montana framed the state in a different way for me.
    Mike Follett, Billings Clinic
    Billings, Class of 2015
  • Emy Royce, Bitter Root Land Trust
    To answer how has this experience impacted my life, I think I need to ask “how hasn’t it?” I can’t think of one aspect of my life that isn’t impacted by LMT in one positive way or another. I want a t-shirt that says “#yesand” or a bumper sticker that says “WWLMTD? …what would LMT do?”
    Emy Royce, Bitter Root Land Trust
    Hamilton, Class of 2018
  • Emy Royce, Bitter Root Land Trust
    Listen, Learn, Lead are a daily practice for me now. It’s something I weave into my every day that influences simple interactions at the coffee shop, all the way to big-picture organizational discussions about connecting the community with conserved lands.
    Emy Royce, Bitter Root Land Trust
    Hamilton, Class of 2018
  • Alice Buckley, Profitable Ideas Exchange
    Everywhere you go in Montana people are digging deep into their communities, working to elevate their neighbors, colleagues, and children and it simply takes pausing to discover the statewide work of resilience and vibrancy going on around us.
    Alice Buckley, Profitable Ideas Exchange
    Bozeman, Class of 2018
  • Laurence Hubbard, Montana State Fund
    Diversity of opinion is healthy – divisiveness is not. Leadership Montana enables people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives to share a common experience in an atmosphere of courtesy and respect.
    Laurence Hubbard, Montana State Fund
    Helena, Class of 2007
  • Mike Worden, Montana State Fund
    I now know that I am better equipped to have a positive influence on others, both personally and professionally. I know that I can positively impact our great state of Montana and can provide the leadership that is often required to make my community a better place for all.
    Mike Worden, Montana State Fund
    Helena, Class of 2018
  • Alice Buckley, Profitable Ideas Exchange
    Leadership Montana has provided a time and space to engage in learning and reflection, tools to help me navigate the world with grace and conviction, and, beyond all else, a community that has inspired and astounded me, encouraged me, and listened to me.
    Alice Buckley, Profitable Ideas Exchange
    Bozeman, Class of 2018
  • Alan Ruby, Flathead Electric Cooperative
    I truly wish I'd had this experience 30 years ago when I started raising my children so that I could have seen myself through their eyes and I known better how to understand, help, and react.
    Alan Ruby, Flathead Electric Cooperative
    Kalispell, Class of 2018
  • Amber Sundsted, Billings Realtors Association
    People have recognized a change in me, they have seen a spark, that something is different, a different attitude. [My classmates] are 37 people I really needed in my life, and I didn't know it ... I cannot say enough good things about Leadership Montana.
    Amber Sundsted, Billings Realtors Association
    Billings, Class of 2012
  • Alan Satterlee, North Valley Hospital
    Seeing firsthand the individuals and families working hard at their ranch, business or job and what they are doing and facing in their communities has made all the issues more real to me.
    Alan Satterlee, North Valley Hospital
    Kalispell, Class of 2017
  • Jim Bliss, Tri-State Restaurant Supply
    There is no doubt that my family, community and business has benefited beyond words from what I have learned.... I will spend the rest of my career and my life helping the citizens of the State of Montana, my family, friends, and employees have and create better lives.
    Jim Bliss, Tri-State Restaurant Supply
    Kalispell, Class of 2010
  • Dusty Eaton, A&E Architects
    Personally, Leadership Montana has challenged me to look inward, to spend time focusing on who I am today and who I want to be tomorrow.
    Dusty Eaton, A&E Architects
    Billings, Class of 2018
  • Vincent Kalafat, Crowley Fleck
    Leadership Montana transformed a diverse group of individuals at Big Sky into an incredibly close and cohesive team where we all experienced an incredible “safe space” to share with our classmates in ways that I would have never thought possible at the outset.
    Vincent Kalafat, Crowley Fleck
    Billings, Class of 2018
  • Paula Eberling, Victim Witness Advocate
    I have shared the last year with a very diverse group of people.... We gathered and united, and this is the very reason why I know that with the continuance of Leadership Montana, we as a state can grow and embrace future Montanans to become great leaders.
    Paula Eberling, Victim Witness Advocate
    Sidney, Class of 2017
  •  Jim Bennett, MSU Northern Foundation
    The people in Leadership Montana have all had a decidedly different life than mine. We all have different interests and beliefs. Yet many of us have been able to build a meaningful connection with each other, even if we disagree on things.
    Jim Bennett, MSU Northern Foundation
    Havre, Class of 2017
  • Chris Warden, Washington Corporations
    Leadership Montana has been and continues to be an invaluable partner in my life. Through the program I have been able to develop meaningful relationships and leadership skills that are unparalleled.
    Chris Warden, Washington Corporations
    Missoula, Class of 2006
  • Theresa Doty, US Forest Service
    My experience with Leadership Montana came at exactly the right time. How did the universe know that right now is when I needed the friendships and collaboration with other professionals that care about our state?
    Theresa Doty, US Forest Service
    Butte, Class of 2018
  • EJ Porth, Gallatin Valley Land Trust
    I have the tools now to really listen to people who disagree with me, in a way that seeks to understand instead of persuade.
    EJ Porth, Gallatin Valley Land Trust
    Bozeman, Class of 2017
  • Sarah Sadowski, State of Montana
    This course provided me the time to deepen understanding of the strengths and barriers facing individuals and Montana as a whole. The experience brings diverse people together and as a result, puts faces and names to perspectives....
    Sarah Sadowski, State of Montana
    Helena, Class of 2011
  • DJ Clark, Sanderson Stewart
    I’ve always been proud to be a Montanan, but the Leadership Montana experience has made me want to work harder, do more, and have a bigger impact in our state – to make Montana proud of me.
    DJ Clark, Sanderson Stewart
    Billings, Class of 2017
  • Don Chery, GlacierBancorp
    With the additional knowledge of the geographic areas we visited and the professions represented from the tours, panelists and speakers, we are able to make better decisions for our own benefit as well as the communities we serve.
    Don Chery, GlacierBancorp
    Kalispell, Class of 2017
  • Joe Racicot, Montana Rail Link
    Leadership Montana has shown that simply listening to the viewpoint of others, even if it differs from your own, can serve as a catalyst to facilitate an open and productive dialogue that leads to collective problem solving and stronger relationships.
    Joe Racicot, Montana Rail Link
    Missoula, Class of 2017
  • Andy Metroka, Montana State Fund
    It’s rare to have a structured opportunity to pause and reflect on what it means to be a leader and how each of us as individuals in the class are growing and developing our leadership skills. The time in Leadership Montana has offered an opportunity to do just that.
    Andy Metroka, Montana State Fund
    Helena, Class of 2017
  • Alisa Schneider, Envirocon, Inc.
    I know, more than ever, that it is not about you and it isn’t about me - it is about “us.” The more we can focus on the similarities that bring us all together, the more we can capitalize on our shared interests for the betterment of this beautiful state.
    Alisa Schneider, Envirocon, Inc.
    Missoula, Class of 2018
  • Angela Nunn, Department of Justice
    Leadership Montana gave me a backpack full of tools, connections, and experiences that I pull out on a regular basis and will help me tackle my goal and many more in the years to come.
    Angela Nunn, Department of Justice
    Helena, Class of 2016
  • Chuck Winn, City of Bozeman
    Leadership Montana helped me reconfirm the importance of leading where you are, all day, every day.
    Chuck Winn, City of Bozeman
    Bozeman, Class of 2016
  • Andrew Davis, First Interstate Bank
    Leadership MT has introduced me to a level of empathy and consideration that I’d never been able to tap before. I believe that is most likely the result of Leadership MT's introduction to, and example of, a level of honesty and truth that I’d never been able to tap before, and the empathy flowed as a result.
    Andrew Davis, First Interstate Bank
    Laurel, Class of 2018

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