Leadership Montana: Leadership skills for Montana’s Future

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Leadership for Montana’s Future

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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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    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
  • Sheri Jarvis, Sheri Jarvis Art & Design
    Leadership Montana’s program design has inspired me to connect in ways I didn’t know I needed or wanted, and it has inspired me to show up for many more meaningful conversations in my community.
    Sheri Jarvis, Sheri Jarvis Art & Design
    Virginia City, Class of 2019
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Nate Linder, NorthWestern Energy
    The exposure to the issues facing Montana cannot be fully realized through simple communication, but rather must be experienced first person. As such, Leadership Montana should be mandatory for every Montanan looking to make a difference and move the state forward.
    Nate Linder, NorthWestern Energy
    Helena, Class of 2019
  • Ric Heldt, A&E Architects, PC
    Leadership Montana has made me more aware (Listen), accepting of different viewpoints with better willingness to share my viewpoints (Learn), and confidence in moving forward with ideas (Lead).
    Ric Heldt, A&E Architects, PC
    Billings, Class of 2019
  • Jan Stoddard, Montana Department of Commerce
    Leadership Montana afforded me the time and space to expand my focus through education, practical learning experiences in communities, and valued networking with professional peers especially ones that I would have never had the chance to meet in my siloed world.
    Jan Stoddard, Montana Department of Commerce
    Helena, Class of 2019
  • Owen Robbins, First Interstate Bank
    What a tremendous privilege it has been this past 8 months to travel around our beautiful state and appreciate the diversity of its landscape, industry, and people. I am proud to be a Montanan and that pride is greater today because of Leadership Montana.
    Owen Robbins, First Interstate Bank
    Hamilton, Class of 2019
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Vicki-Lynn Terpstra, PayneWest Insurance
    Leadership Montana’s education is part of my me at a cellular level now; I am far from perfect but I am better today than yesterday and I will strive to be a more gracious and impactful leader every day to follow because of my experience with Leadership Montana.
    Vicki-Lynn Terpstra, PayneWest Insurance
    Billings, Class of 2019
  • 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
  • Chris Oliveira, Crowley Fleck PLLP
    One of the biggest lessons I learned from Leadership Montana is that leadership is a team; it is not one person. A change from the status quo, to better, is done through more than one person.
    Chris Oliveira, Crowley Fleck PLLP
    Helena, Class of 2019
  • Haylee Folkvord, Sacajawea Hotel
    Leadership Montana taught me how to truly listen and be self-aware, how diversity is absolutely necessary for success, and gave me the confidence to do things on my own and do them my own way.
    Haylee Folkvord, Sacajawea Hotel
    Three Forks, Class of 2019
  • Mike Follett, Billings Clinic
    Leadership Montana framed the state in a different way for me.
    Mike Follett, Billings Clinic
    Billings, Class of 2015
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Andrea Surratt, City of Bozeman
    Leadership Montana has provided a local and regional context for learning, a framework for reasonable debate and engagement, and a network of peers that prompt me to smile when I think of them!
    Andrea Surratt, City of Bozeman
    Bozeman, Class of 2019
  • 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
  • Kody Farkell, Pondera County
    Leadership Montana has re-awakened the desire in me to “walk a mile in someone else’s shoes.” I now want to see the world from another’s point of view and to become a better person by understanding those views.
    Kody Farkell, Pondera County
    Conrad, Class of 2019
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  •  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

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