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Adapting

Message from president/CEO Chantel Schieffer

Leaders adapt. Over the last three weeks, this statement has proven true for all of us around Montana. Faced with a global pandemic, we have no choice but to adapt how we live, work, lead, and care for others in our current reality.

Since our very first class met in Big Sky in 2004, we have consistently held our three-day session every month from September to April. That’s 110 live sessions over 16 years and our 111th session was delivered remotely over half of a day last week. At Leadership Montana during this unprecedented time, adapting looks like providing programming electronically rather than in person. While it isn’t ideal, we are making it work.

We are here for you, all of you. Here’s what we’re doing to support our LMT community and Montana:

  • LMT Live features one-hour interactive leadership lessons or conversations on Montana issues, delivered in real-time through Zoom. This is an important way for us to connect and continue learning. We are currently seeking conversation hosts for April. Sign up in the button below to be a part of this meaningful program. Watch for programming to be announced shortly via email and social media. Archived lessons are available on our website.
  • “Happy Hour” Now more than ever, connection is important to our health and well-being. We have scheduled a Zoom-based “happy hour” for each class to connect, check in, and support one another. See the schedule below, watch your email and social media for Zoom links.
  • Have or Need Do you have something that someone might need? Do you need something that someone might have? Here’s an example: Butte fire department needed hand sanitizer. Headframe Spirits made hand sanitizer. Problem addressed. Use the links below to share what you have to offer those in need or what you are needing right now. We will do our best to match them up and connect you.

We are here for you. And when the time is right, we will be here for you in person, too. We will continue to provide opportunities for you to connect, learn, and lead in Montana.

Now is the time that we need to be here for each other. That means we need you to be here for us, too. Like all nonprofit organizations across the world, we are going to take a hit and the significance of that is not known. We are doing everything we can to protect our organization so that when this is over, we are still standing strong and working toward our mission of developing leaders committed to building a better Montana.

If you are looking for ways to help us, paying your membership dues is an important way to show us that you’re here for us, too. If you are unable to pay dues, even a message of support in this time goes a long way.

We are here for you. Always.

My very best,

Chantel McCormick Schieffer
President & CEO
Class of 2010, Masters 2019

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