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:
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