Confluence Spotlight: Sheri Jarvis and Emily FrazierOctober 31, 2022
Flagship Session: Kate ChapinDecember 31, 2022
Masters Class Reflection
Arielle Allen, Kalispell, Class of 2021, Masters 2023
Master’s class is where it’s at. I could probably leave my reflection summarized in those six words, and it would crisply articulate what I’m about to follow it up with.
I remember having this feeling in college after I graduated with my undergraduate degree and began my Master’s degree. I felt inspired, reinvigorated, and unified in the pursuit of a common goal with my peers. This very drastic contrast in commitment and connection was apparent to me within one week, and I knew that I would be motivated to savor every moment of that experience. All of those things are true ten-fold following my first session with the Leadership Montana Master’s class of 2023 in Big Sky. The class size offers the opportunity to reach deeper connections very quickly, and the content feels significantly deeper and conversations richer because we are all coming from the same common foundation and language learned through the flagship class. A classmate said, “ I feel like my relationships with this group are where my flagship relationships were at the third session”. I think that is one of the ingredients that create the Master’s program magic, and I’m not entirely sure that I was expecting it. Why? Well, life. But as with my flagship experience, I could not have given myself a greater gift than saying yes to be part of this year’s Master’s class. I am looking forward to our next stop in Helena!