Leadership Montana Classroom Reflection: Indigenous Immersion Initiative Reflection: John Morrison, Helena, Class of 2005 and III 2022
Flagship Session: Brady Henthorn
January 31, 2024


Sara Urbanik, Red Lodge, Flagship Class of 2023, Masters 2024

Masters Class Reflection

Sara Urbanik, Red Lodge, Flagship Class of 2023, Masters 2024

In 2023 I had the opportunity to participate in the Flagship Class, a dream of mine for ten years. To immediately be accepted into the Masters Class of 2024 is an honor and a privilege I do not take lightly. After attending the first session in Miles City I was reminded how enriching it is to purposely practice “Intellectual Humility”. My favorite pillars of Intellectual Humility are “be willing to revise and re-examine your own viewpoint” and “have respect for others’ viewpoints”.

Throughout the Masters Class I will have the opportunity to look back at my personal best leadership experience and work on my current leadership challenge. Being willing to revise and re-examine my own viewpoint is critical to my growth as a leader. It will allow me to clarify my values and connect with the values of those whom I work with. The fun begins when I get to show my respect for others’ viewpoints including those not represented by members of the group, inspire shared vision, envision exciting possibilities, and help create a setting where shared aspirations can be achieved. As we take on the Masters Class journey, I am thankful to be surrounded by accomplished leaders from around the State that inspire me.