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

CLASSROOM REFLECTION

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.