Leadership Montana Classroom Reflection: Indigenous Immersion Initiative Reflection: John Morrison, Helena, Class of 2005 and III 2022
Masters Class Session: Josh Slotnick
March 31, 2023
Masters Class Session: Alan Ruby
May 31, 2023


Shannon Christensen, Billings, Class of 2022 and Masters 2023

Masters Class Reflection

Shannon Christensen, Billings, Flagship Class of 2022 and Masters 2023

The Masters Class met for an April virtual check-in following our second session in Helena in February. The 90 minutes was a fantastic opportunity to reconnect with our classmates and home teams. As frequently happens in Leadership Montana, we were coming ninety miles per hour down the on-ramp into a session. This break provided needed relief and recentering for many of us.

Jen Davis is constantly encouraging us to make incremental improvements, changing behaviors by just 10%, around those we are studying in The Leadership Challenge. After leaving Big Sky a bit hurried and unprepared for the work between sessions, I was pleased to reflect on my most recent Leadership Development Worksheet with my home team during our check-in and recognize the small steps I was taking toward changing my behaviors to Inspire a Shared Vision. A perk of the Masters Class is also choosing how we tackle our reading, either ahead of or after a session, to get the most out of what we are learning. As we near the end of our study of The Leadership Challenge, we are also preparing to tackle Courageous Collaboration with Gracious Space and Pat Hughes.

With fewer sessions in the Masters Class than in the Flagship Class, we know our time together is going too quickly, and not much is left. I look forward to gathering again in White Sulphur Springs in May, prepared to finish my treasure box blue cards and close out our final time together in Butte ahead of graduation.