Please make plans to join us for the 2018 Leadership Montana signature event, The Confluence to be held in Kalispell on September 13-14, 2018. During these two days, we will explore challenges and opportunities facing northwest Montana with a diverse group of leaders from business, education, government, nonprofits, health care, agriculture, and more.
Thursday, September 13th, 2018
10:00 – 10:15 am Welcome to The Confluence
10:15 – 11:15 am Native American Cultural Presentation
11:15 am – 12:30 pm Keynote Speaker: Maury Povich
Television personality, Big Fork resident, and the owner of The Flathead Beacon. Don’t miss his thoughtful conversation on leadership and your role in leading in Montana!
12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch is served
1:30 – 2:30pm Gracious Space Session with Affiliate Trainers
If this is your first Leadership Montana event, you won’t want to miss this training taught by alumni certified in this collaborative leadership model. Are you well-versed in Gracious Space? Hone your skills with this quick refresher!
2:30 – 2:45pm Break. Meet someone new or reconnect with colleagues from around the state.
2:45 – 4:15pm Opportunity Discussion #1: Economic Development
The Flathead region is very diverse in it’s economic opportunity. Hear from local leaders about what makes this place so special and learn about opportunities for your own community.
4:15 – 4:30pm Wrap Up and Evening Announcements
5:00 – 6:30pm Reception at Central School Museum
Silent Auction and Alumni Awards
7:00 – 9:00pm Class Dinners, After Hours Social
All guests are invited to join with Leadership Montana Alumni for dinner at a local establishment. And be sure to join us for the after-party at Brannigan’s.
Friday, September 14th, 2018
7:30 – 8:00 am Breakfast is served
8:00 – 9:00 am Gracious Space Table Conversations
Put your new or refreshed Gracious Space skills to work with a facilitated conversation around issues and opportunities facing Montana today.
9:00 – 10:00 am Opportunity Discussion #2: Manufacturing
You might be surprised by the many unique manufacturing opportunities in the Flathead. Hear these incredible stories about building a better Montana – literally.
10:00 – 10:15 am Break. Take a stroll. Connect with a new friend.
10:15 – 11:45 am Opportunity Discussion #3: Recreation and Tourism
The Flathead is well known for it’s many recreation and tourism opportunities. Hear from the pros that make it all work, season after season.
11:45 am – 12:30 pm Keynote Discussion
To Be Announced! Stay tuned!