The Confluence - A Leadership Montana Signature Event - leadershipmontana1

September 13 - 10:00 am


September 14 - 01:00 pm

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Leadership Montana


Red Lion Hotel Kalispell

20 North Main Street, Kalispell, MT 59901

Kalispell, MT, US, 59901

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!

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