Leadership Montana happenings: upcoming events, blog, newsletter


Stay up to date with Leadership Montana’s current events, blogs, and newsletters.


In March 2020, our world became gripped by a global pandemic. Leadership Montana’s in-person events in March and April have been postponed until we can safely be together again. When that day comes, we will ensure that all of our events follow local, state, and federal guidelines for meetings of our size as recommended by the Center for Disease Control.

We are moving forward with our plans for our programming for our cohorts who will begin gathering in September 2020. We are currently selecting the participants of our flagship and Masters class.

If you have any question, please email chantel at leadershipmontana dot org

We can’t be together right now. But we will again soon. In the meantime, be well…and lead well.


Celebrate Montana Annual Dinner June 25, 2020 Billings


Join us of one day of online giving to show your support of Leadership Montana. You do not need to live in these communities to participate, but these are the three giving days we are participating in. Thank you for your generous and continued support.


LMT Live is a new and quickly formed program designed to help keep LMT alumni connected during a challenging time in our world. Many are isolated, working from home, and generally disconnected from our communities. We are here to help us all connect, listen, learn, and lead.

Coaching and Leadership with Shannon Stober  April 30 11:00 AM

Talk Saves Lives – Nate Chute Foundation for Suicide Prevention April 30 4:30 PM

Our Blog

May 31, 2019
Stormy clouds above rocky bluffs lit by the sun


April 30, 2019

Celebrating Small Wins

March 31, 2019
Stormy clouds above rocky bluffs lit by the sun

Always Learning

February 28, 2019
A stack of large hay next to a snow-covered field with irrigation with mountains in the background beneath a blue sky

Easy v. Right

Alumni in Action

July 31, 2019
Jodi Smith

Jodi Smith

June 30, 2019
Mark Petersen smiles

Mark Petersen

May 31, 2019
Three children, a woman, and a man, dressed in button-up shirts pose outside

Jeremy Vannatta

Classroom Reflection

September 30, 2019
Nik Griffith

Flagship Session One: Nik Griffith

May 31, 2019
A smiling woman rests her chin on her hand and leans forward

Masters Class Session: Brenda Peterson

March 30, 2019
Chance Barrett

Flagship Session Six: Chance Barrett

Alumni Awards

Alumni Service Award

The Leadership Montana Alumni Service Award recognizes and promotes alumni service to support the Leadership Montana program and/or alumni activities. The award recognizes a Leadership Montana Alumnus who has used his or her leadership skills, knowledge, and resources to benefit Leadership Montana.


2019 – Heather Collins
2018 – John Carmody
2017 – Chad Lippert
2016 – Carmen McSpadden
2015 – Barbara Braided Hair

Alumni Leadership Award

The Leadership Montana Alumni Leadership Award recognizes and promotes community involvement. The award recognizes a Leadership Montana Alumnus who has had a significant impact at the local or state level, demonstrates outstanding leadership in keeping with and expanding the Leadership Montana philosophy in his or her community or the state, and serves as an example of leadership for others.


2019 – Jen Hensley
2018 – Michael Sanderson
2017 – Eric Hyyppa
2016 – Duane Ankney
2015 – Mike O’Neill

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