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INTRODUCING THE CLASS OF 2022
Josh Pelczar – Big Sky Resort
Shannon Christensen – Cushing Terrell
Joe (Jose) Clifton – Native American Development Corporation/Billings Urban Indian Health and Wellness center
Kerri Crowe – Pinnacle Property of Montana
Kendra Eaton – SCL Health – St Vincent
Shayne Frank – American Indian Consulting Services/ Native American Development Corporation
Erik Gothberg – Kampgrounds of America
Tim Guardipee – Native American Development Corporation
Doug Jensen – PayneWest Insurance
Jodi Jordan – First Interstate Bank
Kori Keller – The Ramsey Keller Memorial
Thom MacLean – Big Sky Economic Development
Dr. David Park – Montana College of Osteopathic Medicine
Angie Pollock – Department of the Interior, BLM
Laurie Smith – Billings Clinic
Jackie Atkins – American Simmental Association
Janelle Booth – Montana State University
Tate Chamberlin – I Am Interchange
Becky Edwards – Mountain Mamas
Ashley Flammond – Water & Environmental Technologies
Amanda Flohr – Wipfli LLP
Bryn Hagfors – D.A. Davidson Companies
Ben King – Best Practice Medicine
Molly Pickall – The Trust for Public Land
Jon Shafer – NorthWestern Energy
Jim Veltkamp – City of Bozeman
Emily Yost – Murdoch’s Ranch and Home Supply
Thomas Danial David – Drunk’n Miner Saloon/Copper Spirits Casino
Shannon LaTray – Montana Chemical Dependency Center
Jon Bennion – The Washington Companies
Randy Weimer – Sibanye-Stillwater
Roubie Younkin – Montana State University Extension
Samantha Brooks – Northwest Farm Credit Services
Charles Robison – Montana Electric Cooperatives’ Association
Karena Bemis – Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel
Wayne Bunch – Montana State Fund
Barbara Chillcott – State of Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation
Laura Clark – Opportunity Bank of Montana
Amy Deitchler – Great West Engineering
Jenna Eisenhart – Shodair Children’s Hospital
Jana Garza – First Interstate Bank
Sara Groves – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MT
Marlee Iverson – Montana Department of Commerce
Tony King – Mountain-Pacific Quality Health Foundation
Nate Kopp – Prickly Pear Land Trust
Ali Mandell – Anderson-ZurMuehlen
Jason Rittal – Montana Association of Counties
Kimberly Seligman – MT Chamber of Commerce
Jill-Marie Steeley – PureView Health Center
Katie Willcockson – MT Department of Commerce
Eric Sivers – Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Leslie Southworth – Montana Primary Care Association
Jess Melin – NextEra Energy Inc.
Jill Alban – Ahead by 11
Ellie Boldman – Montana Legislature
Molly Davidson – Morrison-Maierle, Inc.
Eric Franzon – Smart Data SEO
Dori Gilels – Damn Good Consulting LLC
Brad Hall – University of Montana
Adrienne Maxwell – Crowley Fleck PLLP
Mike Morelli – University of Montana
Sarah Richey – Five Valleys Land Trust
Nicole Smith – University of Montana
Jeff Smith – WGM Group
Jody Verity – Montana Rail Link
David Wall – Missoula County
Amy Tykeson – Tykeson Family Foundation
Amy O’Hoyt – AO & Co, LLC
Elaine Stedman – Boys & Girls Club of Richland County
Wendy McKamey – Legislator for the State of Montana
Keith Clawson – First Interstate Bank
Diane Conradi – Montana Access Project
Kacy Howard – Nate Chute Foundation
LMT Live: Suicide Prevention Training
Learn tools Learn tools to recognize signs that someone may be struggling and action steps to help.
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) with the Nate Chute Foundation
This training teaches 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. QPR can be learned in as little as one hour, and courses can be tailored for the needs of specific audiences.
The Nate Chute Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation dedicated to reducing suicide among young people in western Montana through education, outreach, and training.
LMT Live is a virtual program designed in response to the pandemic to help ensure that Montanans have opportunities to connect and learn together.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
WHERE: Online Event
If you are interested in deepening your practice of Gracious Space and using those tools to teach this practice to others, we invite you to consider training to be a certified facilitator. We are bringing Gracious Space author and creator Patricia Hughes to provide that opportunity for our alumni.
Currently, more than 40 alumni of Leadership Montana have been certified as affiliate trainers and bring Gracious Space to their businesses, organizations, and communities through formal trainings and other informal practices.
WHEN: October 25-26
WHERE: Online Event
Close out 2021 with our annual Men’s and Women’s Leadership Forums (formerly called “retreats”). For two days, lean into learning more about becoming your best leader with a small group of others doing the same. Enjoy the comfort of old friends and the excitement of making new connections as we together celebrate the year behind us and anticipate the year ahead.
The two groups will converge for an opportunity to learn and grow together as we navigate unique leadership challenges.
Space is limited and early registration is highly encouraged. The Women’s Forum is currently sold out and you can join the waiting list for any open spots.
LMT Live Archive
Disclaimer: We are not professional Zoomers. Our video production skills are growing in this time of pandemic. Please forgive any chunkiness.
INTENTIONAL CIVILITY SPECIAL SERIES
Smile with Amy Kellogg Unfortunately this recording only has the audio, which is ironic we know since we’re talking about “Smile”. We’re sorry.
COVID-19 and LMT
In March 2020, Montana and the world was hit with a global pandemic, COVID-19. In April, Montana government ordered all citizens to “Stay at Home” unless serving in an essential role in our health care system or other professional position. Businesses were closed across the state until we began a phased re-opening in May.
How Leadership Montana adapts amid COVID-19
Leadership Montana provides a critical service to community, civic, and business leaders. We connect leaders across the state and assist in collaborative efforts to strengthen Montana. We provide our robust and diverse network of leaders with resources and support as they individually respond to the challenges presented to us today.
Our services and programs have been interrupted during this time as in-person meetings and gatherings are restricted. In order to meet the needs of our constituents, we have pivoted to continuing providing our services through online formats. We continue to connect leaders across the state to provide vital support and resources for them to continue leading their communities and businesses during this time of uncertainty and crisis.
Our Response to COVID-19
Our COVID-19 response includes providing constituents across Montana with trainings and conversations on the following selection of topic areas through new programming called LMT Live:
- Suicide Prevention
- Crisis Communication
- Federal Budget and Stimulus Opportunities
- Human Trafficking Awareness
- Ethical Leadership
- Coping with Stress
- Situational Leadership
- Authentic Leadership
- Dare to Lead Training
- Coffee Connections
- Intentional Civility
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Montana
Tom Scott Award for Excellence in Leadership
As Leadership Montana’s highest honor, this award is given by the Board of Governors to a person who has made substantial, significant, and lasting contributions to Leadership Montana. Current team members (board, staff, trainers) are not eligible for this award.
2021 – Lanny Hubbard
2020 – Brenda Peterson
2019 – Mike O’Neill
2018 – Chad Lippert
2017 – Bruce Whittenberg
2016 – Ron Sexton
2015 – Carol Donaldson
2014 – Tom Scott
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.
2021 – Eric Halverson
2020 – Jim Bliss
2019 – Inaugural Men’s Retreat Planning Committee
2018 – Heather Collins
2017 – John Carmody
2016 – Chad Lippert
2015 – Carmen McSpadden
2014 – Mike O’Neill
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.
2021 – Marci McLean
2020 – Courtney McKee
2019 – Hatton Littman
2018 – Jen Hensley
2017 – Michael Sanderson
2016 – Eric Hyyppa
2015 – Duane Ankney
2014 – Barbara Braided Hair