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Announcements

We are thrilled to announce two new virtual Lessons in Leadership events in partnership with Colene Elridge, Owner & Chief Coach, Be More Consulting and CoachColene.com

Colene Elridge is a results-oriented success coach with nearly 15 years of experience in human resources, training, government and entrepreneurship. This Owner of Be More Consulting is known as Coach Colene. She is respected for her passion to make workplaces better, happier and more productive, “I’ve spent more than 10 years thinking about what makes work environments tick and how we can create extraordinary leaders and engaging workplaces,” says Colene. “I want to change the way people think about Life, Leadership, and Work through focused coaching, workshops and training.”

Each session is $25 and includes facilitation and workbook

Registration is limited – sign up today via the link on each title

Thursday, January 21 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Creating a Culture of Inclusion 

Business Need:
Employee engagement depends upon the organization’s ability to foster a culture of inclusion. Creating an inclusive environment allows us to take advantage of different points of view, leverage the power of difference, and sustain a workplace where everyone can contribute to his or her fullest potential.

Course Description:
This workshop helps employees understand what diversity and inclusion are and why they are critical to accomplishing the mission. Participants will be introduced to concepts that allow them to explore their own unique differences, as well as unconscious biases and how they show up in workplace behaviors. They will develop a working definition of diversity and how it applies to the organization, examine the language of diversity, and suggest ways to be more inclusive in communication.

Course Objectives:
• Identify changes in the workplace and how they impact us
• Analyze how your personal lenses influence your interpersonal skills and behavior at work
• Learn how to avoid behaviors that can create a culture of exclusion
• Learn how to avoid collusive behavior in the workplace
• Develop organizational strategies that support shifting towards a culture of inclusion

LMT Live

LMT Live is part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This program is designed to help keep Montanans 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. Since March 18, 2020 we have held more than 50 virtual learning opportunities enjoyed by hundreds of Montanans.

2021 OFFERINGS

 

REGISTER HERE – 2/11

ALUMNI EVENTS

Watch for more information coming soon!

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

Our Blog

Alumni in Action

July 5, 2017

Carmen McSpadden

Classroom Reflection

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.

Recipients

2020 – Jim Bliss
2019 – Heather Collins
2018 – John Carmody
2017 – Chad Lippert
2016 – Carmen McSpadden
2015 – Mike O’Neill

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.

Recipients

2020 – Courtney McKee
2019 – Jen Hensley
2018 – Michael Sanderson
2017 – Eric Hyyppa
2016 – Duane Ankney
2015 – Barbara Braided Hair

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