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NOVEMBER  2021
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Thanks to you...

Leadership Montana exists to develop leaders committed to building a better Montana through knowledge, collaboration, and civility. This is the mission of Leadership Montana. These are words that guide us as an organization as we move forward in providing programming for our class members, alumni, partner organizations and Montana communities. But what these words do not convey is that in order for us to be successful in our mission, this must include you, Montana’s leaders.

This has never been more true than during the last year. As we all faced many uncertainties and very tough conversations, the need for Leadership Montana’s programming was greater than ever. Thanks to you and others’ involvement and commitment, we were given the ability to meet those needs by providing support, tools, and expanded resources in traditional as well as new and unique ways.

Montana leaders are making a difference and Leadership Montana continues to be a valuable asset in the development, sustainability and long-term success of our community leaders. We are only able to so this work with the incredible and generous support from people like you; individuals, businesses and foundations committed to a better Montana. Thank you!

This year, we are humbly asking for your support in helping us to continue to provide high-level programming impacting the individuals in our programs, life influencing decisions we make as alumni, and helping our Montana communities.  

Your generosity means so much and shows your confidence in our ability to truly shape Montana for the better especially in these challenging times. 


Be well and lead well,


Chantel M. Schieffer
President & CEO
Class of 2010, Masters 2019

VIEW Leadership Montana's Annual Report

Today is GivingTuesday

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. Join Leadership Montana today, as we celebrate a day that encourages people to do good and celebrate generosity.

Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving to an organization making a difference, every act of generosity counts, and everyone has something to give.

Help us reach our goal for GivingTuesday by donating here. Thank you!

DONATE for GivingTuesday today!
Back by popular demand...

Leadership Montana class members and alumni are invited to share leadership reflections from the year behind and for the year ahead, through the magic of snail mail. This project is a unique way to connect and build relationships with alumni and class members across Montana. 

You submit your favorite leadership quote and our friends at Sugar & Kiki design a postcard just for YOU. Then you get 20 (or more!) postcards pre-stamped and addressed to friends old and new. Your own mailbox becomes a happy place in January and you get to spread some joy, too. Give and receive! 

Learn more and sign up TODAY...it's the last day to register. 
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Our two popular LMT virtual series have returned. While we have started to meet together in person, there are still benefits to LMT virtual connections. You can get a little bit of LMT learning each month without a long drive, registration fees or extended time out of the office. We know that good leadership takes a lot of practice, here is a chance to put monthly practice on your calendar. Registration for these virtual events is open now.

LMT Live events are open to the public and LMT Alumni. Share an LMT Live invitation with a friend or colleague you think would benefit from a taste of Leadership Montana. 

Alumni State of the World conversations are open to only Alumni or current class members of Leadership Montana. 

December 16, 2021 at 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm – LMT Live: Communication and Conflict with LMT Lead Trainer, Dr. Jerry Evans

January 11, 2022 at 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm – Alumni State of the World Conversation: Montana Values

February 16, 2022 at 12:00 – 1:30pm – LMT Live: Powerful Times and Powerless Times – Are you enabling or disabling your team to action? Facilitated by LMT Vice President, Jen Davis

March 9, 2022 at 10:00 -11:30 am – LMT Live: Leading through Change with LMT Lead Trainer, Dr. Jerry Evans.

CLASS REFLECTION
Session 3 | Great Falls, MT


Cohort 1: Jess Melin, Livingston

We just finished our third session for this year’s Leadership Montana course.  We had the great privilege of learning more about our neighbors in Great Falls, Montana’s Electric City.  The tours and topics this time around were as varied as the weather (which started out at 67 degrees and finished at a balmy 16 degrees).  We got to learn about what makes Great Falls tick, from farming and processing hemp, to the inner workings of a hydroelectric dam, to the amazing team that runs the Air Force’s largest nuclear missile field. 

We enjoyed seeing a great collection of Western Art and made a large donation to the local economy at the home of the mermaids.  We found a community where the leaders are excited for the future and are seeing a bit of a revitalization of the downtown area of Great Falls.  And of course we spent a good amount of time learning about critical leadership issues with the phenomenal Leadership Montana team (this month’s leadership entrée was how to build trust). 

I was pondering why I enjoy these sessions so much and have decided that they provide a ray of light in a world that is growing increasingly dark.  Society seems to be distancing itself from the very principles that are taught in this course.  I don’t know how to save the world, but I have learned how I can bring Gracious Space to my family, my work, and my community.  Maybe that’s how it starts.

Next week is our annual virtual Town Hall and we hope you can join us!

Please join our leadership as we bring our annual report to life through an interactive conversation bringing together alumni and key stakeholders across Montana. Let’s celebrate a year of successes, share gratitude for connection, and let us thank you for your contribution to Leadership Montana. Thursday, December 9th, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm.

REGISTER for Leadership Montana's Annual Town Hall Meeting

ALUMNI SURVEY  - MONTANA VALUES

Our January Alumni State of the World Conversation will focus on the topic Montana Values. We shifted to topic-specific State of the World Conversations to allow our alumni to really dig into practicing Gracious Space dialogue on a specific issue. We want to offer you the opportunity to be curious, to practice listening to diverse perspectives and viewpoints, and to express your ideas in the container of Gracious Space.
 
We also want to offer you the chance to build connection with leaders from across the state and learn how Montana communities are addressing challenges and opportunities.
 
We hope you will offer us your ideas about Montana Values so that we can prepare for this rich discussion and join us on Tuesday 1/11/22 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. on zoom. Registration is required for this event. 
 
We will share data from the survey during the conversation on January 11th.
COMPLETE the short survey about Montana Values

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT 

Our gratitude this month goes to Madison Engineering for their continued partnership and generous support. Thank you, Chris, and your team for all that you do to help build a better Montana! We are thankful to you and all of our supporters!

If your company is interested in learning about sponsorship partnerships with Leadership Montana, let us know.

EVENTS - Opportunities to Listen, Learn and Build Connection

December 1-2, 2021. Men's and Women's Leadership Forums.  Registration is open to Alumni of Leadership Montana. 

December 9, 2021. Town Hall Meeting, Virtual. Registration is open.

December 16, 2021 at 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm – LMT Live: Communication and Conflict with LMT Lead Trainer, Dr. Jerry Evans

January 11, 2022 at 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm – Alumni State of the World Conversation: Montana Values

February 16, 2022 at 12:00 – 1:30pm – LMT Live: Powerful Times and Powerless Times – Are you enabling or disabling your team to action? Facilitated by LMT Vice President, Jen Davis

March 9, 2022 at 10:00 -11:30 am – LMT Live: Leading through Change with LMT Lead Trainer, Dr. Jerry Evans.

March 14-15, 2022, The Confluence, Red Lodge. Registration is open.

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Leadership Montana is a non-profit collaboration of leaders from business, labor, healthcare, higher education, non-profits and government coming together to form a strong partnership for the betterment of Montana.

Leadership Montana exists to develop leaders committed to building a better Montana through knowledge, collaboration and civility.