Leadership Montana exists because Montana deserves great leaders.

Leadership Montana is a collaboration of leaders from business, labor, healthcare, higher education, non-profit organizations and government coming together to form a strong partnership for the betterment of our state. Leadership Montana offers participants a program that strengthens leadership skills while fostering personal growth and reflection. Participants gain a deeper awareness of issues affecting Montana and build powerful personal connections with their classmates and a network of committed alumni.


Announcing the Class of 2018

July 5, 2017
Leadership Montana announced the selection of 42 community, business, education, healthcare, nonprofit and government leaders from across the state for the Class of 2018. These influential community members make up the 14th class of the prestigious program.

Leadership Montana presents an annual seven session program of leadership development, education about issues facing Montana today, and opportunities for networking and collaboration.

This year’s class will begin in September 2017 at Big Sky for the Orientation and Retreat and conclude with Graduation in Billings in April 2018. Other program sites this year will include Polson, Whitefish, Three Forks, Bozeman, Helena, Havre, Great Falls, and Sidney.

“The participants of our incoming class truly represent the best of Montana,” said President/CEO Chantel Schieffer. “We are excited to welcome class members from all corners of the state, representing both large and small Montana communities, as well as new and traditional industries that are vital to the Montana economy.”

To date, there are over 550 graduates of the program representing over 50 communities across the state. Leadership Montana alumni serve in key leadership positions in businesses, education, government, healthcare, non-profit organizations, and community boards.   

“On behalf of the Leadership Montana Board of Governors, I am excited to welcome these accomplished individuals into our program,” said Amy Kellogg, Chair of the Board.“Leadership Montana is designed to bring together some of the brightest and most diverse minds to help ensure the bright future of our great state. With the addition of the Class of 2018, we are continuing in the tradition set forth by our founding members nearly 15 years ago.”

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The Confluence - A Leadership Montana Signature Event

September 21 - 22, 2017
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