Area Business Leaders Unite for the Leadership Billings Program
As the Billings area continues to grow, it is becoming more and more important for local business leaders to communicate and work effectively together. The Billings Chamber Leadership Billings Program offers a venue for these individuals to develop and maintain strong community ties which help form stronger community relationships.
Each year, dozens of local business leaders and executives join the Billings Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Billings Program. This program works to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and expertise among leaders of area businesses and organizations. Through this valuable eight-month course, participants gain clearer business climate and community perspectives. With keynote speakers, panel discussions, team-building exercises, problem solving, and site visits, participants have an opportunity to:
* Gain insight into the local economy
* Explore Billings’ history
* Interact with business, government, and educational leaders
* Build and develop individual leadership skills
* Learn more about pressing community issues
Not only do participants learn more about the ‘insides’ of the local business community and climate, but they also build relationships, that in the end, can create a stronger business voice for the city. Group members explore opportunities to work together as a community, which is extremely important as the city moves forward.
Goals of Adult Leadership Billings – Connect. Learn. Serve.
To CONNECT you to area leaders, community issues, and meaningful interactions with your peers.
To LEARN about your current leadership skill-set, enhance your abilities, and how to maximize your contribution to your business/organization.
To create opportunities to SERVE your community through engagement in volunteer roles, leadership, and education.
Who should apply for Leadership Billings?
Anyone interested in community affairs and who is engaged in a career or other endeavor, is invited to apply. Applications for Leadership Billings 2022 will be accepted on a first come, first served basis until the classes are full. Class sizes are limited to a maximum of 30 participants each. The program will kick off in October of 2021.
What can I expect the program to look like?
Leadership Billings 2022 will consist of a kick-off, six program days, a community service work day, and a graduation celebration. Attendance at the kick-off retreat is mandatory. Participants are highly encouraged to attend all other classes as well. Participants must attend a minimum of six sessions to graduate. Tuition is $900.00/person for Chamber members, $1,200 for non-members. A non-refundable deposit of $100.00 is required with your application. (If your application arrives after the class maximum is reached, it will be returned to you.) Class A typically meets the first Wednesday of the month. Class B typically meets the second Wednesday of the month. Exceptions are noted below.
Program days are from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM unless noted
October 6, 2021 Class A
October 7, 2021 Class B (First Thursday)
Community & Social Services Day
November 3, 2021 Class A
November 10, 2021 Class B
December 1, 2021 Class A
December 8, 2021 Class B
January 5, 2022 Class A
January 19, 2022 Class B (Third Wednesday)
Agriculture & Business Day
February 2, 2022 Class A
February 9, 2022 Class B
Tourism & History Day
March 2, 2022 Class A
March 9, 2022 Class B
April 6, 2022 Class A
April 13, 2022 Class B
All-Class Community Service Day
May 4, 2022
All-Class Graduation Celebration
May 18, 2022; 5:00 – 7:00 PM
*all dates/times subject to change.
Leadership Billings 2022 is sponsored by:
Registration for the 2021-2022 Leadership Billings program is now open. Please contact Jennifer Reiser at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Leadership Billings Alumni Program
Attention, Leadership Billings Alumni!
Do we have your current contact information? If you have switched companies or email addresses since you went through Leadership Billings, or if you were in a class prior to 2003, email email@example.com to add you to the Alumni list.