Recognizing the increasing importance of effective communication and collaboration in a growing community, local business leaders in the Billings area come together to Connect, Learn, and Serve in Leadership Billings. Started in 1986, and refreshed annually, this program of the Billings Chamber of Commerce provides a platform for leaders to foster strong community connections.

Each year business owners, executives, and leaders from various sectors enroll in Leadership Billings. This initiative serves as a forum for sharing knowledge and expertise among participants, facilitating a deeper understanding of the local business landscape and community dynamics. Over the span of eight months, attendees engage in a comprehensive curriculum featuring keynote addresses, panel discussions, team activities, problem-solving sessions, and site visits.

Through these activities, participants can:

  • Gain insights into the local economy
  • Explore the historical roots of Billings
  • Interact with prominent figures from business, government, and academia
  • Cultivate and refine their individual leadership skills
  • Deepen their understanding of pressing community issues

Beyond simply acquiring knowledge about the local business environment, participants also forge valuable relationships that contribute to a more unified and influential business community. Collaborative efforts within the group pave the way for collective action, crucial for the city’s progress.

The objectives of the Leadership Billings Program can be summed up as follows:

  • Connect: Forge connections with fellow leaders, engage with community issues, and foster meaningful relationships.
  • Learn: Assess and enhance current leadership capabilities to maximize contributions to one’s respective business or organization.
  • Serve: Embrace opportunities for community service through volunteerism, leadership roles, and ongoing education.

Individuals seeking to enrich their professional endeavors and expand their connections are encouraged to register for the Leadership Billings. Class sizes are deliberately limited to ensure optimal interaction and engagement, with a maximum of 35 participants per cohort. The 2025 session is scheduled to commence in October 2024.

Leadership Billings consists 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 $950/person for Chamber members, $1,250 for non-members. Class A typically meets the first Wednesday of the month. Class B typically meets the second Wednesday of the month.

2024-2025 Dates

October 2, 2024 (Class A)
October 9, 2024 (Class B)

Community & Social Services Day
November 6, 2024 (Class A)
November 13, 2024 (Class B)

Government Day
December 4, 2024 (Class A)
December 11, 2024 (Class B)

Education Day
January 8, 2025 (Class A)
January 15, 2025 (Class B)

Business & Agriculture Day
February 5, 2025 (Class A)
February 12, 2025 (Class B)

Health & Wellness Day
March 5, 2025 (Class A)
March 12, 2025 (Class B)

History, Culture & Tourism Day
April 2, 2025 (Class A)
April 9, 2025 (Class B)

All-Class Community Service Day and Graduation Celebration
May 7, 2025

Leadership Billings Registration

Additional Registration Questions

Completion of the questions below is required for your registration. Incomplete registration forms will not be accepted. Answers to your questions may be shared with the class.


Tuition is $950/participant (Chamber member rate) and $1250/participant (Non-Member Rate). This includes all program materials, content, snacks, and lunch for all educational sessions, Community Work Day, and graduation. Participants will provide their own transportation. Invoices will be sent within 30 days of registration.

Attendance Requirements

Leadership Billings consists of nine sessions: a kick-off, six program days, one community workday, and a graduation celebration. Since it is vital to the success of the program that you are present at each meeting to add your perspective and interact with your classmates, you may not miss more than two (2) full sessions (or the equivalent) throughout the year. If you miss more than two (2) full program days, you will not be awarded a certificate of completion. Attendance at the kick-off is mandatory, and you are strongly encouraged to attend all meetings. If necessary, you may request an excused absence from a program day. If you miss four or more hours of a program day, your absence will be considered a full-day absence. If you miss less than four hours of a program day, your absence will be considered a half day absence. Please review the LB program calendar dates and consult with your supervisor about attendance commitments. If selected, you will be expected to attend each full day’s meeting from the kickoff through the graduation celebration.
Cancellation Policy
Tuition includes a non-refundable $200 deposit. In the event you register and are no longer able to participate, fully paid registrations may be transferred to another individual without penalty. No refunds or transfers after September 1, 2024.

You may submit a photo of yourself no later than September 20, 2024. Your photo will be used in a Leadership Billings class directory. If your photo is not received by September 20, 2024 you will not be pictured in the class directory. (Submitted photos do not need to be taken professionally. A passport photo, digital photo or personal snapshot are acceptable.) Please email your photo to

Your submission of this electronic application verifies that you understand and agree to abide by the programs’ tuition, photo, and attendance requirements and policies. I understand the goals of the LB Program and will devote the time and resources necessary to complete the program. If I withdraw or am required to withdraw from the program within two weeks of the kickoff, my tuition will not be refunded but may be transferred to the following year. If my photo is not received by September 20, 2024 it will not appear in the class directory. I understand and will abide by the attendance requirements described above.

Payments and Details

Leadership Billings is a program of the Billings Chamber of Commerce. If you have questions regarding the program, please call us at (406) 245-4111. Each class is limited to 35 participants who are selected on a first come, first served basis.

A supervisor who has the authority to allow the applicant named above to devote the time necessary to be an active participant in the 2025 Leadership Billings program may be contacted to verify approval of this application. Please offer valid name, email and phone number for supervisor below.

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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 to be added to the Alumni list.

Continue to Connect, Learn, and Serve by joining the Leadership Billings Alumni Network.