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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 2019 will be accepted on a first come, first served basis until the classes are full. Class size is limited to 80 participants (2 classes of 40 people). Class minimum is 25 people, and if it is not met for both classes, they will be merged as one (Class A). The program will kick off in October of 2018.

What can I expect the program to look like?

Leadership Billings 2019 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 program days 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.)

Dates*:

Program days are from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM unless noted
Kick-Off
September 26, 2018 Class A (will still meet the 1st Wednesday of each month starting in November)
October 17, 2018 Class B (will still meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month starting in November)

Community & Social Services Day
November 7, 2018 Class A
November 14, 2018 Class B

Government Day
December 5, 2018 Class A
December 12, 2018 Class B

Education Day
January 2, 2019 Class A
January 9, 2019 Class B

Agriculture & Business Day
February 6, 2019 Class A
February 13, 2019 Class B

Tourism & History Day
March 6, 2019 Class A
March 13, 2019 Class B

Healthcare Day
April 3, 2019 Class A
April 10, 2019 Class B

All-Class Community Service Day
May 1, 2019

All-Class Graduation
May 15, 2019; 5:00 – 7:00 PM

*all dates/times subject to change.

Registration for Leadership Billings Class of 2019 is open! Please fill out the application below. You may e-mail jennifer@billingschamber.com or call 245-4111 for program questions.

 

Leadership Billings 2018 is sponsored by:

Leadership Billings Application

  • 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.
  • The Leadership Billings program is $900 per participant ($1,200 for non-Chamber members). This fee covers the cost of the retreat, programming, materials and meals. A $100 non-refundable deposit is due with your registration. The remaining balance is due two weeks prior to the kickoff retreat. There is no refund for cancellations after September 19th for Class A and September 26th for Class B.
  • Leadership Billings consists of nine meetings: 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 program days (or the equivalent) throughout the year. If you miss more than two (2) full program days, you will not be awarded a certificate of graduation at the commencement ceremony. 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 beginning retreat through the graduation celebration.
  • You must submit a photo of yourself no later than September 19, 2018. Your photo will be used in a Leadership Billings class directory. If your photo is not received by September 19, 2018, you will not be pictured in the class directory. (Submitted photos do not need to be taken professionally. A passport photo, instant photo, digital photo or personal snapshot is acceptable.) Please email your photo to jennifer@billingschamber.com.
  • Leadership Billings is sponsored by the Billings Chamber of Commerce. If you have questions regarding the program, please call us at (406) 245-4111. Class is limited to 80 participants who are selected on a first come, first served basis. $100 deposit must be paid to officially be registered in the class. Click here to pay your registration fee.
  • A supervisor who has the authority to allow the applicant named above to devote the time necessary to be an active participant in the Leadership Billings 2019 program will 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 jennifer@billingschamber.com to add you to the Alumni list.