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 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.)
Program days are from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM unless noted
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
December 5, 2018 Class A
December 12, 2018 Class B
January 9, 2019 Class A
January 16, 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
April 3, 2019 Class A
April 10, 2019 Class B
All-Class Community Service Day
May 1, 2019
May 15, 2019; 5:00 – 7:00 PM
*all dates/times subject to change.
Registration for Leadership Billings Class of 2019 has closed! Registration for the next class will officially open in April of 2019, but you may e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the waiting list.
Leadership Billings 2018 is sponsored by:
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.