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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 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.

Dates*:

Program days are from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM unless noted
Kick-Off
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

Government Day
December 1, 2021 Class A
December 8, 2021 Class B

Education Day
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

Healthcare Day
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 Application

A minimum of 25 people per class is required for 2 cohorts. If the minimum is not met, class B will merge with class A.

Application 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

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 24th for Class A and September 24th for Class B.

Attendance Requirements

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 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 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 October 15, 2021. Your photo will be used in a Leadership Billings class directory. If your photo is not received by October 15, 2021, 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.

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 on or after the program start date my tuition will not be refunded. If my photo is not received by October 15, 2021, 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. 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 2022 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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Registration for the 2021-2022 Leadership Billings program is now open. Please contact Jennifer Reiser at jennifer@billingschamber.com 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 jennifer@billingschamber.com to add you to the Alumni list.