Stockgrowers Leadership Series
Want to be a leader in our industry, build upon your strengths, or become more involved in policy work that affects our business? Consider applying for the Stockgrowers Leadership Series today!
The Stockgrowers Leadership Series is designed to provide training and skills to future leaders of MSGA and Montana’s ranching communities. The 16-month class kicked off in January 2016 in Helena. Applications for the program are due November 15 each year.
“The future of our industry depends on robust leaders who not only have strengths and skills working with cattle but also have valuable knowledge in the business of ranching,” says Errol Rice, MSGA Executive Vice President. “The Stockgrowers Leadership Series is designed so these young leaders can build upon their strengths and contribute to our organization and Montana’s ranching communities.”
The Leadership Series is a 16-month program where 5 participants will take part in a number of workshops and sessions exposing them to different aspects of the ranching business today. These topics include policy work, banking and finance, management, business relationships, awareness of industry topics, media training, and beef consumer concerns. The series culminates in a trip to Washington D.C. to put the learned skills into practice.
Program participants will also work with a designated leadership coach to build upon their strengths and skills. Sarah Bohnenkamp, Millennial leadership coach (@millcoach) and former Executive Director for the Denver based, American National CattleWomen, will coach the class in a series of workshops, webinars and at-home tasks throughout the year. Bohnenkamp has more than 14 years’ experience with leadership development and is familiar with topics faced by the ranching industry, having trained youth for the National Beef Ambassador program for many years.
The Leadership Series class will meet in several locations across Montana over the course of 16 months. Sessions will allow participants to travel on a summer ranch tour, network with industry leaders, gain valuable skills for their careers and be given further opportunities to be engaged in leadership positions upon completion of the course.
Applicants for the Stockgrowers Leadership Series should be between the ages of 25 and 40, be involved in the Montana ranching industry and have a strong interest in improving their leadership and business skills. Both ranchers and Allied Industry members are encouraged to apply.
For more information, contact the Montana Stockgrowers Association at (406) 442-3420 or email Kori Anderson at [email protected].
Email applications to [email protected] or mail to 420 N California St, Helena, MT 59601.