October 21-22, 2019, Billings – Agenda

Monday, October 21

8 a.m.: Settle in, light breakfast

8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.: Welcome, group ice breaker, WLM Steering Committee conversation

9:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.: Break

9:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Lunch and keynote speaker Dorothy Bradley, “Collaboration Challenges and Rewards”; introduction by Nancy Schlepp

12:30 p.m.-1 p.m.: Break

1 p.m.-3 p.m.: Leadership training with Ris Higgins, Leadership Outfitters, “Language of Leaders: The Path of Influential Leadership”; introduction by Brenda Peterson

3p.m.-3:15 p.m.: Break

3:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m.: Panel discussion, “Montana Women Leaders on Civility”; introduction by Nancy Schlepp, facilitated by Jennifer Hensley

4:30 p.m.-6 p.m.: Reception, hors d’oeuvres, and no-host cocktails

6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.: Keynote speaker Erica Towe, “Improv Skills for Business and Life”; introduction by Chantel Schieffer

7:30 p.m.-8 p.m.: Women’s Leadership Award Ceremony; presentation of the WLMA by KellyAnne Terry

Tuesday, October 22

7:30 a.m.-8 a.m.: Morning movement activity: Yoga/OULA, Hart Albin Room

8 a.m.-8:30 a.m.: Light breakfast and table conversation

8:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.: Engaging Exchanges; introductions and process, Molly Schwend and Michelle Williams

Noon-1 p.m.: Closing luncheon with keynote speakers Julie Seedhouse and Haley Vannatta, 100 Strong Billings; introduction by Michelle Williams

1 p.m.-1:15 p.m.: Break

1:15 p.m.-3p.m.: Inspired Storytelling; facilitated by Jennifer Hensley

3 p.m.-3:15p.m.: Wrap up and thank you; by Brenda Peterson

Spa room sponsored by Sanctuary Spa and Salon will be available on Monday offering various spa services during the conference; visit the Hart Albin Room any time during the session.

October 15-16, 2018, Great Falls – Agenda

Monday, October 15

8:30 a.m.: Settle in, light breakfast

9 a.m.-10:15 a.m.: Welcome, group ice breaker and modeling civility and Gracious Space

10:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m.: Break

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Leadership workshop with Sally Hope – life coach

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.: Lunch and preview of Engaging Exchange storytellers

1:30 p.m.: Break and make way to first Engaging Exchange

2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.: Engaging Exchange conversation

3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.: Free time and make way to Meadowlark Country Club for dinner (300 Country Club Blvd.)

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.: No-host reception

6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.: Dinner, keynote speaker Mary Cochenour, assistant attorney general/Hiker Midnight, and Women Leading Montana Award (WLMA) ceremony

Tuesday, October 16

7:45 a.m.-8:15 a.m.: Morning movement activity
Yoga – The Wendt Agency, 105 Park Drive South
Oula – Missouri Room, Civic Center

8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.: Light breakfast and table conversation

9:30 a.m.: Make way to second Engaging Exchange

10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Engaging Exchange conversation

11:30 a.m.: Make way back to Civic Center

Noon-1 p.m.: Luncheon with keynote speaker Colleen McGuire, brigadier general

1 p.m.-2 p.m.: Bringing WLM to Your Community – KellyAnne Terry

2 p.m.: Wrap up and thank you!

Spa room sponsored by Studio Montage – an Aveda Concept Salon – will be available both days offering various spa services during the conference.

Shop Serendipity Mobile Boutique located in the parking lot outside the Convention Center, Door F.

October 23-24, 2017, Billings – Agenda

Monday, October 23

10 a.m. Gathering: Check in, settle in

10:30 a.m. Welcome: Why We’re HereBrenda Peterson and Chantel Schieffer

11 a.m. Panel Discussion: Finding Common Ground in Montana. Why We Love Montana.

Jennifer Hensley, Moderator

Amy Kellogg, Owner, Vassallo Foods, Polson

Robin Blazer, Owner, Willie’s Distillery, Ennis

Sharon Small-Fisher, Executive Director, People’s Partners for Community Development, Northern Cheyenne Nation

Tami Burke, Owner, Burke Creek Outfitters, Glasgow

Nicki Edmonson, Owner, Canty Boots, Harrison

Sarah Swanson Partridge, General Manager, Farm Equipment Sales, Glasgow

12:30 p.m. Farm to Table Lunch: Balancing Head & Heart, Keynote Speaker, Katie Mazurek – Founder of Element Law Group, author of “Katie Over Cancer”

1:15 p.m. Creating Gracious Space: Chantel Schieffer and Brenda Peterson

2:45 p.m.: Break

3:15 p.m. Panel Discussion: Social Media – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Gianna Vanatta, Moderator

Sarah Yoder, Social Media Specialist, The Wendt Agency

Blair Fjeseth, Director of Communications, Strategies 360

Kate Wiggins, Owner, Evergreen Business Strategy

4:30 p.m. Downtime Options: Spa Room, Short Walking Tours, Kick Your Feet Up On Your Own

Brewery Tour, Sarah Swanson Coffee Shop Tour, Gianna Vanatta Historic Walking Tour, Anna Doran Trailhead Spirits Visit, Jennifer Hensley

5:30 p.m.: No Host Cocktail Hour

7 p.m. Farm to Table Dinner: Behavioral Intelligence: Know What Motivates You, Keynote Speaker, Jaymi Anderson – Owner SeekPurpose.com, Life Coach

Tuesday, October 24

8 a.m. A Taste of OULA: Jennifer Hensley

8:30 a.m. Morning Welcome: Light Breakfast

9 a.m. Panel Discussion: Wellness and Balance in Our Lives

Ki-Ai McBride, Moderator

Lori Harshbarger, Owner, Harbarger Law Firm, Certified Life Coach

Brandyn Roaark-Caires, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Clinician

Amy Thompson, Executive Director, The Poverello Center Missoula

Tressie White-Knudson, Senior Program Officer, American Indian Health/MT Healthcare Foundation

Heidi Duncan, MD, Billings Clinic

10:15 a.m.: Break

10:30 a.m. Small Group Excercise: Issue Areas – Caring for Aging Parents, Family/Life Balance, Mean Girls to Brave Women, 6 Degrees of Montana, Civility and Social Media

12:15 p.m.: Break

12:30 p.m. Farm to Table Lunch and Activity: Chantel Schieffer

2 p.m. Conclustion: Brenda Peterson and Chantel Schieffer


Sunday, October 20

Preregistration. Take this opportunity to pick up your packet and meet some new friends.