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Applications are NOW CLOSED

We will be taking applications for the 5th Cohort Starting August 2023

About the Program

There is nothing standard about doing Business in Big Sky  - it is up to the hard work and creativity of our special districts, nonprofits, and dedicated local business leaders to make our community the success that it is. Leadership Big Sky is an 8 month long program designed to engage and empower emerging leaders in our region.

Network | Develop Your Leadership Skills | Learn How Big Sky Works

Through a  mix of classroom sessions, interactive tours, book clubs, assessments and access to local decision-makers, Leadership Big Sky gives a behind the scenes looks into the complex interconnectivity of our economy, industries, and people

This year, we're proud to partner with Lori Addicks again to offer in-depth leadership coaching over the course of the program as well as some other new and exciting opportunities.


Applications Open// Monday, August 1

Application Closes// Thursday, September 15

Applicants Selected and Informed// Friday, September 23


$800 for Chamber Members* // $1,600 for Non-Members

*Scholarships available for nonprofit and small businesses

Class Days*

October 19// Orientation & Networking Skills

November 16// Community Services

December 14// Tourism and Public Lands

January 18 // Local Governance Faciliation

February 15// Community Infrastructure

April 19// Airport & Zoning

May 17// Development & Real Estate

June 14// Graduation

*Topic subject to shift class days

**Attendance for 7 of the 8 classes is required in order to graduate. Extenuating circumstances will be considered.**

Class Eligibility Requirement

Applicants must have the full support of their employer for participation in this program as attendance is mandatory for graduation. You get out what you put in so be prepared to be engaged, learn a lot, and have fun.

For any questions, please email Caitlin Quisenberry at