Empowering Excellence | 2024 BillingsWorks Educational Series

Empowering Excellence | 2024 BillingsWorks Educational Series | REGISTER 

Managers play a pivotal role in shaping employee development, fostering engagement, and driving business operations. In collaboration with Big Sky Economic Development’s workforce development program, BillingsWorks, the BillingsWorks Steering Committee members, and the Billings Chamber of Commerce, we proudly present the Empowering Excellence | 2024 BillingsWorks Educational Series.

Each session will take place at 8:30 am – 9:30 am at Big Sky Economic Development (201 N Broadway, Billings, MT)

Individuals can register for sessions individually for $25/person/session OR you can sign up for all 4 session for $75/person!

*Dates and session information are below. 


This 4-part series is meticulously crafted to empower new and mid-level managers in navigating the dynamic landscape of contemporary workplaces. Participants will gain valuable insights and practical tools to excel in leadership, harness technology, contribute to workplace culture, and cultivate meaningful relationships.

Tools for Managers to:

  • Lead Effectively
  • Gain Practical Experience
  • Empower Your Team Retention Strategies

Who Should Attend?

Designed specifically for new and mid-level managers in businesses within Yellowstone County, this series aims to equip participants with the skills and knowledge needed to lead with excellence in the current work climate.

Join us in this educational journey, where empowerment meets excellence, and managers emerge as effective leaders ready to navigate the challenges of today’s workplace.


Session 1 | Wednesday, March 6, 2024 | REGISTER 

Title: Using Your Professional Power to Empower Others in the Workplace  

Details | Developing a coaching leadership strategy to foster employee growth

  • How to navigate difficult conversations
  • How to support employees to help them grow
  • How to use and be aware of organizations policies for best practices
  • Building healthy workplace rapport
  •  Goals/perspectives
  • Self awareness
  • Decision making-how to be a good employee


  • Yolawnda Henry – Kampgrounds of America
  • Dr. Erwin Garcia – School District 2
  • Heather McDowell – Sibanye-Stillwater


Session 2 | Thursday, May 2, 2024 | REGISTER 

Title: Developing your Expert Power in technology and the future of work

Details | How to use technology as an asset to you and/or your bottom line

  • How to use technology to streamline work processes
  • Industry spotlights, the future of work in:
    • Medical
    • Trades
    • Human Resources


  • John Hurd – RDO
  • Becky Anglin – Rocky Vista University
  • Jordan Gibbs & Steven Scott – Elevora

Session 3 | Wednesday, September 11, 2024 | REGISTER 

Title: Using Your Professional Power to Empower Others in the Workplace  

Details |How to add value to your workplace’s culture and mission no matter what role you hold at an organization

  • Employee retention
  • The onboarding process & 1st year
  • Promoting employee engagement by showing care about employee growth and serving as a resource for learning
  • Intentionality, time
  • Unraveling the myth of “work-life” balance & reframing it
  • Customer-client relationships


  • TBD
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Session 4 | Thursday, November 7, 2024 | REGISTER 

Title: Building your Relationship Power

Details | Why building relationships is key to success & tools to doing it well

  • Networking-importance and how to do it well
  • Community involvement
  • How to connect and truly give to one’s community
  • Networking both “in-house” and “out,” overall importance of both-Strong relationships at work contribute to overall job satisfaction and personal happiness

After panel discussion, attendees will actually put the “tool” into action with a “speed-networking” activity.


  • Amanda Jungles – Cushing Terrell
  • Kim Lewis – United Way

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