Mount Helena

Leadership 2.0


Effective Leadership – Leading in Challenging Times

(Live Virtual Events with Nationally Renowned Speakers)


Leadership Helena is offering continuing leadership training for members including Leadership Helena Alumni and Helena Leaders Network members.

Each session is 1 1/2 hours from 9-10:30 am & recorded for future access!

September 17

Pat McGaughey
“Business Leadership: Academic to Pandemic to Dynamic”

A leadership program based on where we were prior to COVID-19, to examine examples of leadership during the pandemic and visualizing how the past and the present have shaped and defined us for leading our businesses into the next decade and beyond.

The Academic past: A review of the great leadership lessons learned from our best business leaders which impacted our individual leadership foundations. It’s easier to move forward when you know where you have been.

The Pandemic present: A focus on how leaders have had to pivot with the issues of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chamber of Commerce industry is a premier example of those who have had to lead while facing both the needs and the fears confronting all businesses in this time of crisis. See how your Chamber, and Chambers of Commerce across America, have utilized their leadership skills and strategies to make the pandemic their finest hour.

The Dynamic future: Jimmy Buffett sang it best, “If a hurricane doesn’t leave you dead, it will make you strong.” How will we allow our past leadership performance and especially the pandemic present define us? How will our leadership define our next vision and mission? And how will our leadership shape our next strategic business plans?

About the Speaker:

Patrick H. McGaughey, CPF, IOM is a national business consultant, certified professional facilitator and business speaker. Pat earned his business credentials in broadcasting and leading three Chambers of Commerce in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.

As a consultant and speaker, Pat has successfully addressed hundreds of business audiences on topics of personal and professional performance, leadership, management, marketing and sales. He is one of the few speakers who guarantees client satisfaction with every speaking engagement and Pat continues to have a 100% client satisfaction record.

October 15

Katie Stice
“Key Leadership Strategies and Inspiration”

Be the sought after leader, the freethinking leader, and the one on target – the best way to do that is to listen and connect with other leaders.

Katie will cover thriving against the backdrop of crisis and share strategies to increase personal leadership agility. Companies become successful because of strong and positive leadership and this is her sweet spot. She has marshalled  tools, ideas, tips and tricks for you to launch forward from wherever you are in your leadership journey. Whether you are stuck or already on this pathway, join in with an open mind and heart because your mindset is going to shift. We will speak about the magnitude of intention and getting comfortable in your power, plus, self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills as these are the five key elements of an emotionally intelligent leader.

“How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable?” -Seth Godin

About the Speaker:

Katie Stice, IOM, ACE is President/CEO of the Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce in the sunny Southern California desert – she celebrates 13 years in the industry and 25 years in nonprofit management.

Katie was included in the Top 40 Under Forty for Palm Springs Life Magazine and Top 10 Most Interesting and Influential Women in the Coachella Valley. She serves in Rotary and on a few boards.  She has made presentations to many groups and organizations including one to Marriott Hotels.   The rest of her story is on LinkedIn – connect with her there!

November 19

Karen McNenny
“Lead from where YOU stand! “

Together we will explore the rewards and worries of leadership. Understanding the current psychological impact of Covid-19, as it applies to our personal and professional lives, can help any leader maintain sanity in the midst of uncertainty.  Karen will help us use the appropriate tone, tenor and language that best supports employees while working in the ‘new normal’. She will also introduce a framework for leading change and how to move groups from passive to passionate. Expect tangible tools that will be immediately applicable.

About the Speaker:

Karen McNenny is a Montana native and has spent 20 years working as a nationally recognized speaker, educator and facilitator.  She has a unique talent of weaving her skills as a storyteller and performer, with relevant and meaningful content. Her vast list of clients has included non-profits, government agencies, small and large businesses. She continues to grow her knowledge while training with the Disney Institute, Kauffman Foundation for Entrepreneurs, and the Center for Ethical Leadership. She is a Certified Mediator as well as a Gracious Space Facilitator. Karen is skilled at developing leaders, transforming workplace culture and moving groups through conflict. Ultimately, she sees herself as a Social Activist – working towards World Peace, one workplace at a time.

December 17

Frank Kenny
“Great Leaders Lead with Key Marketing and Technology Practices”

To lead today, you need to be leveraging social media, digital marketing, and technology. This goes far beyond just building a personal brand. Discover advanced strategies and tactics that you have to put into place now if you want to live up to your potential.

About the Speaker:

Frank Kenny is a former chamber member, board member, chairman of the board, and chamber President/CEO. He now consults with and trains chamber professionals and members from around the world.


He is the author of 3 books for chambers, business associations, and their members. His area of special expertise is social media, digital marketing and technology. Frank is the founder of the Chamber Focus Show and the Chamber Pros Community. He is a faculty member of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Organization Management (IOM).


Frank has a degree in finance and his MBA. Frank and Norma have traveled full-time in their RV for the past 6 years.



Discounts for Leadership Helena Alumni and HLN Members! (Call 406-447-4120 for more information)

Fall Program:

Members- $199

Non-Members- $249

Individual Sessions:

Members- $59

Non-Members- $69

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