Montana State University

Local Government Center

Montana State University
P.O. Box 170535
Bozeman, MT 59717-0535

Tel: (406) 994-6694
Fax: (406) 994-1905
Location: 235 Culbertson


Dan Clark

Program Coordinator:

Ashley Kent

Local Government Center

2014 Montana Executive Academy

Next Date Offering
Additional Information
March 5-7, 2014 Bozeman, MT
Hilton Garden Inn

Registration Closed - please call 406-994-6694
Accommodations and Information

Executive Academy Brochure

The Montana Executive Academy is a biennial education program co-hosted by the Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority and the Local Government Center. The Academy is designed to assist mayors and city managers of varying levels of experience. Newly elected officials can expect to gain a basic understanding of some of the operational elements they face while experienced mayors and city managers will find opportunities to increase their expertise. The Academy consists of a series of interactive sessions and lectures on topics central to the office of the mayor. The 2014 Academy topics include:

  • Basics of Governing (for newly elected Mayors)
  • Team Building/Organization Design
  • Public Relations/City Community Affairs
  • Judge/Mayor Relations
  • MMIA Employee Benefit Update
  • Understanding the Litigation Process
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Labor Relations Issues
  • Voter Review Process
  • Land Use Decisions
  • Round Table Discussions

The Executive Academy is offered in even-numbered years. If you are looking for training in an odd-numbered year, read about the Executive Forum.