Category Archives: Conference

FCCLA Conference

Creating Change Around the World

Announcing the Montana Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) 2017 State Leadership Conference – Creating Change Around the World!  This year’s conference will be in Billings, MT March 19-21.

In addition to competing, meeting new friends, and enhancing Leadership Skills, this year’s conference promises to be unforgettable!  Keynote speaker Brandon White will teach how to “Own It” in leadership in life during his keynote.  This year also includes several great workshops from current FCCLA members, former state officers, and partners during the new College and Career Readiness Fair.

Visit FCCLA’s Conference Page for more information.

Women's Foundation of Montana

Three New Projects Funded by WFM in 2015

The Women’s Foundation of Montana (WFM) funded three new projects throughout 2015 with a focus on financial capacity building: the Prosperity Club (sponsored by Rural Dynamics), Start Smart wage negotiation and financial education workshops for young women, and the upcoming Penny Conference for women in Missoula, MT on January 20, 2016.

Prosperity Club is a group of highly motivated, goal-oriented individuals and their families who come together to give and receive support from their peers who share in the same goals of family financial security, to increase their skills and knowledge, and to take part in a free, family-style meal. RDI staff and guest speakers from the community provide educational presentations, information on resources in the community and referrals.

Start Smart workshops prepare college women who are approaching the job market with the confidence, knowledge, and skills they need to negotiate salaries and benefits. This AAUW-MT Grant Project supports Montana Governor Bullock’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force mission to eliminate the gender pay gap in Montana. Nationally and on average, women presently earn 78 cents for every dollar that a man earns. In Montana the average is between 67 cents to 71 cents, well below the national average. This project, funded for another year by a second grant from the Women’s Foundation of Montana provided workshops during the last academic year (2014-15) and is also providing workshops during the current 2015–16 academic year. Additional project funding was also received from the Montana Governor’s Commissioner of Higher Education (OSHE), the Presidents’ Offices at MSU and UM, and the MSU Women’s Center.

The Penny Conference will be held in Missoula, Montana on January 20, 2016 at the University of Montana School of Business Administration. This conference focuses on helping women grow their wealth one penny at a time. This free event will run from 7 am to 5 pm.


It’s inspiring to see these events available to the women of Montana. Thank you, Women’s Foundation of Montana, for providing enriching financial educational programs throughout our state!


Scholarships are Available for Upcoming Jump$tart National Educator Conference

We love an opportunity to further financial education, so we’re happy to share this scholarship opportunity offered through National Jump$tart to attend their National Educator Conference!




Through the generosity of two national Jump$tart partners — Experian and U.S. Bank — scholarships for Pre-K through 12th grade classroom teachers are available to attend the Jump$tart National Educator Conference, Nov. 6-8, 2015, in National Harbor, Md., just outside of Washington, D.C.

Learn more about the conference at

The scholarship covers registration for the conference,  six meals (from Friday evening through Sunday noon), two nights in a private room at the Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center, and materials and full participation in the conference.

Click HERE for details and how to apply.