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The nomination period for 2023-24 mentees is now closed. Stay tuned for the announcement of this year's mentees. 

2023-24 Summit Series Course Topics and Information

SAM's Summit Series leadership development platform offers mountain resort professionals at all levels the opportunity to learn from industry leaders, peers, and experts, and gain tangible takeaways to apply to their careers, operations, and teams.  

Nominate a mentee by clicking here.

Thank you to our premiere sponsor, MountainGuard, for its support of this program. 

Here's what will be discussed during the 2023-24 Summit Series:

This year's mentor / mentee conversations we will dive into how to manage people and yourself and gain valuable insights into how to be better decision makers, leaders of people and groups, and agents of organizational change. 

Some specific topics include:

  • How to motivate workers pre-season, in season, and when burnout kicks in.
  • Ways to get off to a strong start with your team.
  • Common mistakes to avoid as a manager.
  • Tips to support your team during high-pressure, early-season days.
  • Creating a culture of accountability while maintaining a fun/casual environment.
  • Achieving the appropriate balance of authority and involvement.
  • A look into the future—our mentors gaze into their crystal balls, answering questions from our mentees.

The Summit Series program aims to create the connections and opportunities for learning that will help the next generation successfully lead our industry forward.


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