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The landscape of leadership in the mountain resort industry is poised for upheaval as the old guard retire and the new generation of leaders move up through the industry. SAM is embarking on year three of the Summit Series leadership development program designed to identify future leaders and to fuel a movement that fosters relationships between the current leadership of the industry and the up-and-comers.

Meet last year's mentors.

Meet last year's mentees.

The program will consist of six weeks of professionally facilitated group calls on topics directly related to leadership skills and the management of a snowsports industry business. Our facilitator, Paul Thallner from High Peaks Group, guides the mentor/mentee relationships for the calls and, new this year, one-on-one mentor / mentee calls to discuss career goals. Following the calls, mentees will participate in a deep dive assignment relevant to the call topic provided by Dr. Natalie Ooi and Colorado State University's Graduate Certificate in Ski Area Management Program. Potential mentees must be currently employed within the industry, be willing to commit to all six months of the program and must be willing to asses their current skill sets and development.

Program Details:

Timeline: November-April
Group calls facilitated by Paul Thallner of High Peaks Group and led by an advisory panel of industry leaders on industry-specific topics
Deep Dive assignments provided and facilitated by Colorado State University’s Graduate Program in Ski Area Management.
Monthly mentee-driven one-on-one meetings with a mentor.
Mentee networking opportunities

Want to learn more? Check out last years Summit Series and the special six-episode run on PodSAM or email sarah@saminfo.com for more information. Follow along with the 2019-2020 class in the print magazine and on PodSAM.

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