PeerSpectives® is a roundtable system for CEOs and leaders of second-stage companies. PeerSpectives® provides a forum where participants can improve decision-making, enhance leadership abilities, confidentially share challenges and experiences with their peers, and advance their network and capabilities as organizational leaders in the Flathead Valley. Developed by the Edward Lowe Foundation, Montana West Economic Development offers the only licensed PeerSpectives® roundtables in Montana and leads one roundtable annually.
Who Should Join PeerSpectives?
PeerSpectives is a program for leaders of second stage companies– typically organizations with annual sales over $1 million and 10 employees or more. PeerSpectives benefits entrepreneurs and business leaders who are looking for more dedicated time to work on their business and improve their decision-making through support and connection with other dedicated peers. Roundtable participants say they receive ideas on everything from marketing strategy and financial issues to dealing with difficult personnel problems. The roundtables also create accountability for oneself and strong bonds among group members.
If your organization is smaller than second-stage, please join our Emerging Entrepreneur Roundtable. More Information.
What Sets Peerspectives Apart?
• Structured protocol that ensures balanced discussion and releases the group genius.
• Experience sharing rather than advice giving.
• Confidential setting.
• In-Room learning and accountability.
• Participants come from non-competing industries.
What to Expect
Time commitment: Roundtable sessions typically last two to three hours and are held in-person on a monthly basis.
Cost: $1,000 for MWED Members, $1,250 for Non-Members
Benefits: The ability to discuss sensitive business challenges with peers who know what you’re going through; just-in-time solutions you can put into practice the same day.
Ground rules: Confidentiality is essential. What’s said in PeerSpectives stays in PeerSpectives. Participants share experiences, but don’t give advice.
“PeerSpectives is hands-down one of the best resources I’ve found as a CEO in a small market. The insights I’ve gained from my PeerSpectives group are timely, relevant, and reassuring. It’s a safe place to ask the questions you can’t ask employees or friendly competitors. That, and I’ve met some amazing people in the group who I now count as good friends.” – Courtenay Sprunger, CEO of Big Sky PR