jim cain portraitDr. Jim Cain

Teamwork and Leadership Expert

We are beyond excited to welcome Dr. Jim Cain back to Montana. This is a truly unique opportunity for participants to learn and grow from Jim's work. Learning from Dr. Cain is a reason to come to Montana 4-H Congress!

Jim is the author of 16 team and community building texts, including the classic Teamwork & Teamplay, A Teachable Moment, Find Something To Do! and his latest book, 100 Activities that Build Unity, Community & Connection.

He has traveled to all 50 states and 31 countries (so far), sharing his knowledge on subjects ranging from teamwork and leadership to creative problem solving and trust building. His train-the-trainer programs are legendary and his conference keynotes/playnotes are active, engaging and tremendously fun. With regard to Jim's group facilitation skills, Tom Leahy of NCCPS remarked, "Jim, you are a Jedi Master!"

For more info on Jim and his work visit his website, www.teamworkandteamplay.com.

Participants will have an opportunity to participate in these programs:
Wednesday July 12 8:00-9:30 Dancing in Lines, Square and Circles to Build Community
Thursday July 13 1:30-4:30 - Playnote and small group activities
Friday July 14 8:30-11:30 - Adult only (agent and volunteer) workshop
Friday July 14 1:00-4:00 - Teamwork and Teamplay workshop


mike schlappi portraitMike Schlappi

CSP, MBA, Author, Gold Medalist, Hall of Fame

It will be truly an honor to welcome such an inspiring and energizing speaker to Montana 4-H Congress. Mike Schlappi tells his story of lying on a bed paralyzed, with a bullet hole in his chest, Mike promised that if he survived, he would share his unique story all over the world and help as many people as he could.  This is happening!

Mike knows that the most important part of any meeting or organization is the people.  Whether speaking to a global financial corporation or a community medical facility, he has seen their results change when the beliefs of their people change.  He inspires real people, with real problems, to respond differently; teaching that attitude is not a mood, but a position we take regardless of circumstances.  That is his specialty! 

Obviously Mike has had a few challenges in his life.  But he also has a few Olympic gold medals, a few college degrees, has written a few books, runs a few successful businesses, has a few passions and has a few kids (five to be exact). This is all possible because he “walks the talk” (or rolls the scroll).   

Read more about Mike.

Participants will have an opportunity to hear Mike's Keynote during the opening session Wednesday July 12 at 7:00 pm.


lyndy phillips

Lyndy Phillips

Speaker, Comedien, Magician

Learn how to live happier, healthier and less stressed.
Lyndy Phillips is a dynamic, inspirational, funny speaker and comedy magician who recharges, renews and refreshes audiences with his positive, upbeat presentations. He’s highly entertaining with clean humor, comedy magic, and audience involvement and he’s inspirational with messages on reducing stress and personal value.
Lyndy was raised on a farm in the Texas Panhandle, served fifteen years in full-time ministry, worked in sales for seven years, fundraising and  development for five years and raised two children with his wife of thirty years. On top of all that, he was Executive Director for a television show about marriage. He knows a thing or two about stress and its impact on the body!
Lyndy has delighted audiences at conferences, conventions, banquets and meetings for Associations, Corporations, Agriculture groups, Churches, Chambers of Commerce and Educators. Participants will have an opportunity to hear Mike's Keynote during the Awards Program Thursday July 13.