Programming and Events

Learn more about any of these events and programs my emailing Cathy Grider.


Meets Fridays at 11:00 am. An open format networking/professional development group.


Meets the third Thursday of each month from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. The event is a no-host social and locations vary.


NextGEN membership meetings held quarterly. Format includes an update an area of interest (advocacy, civic engagement, current issues, community projects, etc.) and includes a social gathering meant to further professional relationships and networking.


Held the second Wednesday of each month from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m., this event is a relaxed opportunity to connect with fellow members and participate in a gently facilitated discussion around topics which vary month to month. Come late or leave early, this format is open to serve your schedule.


For NextGEN members: NextGEN facilitates mentorship between NextGEN members and seasoned professionals within the Billings community. Mentorship expands your professional network, offers resources for career development and builds on your area of expertise. Mentors share resources, expertise, values, skills, perspectives and contacts in their industry. If you are a NextGEN member and interested in mentoring a student click here

For Students: NextGEN facilitates mentorship between area college students and NextGEN young professionals. Learn more about the program here.


A six-month educational series held annually. The theme of the series changes annually, but the target is to educate and connect NextGEN members. Learn more about the 2022 Professional Development Series. Register here


Raise your hand to participate, and we’ll randomly pair you with a fellow NextGEN member for a one-on-one opportunity to get to know one another. Your schedule, you plan, you get the connection.


Held on the third Thursday of each month via Zoom with a community leader. Attendance is limited to ensure quality discussion can take place.


Planned as needed throughout the year and include things like a Corn Hole Tournament, Behind the Scenes Tours,