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College of Commissioner Science - November 5th, 2022

LOCATION: Comfort Systems USA – Temp Right Service, 5818 Sandpiper Drive, Missoula, MT
COST: No fee for education or recognition certificates
Patch: $10, includes Montana Council College of Commissioner Science patch (if BACHELORS), and Rocker Patch for BACHELORS, MASTERS, CONTINUING EDUCATION, or DOCTORATE (respectively)
Badge: $25 for BACHELORS (Bronze wreath), MASTERS (Gold wreath), or DOCTORATE (Silver wreath), there is no badge for completing CONTINUING EDUCATION


There will be an option to participate virtually, if not able to attend in person in Missoula.  Virtual participants are encouraged to meet in person in their local Districts, if possible.  All degrees and curriculums will be co-instructed.

BACHELORS Degree in Commissioner Science - Instructor: Conrad Heimbigner and TBA
Prerequisite:  None, but completion of online or instructor-led Commissioner Basic Training preferred

  • BCS 101—Core Concepts of Unit Service
  • BCS 103—Linking District Resources
  • BCS 104—Contacting Units
  • BCS 105—Resolving Common Unit Issues
  • BCS 107—Journey to Excellence
  • BCS 114—Understanding & Communicating with Today’s Leaders
  • BCS 117—The Commissioner and the Unit Key 3


MASTERS Degree in Commissioner Science - Instructor: Jeff Green and TBA
Prerequisite:  Completion of the Bachelors Degree in Commissioner Science, AND online or instructor-led Commissioner Basic Training

  • MCS 303—Managing Unit Service at the District Level
  • MCS 304—Service to Units at Risk
  • MCS 305—Resolving Critical Unit Issues
  • MCS 306—Mentoring Skills
  • MCS 307—Serving Newly Formed Units
  • MCS 315—Effective Unit Service in Rural Communities
  • MCS 316—The Unit Service Plan


CONTINUING EDUCATION in Commissioner Science (SILVER LEVEL – Introduction to Roundtable Science) - Instructor: Paul Gritz and TBA
Prerequisite: Completion of the Masters Degree of Commissioner Science

  • BCS 150—Roundtables in Unit Service
  • BCS 151—The Roundtable Commissioner Team
  • BCS 152—Planning, Implementing, and Promoting Roundtables
  • BCS 153—Roundtable and Commissioner Tools
  • BCS 154—Roundtable Fundamentals
  • MCS 350—Unit & Roundtable Commissioners Working Together
  • DCS 512—Recruiting for Diversity


DOCTORATE Degree in Commissioner Science - Instructor: Jesse Fulbright and TBA
Prerequisite: Completion of the Masters Degree in Commissioner Science, and earned the Arrowhead Honor

  • DCS 501—Selecting Your Project or Thesis Topic
  • DCS 502—Limiting the Scope of the Topic
  • DCS 503—Developing Your Project or Thesis
  • DCS 506—Coaching Commissioners
  • DCS 509—Legacy of Servant Leadership
  • DCS 514—Building Meaningful Relationships
  • DCS 516—Unit Service Plan and the District


  • 8:30 am – 9:00 am:      Registration and Fellowship
  • 9:00 am – 9:20 am:      Opening Ceremony and Dean’s Orientation
  • 9:30 am – 10:20 am: Session 1
  • 10:30 am – 11:20 am: Session 2
  • 11:30 am – 12:20 pm: Session 3
  • 12:30 pm – 12:50 pm: Working Lunch with Council information, including Roundtable, Wood Badge, NYLT, and Council Executive Remarks @ 12:45p
  • 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm: Session 4
  • 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm: Session 5
  • 3:00 pm – 3:50 pm: Session 6
  • 4:00 pm – 4:50 pm: Session 7
  • 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Graduation Ceremony and Closing Remarks by Council Commissioner

Gary A. Ely
Montana Council Commissioner

When & Where
College of Commissioner Science
Comfort Systems USA - Temp RIght Service
Saturday 11-05-2022
8:30 AM MT to 5:30 PM MT Past
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