We launched Leadership Omaha in 1978 to develop effective leaders who will strengthen and transform the community. A selection committee of program alumni and Chamber board members ensures that each class of 45 to 49 participants reflects the diversity of the community-at-large.
The application for Class 43 will be available here starting April 1 until May 11.
Leadership Omaha Goals
To provide opportunities for communication among emerging and established leaders
To develop participant awareness of the Greater Omaha community, its problems, challenges and opportunities
To explore the aspects of leadership and help participants identify and enhance their own leadership styles with an emphasis on the community perspective
- To create an environment in which participants are motivated to develop a sense of community trusteeship and encouraged to assume leadership roles in community affairs
- Open to participants who live or work in the Greater Omaha area
- Program tuition: $2,500
- Program includes a mandatory opening retreat in September and monthly Seminars from October – June with monthly seminars from 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. A small group activity is another core part of the programming with each group selecting, developing and executing a project for the benefit of the Omaha community.
The curriculum focuses on:
- Community trusteeship
- Community awareness
- Leadership styles
Seminar Dates: Class 43
Program participants must attend 80 percent of seminars to graduate.
Orientation & Reception Location TBA – 4 – 6 p.m. August 20
- Mandatory Retreat at Carol Joy Holling Conference & Retreat Center – Sept 13 @4:30 p.m. to noon Sept 15
- City Environment, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Tues Oct. 20
- Health & Human Services, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Nov.19
- Government, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Dec 10
- Inclusivity, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Jan. 21
- Community & Economic Development, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Feb. 18
- Education, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Mar. 18
- Justice, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Apr. 15
- We Don’t Coast, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. – May 20
- Closing Seminar, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. June 3
Graduation Reception – June 3, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.