Leadership Omaha

You are Omaha’s Future

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.

 
Applications are no longer being accepted for Class 43.

Program Specifics

  • 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
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Leadership Omaha Goals

  • Communication
    To provide opportunities for communication among emerging and established leaders
  • Awareness
    To develop participant awareness of the Greater Omaha community, its problems, challenges and opportunities
  • Leadership
    To explore the aspects of leadership and help participants identify and enhance their own leadership styles with an emphasis on the community perspective
    Motivation
  • 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

Seminar Dates: Class 43

Program participants must attend 80 percent of seminars to graduate. The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. We will closely monitor the status of the epidemic and follow CDC guidelines to determine if program events are held in-person or virtually.

Virtual Orientation: 4-5 p.m. August 20

  1. Mandatory Retreat, 
    Sun, Sep 13, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Mon, Sep 14, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Tues, Sep 15, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  2. City Environment, Oct 20, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  3. Health & Human Services, Nov 19, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  4. Government, Dec 10, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  5. Inclusivity, Jan 21, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  6. Community & Economic Development, Feb 18, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  7. Education, Mar 18, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  8. Justice, Apr 15, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  9. We Don’t Coast, May 20, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  10. Closing Seminar, Jun 3, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Graduation Reception – June 3, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

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