Leadership Omaha

Leadership Omaha, launched in 1978, develops 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.

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

Program Specifics

  • Open to participants who live or work in the Greater Omaha area
  • Program tuition: $2,250
  • 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 42

    Program participants must attend 80 percent of seminars to graduate.

    Orientation & Reception at Boys Town –  4 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Aug. 15

    1. Mandatory Retreat at Carol Joy Holling Conference & Retreat Center – Sept. 8 – 4:30 p.m. to noon Sept. 10
    2. City Environment, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Oct. 15
    3. Health & Human Services, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Nov. 21
    4. Government, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. –  Dec. 12
    5. Business & Economic Development, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Jan. 16
    6. Inclusivity, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Feb. 20
    7. Education, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. – March 19
    8. Justice, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. – April 16
    9. We Don’t Coast, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. – May 21
    10. Closing Seminar, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. – June 4

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

    CONTACT

    Lynda Shafer

    Lynda Shafer

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