Leadership Omaha 

Application for Class 40 

Complete online by May 8th. 
Preview the full PDF application here.

Contact Liz Kerrigan with questions. 


We launched Leadership Omaha in 1978 to develop effective leaders who will strengthen and transform the community. This year, LO celebrates its 40th anniversary. A selection committee of program alumni and Chamber board members ensures that each class of 45 to 48 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 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

  • Seminars run from 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. with the exception of the mandatory opening retreat. A reception follows each seminar.

  • Curriculum focuses on:

    • Community trusteeship

    • Leadership styles

    • Community awareness

Seminar Dates: Leadership Omaha Class 40

Program participants must attend 80 percent of seminars to graduate.

  • Orientation Reception at Boys Town - Aug. 3
  • Mandatory retreat at Camp Carol Joy Holling - 4:30 p.m. Sept. 10 to noon, Sept. 12
  • Education, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Oct. 19
  • Business & Economic Development, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Nov. 16
  • Government, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Dec. 14
  • Inclusivity, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Jan. 18
  • Justice, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Feb. 15
  • We Don't Coast, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Mar. 15
  • Health & Human Services, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Apr. 19
  • City Environment, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. – Tuesday, May 15
  • Closing Seminar - June 7
  • Graduation Reception - June 7, 4:30 - 6:15 p.m.

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. 

Complete the application here. 

 

Want to know more?

Contact Liz Kerrigan, Leadership Strategist, 402-978-7913

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