Nicole Mitchell (Whitney Young, Jr. Academy Program Coordinator), Sherman Willis (immediate past Chair of the Board), and Jamie Cooper (ULN Young Professionals Member) were a part of last year’s class 36. Cydney Franklin (a member of the ULN Board of Directors) is currently enrolled in this year’s class 37.
Once per month, for ten months, these participants attend day long seminars in which they interact with business and civic figures, and are exposed to different leadership styles.
“As an upcoming leader it’s important for me to see all aspects of leadership from entry level to CEO, also to be able to interact with different cultures and personalities,” said Nicole Mitchell of the importance of the program.
Over the course of the program, participants are to develop a project that is beneficial to the Omaha community and use their leadership skills to execute the project. For Nicole Mitchell this project was teaching 5th and 6th grade students how to use computer programs to create a working app.
Leadership Omaha is program that was founded by the Greater Omaha Chamber over 35 years ago. Its mission is to “develop effective leaders who will strengthen and transform the community.