CYN co-hosts young leader professional development opportunities

The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Connecting Young Nebraskans (CYN) and the University of Nebraska- Lincoln College of Business Administration will host “Finding Passion at Work”, a learning seminar open to the public, on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Community Room at the Home Federal Bank Building, 3311 West Stolley Park Road.

“Finding Passion at Work”, presented by Dr. Tammy Beck, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and External Engagement for the College of Business Administration at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was one of five topics identified as a challenge facing many young leaders. The seminar will focus on the benefits of job crafting, which helps individuals find greater meaning in their work by playing to personal strengths and aligning with their values and passions.

At the conclusion of this seminar, attendees will leave with an action plan to help map and implement job crafting at their workplace, and the ability to cope with future adversity.

This seminar series, a shared effort between Connecting Young Nebraskans, a program of the Rural Futures Institute at the University of Nebraska, and five Nebraska communities, is aimed at fostering the development of young leaders to meet unique leadership needs of the region. Seminar topics range from finding your passion at work, mentorship and investment, taking action on big ideas, and finding balance in a young professional’s life. Each of the five communities were selected after submitting proposals identifying unique needs of young leaders in their community. The proposals outlined the challenges young leaders face in their region, and ideas to develop skills around these challenges that will appeal to young leaders in their region.

Kayla Schnuelle, coordinator of the Connecting Young Nebraskans Network and Marketing Communications Specialist for the Rural Futures Institute, said, “Young leaders have been requesting more opportunities to network and strengthen their skills and CYN is excited to work with communities and regions to offer professional development opportunities that will help develop future leaders.”

To register for this event, please contact Jessica Hendricks, Director of Workforce & Community Development for the Chamber of Commerce, before September 29 at 308.382.9210 or

Cost of attendance is $10.