Nebraska Rural Leadership Program

Recruitment for Leadership Development Program

The University of Nebraska-Omaha would like to invite you to participate in an exciting new virtual leadership development program. The Rural Futures Institute has sponsored this program in rural Nebraska to extend leadership development for emerging leaders in rural government, business, and civic organizations by collaborating with each other across the state. As a result, the University of Nebraska can offer you this exciting program at no charge to you.

Goals of Nebraska Rural Leadership Program

  1. Develop creative problem solving skills and interactional skills by sharing best practices across current and emerging rural leaders.
  2. Create a virtual platform for you to connect and collaborate with other leaders facing similar challenges across Nebraska. You will work in virtual teams on cases that have been developed for this program to deliberate, ask questions, share experiences and personal expertise to help build well-rounded leadership skills and gain greater confidence in taking on a leadership role.

Benefits for Participating

  1. Extend your professional network with other leaders in Nebraska.
  2. Develop leadership skills and increase your confidence to tackle the problems facing your community.
  3. Attend an end-of-program conference in Central Nebraska to meet other leaders and share your experiences with the Rural Future Institute.
  4. Earn a certificate of complete from the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s College of Business Administration.


  1. The program is targeted toward leaders who are relatively new to leadership positions. We are seeking those who have held few leadership positions and have had limited experience (up to 5 years) in leadership positions.
  2. The development program begins in December 2015 (alternative starting dates until February 2016 are available) and is 6 months long, finishing by August 2016.
  3. This will not be time intensive. You will spend about 3 hours per month dedicated to this program. Participation includes group discussions, readings, small assignments, and surveys.
  4. The time spent in this program is flexible and will be based on your own availability and schedule. We do, however, ask that you are able to commit to the entire six-month duration.


If you would like to sign up for this leadership development program, please send an email with your name, phone number and indicating your interest to Eric Scheller at We thank you in advance for your time and participation.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the study Principal Investigator, Dr. Roni Reiter-Palmon at

Best regards,
The RFI project team

University project personnel:
Roni Reiter-Palmon
Eric Scheller

Project sponsored by:
The University of Nebraska-Omaha
College of Arts and Sciences
Office of Academic and Student Affairs
Rural Futures Institute
Nebraska Extension