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“Leaders For a New Frontier” program to be held in November PDF Print E-mail

Registration and fee due by Oct. 15.


“Leaders For a New Frontier” is looking for individuals willing to take on the challenges faced by rural communities today. 

This educational program on community leadership will be held Nov. 12-14, 2010 in Curtis.

Communities in Nebraska are changing and each day the rural community faces many challenges. Often heard in rural communities, “We need more people to step up into leadership positions in our community. Why don’t people become more involved?”  

Here is a chance to take that step into community leadership. 

The program will start Tuesday, Nov. 12 with Randy Vlasin, Personal Horizons Consulting, taking participants through “Who Am I as a Leader” an in-depth look at individual factors that influence interactions with others and internal motivators to move people into action. 

Wednesday, will take a look at community demographic trends and the challenges they face in the 21st century presented by Phyllis Schoenholz, UNL Extension Educator and Dr. Randy Cantrell, Development Specialist with University of Nebraska Rural Initiative.

Thursday, Randy Vlasin and Kimberly Cook, UNL Extension Educator will discuss group dynamics and how to be a leader with wide diversity in personality traits as well as gender, cultural and generational differences.

Registration and $150 fee per participant for Leaders of the New Frontier is due by Oct. 15, and can be mailed to Ann Burge, P.O. Box 720, Grant, NE 69140 or contacts listed below. 

The program fee covers program materials and expenses, meal during conference and two nights lodging. 

The actual cost is well above the price participants pay, however a group of committed individuals from the surrounding area are working diligently to secure funding for this program. 

Employers are encouraged to take advantage of this educational program in community leadership and support their employees by providing the opportunity to attend.

Seating is limited to the first 25 who register. 

For registration forms and more information on how to support someone to attend the program contact Ann Burge at (308)352-4338, Kimberly Cook, UNL Extension Educator at (308)882-4731, or Randy Vlasin at (308)882-6519.