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Leadership Tomorrow

Leadership Tomorrow

Leadership Unlimited's flagship program, Leadership Tomorrow, enhances community leadership by providing an educational program for individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who demonstrate leadership ability and commitment to the community.

Each of the nine monthly sessions, from September to May, is dedicated to a specific aspect, including:

  • Understanding your thinking and behavioral preferences
  • Discovering Our Community/Choosing to Lead
  • Economic Development/Fueling the Economic Engine
  • Community Needs/Volunteer Leadership/Media Relations
  • Community Investment/Diversity
  • State Government
  • Crime & the Criminal Justice System
  • City/County Government
  • Preparing Today’s Workforce


For a successful experience within Leadership Tomorrow programming, the ideal candidate:

•    Is intrinsically motivated. - An individual operating with intrinsic motivation, rather than extrinsic motivation, is moved to act because of their personal interests and curiosities, rather than external rewards, pressures, or influences.

•    Is curious and inquisitive. - A curious person will understand the value of an opportunity to learn; and to be inquisitive is to be willing to ask questions, discuss ideas, and explore those learning opportunities.

•    Has a desire to lead within the community.-  A person with an interest in community leadership will be receptive to leadership skills development, exposure to area businesses and organizations, community education, and project participation.

•    Conducts themselves ethically and with integrity. - By handling challenges and opportunities ethically indicates a sense of honesty, responsibility, and equity; and to act with integrity is to have strong moral character, no matter who’s watching.

•    Is intellectually capable and agile. - Intellectual capability indicates a readiness to comprehend and discuss concepts; and to be mentally agile is to actively listen to various input and perspectives, maintaining the ability to be flexible and open to new ideas.

Each of the bolded words below is a clickable link. 

  • Know someone that should be in Leadership Tomorrow? Nominate them!

  • It is recommended to type out your essay responses in Word or other typing software before pasting them into your application. Your application score is soley based on your responses to these questions.

  • Applicants for the Leadership Tomorrow program must have the support and commitment of their employer. This completed commitment is required for the applicant to be considered.

  • Partial scholarships are available. Please submit this scholarship application with your application to the program.


    Leadership Tomorrow Class #38



    Jake              Baasch                        John Baasch Augers & Flighting Inc.

    Cheri            Beda                            Central Community College Foundation

    Lacey            Bonner                        Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska

    Lola              Bouatic                       Dramco Tool and Die

    Valerie         Bren                            Central Community College

    Emily            Byerly                          Stuhr Museum

    Corissa         Cemper                       Amur Equipment Finance

    Lisa               Christensen                Chief Carriers Inc.

    Kelsey           Clyne                           Five Points Bank

    Misty            Dvorak                        Hornady Manufacturing

    Jason            Galaska                       Amur Equipment Finance

    Abbie           Gdowski                      GIX Logistics, Inc.

    Wyatt           Gleason                      Western National Bank

    Noemi          Gomez                        Equitable Bank

    Megan          Goplin                         Keller Williams Heartland Realty

    Jessica          Hammers                    Central District Health Department

    Grant           Harden                        AMGL, P.C.

    Veronica      Kaufman                     Maltman Memorial Library

    Ethan           Larson                         Equitable Bank

    Kendra         Lutz                             Greater Grand Island Community Foundation

    T.J.                Nordstrom                  City of Grand Island Fire Department

    Stacie           Novakowski                Grand Island Abstract, Escrow & Title Co.

    Jeffrey          Olson                          GIX Logistics, Inc.

    Stacy            Paitz                            CHI Health St. Francis

    Gleibis          Rodriguez                   Multicultural Coalition

    Jessica          Salinas                        GIX Logistics, Inc.

    Chad            Schock                         CHI Health St. Francis

    Lindsay         Suchanek                    AGI - Grand Island

    Cassie           Wardyn                       YWCA of Grand Island

    Alec              Waters                        Unity Eye Centers

Leadership Tomorrow – Class 38

During these day-long sessions, participants have the opportunity to visit facilities across the community, to meet and interact with community and state leaders, to study community issues, and to decide how they will work to make the area a better place to live.

A key objective of Leadership Tomorrow is to provide a foundation for class members to identify their goals and to prepare and motivate them to help shape the future of Hall County.

In addition, class members have the opportunity to interact more informally with community leaders during small group focus luncheons.

The nine-month program provides training for leaders in the following areas:

  • Team building
  • Communication
  • Facilitation
  • Time Management
  • Collaboration
  • Visioning
  • Personal mission and goal setting
  • Boardsmanship/Trusteeship
  • Parliamentary procedure
  • Running a meeting
  • Conflict management
  • Consensus building
  • Experiential learning cycle
  • Servant leadership
  • Fund raising
  • Customer service
  • Media relations
  • Networking
  • Leadership styles

Program Details

Tuition for the program is $1,200 per participant. Partial scholarships are available to those who show need. Please submit your scholarship application with your application to the program. Need for scholarship is not a factor in class selection. All application information is kept confidential and selection to the program is made “blindly” meaning those who review applications do not know the name or any demographic information about the application they are reviewing.

Requirements to graduate from the program include:

  • Attending nine full-day sessions September through May (participants who miss more than two session will be withdrawn from the program)
    • Sessions are generally the second Thursday of the month
  • Attend a minimum of nine Focus Meetings
  • Participate in a class project
  • Participate in a class fundraising project

Upon completion of the program, participants are expected to seek roles of responsibility within their professional career and within Hall County for the betterment of the community.

There is no age requirement for this program.