Applications Now Open! The Program Developing Our Community’s Future Leaders

Whether you’re looking to develop yourself personally and professionally, strengthen your succession planning by investing in your employees, Leadership Sarpy is the tool you need and applications for the 2023/2024 class are now open.

With Leadership Sarpy you just need one day a month for nine months to focus on your personal and professional full potential. This course will get you in front of elected officials, give a close-up view of what’s going on in Sarpy County, sharpen your leadership and personal development skills and help you form long lasting friendships in the business community.

The program kicks off with an orientation in the summer, followed shortly with a two-day retreat where the class will enjoy teambuilding activities designed to foster relationships and fast-track interpersonal communication. From there the class will meet once a month for an exciting curriculum that covers professional development, crisis management, volunteerism and more. The group will also go on unique tours of local institutions like Offutt Air Force Base, health care facilities, as well as county and state government visits.

Over the course of Leadership Sarpy, participants are assigned to smaller teams and tasked with creating a Legacy Project. These are community initiatives created by Leadership Sarpy teams that allow them to directly apply their new skills and knowledge to a project that will leave a lasting, positive impact on Sarpy County.

As each group develops, researches and implements their projects, connections form and people join together for their cause. This is how communities grow strong and that makes the Legacy Projects such a special part of the Leadership Sarpy Program.

We are incredibly proud of the work our past classes have accomplished and the program’s alumni continue to carry their Leadership Sarpy experiences with them still.

Past Leadership Sarpy Graduates:

-Lisa Bowen, VP – Managing Director of KidGlov

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-Matt DeBoer, VP of HDR

-Becky Dickerson, Tiburon Golf Club Senior Director

-Jim Janicki, Chief Administrative Officer of Hillcrest Health Services

-David Klug, Sarpy County Commissioner

-Amber Powers, City Administrator for the City of Papillion

-Dr. Andrew Rikli, Superintendent Papillion La Vista Community Schools

“The Leadership Sarpy Program offers many excellent growth opportunities for young professionals. From the many networking events to the behind-the-scenes looks at local and state government and private industry. Participants are exposed to facets of Sarpy County that most people are unaware of. Combined with training and education in interpersonal relationships, the program provides a well-rounded approach to becoming a better person and a better representative of an employer.”

~Bill Bowes, Papillion Fire Chief

If you are interested in learning more and applying for the upcoming Leadership Sarpy class, you can visit Applications are open to everyone and Sarpy Chamber members receive a tuition discount. Applications for the 2023/2024 class are due by April 17th.

Unwavering Advocate

As a connector of solutions and a helping hand to members, Sarpy Chamber provides knowledge and opportunities that empower local business.

Sarpy Chamber is an unwavering advocate. As business owners, neighbors and friends, we are Sarpy. Our whole hearts are into making a better future for all of us. The Sarpy Chamber’s Leadership Sarpy program helps ensure that better future by developing the community leaders who will make it happen.

A reduced Leadership Sarpy tuition is just one of the many benefits that come with Sarpy Chamber membership. Talk to us today about joining and opening doors to a wide range of resources for businesses.

Save These Dates:

March 09: Coffee and Contacts at Double Tree by Hilton
Get some morning networking in before work!

March 10: Legislative Coffee hosted by Bellevue University Military Veteran Services Center
Hear from local representatives and elected officials

March 16: Music Bingo
St. Patrick’s Party
A fun night of Music Bingo in Bellevue

March 21: B.U.Y.S. Event – The Practical Importance of PR in the Marketing Mix
Educational event on Public Relations

March 22: Website 101 Training
Maximize your presence on our website

March 22: W.O.M.E.N.’s Event – Harness Your Power
Luncheon event at Tregaron Golf Course

March 23: Business After Hours at Papio Fun Park
End your day with some networking!

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