As a Nebraska educator, you know first hand the talent and skills your high school students possess. You also know that there are certain areas that with a bit more focus, students could thrive in. Nebraska Leadership Seminar is here to help empower your students to reach their full potential.

Founded in 1978, Nebraska Leadership Seminar, Inc. (NLS) is a nonprofit organization focused upon helping students recognize their leadership strengths through a partnership with the Gallup Organization. Each year, NLS hosts a four-day seminar for high school sophomores to challenge, empower and inspire them to become the leaders Nebraska needs. The 2019 Seminar will be held June 13-16 at Southeast Community College campus in Milford, NE.

You are invited to register two (2) students to participate in the 2019 Seminar. Your students will be exposed to interactive team building activities, prominent Nebraska business leaders and community service – all of which help them discover, develop and apply their leadership skills. More than 6,000 students from over 300 school districts across Nebraska have attended this seminar.

What makes NLS different?

  • NLS, from the Corporate Board, Alumni Association and Seminar staff, is composed entirely of volunteers. The dedication and passion of these individuals provides future Nebraska leaders with knowledge of themselves, their strengths and what they can do to impact their communities.
  • Students get a true on-campus experience as they live in the dorms of a higher education institution.
  • NLS’s curriculum is based on the discovery, development, and application of a student’s leadership skills, making them more self-assured and confident in their leadership abilities.
  • NLS supports your students even after the seminar is over by offering reunions to hone in on their developing skills and further promote the networking established during the seminar.
  • Students who have had the honor of participating in this once-in-a-lifetime experience have demonstrated a heightened interest in leading school organizations and are more involved in their community, inspiring them to make a difference.

Cost of Seminar
Registration fees are $200 for the four-day seminar and stay entirely in Nebraska to support leadership seminars for Nebraska youth. In cases where the registration poses a financial obstacle to a student’s participation, NLS will work with you to find sponsorship for your delegate.

How do I send students there?
Please contact Allison Sperry, Recruitment Director, at  for more information about sending your students to NLS this year.

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