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The Institute of Excellence

Designed by Nebraska Extension, The NACO Institute of Excellence is a program of professional development for county officials. Participants will network with peers across the state as they grow leadership capacities in the roles they serve.

Topics explored will include:

  • Leading with Empathy
  • Leadership Transition
  • Nebraska Population and Economic Trends
  • Gallup Strengths
  • Managing Conflicts
  • Effective Meeting Management
  • Corresponding with Legislators
  • 2022 Session Dates

    Session One: Getting to Know Your County
    June 23, 2022 - North Platte

    Session Two: Topic/Speaker Decided by Class
    July 21, 2022 - Online

    Session Three: Leading with Strengths
    August 18, 2022 - Norfolk

    Session Four: Topic/Speaker Decided by Class
    September 15, 2022 - Online

    Session Five: Leading with Communication
    October 20, 2022 - Lincoln

    Session Six: Topic/Speaker Decided by Class
    November 21, 2022 - Online

    Session Seven: Leadership in Action
    December, 2022 - Kearney*

    *In conjunction with NACO’s Annual Conference

2021 Graduates of the Institute