Leadership Academy seeks applicants for 2019 class

October 6, 2018

LINCOLN —The Nebraska Water Leaders Academy is seeking applicants who are interested in developing their leadership skills and learning about the vital role of natural resources and water issues play in the economic sustainability of the state. The year-long program begins in January 2019. The deadline for applications is Dec. 1, 2018.

The Academy seeks candidates who are directly involved in water issues as well as those who have a general interest in learning more about the state’s natural resources. Past participants have included attorneys, consultants, individuals from ag-related industries, municipalities and governmental agencies.

In partnership with the University of Nebraska Lincoln and supported by the Nebraska Environmental Trust, academy programs are presented by leading academic scholars, top policy makers and acknowledged experts.

The program consists of six, 1-1/2 day sessions at locations across the state and includes intense classroom and field trip experiences. More than 120 men and women have graduated from the Academy since its inception in 2009. Class size is limited to 20.

Applications for Class IX of the Academy are available now online at www. waterleadersacademy.org or call 402-476-0162 for more information.

A program of The Water Futures Partnership-Nebraska, a 501(c) 3 organization, the Academy receives funding from private individuals and organizations as well as major gifts from Diamond Plastics Corporation and the Nebraska Environmental Trust.