The Workshops

Our 2010 calendar of workshops is scheduled now. We currently have five NSLW workshops scheduled throughout Nebraska for the remainder of the winter and spring. Click on the links to the left to learn more about the individual workshops, and if you're interested in attending, e-mail us and let us know.

Be sure to let others in your community know about the NSLW, and encourage them to contact us if they'd like to participate. The NSLW provides a unique platform for civic leaders across the state to share their challenges and successes, and to discover new ways to address the critical economic, environmental, social-cultural, technological and public policy challenges facing our communities.

The day-and-a-half workshops engage select educational, civic and elected leaders representing communities located throughout fifteen counties across southeastern Nebraska.

Our civic leaders are the chief designers of our communities and their component parts—central business districts, subdivisions, schools, industries and highways— and hold significant influence over current and future public policies. Of these civic leaders, it is often the mayors of our towns and cities whose vision and direction most informs the character and viability of our region.

Our purpose is to provide a dedicated and collaborative platform for mayors and civic leaders and local leading experts in the various fields that inform a balanced approach to community visioning. The workshops bring together a team of experts in economics and business, leadership development, sustainability issues, water-management, efficient and alternative energy practices, and waste management, among others.

Meanwhile, please feel free to browse through the pages of the workshops we had during 2008-2009 by clicking on the links to the left. In addition, you can see some of the EcoSTEP exercises done at these workshops on a new page, Workshop EcoSTEPS.

Clicking on the names of those workshops completed, in the column to the left, we have more detailed information and photos here from each workshop.

Click on links below to view more information about the individual workshops.

2010 Workshops

> February 4–5, 2010 - Dakota City
> February 25–26, 2010 - Hastings
> March 11–12, 2010 - Broken Bow
> April 8–9, 2010 - Valentine
> April 27–28, 2010 - Scottsbluff


2008-2009 Workshops

> October 30–31, 2008 - Omaha
> November 6–7, 2008 - Lincoln
> December 11–12, 2008 - Mead
> January 8–9, 2009 - Kearney
> January 29–30, 2009 - Grand Island
> February 12–13, 2009 - Columbus
> March 12–13, 2009 - Beatrice
> March 26–27, 2009 - Blair
> April 16–17, 2009 - Nebraska City
> April 30–May 1, 2009 - Norfolk
> May 14–15, 2009 - O'Neill
> June 2–3, 2009 - Culbertson/McCook
> June 4–5, 2009 - North Platte
> July 14–15, 2009 - Chadron
> July 16–17, 2009 - Alliance
> August 20–21, 2009 - Lincoln


Watch this space for further announcements of future workshops.



The 21 day-and-a-half NSLW sessions will be arranged at venues in the following Nebraska communities: Alliance, Beatrice, Blair, Broken Bow, Chadron, Grand Island, Kearney, Lincoln, McCook, Norfolk, North Platte, Omaha, O'Neill, Scottsbluff, Sidney, and Valentine. These locations have been chosen to include the surrounding areas within a 60-mile or so radius, making it logistically easier for people across Nebraska to attend.

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