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The Certificate in

Executive Leadership Program

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY 
 Calling all rising executive leaders 

The Certificate in Executive Leadership is an 8-month program designed to equip executive-level leaders. Coursework combines on-site and online teaching in six core areas required for leadership excellence. This is your chance to strengthen skills such as finance, marketing, and management in a convenient, accelerated format.

Program graduates receive a certificate from Creighton University and may apply 3 academic credits to a business degree program at Creighton.

If you're among our city's business, non-profit, or ministry leaders, this program is for you.

Why the Certificate in Executive Leadership?

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GROUNDED IN AN UNAPOLOGETICALLY CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW

  • Program classes and concepts help you apply biblical principles to real-world leadership scenarios.

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RELEVANT, PRACTICAL, & APPLICABLE

  • Course content is anchored in the annual Global Leadership Summit.

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COMPREHENSIVE

  • From marketing to finance, you'll engage in core leadership essentials.

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QUALIFIES FOR COLLEGE CREDIT

  • By completing this program, you can receive 3 undergraduate or graduate credits at Creighton University.

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CONVENIENT 

  • On-site and online studies combine for a beautifully blended balance of relationships with schedule flexibility. 

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OPPORTUNITY FOR MENTORSHIP

  • Each student will be paired with a local leadership mentor for personal guidance and discipleship.

"The Certificate in Executive Leadership program combines the best of cutting-edge executive leadership knowledge with the resources of Omaha's premier Christian leadership network."

Todd Darnold

Certificate in Executive Leadership Champion,

Creighton University

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"The Certificate in Executive Leadership is designed for leaders who don't just want to "know" more, but who also want to "do" better by putting best-practice knowledge into action in their current leadership context."

Janyne Peek-Emsick

Certificate in Executive Leadership Committee Chair,

Omaha Leaders

"The Certificate in Executive Leadership allows opportunity for leaders in our community to actively engage with others and grow in their skills and their faith as  learn how to lead as Christ did. I wish, earlier in my career, I'd had a training ground like this to help me learn how to be a Christian leader in the marketplace."

Brad von Gillern

Secretary, Omaha Leaders

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"This is an incredible opportunity for Christian leaders from churches, non-profits, and businesses (large and small) to grow and understand how God is moving in our city. Something powerful happens when leaders get together to sharpen each other. The Certificate in Executive Leadership offers a diverse tapestry of perspective and experience, yet shares a heart and vision for executive leadership and for our community."

Walt Hooker

GLS City Team Committee Chair

Select Your Program Track

The teams at Omaha Leaders and Creighton University have developed four custom tracks based on leadership area and organization size. for the Certificate in Executive Leadership. Not sure which one is right for you? No problem! Contact our team at cel@omahaleaders.com and we'll help you decide.

Each of these speciality areas of specialization within the Certificate of Executive Leadership is enhanced by the experiences of others within the cohort, the expertise of each mentor, and by distinctions between program assignments.

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ENTREPRENEURIAL MINISTRY SPECIALTY

For pastors who lead in a startup church or church plant

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MINISTRY ORGANIZATIONS SPECIALTY

For senior pastors, ministry leaders, and managers

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ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIP SPECIALTY

For leaders in for-profit and non-profit businesses, as well as business owners

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ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP SPECIALTY

For leaders in for-profit and non-profit businesses, as well as business owners

The 8 Modules of Study

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PERSONAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

  • proven self-discovery tools and guided feedback

  • personal life strategy that manifests in goals and an action plan

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MARKETING

  • creative thinking, communicating, and branding

  • data analytics and visualization

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BUSINESS FINANCE PART I: PLANNING

  • creating financial models that drive project execution

  • understanding project implications for organizational outcomes

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ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP PART I

  • strategy

  • how brand and culture drive staffing and development (diversity)

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LEADING OTHERS

  • communication, conflict resolution, and coaching

  • developing your personal leadership model

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BUSINESS FINANCE PART 2: EVALUATING

  • understanding financial statements

  • using financial statements to drive organizational improvement

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ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP PART II

  • change leadership

  • succession planning

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PROJECTS

  • leading self: personal life strategy that manifests in goals

  • leading others and leading the organization: capstone project

2021 - 2022

COHORT MEETING SCHEDULE

All cohort sessions meet the second

Friday of each month from 1 - 5 P.M.

  • October 8, 2021

  • November 12, 2021

  • December 10, 2021

  • January 14, 2022

  • February 11, 2022

  • March 11, 2022

  • April 8, 2022

  • May 12, 2022

Program Contacts

DR. JANYNE PEEK EMSICK

Certificate in Executive Leadership Committee Chair

Omaha Leaders

DR. TODD DARNOLD

Creighton University Certificate in Executive Leadership Champion

Creighton University

About Us

Omaha Leaders is a group of business and faith leaders committed to growing, serving, and championing leadership in our city.

Together, we're building a world-class leadership community that creates impact and ignites transformation in Omaha and beyond.

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