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July 28-30, 2014

"Outstanding opportunity for personal and professional growth.
Well worth my time.
" -- Leadership Academy participant

2014 Leadership Academy Application

2014 Leadership Academy Nomination Form

The Career Education Leadership Academy is designed to help grow the leadership potential of Nebraska Career Educators.  A key objective of the Leadership Academy is to create a shared vision for Career Education in Nebraska using the Nebraska Career Education model as a framework.  The Career Education Leadership Academy is a practical, hands-on experience that will inspire, engage, and strengthen Career Educators’ leadership knowledge and skills.        
The Career Education Leadership Academy utilizes The Leadership Challenge model which is built around Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership.  The five practices include (1) Model the Way, (2) Inspire a Shared Vision, (3) Challenge the Process, (4) Enable Others to Act, and (5) Encourage the Heart.  The outcomes for the Leadership Academy include:

  • Create a shared vision for Nebraska Career Education
  • Identify the leadership strengths of Nebraska Career Educators
  • Communicate the fundamental values and beliefs of Nebraska Career Educators
  • Clarify and articulate the values that will guide a leader’s decisions and actions
  • Describe examples of how to align values with behavior
  • Explain how to lead a team to a consensus on shared values
  • Demonstrate how long-term interests can be realized by enlisting in a common vision
  • In the context of shared vision and values, look for new ideas outside the boundaries of the organization
  • Take incremental steps in applying new and innovative solutions
  • Identify approaches to create a climate in which people are willing to take risks and learn from mistakes
  • Identify the actions leaders take that make people feel powerful and those that make them feel powerless
  • Describe actions a leader can take to strengthen others
  • Describe actions that hinder and actions that facilitate building trust and
  • Give examples of meaningful recognitions
  • Identify short-term and long-term actions for improving in The Practices of Exemplary Leadership
  • Build collaboration, teamwork, and trust among Nebraska Career Educators
  • Provide a forum for secondary and postsecondary stakeholders to identify additional opportunities for collaboration
  • Develop an individual plan-of-action for the 2013-2014 school year which identifies a plan for applying The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership to a current challenge facing the participant’s Career Education program, school and/or community