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We believe learning should be an inspiring experience that gives you the tools and confidence to lead in today's uncertain world. Our non-degree executive certificate programs bring you to the very center of business, immerse you in action-oriented learning, and provide you with new insight and tools to bring visionary leadership to your organization.

Our facilitators are highly-respected and experienced, and use research-backed, practice-oriented learning to enable skill development. You will leave our programs ready to face tough organizational challenges and produce results.

Each of our programs are flexible and designed for high-impact. Our programs allow busy professionals an opportunity to gain the education and practice they need to accelerate their careers and grow their organizations.


Discount group Percentage
Early Bird (30 Days Prior to Program Start) 5%
Non-Profit Organizations 10%
Military and Veterans 10%
Companies sending a team of three or more 10%
Past Exec Ed Program Participants 10%
Nebraska/UNO/UNK/UNMC/NCTA Alumni 20%
Nebraska/UNO/UNK/UNMC/NCTA Students 25%
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Call 402-472-4333 to receive your discount code.
Discounts are only valid for full length certificate programs.

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Summer 2017 Schedule

Sam Nelson

Innovation: The Key to Your Organization’s Survival
with Dr. Samuel Nelson

Wednesday, May 17, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at Noah’s Event Venue, 17121 Marcy St, Omaha, Nebraska

Companies are faced with continuous pressure to be innovative. They must also innovate in a variety of areas: product development, customer service, marketing and employee engagement. However, the necessary components to driving innovation are also counter intuitive to organizations that have been able to scale successfully. The mechanisms to drive consistency and scalability often conflict with processes needed to foster innovation. Dr. Samuel Nelson, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and assistant professor of practice in management, will discuss how organizations can strive to find the right balance between these two competing pressures.

Program Cost Per Lunch: $60

Includes lunch and parking

Gwendolyn Combs

Shifting Mindsets: Navigating the Complexity of Diversity and Inclusion
with Dr. Gwendolyn Combs

Wednesday, May 24, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center, 2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln, Nebraska

Are you looking for ways to enhance organizational effectiveness in the diversity and inclusion (D&I) domain? Do you wonder why D&I outcomes may not fully reach personal and organizational expectations? Dr. Gwendolyn Combs, associate professor of management and diversity and inclusion scholar, will discuss the obvious and hidden complexities of difference in the workplace when considering these questions. Participants will consider perspectives that can re-direct organizational thinking regarding D&I implementation and sustainability strategies. This presentation furthers understanding of this dynamic environment and provides an innovative framework for obtaining more effective D&I outcomes.

Program Cost Per Lunch: $60

Includes lunch and parking

Jenna Pieper

Reaching for the Stars: Talent Management of Pivotal Human Capital
with Dr. Jenna Pieper

Wednesday, May 31, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center, 2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln, Nebraska

Identifying, cultivating and retaining talent to fill roles that differentially contribute to a firm’s competitive advantage are key to a firm’s success. Dr. Jenna Pieper, assistant professor of management, will lead you through a model of talent management regarding high-potentials and high-performers in today’s dynamic environment. Learn strategies that will have a positive impact on critical individual and organizational level outcomes.

Program Cost Per Lunch: $60

Includes lunch and parking

Dr. Fred Luthans

The Power of Positive Leadership
with Dr. Fred Luthans

Wednesday, June 7, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Noah’s Event Venue, 17121 Marcy Street, Omaha

Dr. Fred Luthans, professor emeritus, will help you discover and develop the Hope, Efficacy, Resilience and Optimism (HERO) within so you can lead more effectively. Learn to enhance your well-being, the well-being of those you work with and ignite your positive leadership skills. You will gain an understanding of positive psychology and psychological capital (PsyCap) as well as why and how it can be used to improve attitudes, behavior and performance of employees.

Program Cost Per Lunch: $60

Includes lunch and parking

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Customizable Programs

Make your organization increasingly competitive and profitable by partnering with us to design a program that is specifically targeted to your company’s strategies and objectives. Through collaborative partnership, we can create a high-impact curriculum that allows your company’s talent to gain critical knowledge and expertise to help drive critical change in your organization.

We are able to tailor program modules for any level and/or functional area of your organization:

Leadership Modules

• Corporate Strategy
• Decision Making
• Leading Innovation and Growth
• Leadership Brand
• Lean Leadership
• Psychological Capital / Positive Leadership
• Sales Leadership

Management Modules

• Change Management
• Finance and Accounting
• Economics and the Business Environment
• Innovation and Growth Management
• Lean Management
• Macroeconomics
• Marketing
• Negotiation
• Project Management
• Sales Excellence
• Supply Chain Excellence

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Unlu, Emre
Executive Director of Executive Education
CBA 241
P.O. Box 880490
Lincoln, NE 68588-0490
Mailing Address
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Department of Finance
P.O. Box 880490
Lincoln, NE 68588-0490
Shipping Address
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Department of Finance
CBA 210
1240 R Street
Lincoln, NE 68588-0490