Black Leadership Symposium

Black Leadership Symposium

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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Envision Yourself:

Envision yourself. As a scholar, a leader, an agent of change. We know you’ve got what it takes to make a real difference—not just in your school or community, but in the world.

We recognize that great leaders are made, shaped, developed over time. At the 2017 Black Leadership Symposium, you’ll discover the many ways Nebraska can provide all the tools you’ll need to establish your foundation for success. The change you’ll create and the difference you’ll make all starts with an education.

You’re already on your way to writing an amazing next chapter in your life’s story. No matter your interests or your passions, your story matters at Nebraska, and we want to help you create it.

The best part? By attending this event, you’ll be eligible for the Emerging Leaders tuition scholarship worth $2,000 and renewable for four academic years.

So what are you waiting for? Come discover how your dreams for a better education, future and life, can be an obtainable reality. #EnvisionYourself

Register by November 6.

Event Details

Transportation will be available from the Omaha area. Please use the transportation dropdown on the registration form if you would like to use the free transportation.

The attire for the event is business casual. Please dress accordingly.

Cost: $5/person*—Sorry, no refunds. Cost includes lunch and t-shirt.

*Fee waiver may be approved for students on free and reduced lunch at school.

The attire for the event is business casual. Please dress accordingly.

If you are under the age of 18, please fill out the forms below and bring them with you on the day of the event.

Questions?

If you have any questions about this event, please contact the Nebraska Office of Admissions at 800-742-8800, ext. 2023.

Thomas Warren

Keynote Speaker

Thomas H. Warren, Sr.

President and CEO
Urban League of Nebraska, Inc.

Thomas H. Warren, Sr. is currently employed as President/CEO of the Urban League of Nebraska (ULN), since 2008. The ULN administers programs in Education/Youth Development, Employment/Career Services and Violence Prevention. It is also a traditional Civil Rights organization and advocates for social justice.

Warren graduated from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa in 1983. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, with a second Major in Sociology and a Minor in Psychology. He obtained a Master’s of Science Degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1989, with a Major in Criminal Justice and an Option in Public Administration.

Prior to his appointment at the ULN, Warren served 24 years with the Omaha Police Department (OPD), the last 4 as Chief of Police. Warren was the first African-American to serve as Chief of Police. Warren is a graduate of the FBI’s Executive Institute Leadership Development Training Program, Class #30. Warren has served as a Commissioner on the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies from 2008 – 2016, as the designee for National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. He serves as Co-chair of Douglas County’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative, sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Also, he served as Vice-President, Central Region of the National Urban League’s Association of Executives.

Warren is a member of several professional organizations and has an extensive record of community service. In 2008, he was selected as a Fellow and inducted into the National Academy of Public Administration. In 2012, he received a National Public Service Award from the American Society of Public Administration. And, in 2015 he received Hubert Locke Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s College of Public Administration and Community Service.

Warren was appointed to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Board of Trustees in 2016. He serves on the Creighton University Board of Trustees: Mission, Jesuit Identity and Student Life Committee. He also serves on the U.S. Bank Advisory Board and CHI’s Community Board of Advisors.

Warren serves on the Board of Directors of the Omaha Chamber of Commerce, the Omaha Community Foundation, Heartland Workforce Solutions (Workforce Development), 75 North Community Revitalization, Partnership for Kids, the Durham Museum and the Omaha Police Foundation. He is a member of the 100 Black Men of Omaha and he participates in the African-American Empowerment Network. He was inducted into the Boys and Girls Club of America’s Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Omaha Technical High School Hall of Fame in 2007. He has been married to his wife Aileen for 32 years and they have 3 adult children: Jessica, Thomas Jr. and Alexandra.

Schedule

Seniors
Time Event
8:15 a.m.

Registration & Check-in

Event registration and check-in will begin at 8:15 a.m. in the Ballroom on the second floor of the Nebraska Union (1400 R St). At check-in, we’ll validate your parking and give you everything you’ll need for your day ahead.

9:00 a.m.

Welcome to Nebraska

Keynote Speaker

10:00 a.m.

Community Engagement Panel

Successful leaders understand and educate themselves on the ever-changing issues and perspectives within their communities. Regardless of your experiences and knowledge, you should remain committed to challenging yourself to think critically about issues from all angles. This panel will engage community members to explore topics from your perspective and through the lens of others in the community.

10:30 a.m.

Leadership on Campus

Many of our communities’ most successful leaders developed from their college experiences. Learn more from the University’s current student leaders about your many campus involvement opportunities at Nebraska and the importance of active leadership. During this time, you’ll also get to meet with a variety of student organizations by participating in an involvement fair.

11:15 a.m.

Next Steps at Nebraska

Learn more about the application and admission process. If you have not yet been admitted to the University, you’ll get the opportunity to apply at this time.

12:00 p.m.

Lunch

Enjoy lunch in one of our on-campus dining halls—the cost will be covered in your $5 registration fee.

1:00 p.m.

Academic Session

Choose from a variety of academic disciplines and learn more about your fields of interest in these breakout sessions hosted by our academic colleges and departments.

1:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Recap what you learned throughout the day, enjoy some entertainment provided by the University’s Breakdancing Club, and turn in your event evaluation for a free Nebraska T-shirt.

2:00 p.m.

Bus Dismissal

Students are excused. Those who traveled by bus will be dismissed according to their transportation groups.

Juniors
Time Event
8:15 a.m.

Registration & Check-in

Event registration and check-in will begin at 8:15 a.m. in the Ballroom on the second floor of the Nebraska Union (1400 R St). At check-in, we’ll validate your parking and give you everything you’ll need for your day ahead.

9:00 a.m.

Welcome to Nebraska

Keynote Speaker

10:00 a.m.

Community Engagement Panel

Successful leaders understand and educate themselves on the ever-changing issues and perspectives within their communities. Regardless of your experiences and knowledge, you should remain committed to challenging yourself to think critically about issues from all angles. This panel will engage community members to explore topics from your perspective and through the lens of others in the community.

10:30 a.m.

Leadership on Campus

Many of our communities’ most successful leaders developed from their college experiences. Learn more from the University’s current student leaders about your many campus involvement opportunities at Nebraska and the importance of active leadership. During this time, you’ll also get to meet with a variety of student organizations by participating in an involvement fair.

11:15 a.m.

Campus Tour

Experience what life is like as a student at Nebraska. We'll walk the tour, so we recommend wearing comfortable shoes.

12:00 p.m.

Lunch

Enjoy lunch in one of our on-campus dining halls—the cost will be covered in your $5 registration fee.

12:45 p.m.

Next Steps at Nebraska

Learn more about the admission requirements, application, and get all the information you’ll need to prepare for your senior year and the college decision process.

1:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Recap what you learned throughout the day, enjoy some entertainment provided by the University’s Breakdancing Club, and turn in your event evaluation for a free Nebraska T-shirt.

2:00 p.m.

Bus Dismissal

Students are excused. Those who traveled by bus will be dismissed according to their transportation groups.

Sophomores & First-Year Students
Time Event
8:15 a.m.

Registration & Check-in

Event registration and check-in will begin at 8:15 a.m. in the Ballroom on the second floor of the Nebraska Union (1400 R St). At check-in, we’ll validate your parking and give you everything you’ll need for your day ahead.

9:00 a.m.

Welcome to Nebraska

Keynote Speaker

10:00 a.m.

Community Engagement Panel

Successful leaders understand and educate themselves on the ever-changing issues and perspectives within their communities. Regardless of your experiences and knowledge, you should remain committed to challenging yourself to think critically about issues from all angles. This panel will engage community members to explore topics from your perspective and through the lens of others in the community.

10:30 a.m.

Admission Requirements

Learn what it takes to become an admitted student at Nebraska through an exciting, interactive activity.

11:15 a.m.

Lunch

Enjoy lunch in one of our on-campus dining halls—the cost will be covered in your $5 registration fee.

12:00 p.m.

Know How to Go

Why go to college? During this session, you’ll discover the importance of higher education and everything you’ll need to know to successfully navigate through the college application process.

12:30 p.m.

Campus Tour

Experience what life is like as a student at Nebraska. We'll walk the tour, so we recommend wearing comfortable shoes.

1:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Recap what you learned throughout the day, enjoy some entertainment provided by the University’s Breakdancing Club, and turn in your event evaluation for a free Nebraska T-shirt.

2:00 p.m.

Bus Dismissal

Students are excused. Those who traveled by bus will be dismissed according to their transportation groups.

Check-In & Registration