Global Leadership and Communication Program
The program is offered either remotely or in-person.
Each four-week program may be taken another four-weeks. The Remote program is offered synchronously (CST – Omaha time) through Zoom, Monday through Friday.
Each Global Leadership and Communication Program offers participants the opportunity to experience a Corporate Connection* project, a partnership with an Omaha- or Nebraska-based business. Depending on the session, the Corporate Connection project is either with a:
an economic development outreach partnership project in which the participant works with an Omaha- or Nebraska-based nonprofit organization, e.g. Omaha Sister Cities, or Nebraska Department of Economic Development, and perhaps one or more Japanese or country-specific companies with which these organizations have helped develop international trade partnerships.
This project would focus on networking, interviewing, and research skills. Participants report their work through a formal presentation identifying methods of international networking and perhaps comparing perspectives of those in the participant’s country and Nebraska on the process.
This project will help a participant gain a wider understanding of networking and civil/corporate partnerships in business development.
Company or Corporation
a networking project that aims to connect a participate with individuals from Omaha- or Nebraska-based corporations to explore organization and challenges/solutions in areas such as but not limited to e-commerce, e-project management, or marketing and sales in international commerce.
Participants report their work through an oral presentation that includes comparative analysis for each company’s regional and international sales plans, general marketing strategies, and issues and strengths in communication, etc. The participant could work with their company to discuss target questions or issues to focus on in the participant’s interviews and interactions.
The project would require some level of self-direction and planning, independent networking and research skills, high level professional (and cultural) communication skills, and analytical control in all final reporting, that could develop a potential partnership between the U.S. companies and the participant’s company.
*Coaching is required at an additional rate if the participant has intermediate English proficiency or requests UNO and/or corporate partner help due to the scope of the project
Participants not wanting to do a project may choose the Corporate SemX:
a one-hour interactive discussion and question and answer session with a business professional about a topic being discussed in the leadership session each week.
Enrollment in the leadership course is not required to enroll in this module.