17 County Leadership

York County Development Corporation's 2nd Class of 17-County Leadership Program

York County Development Corporation (YCDC) organized a leadership program in 2021, with the help of Cultivate Rural Leaders. The program has transitioned to being facilitated by Dr. Shannon Leinen, Professor of York College’s Master of Arts in Organizational and Global Leadership program. 

Participants will meet for three 4-hour sessions as a group to improve their leadership skills and connect with other rising leaders in York County. Cohort members will also be involved in three one-on-one leadership coaching calls to evaluate their strengths in the workplace and community. They will also complete a 360-degree leadership evaluation.

Dr. Leinen has worked with YCDC to implement this leadership development program. This program will consist of:

  • Three one-on-one coaching calls

  • Develop leadership skills through The Leadership Challenge

  • Individuals will review key components of Servant Leadership

  • Learn in a group cohort that will build relations with other leaders

This program has been created for your recently (within 1-5 years) new managers, supervisors, directors, or new staff.

  • Registration Cost: $225

    • This covers your 12 hours of programming and meals each day

  • Meeting dates: August 18, September 15, October 20

    • Meetings will be the third Thursday of each month

    • Meetings will be 4-hours each; 8 am – 12 pm


Download Application Here

Complete and return the application by June 30th to the YCDC office at 601 N Lincoln Ave or to eperry@yorkdevco.com.

YCDC is recruiting individuals to participate in the program and businesses to sponsor employees to attend. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Emily Perry at eperry@yorkdevco.com or 402.362.3333.

17 County Leadership Sponsors


Central Valley AgPartner
Cornerstone BankPartner
EDF RenewablesPartner
Agri Products, Inc.Associate
Black Hills EnergyAssociate
Penner's Tire & AutoAssociate
Perennial Public Power DistrictAssociate
York Chamber Of CommerceAssociate
York State BankAssociate
Kopsa Otte & AdvisorsSupporter
Jenson Lumber Co.Supporter
Nebraska Public Power DistrictSupporter

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