WLA class VI 2016

Graduates of the 2016 Nebraska Water Leaders Academy are:
Back row: Travis Hazard, Lincoln; Nik Johanson, McCook; Matt Moser, Lincoln; Aaron Sauser, Lindsay; Ryan Reisdorff, Sidney; Kirk Goldfish, Bertrand; Kyle Tillinghast, Lincoln;
Middle row: Mark Reiman,Cozad; Miles Morgan, McCook; Kyle Ann Hopkins,Scottsbluff; Amy Fosler, Lincoln;Terry Julesgard, Butte.
Front Row: Ryan Chapman, Omaha; Nicole Setlik, Ord; Caitlen Thomas, Lincoln

Not only has every person who started the program also finished it, but a comprehensive study by the University of Nebraska has proved that following their academy experience, graduates are significantly more involved in their communities and more frequently demonstrate leadership in their workplaces. 

Employers support the Academy experience for employees for a variety of reasons. Whether they run a multi-national company or a non-profit, good managers know that well-educated employees affect the bottom line in significant ways—they stay longer, so turnover expenses are minimized and they contribute to the organization in meaningful ways because they feel valued.

For more data about the program, view the 2015 Nebraska Water Leaders Academy Annual Report

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ann williams

"Participating in the Nebraska Water Leaders Academy has given me important tools to educate and enable others to develop a sense of urgency in preserving and sustaining Nebraska‚Äôs water resources.  Ann Williams, HDR Engineering, Class IV"

Ann Williams, Class IV
HDR Engineering