power for change
Leadership Development program
We find, train, and develop leaders so they can move from spectators to actors in their own lives, advocating for their interests and engaging publicly with others to build collective power for change.
We live in a world of those who have power and those who do not have power. But more often than not, those that think they do not have power, actually do! Oftentimes, it’s just a matter of bringing them together and teaching them what power is, which for the Heartland Workers Center is simply the capacity to act and to act collectively.
Our leadership development program consists of providing training and mentorship opportunities that support their personal development. We build core teams of leaders who work together collectively to negotiate the actions they will take to address issues within their neighborhoods, workplaces, and communities.
We are currently developing core teams in the communities where we work, as well as youth leadership through our Young Nebraskans in Action (YNA) program and women’s leadership.
"The organization's team is active on the community and loves to work on the neighborhood and with community members"
South Omaha Community Leader
Everyone is a leader with the capacity to act and transform their life and their community. These trainings provide information on fundamental leadership concepts, including the role of power, self-interest, leadership qualities and styles, relationship building and organizing, and how to run actions. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their individual leadership styles, and learn how to use stories and experiences to build collective power and create change.