NOA Leadership Institute

2014-2015 Leadership Class

Dr. Eric Arneson, Hastings
Phone: (402) 462-8816
Dr. Zach Brown, Omaha
Phone: (402) 493-6500
Dr. Rusty Crotty, Auburn
Phone: (402) 274-3218
Dr. Nicole Morrissey, Beatrice
Phone: (308) 537-2020
Dr. Dan Novak, Lincoln
Phone: (402) 269-2321


Session I - StrengthsFinder Leadership Skills Workshop
September 26, Kearney
Leadership Skills Assessment Workshop
Lunch with NOA Executive Officers


Session II - Association/Volunteer Leadership
December 10, Grand Island - Fairfield Inn & Suites
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Historical perspective of optometry in Nebraska
NOA's mission & how we go about trying to achieve it
NOA objectives & priorities, volunteer opportunities
Participate in NOA Board meeting


Session III - Leadership in Advocacy
In conjunction with the Legislative Conference

Monday, Feb. 2

Capitol Tour

11:00 a.m - 1:30 p.m. -  Meet at State Capitol Room 1023

Lunch with state senator (or former senator) at Capitol

Meet the governor or lieutenant governor

2:30 p.m. - State Capitol Tour

Attend legislative committee hearing

Regulatory overview by member of Board of Optometry

4:00 p.m. - Adjourn to Billy's Restaurant (1301 H Street) for drinks/hors d'oeuvres, discussion about class assignments

February 3, Lincoln
Attend NOA PAC Board  meeting
Attend NOA Legislative Conference - The Cornhusker 8:30 a.m.

  • Lunch with state senators


Session IV - Perspectives on the Profession
April, Lincoln
Keys Issues for the Profession - AOA Trustee, NOA Officers

Opportunities for involvement in NOA

Dinner with NOA Past Presidents

Session V - Leadership in Your Career
Summer, July 17th at Mahoney State Park

Business/career goal-setting workshop

How to be a leader in your practice & community

Motivational speaker on leadership

Class project/feedback/interactive discussion

Thanks to our generous sponsors.