Unlock the Leader in You

Mission: The NAIFA Leadership in Life Institute (LILI) develops leaders by fostering personal growth, enhancing business practices and developing skills necessary for effective leadership.

LILI is a six-month leadership development course offered exclusively to NAIFA members. The curriculum includes creating a business plan, exploring tools to improve your practice and techniques to enhance interpersonal relationships – all for a fraction of the cost of other certificate programs.  For information on the curriculum, including what you will gain, and if LILI is right for you, go to the following link:[1].pdf

NAIFA-Nebraska has held a LILI institute each year since 2006 and there are 90 LILI graduates, plus two who are from Iowa.  Institutes have been held in Omaha, Lincoln and Kearney. In 2017 the class will be held in Kearney.

LILI graduates:  

Class of 2005 - Greg Bailey and Zach Parker drove to Topeka, KS for the institute.

Class of 2006 - Brian Boesiger, Dan Duren, Bob Hollander, Nick Kelley, Ron Randall, Mark Scott, Tom Strand, Mike Struebing, Charmaine Uhrig, with Randy Kilgore as the moderator. 

Class of 2007 - James Brown, Randy Jensen, Dennis McCarty, Rick McDonald, Mark Mendenhall, Matt Pawloski, Brian Phares, Doug Pikop, with Charmaine Uhrig as moderator. 

Class of 2008 - Nate Casey, Debra Sindt, Patrick Jolliffe, Stan McAfee, Jim Moseley, Jeri Regan, Ted Thieman, Chad Troester, Vince Vigneri, with Zach Parker as moderator.

Class of 2009 - Angie Envick, Lori Gartner, Sherry Leriger, Angela Mueting, Carlo Rinaldi, Anita Speece, David Tuzson, with Mark Mendenhall as moderator.

Class of 2010 - Troy Blaine, David Carbaugh, Paula Harris, Randy Kruse, Mike Meyer, Mike Miller, Lisa Skinner, Al Stelling, with Mark Scott as moderator. 

Class of 2011 - Jordan Asmus, Kristy Cavanaugh, Kristy Diefenbaugh, Brad Grote, Bryan Holen, Bryan Oswald, Dave Skutnik, Jason Peplinski, with Doug Pikop as moderator. 

Class of 2012 - Brad Brodersen, Brad Farley, Greg Sanchez, Doug Hoops, Jason Smith, Preston Speece, with Lisa Skinner as moderator. 

Class of 2013 - Tom Bosshardt, Michael Cooper, Todd Gaswick, Matt Green, Andy Mendoza, Vi Reitz, Josh Sirek, with Dave Tuzson and Lisa Skinner as moderators. 

Class of 2014 - Delmar Jones, Charles Olson, II, Alan Gunther, Dan Yost, Travis Lewis, Tanya Patzner, Barbara Cook, Linda Cvilikas, Jill Davis, Dusty Cook, moderator Preston Speece. 

Class of 2015 - Kim Bonomo, Scott Bowhay, Jim Codr, Josh Curtis, Connie Gibb, Kara Grauerholz, Mike Hutchinson, Rich Mangiameli, Mary Santin, Dustin Will, with Randy Jensen and Lisa Skinner as moderators. 

Class of 2016 - Seth Groff, Mike Herring, Aaron Ostler, Michelle Schrage, Shelley Stempek, Juliet Stern, Dave Woslager, with Paula Harris and Lisa Skinner as moderators.

Class of 2017 – Heidi Adams, Shannon Hannappel, Grant Mussman, Rebecca Nordquist, Christina Teager, Michael Wilken, Michole Yaw with Aaron Ostler as moderator.

Class of 2018 - Christopher Anderson, Andrew Dalka, Michael Jurado, Lewis Linkugel, Stacie Sarasio, Dayla Mamot-Sack, with Aaron Ostler and Mike Cooper as moderators.

Class of 2019 - Doug Brummels, Kare Heilbrun, John Lang, Lori Moody, Vince Ryan, Wesley Siebert, with Mike Cooper and Mike Jurado as moderators.

Class of 2020 – Joel Barjenbruch, Derek Bird, CX Brittan, Tim Iverson and Amy Kellough, with Dave Tuzson and Mike Jurado as moderators.