September 19, 2018 | Professional Development Lunch

Thoughts from Successful Supervision
with Dr. Sara Boatman, Nebraska Wesleyan University

As successful business communicators, leadership is part of our job. From leading meetings and managing projects, to guiding staff and offering direction; leadership is many things. This program will provide the tools needed to sharpen your leadership skills from an expert who has done her research…in fact, she wrote the book on it!

In 2017, husband and wife team, Sara and Tom Boatman, published Successful Supervision: Essays from Experienced Supervisors. Tom worked in the private sector—retail, market research and banking—for 40 years, and Sara worked in higher education and volunteer associations for 30 years. Together, they complied over 70 years of leadership expertise into this insightful digest; lessons learned through study in business, communication, sociology and psychology; through experience, and through trial and error.

Although written primarily for beginning supervisors, and those managing and mentoring beginning supervisors, this book contains lessons everyone can apply throughout their life. In this presentation, Sara will share some key ideas from the book about how you, as leaders and supervisors,can achieve success.

Event Details:

September 19th,  2018
Olsson Associates, 
601 P Street, Ste 200, Haymarket Conference Room
Check-in, Lunch, & Networking: 11:30 a.m.
Program: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

About Our PresenterSara Boatman, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita of Communication and Retired Vice President for Student Life and Campus Community at Nebraska Wesleyan University (her alma mater). Sara taught in high school and college for 50 years, including UNL, Doane College, Nebraska Wesleyan, Lincoln Southeast High School and Dorchester Public Schools. She served in administrative positions at Nebraska Wesleyan and UNL. Her doctoral studies at the University of Nebraska were in organizational communication. She has served on a number of community, state and national boards. She served as the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Small College Coordinator and received that association’s Outstanding Dean and Pillar of the Profession Awards. She chaired the National Association for Campus Activities Board of Directors and received the first Sara Boatman Award for Outstanding Volunteerism. She received Leadership Lincoln’s Distinguished Service Award and the Roy Story Award for Enhancing the National Stature and Prestige of Nebraska Wesleyan. She has consulted, published and presented extensively on leadership, communication, staff development, volunteerism and organizational development.

Please register and pre-pay for this meeting by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018. If you have special dietary needs, please email Janet Denison at by the deadline.

[Note: All cancellations MUST be at least 48 hours before the meeting or the pre-pay will not be refunded.]


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