Bo Pelini is part of an outstanding lineup of speakers at Nebraska's Leadership 101.
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Leadership 101 Seminar Just a Week Away

By NU Athletic Communications

Just a week remains to be a part of a unique leadership seminar featuring nationally prominent business, political and athletic leaders. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas headlines the outstanding group of speakers at the second Leadership 101: "Common Sense for Real Results" seminar. The event will take place at the University of Nebraska's Champions Club on Tuesday, May 25.

Additional featured speakers include Joe Moglia, Chairman of the Board of TD AMERITRADE and a consultant to the Nebraska football program over the past year, Dr. Courtney McCashland, a managing partner with the Marcus Buckingham Company, and Nebraska Head Coach Bo Pelini.

The event is designed for individuals throughout the area who want to learn leadership principles from four individuals who have experienced a high level of success in varying fields. The Leadership 101 seminar will run from 7:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Cost of the seminar is $200 per person or $150 if three or more individuals from the same organization register. High school or college students can attend for $100. Individuals may sign up on-line at, while groups registering three or more individuals are asked to send their registration to the Big Red Football School in the same envelope. Space is limited, so those interested in attending the seminar are encouraged to enroll soon.

Pelini is entering his third season as Nebraska’s head football coach. In his first two seasons on the Nebraska sideline, Pelini had guided the Huskers to consecutive nine-win seasons. He is the first coach in Big 12 Conference history to guide his team to at least a share of a division title in each of his first two seasons. His 2009 Nebraska team captured the Big 12 North crown and put an exclamation point on the season with a 33-0 shutout of Arizona in the Holiday Bowl—the Cornhuskers’ 10th win of the season.

Thomas has been an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States since 1991. He is the second African-American to serve on the Court, after Thurgood Marshall, whom Thomas succeeded. Thomas is a graduate of the College of Holy Cross and Yale Law School. Prior to his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, he served as judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit and was the Chairman of the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission.

Away from the Supreme Court, Thomas is also known for his love of Nebraska athletics. He has also served as a guest coach for the Nebraska football team.

Moglia has had a highly successful career in the business world and also in football. He has been a special consultant for the Nebraska football program since last July, and his ultimate goal is to become a college football head coach. Moglia continues to be an integral part of the success of TD AMERITRADE as the Chairman of the Board. Previously he spent eight years as the Chief Executive Officer for the company. In the business world, both at TD AMERITRADE and Merrill Lynch, Moglia has executed world-class business strategies for almost two decades. He will share his “Concepts for Leadership” with those in attendance.

Dr. McCashland serves as the Managing Partner of Global Client Development for the Marcus Buckingham Company, a leading provider of strengths-based training and development curriculum to help individuals become their best at home, in work and in life. She consults with companies in the design of strengths programs to turn talent into performance. McCashland received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at UNL, and earned her doctorate in Organizational Leadership from the University of Southern California. The focus of her session at the seminar will be “Shifting the Performance Curve.”

Leadership 101: “Common Sense for Real Results” is being sponsored by the Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) and Rembolt Ludtke, LLP.<-->


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