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Thought Leadership

We publish expert thoughts on the latest business trends and bleeding edge leadership development research, as well as ICAN news, ideas, graduate stories, articles written by our faculty, testimonials from our Board of Directors and more.



ICAN Receives 2023 Business Excellence Award

May 16, 2023



The 2023 ICAN Women’s Leadership Conference: 30 Years of Leading Bold Conversations

January 12, 2023



ICAN’s President & CEO, Aileen Warren, honored with husband in Afroswag Magazine

December 12, 2022

“I explored qualities I knew about myself, but previously hadn’t really given a lot of thought . I now think more intentionally with customers and my team, and think more empathetically about where they might be coming from. It’s changed my interactions with people forever. I’ve embraced this idea that my company is one large whole and made me think about some of the larger reasons of why I do what I do.”

Defining Leadership for Men Graduate

Defining Leadership


Defining Leadership Spring 2022 Graduates

July 7, 2022

“I am incredibly honored to receive the 2022 ICAN Leadership Award and to be walking in the shoes of so many other incredible leaders in our community. I want to thank ICAN and Kiewit for this award. ICAN’s inspirational approach to leadership development motivates all of us to be thoughtful and strategic leaders.”’ 

Julie Kaminski

ICAN Press Release


Julie Kaminski receives 2022 ICAN Leadership Award

June 29, 2022



Our Continuous Leadership Journey: A Conversation with Susan Henricks & Aileen Warren

February 16, 2022



Step Up and Stand Out as a Volunteer: Panel Discussion Video in partnership with SHARE Omaha

January 26, 2022

As an advocate for leadership and professional development, I am looking forward to working with the staff, board members and area companies to continue ICAN’s inspiring, impactful and life changing work.

Aileen Warren

ICAN’s next President & CEO



Introducing ICAN’s Next Inspiring Leader: Aileen Warren

January 10, 2022

Believability takes more than being dependable, having more executive presence, or building a personal brand.

Jeff Shannon


ICAN Faculty Spotlight: Jeff Shannon authors ‘Hard Work is Not Enough’

December 6, 2021

It has been an honor of a lifetime to lead the organization, and I am so appreciative of the opportunity. Thank you for being part of my journey.

Susan Henricks

President & CEO

Susan Henricks + ICAN


ICAN’s Next Inspiring Leader / A Retirement Announcement from Susan Henricks

October 6, 2021

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