About Us

Mahaska Leadership Institute 

The mission of the Mahaska Leadership Institute is to develop leadership skills, promote civic engagement, and provide networking and mentoring opportunities for community members and William Penn students.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to become active members of the community at all levels: local, state, and federal. As part of the program structure, participants are required to attend one outside function every month such as public meetings or community volunteer activities.

Sessions will be held from 1:30 – 5:00 pm on the second Tuesday of each month starting in September and continuing through April for a total of eight sessions. See the attached brochure for exact meeting dates, times and program. The December meeting will be held in the evening to accommodate an etiquette dinner. Attendance at the first session (Sept. 11) is required and no more than two sessions should be missed for the duration.

Download the 2012 Mahaska Leadership Institute brochure for additional information, program dates and topics.

Nomination Form

To nominate a candidate for the Mahaska Leadership Institute, fill out the form below and submit it, or download the Nomination Form, complete it and return to: William Penn University, President’s Office, 201 Trueblood Avenue,
Oskaloosa, IA 52577


Nominee Name  
Nominated by: 
Student ID (if a William Penn Student) 

For the Nominator:
This nominee is being nominated to attend because:  


What benefits do you hope this nominee will gain by participating in the Mahaska Leadership Institute?

For the Nominee:
What, in your opinion, is the benefit of participating in a program like the Mahaska Leadership Institute? 


What skills do you hope to improve or enhance by participating in the Mahaska Leadership Institute?

Nominee Signature Date  

Nominator Siganture  Date  

If this nominee is a student participating in sports, we require a Coach’s signature to affirm that the nominee will be able to attend these sessions.