Norman NEXT develops leaders to build a brighter future for our city.

Providing opportunities to grow leadership skills and learn through mentorship is key to moving our mission forward.


Leadership Development

Norman NEXT provides opportunities for members to grow or fine-tune their leadership skills in their current profession or future career.

As a member, Norman NEXT provides:

  • Opportunities to join the Norman NEXT Board and/or committees in a leadership role.
  • Access and connections to community and business leaders, and the latest information about Norman happenings.
  • Education about and encouragement to apply for other leadership positions, like City of Norman Boards & Commissions.
  • Ongoing volunteer opportunities for all types of industries designed to get you engaged in the community and take on leadership roles.

Contact us at to learn more about how to become a Board member.


As a Norman NEXT member, you gain access to an entire network of prominent professionals and leaders in Norman. Maximize your membership by letting us pair you with a mentor to gain experience, build connections, and develop a professional relationship that will help you achieve your goals, both personal and professional.

Mentorship provides an opportunity for mentees to gain insight into career paths, community engagement and/or professional growth. Mentees can apply any time throughout the year to be paired with one of the mentors from our roster, or another of their own request.

Mentors and mentees are encouraged to meet monthly for six months at minimum. Meet ups are scheduled by the mentor and mentee. Examples of possible interactions include lunch, coffee, job shadowing or introduction to an organization (such as City Council, association meetings, nonprofits, Rotary, Chamber events, etc.).