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Creighton Sponsors Annual Nebraska Lead Conference

Creighton University will again host an annual conference, March 6-8, for participants in the Nebraska Leadership Education/Action Development (LEAD) program.

The conference is part of LEAD’s two-year program to enhance leadership development skills among rural Nebraska’s most promising adult men and women agriculturalists. Participants, called fellows, are hand-selected through a nomination process.

The first two days of the conference will take place at Creighton’s Skutt Student Center’s ballroom. The final day’s activities will occur at various sites in Omaha. Participants also will have lunch at the Sienna Francis House on March 7.

Patrick Borchers, Creighton vice president for academic affairs, will welcome the participants on March 6. Presenters will include: Jos Welie, Ph.D., associate professor with Creighton’s Center for Health and Policy and Ethics, on end-of-life issues; Donald Frey, M.D., chair of the Department of Family Medicine, on rural health care; David Crawford, university archivist on the histories of Omaha and Creighton University; and Ernie Goss, Ph.D., Jack MacAllister Chair in Regional Economics, on Nebraska’s rural economy in 2007.

Other speakers will include representatives of Sacred Heart School, the Nebraska AIDS Project, Sienna Francis House, Child Protective Services, the Omaha Police Department and Boys Town.

The Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council started the LEAD program in 1981 to promote future leaders in agriculture. Creighton has partnered with LEAD on the annual conference for more than 20 years.

Creighton University is a Jesuit, Catholic university bridging health, law, business and the arts and sciences for a more just world.