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Creighton Sponsors Nebraska LEAD Conference

For more than two decades, Creighton University has partnered with the Nebraska LEAD (Leadership Education/Action Development) program to present an annual leadership development conference on social issues. This yearís program will be held at 1 p.m on Thursday, Feb. 28 in the Skutt Student Center Mutual of Omaha Ballroom, and will conclude Saturday, Mar. 2 at 12:15 p.m. The groupís time in Omaha also includes presentations by city officials and a visit to Boys Town.

Creighton presenters include: Helen Chapple Ph.D., professor, Center for Health and Policy and Ethics on end-of-life issues; Donald Frey, M.D., vice president for Health Sciences, on rural health care; Dave Weber, assistant professor of Law, immigration policy in Nebraska; David Crawford, archivist, on history of Omaha and Creighton University; and Ernie Goss, Ph.D., director of Creighton Universityís Economic Forecasting Group and the Jack A. MacAllister Chair in Regional Economics., on the rural economy.

Other speakers include representatives from the City of Omaha, Heartland Family Services, Siena/Francis House, Boys Town, and the University of Nebraska Omaha.

The Nebraska LEAD program was started in 1981 by the Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council which recognized the need for a non partisan, non political organization to promote the future leadership of agriculture. The purpose of the program is to speed up the leadership development process through exposure to a broad array of topics, issues and concerns to better prepare the problem solvers, decision makers and spokespersons for the industry of agriculture and the State of Nebraska. The program is supported by Nebraska colleges, universities, businesses, industries and individuals throughout the state.

For more information, visit www.lead.unl.edu.