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. The event takes place at Creighton’s V.J. & Angela Skutt Student Center Mutual of Omaha Ballroom, Thursday, Mar. 1 at 1 p.m. and concludes Saturday, Mar. 3 at noon. The group’s time in Omaha also includes presentations by city officials and a visit to Boys Town.
Creighton presenters include: Jozef Welie, 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 John Deskins, Ph.D., associate professor of Economics, on the rural economy
Other speakers include representatives of the City of Omaha, Heartland Family Services, Siena Francis House, Boys Town, and the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
The Nebraska LEAD program was started in 1981 by the Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council who 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 their website www.lead.unl.edu.