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September 17, 2020

Images of Justice and Injustice

Experiencing systemic injustice can be hard to name. And, even after seeing and naming injustice, people struggle with how it is normalized and hidden. Creighton University Graduate School, in cooperation with the Durham Museum and Omaha Community, explored questions of social justice during a recent “Speaking Truths” panel inspired by images in the Durham Museum's featured exhibition, "Pulitzer Prize Photographs" developed by the Newseum.
July 31, 2020

"Nine Minutes"

Over the last three weeks there has been a large and appropriate response to the murder of Black Americans by police officers. As a leading Jesuit institution of higher education, the Creighton community is called to engage with each other on a deeper level, examining current events in the context of our academic structure with the goal of better understanding how to truly be for and with others and be agents of social change. Hear from EdD student Driko Parsons as he shares his reaction to the civil unrest brought about by the killing of George Floyd and, in particular, how his reaction as a Black man affected his view of leadership.
June 16, 2020

Women Leaders

Despite having the necessary skills, many women opt out of leadership positions due to social, religious or cultural norms, creating a vacuum in the global economy and leaving us with one very important question: How can female leaders thrive, persevere and compete? The answer lies in resilience, and building resilience requires fostering wellness and self-care.
June 1, 2020

Resiliency

“Uncertainty” has become the new buzz word of the COVID-19 pandemic. It seems like the more we read, hear and say the word uncertainty, the more worried and less certain we become. Resiliency, on the other hand, seems to conjure up feelings that are opposite to uncertainty. To be resilient is to have the ability to bounce back during times of difficulty.
May 21, 2020

A Perspective on Public Health

Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play. Hear from Dr. LaShaune Johnson on how individuals who work in public health aim to prevent illness, promote wellness and encourage healthy behaviors, particularly in unprecedented times like that of the pandemic.
May 14, 2020

Recognizing Our Everyday Leaders

Effective leaders are often measured on a sliding scale of opinion, rhetoric, and feelings. However, buried deep in the political madness of headlines and bylines are emerging stories of the authentic, homegrown leaders in our country – our neighbors, coworkers, and friends who are showing great leadership in unusual and unexpected ways.

May 11, 2020

Leading the Way in Online Interprofessional Education

The pandemic has created unique challenges for health sciences and public health graduate programs. Students in these fields are required to participate in Interprofessional Education (IPE), which helps prepare students in the health care field learn how to effectively collaborate and share knowledge. Read more to learn how Creighton is a recognized leader in IPE.
April 29, 2020

I Need To Build the Teams, But Then Get Out Of Their Way

Brian Schaeffer is a student in Creighton’s Interdisciplinary Leadership (EdD) program. He is also Chief of the Spokane Washington Fire Department, a role that has provided an uninvited opportunity to practice leadership in a way he never expected. Read Brian’s story to understand how navigating a complex issue like this pandemic requires both humility and experience to lead his teams.
April 29, 2020

I Am The Student

As a faculty in Creighton’s Interdisciplinary Leadership program, Dr. Leah Georges didn’t expect to become a student. At least not until she set out to write an article about a student navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. Georges interviewed Brian Schaeffer, Chief of the Spokane Fire Department, to learn how his experience and education have impacted his leadership of this pandemic.
April 21, 2020

Building Resilience

The entire world is suffering through COVID-19 together and many people are feeling a deep loss in their sense of control and their ability to influence the world around them. Adversity is taxing for all of us and has wide ranging implications. Despite the internal challenge adversity brings, it can also bring with it great change and an opportunity. Through adversity, we can become more resilient individuals and ultimately develop a higher sense of effectiveness.