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By Jan Rahn

Managing Editor

Registration is due by Dec. 30 for  those planning to attend the “Leaders for a New Frontier” program to be held in Curtis in February.

The program is set for Feb. 2-4, 2010 at the community center. 

Enthusiastic individuals who are interested in strengthening their community are urged to register for the workshop focusing on stimulating creativity, wealth, education and business.

Individuals targeted to attend are those interested in enhancing their leadership skills to take rural communities into the future. 

Those with skills to motivate and create confidence will be the featured speakers for the day from the University of nebraska, the University of Nebraska Rural Initiative and from Personal Horizons Consulting. 

The sessions include:

• Who Am I As A Leader:  We will take an in-depth look at yourself and how factors influence your interactions with others and how internal motivators work to move each of us into action. 

• Group Dynamics:  Attention will be given to diversity in personality traits, gender and cultural differences, generational differences, how differences can be strengths, processes of effective and ineffective groups and understanding leadership within groups. 

• Introduction to Community:  Learn about community assets and discover techniques to help generate ideas, prioritize and make decisions to address or resolve community issues for the future of your community. 

• Influence of Demographic Trends: We will look at how demographic changes are affecting rural America, specifically Southwest Nebraska.  

How to Register

Obtain a registration form and more information on the program by contacting Kimberly Cook, UNL Extension Educator, 308-882-4731, Debbie Kuenning, UNL Extension Educator at 308-284-6051 or Randy Vlasin at 308-882-6519.

Employers are encouraged to take advantage of this education program by supporting their employees in attending. 

Registration forms and $150 fee is due by Dec. 30. Mail to Ann Burge, P.O.  Box 720, Grant, NE 69140.

The fee will cover the materials and expenses, meals at the conference and two nights lodging.

Funding is being sought to help individuals with expenses for the program, which is already being offered at a discounted rate.

Plans now to attend this beneficial leadership skills program.