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Student Leadership Conference to be Held at Fuqua School of Business

April 23, 2003

DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke University's Fuqua School of Business will host its second annual Leadership Conference on Friday, April 25, 2003, as a one-day leadership development experience for Fuqua MBA students, alumni and the Duke graduate student and Durham communities. The student-led conference is the capstone event of a larger initiative at Fuqua to develop principled, effective leaders.

“Last year’s inaugural event was the largest leadership conference at a top 10 business school and was extremely well-received,” notes Greg Alexopoulos, Fuqua 2004, and incoming leadership development executive officer.

Meredith Singer, Fuqua 2003, and deputy director for the conference adds that "the conference is an excellent opportunity for MBAs and professionals to gain specific tools for leading successfully and making a positive impact in their personal and professional lives."

The event will feature interactive workshops on "Mentoring Others;" "Transformational Leadership;" "Leading Across Cultures;" and "Leadership Communication: Applying Emotional Intelligence."

Brian Voss, Fuqua 2004 and vice president of operations for the conference, said, "participants will build upon their leadership abilities while benefiting from the latest insight on a crucial and particularly timely topic.”

Additional conference highlights include two keynote addresses in Geneen Auditorium. Robert K. Steel, Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs, will speak on "Leading in Turbulent Times" at 9:15 a.m. and Mike Krzyzewski, Head Coach of Duke University’s men’s basketball team, will deliver an address on the topic of leadership at 3:00 p.m.

Seasoned leadership instructors from the government, non-profit and business sectors will facilitate the workshops, including individuals affiliated with Duke Corporate Education, the Center for Creative Leadership and the Department of Leadership at The U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Amy Zalusky, Fuqua 2004, and incoming vice president of sponsorship remarks, "We are very pleased with the strong commitment to leadership development of our gold sponsors, General Motors and American Express, our silver sponsors, CIGNA and Schering-Plough, and our bronze sponsors, Dell, General Electric, Goldman Sachs, and Russell Athletic."

The event is free and open to the public. For detailed information and to register, please visit the conference website at http://mbaa.fuqua.duke.edu/ldi.