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Xavier brings William Bennett to town

Former drug czar speaking at leadership conference on Tuesday

11/08/02

Former secretary of education and drug czar William Bennett is the keynote speaker for the seventh annual Lessons in Leadership Conference presented by the University's entrepreneurial center. "Values Based Leadership: Restoring Character and Confidence in the Workplace" is the emphasis of this year's conference, which takes place Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. This one-day event offers practical solutions to dealing with issues in the business world. Thought leaders and an expert panel share their ideas and strategies for reestablishing a true foundation of trust for every team member, customer and investor. Bennett, author of "The Book of Virtues," was named by Time magazine as one of the 25 most influential people in America. Recently, Bennett joined CNN as a network contributor and offers commentary on "American Morning" with Paula Zahn. At the conference, Bennett is addressing the workplace's response to and prevention of ethical lapses and breakdowns in the workplace. In addition, he speaks on how to tackle the challenge of achieving an environment of corporate decency and responsibility. Leaders of the event include Tom Morris, Ron Archer and John Izzo. The expert panel is moderated by Dick Lyles, former president and CEO of the Ken Blanchard Cos. Its goal is to inform, educate and even surprise the audience with the most up-to-date information about today's organizations. Some of the featured panel guests are Lynn Brewer, author of "House of Cards: Confessions of an Enron Executive,"and Ray Reilly, dean of executive education at the University of Michigan. Seating is limited. To attend the event in person, the rates are $269 for 20 or more team members; $279 for 10 to 19 team members; and $289 for one to nine team members. The conference is also available via satellite downlink or videoconference transmission. To watch the program via satellite or videoconference transmission, the rate is $3,500 for up to 20 participants. For more information or to register call 800 873-3451, or register online at: www.lessonsinleadership.com. To register by e-mail: teams@wyn.com