Mary Lee Brock

Assistant Professor and Assistant Director
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Program
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Graduate School

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As a member of the faculty of the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program here at Creighton I teach courses such as group facilitation and mediation practice.  I also have the honor of companioning our master’s degree students as they apply their newly gained knowledge in a final capstone project.  Serving our community through workshops, public facilitations and process design projects is also a meaningful part of my work.  For the ten years before coming to Creighton I was the founding executive director of Concord Center a non-profit mediation and facilitation center serving the Omaha area.

The Midwest has always been home for me.  I grew up in a small town in South Dakota which I know is redundant.  I came to Creighton for undergraduate studies in the late 1970’s, the same year as the spire on St. Johns church here on campus.  After living in St. Louis and Minneapolis I moved back to Omaha about 25 years ago.  Becoming an active member of St Johns parish was one of the first things I did when I got to town and my life has been so much richer for it. I’m also blessed with loving family and loyal friends and the occasional rough patch to keep it real.  Membership in three book clubs and long walks add to enjoyment in life.

Writing these reflections:

Being in community is where my faith grows and where I am encouraged to love and serve our Lord. I am a member of Ignatian Associates a lay group which has promised apostolic availability, fidelity to the Gospel and simplicity.   I’ve had the wonderful fortune to be part of a small faith sharing group for over 20 years.  We’ve laughed and cried and challenged and celebrated together.  The online ministry is a rich, far flung faith sharing community of which I am honored to be a member.


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