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CIB Events and Connections Archive

The Center for Integrity in Business exists to serve you by drawing on the best of theological and management scholarship and practice. Below are some of our recent events. For more information, and to learn more about how you can participate in our work, contact the Center.

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2012 Business as a Calling Day with Gloria Nelund

Thursday, February 9, 2012, 7 a.m.–
Friday, February 10, 2012, 9 p.m.

We are delighted that Gloria Nelund will be the keynote speaker for SBE's 2012 Business as a Calling Day on February 9-10. Ms. Nelund spent 30 years on Wall Street as an executive in the international asset management industry, working most recently as CEO of Deutsche Bank’s $50 billion North America Private Wealth Management division.

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Al Erisman and Rob Smith debate: "Does Capitalism Need to Be Fixed?"

Friday, January 27, 2012, 7 a.m.–9 p.m.

Al Erisman (executive-in-residence at SPU's School of Business and Economics), and Rob Smith (founder and president of EarthWise Ventures) will debate the topic, "Does Capitalism Need to be Fixed?" The event is part of the Capitalism and Poverty Distinguished Guest series.

Guests are also encouraged to view "Real. Life." - an onsite exhibit portraying the effects of disaster, conflict, and poverty on children.


Kiros Seattle breakfast with Craig Wainscott

Thursday, January 26, 2012, 7:30 a.m.–9 a.m.

International finance veteran Craig Wainscott spoke on "Trading My Better for God's Best." Craig is a board member of The Paradigm Project, an effort to replace 5 million open cooking fires with clean-burning and fuel efficient stoves.

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Kiros Seattle breakfast with Colin Wong

Thursday, November 17, 2011, 7 a.m.–8:30 a.m.

Colin Wong is founder and CEO of, and former manager of many of Google’s largest global Fortune 1000 customers. He spoke on how learning to embrace chaos can strengthen our ability to see God at work in and around us.

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Conversations with Gideon Strauss

Thursday, October 13, 2011, 2 p.m.–5 p.m.

SBE undergraduate students heard Gideon Strauss's views on the esssential importance of government-business partnerships. The discussion helped reinforced purpose of business perspectives taught at SBE.

Strauss also talked with SBE graduate students to encourage an interdisciplinary dialogue around the role of government in society. View or listen to his talk under 'Gideon Strauss' on CIB’s iTunes-U site.


Kiros Seattle lunch with Gideon Strauss

Thursday, October 13, 2011, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Gideon Strauss is a senior fellow at the Center for Public Justice. He challenged the widely-held assumption that business and government are "eternal enemies," and suggested ways in which the two can partner for great mutual benefit.


Kiros Seattle breakfast with Steve Brock

Thursday, September 29, 2011, 7 a.m.–8:30 a.m.

Steve Brock is CEO of Brand:Wallop and author/blogger of The Meaningful Traveler. Steve spoke about how small geographical changes can lead to big changes in work and life.

"Consortium on the Purpose of Business" on SPU Campus

Friday, August 5, 2011, 7 a.m.–
Saturday, August 6, 2011, 9 p.m.

The CIB hosted Fordham University's prestigious Consortium on the Purpose of Business in Seattle. The group —comprised of 60 international scholars, business executives, government advisors, and leaders — met in the Puget Sound area as part of its five-year exploration of the roles and responsibilities of business in the 21st century. The Consortium is led by David Gautschi, dean of the Fordham Graduate School of Business Administration.

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Bottom Billions Idea Lab with Laura McLaughlin

Saturday, July 9, 2011, 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

This final breakfast + lab featured speaker Laura McLaughlin of Cascade Designs. She shared about the company's journey to explore and develop products for the "bottom billions" markets. Cascade Designs, Inc. is the Seattle-based manufacturer of Therm-a-Rest self-inflating mattresses, Platypus flexible hydration systems, SweetWater microfilters, Packtowl camping towels, SealLine dry bags, etc.).


Kiros Seattle breakfast with Tom Hodge

Friday, June 17, 2011, 7 a.m.–8:30 a.m.

Tom Hodge (General Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Frazier Healthcare Ventures) discussed the meaning of godly leadership and some of what it takes to develop it.