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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Kiros Seattle breakfast with Jack vanHartesvelt

Thursday, March 29, 2012, 7:30 a.m.–9 a.m.

“It’s Not Just About Money”

Speaker Jack vanHartesvelt has earned international recognition for his work in developing and managing hotels. He is a master storyteller and has hundreds of stories illustrating how he has sought to honor God in a highly competitive industry.

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Theology of Work Seminar

Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 8 a.m.–11:45 a.m.

How can pastors and lay Christians bridge the gap between what they hear on Sunday and what they do Monday through Saturday? On Sunday, pastors faithfully unpack the word of God. But on Monday, Christian workers often have a hard time applying it to the work they do on the job, at home, in school, and in the community.

The Theology of Work Project offers a resource to help bridge this gap. Dr. Will Messenger (executive editor) and Dr. Al Erisman (board member) offer a preview of the Theology of Work Commentary.

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Kiros Seattle breakfast with Lori Cress

Thursday, February 23, 2012, 7:30 a.m.–9 a.m.

Guest speaker Lori Cress spoke about "Embracing Change," and how her faith frames and informs her work as West Area Director of Operations for 18 KPMG offices.

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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.