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 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.

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Bottom Billions Idea Lab with Dr. Augustin Hibaile

Saturday, June 4, 2011, 8:30 a.m.–10 a.m.

The CIB hosted a breakfast + idea lab with Dr. Augustin Hibaile, executive director of the Center for International Development of Ethical Leadership (CIDEL). Dr. Hibaile discussed the challenges and opportunities of doing business in the Central African Republic, a "bottom billion" country.

Brownbag Lunch with Dr. Augustin Hibaile

Thursday, June 2, 2011, 12 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

The CIB hosted a brownbag lunch with Dr. Augustin Hibaile, executive director of the Center for International Development of Ethical Leadership. During this informal conversation with the SPU community, Dr. Hibaile discussed events unfolding in the Central African Republic, the role of the church in stabilizing the country, and why integrity in business and government is crucial for long-term prosperity.


Kiros Seattle breakfast with Don Low

Friday, May 20, 2011, 7 a.m.–8:30 a.m.

Don Low (former senior partner at HL2, one of Seattle's largest digital marketing agencies) explored his personal, spiritual, and professional trek from rubble to rebuilding. He suggested that the question is not so much, "Where was God in all of this?" as it is, "Who was God in all of this?"


Kiros Seattle breakfast with Al Erisman

Thursday, April 21, 2011, 7 a.m.–8:30 a.m.

Al Erisman (Publisher of Ethix) shared insights and applications of the "fruits of the Spirit" in business.

Bottom Billions/Bottom Line Conference

Friday, April 1, 2011, 7 a.m.–
Saturday, April 2, 2011, 9 p.m.


What is the role of business in ending global poverty? The Bottom Billions/Bottom Line conference welcomed business and thought leaders from around the nation to explore how business "does business," and how it can contribute to greater human flourishing. Whether it’s social enterprise, corporate global supply chains, business start-ups in developing countries, or microfinance, business can and does create powerful frameworks to meet the needs of people globally.

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