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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Lessons in Leadership

Lessons in Leadership with Stephen M. R. Covey

Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

The SPU School of Business, Government, and Economics and our Center for Integrity in Business welcomes Stephen M. R. Covey, nationally known speaker and bestselling author of The Speed of Trust, for this day-long professional seminar.

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SBGE Day of Calling

Thursday, May 12, 2016, 9 a.m.–7 p.m.

The Day of Calling of the SPU School of Business, Government, and Economics is a day we set aside to consider the nature of our career aspirations and daily work in light of the Christian faith and its understanding of "call."  The morning plenary session with guest executive Mr. Chris Lowney, will be followed by break-out sessions and an evening session with graduate students and alumni.

rewiring: faith+technology

Saturday, November 7, 2015, 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

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        Have you considered how technology is changing the way we engage with the world around us? Join us at Rewiring: Faith and Technology, a conference with Fuller Seminary exploring the intersection of Christianity, technology, and culture, taking place November 7, 2015.

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2nd Annual Business Owners Breakfast

Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 7 a.m.–9 a.m.

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Pete Ochs is coming from Kansas to Seattle with a pocketful of experience and stories to share with business owners and leaders at the Second Annual Business Owner’s Breakfast on June 10. Pete started in banking, became a successful entrepreneur, and founded an investment banking firm. Capital III has built a number of successful triple bottom line enterprises in the energy and industrial sectors, bringing positive impact and meaning through investments in Honduras, Mexico, and the U.S.

If you are interested in this invitation-only event, please contact

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Callings and Careers: Making Sense of Who We Are and What We Do

Thursday, May 28, 2015, 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Leaders of the faith and work movement will gather at Bellevue Presbyterian Church for a special evening of conversation on the connection between career and calling.

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Faith @ Work 2014

Faith@Work Summit

Friday, October 24, 2014, 8 a.m.–
Saturday, October 25, 2014, 8 p.m.

A renewed commitment to faith at work integration has emerged in the workplace and the church over the past decades. The literature on faith at work is booming, as are initiatives at seminaries, business schools, workplace ministries, and in traditional and new media. This appears to be the work of the Spirit, not of one person or organization in the lead.

So where are we now? And what still needs to be done? On October 24 and 25, 2014, a seminary, a technology school, a business school, and a foundation join forces to convene a summit to address these two over-arching questions.

The purpose of the summit is to gather active leaders and participants in the faith at work movement to assess the state of the movement (achievements, needs, obstacles, opportunities, and resources) and together to develop an agenda going forward for individuals in the workplace, churches, marketplace ministries, seminaries and Bible schools, and universities and business schools.

This is a working conference, not a celebrity or performance-oriented event. All speakers, leaders, and organizers are donating their time and effort. We welcome and encourage every voice in attendance to help shape our understanding and our sense of agenda going forward.

Please see the conference website for more information.


2014 Business as a Calling Day

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 9 a.m.–11 a.m.

Calling all students, alumni, and business leaders! SPU's School of Business, Government, and Economics invites you attend the 2014 Business as a Calling Day on October 9.

Dr. Michael Naughton from the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN) is the keynote speaker. Dr. Naughton is an expert on Catholic Social Thought and the author and editor of several books and articles, including Bringing Your Business to LifeManaging as if Faith MatteredRediscovering Abundance, and Rethinking the Purpose of Business.

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Just Business Roundtable - Icicle Ridge Winery

Friday, August 1, 2014, 12 a.m.–
Sunday, August 3, 2014, 12 a.m.

Just Business Roundtable - Bellmont Cabinets

Friday, June 20, 2014, 8 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Invitation-only Just Business Roundtables provide behind-the-scenes opportunities to discover more of what a lived-out Christian faith can look like in the marketplace. Bellmont Cabinets will host the June Roundtable.

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Family Business Breakfast

Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 7:30 a.m.–9 a.m.

We are delighted that Alan Barnhart (CEO of Barnhart Crane & Rigging) is coming to the SPU campus for an invitation-only breakfast event on June 11. If you are involved in a family business and would like to attend, please contact for additional information.

The Business: Barnhart Crane & Rigging aims to be “the best heavy lift and heavy transport company.” Its expertise includes projects in accelerated bridge construction, nuclear power generation, petroleum refining, power transmission and distribution, renewable energy, and much more.

The Brothers: When Alan and Eric Barnhart assumed leadership of the family’s business in 1986, their first steps included a promise to keep their lifestyles simple and modest and to be generous with the business more broadly.

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