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Courses on faith and spirituality in the workplace are relatively new to business schools. This page consists of resources to help other faculty develop courses in this field.

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Teleconference Library

Welcome to our online library of audio interviews with thought leaders in the field of faith and spirituality in the workplace.

10-19-12 J.-Robert Ouimet.  J.-Robert Ouimet is chairman of the board and Chief Executive Officer of Holding O.C.B. Inc., Cordon Bleu International Ltd., and Piazza Tomasso International Inc. He is the author of Everything Has Been Loaned to You and the founder of the To God Go Foundation.

10-08-12 André L. Delbecq.  André L. Delbecq is the McCarthy University Professor at Santa Clara University, where he served as Dean of the Leavey School of Business from 1979 to 1989. His research and scholarship have focused on executive decision-making processes, organization design, managing innovation in rapid-change environments, and leadership spirituality.

09-28-12 Alan Tyson.  Alan Tyson, Pastor of Lost Bridge Community Church, and founder of the Tyson Foods chaplaincy program.

09-06-12 Ted Malloch.  Ted Malloch, Research Professor for the Spiritual Capital Initiative at Yale University, CEO of Global Fiduciary Governance, and Managing Director for the Americas of the Academy of Business and Society, speaks about "Practical Wisdom."

08-20-12 James Autry.  James Autry, a former Fortune 500 executive, is the author of eleven books, a poet, management consultant and executive coach who has worked with a variety of companies and CEOs. In this podcast, he speaks about Servant Leadership.

06-19-12 Judi Neal.  Judi Neal is the Director of the Tyson Center for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace and author of Edgewalkers: People and Organizations that Take Risks, Build Bridges, and Break New Ground, co-author with Alan Harpham of The Spirit of Project Management, and editor of The Handbook for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace.

05-24-12 Barry Goldberg.  Barry Goldberg is a member of the Tyson Center for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace Coaching Team. Barry comes to leadership and executive coaching through years of strategic consulting and change leadership. Barry has held top line revenue accountability for a global division of Hachette and the P/L for a global CRM solutions and strategy business unit for a Fortune 400 company.

04-26-12 Sara Miller.  Sara Miller is a pioneer and leader in the filed of coaching physicians. She was one of the first and few who specialized in working with physicians labeled with disruptive behaviors. Dr. Miller also has extensive experience in coaching physicians who are disillusioned, dis-spirited, and those moving from clinical positions into medical directorships.

04-12-12 William and Debra Miller.  William and Debra Miller are co-researchers on the Spiritual Based Leadership Program. This call describes the knowledge base that they created, with Peter Pruzan and Kirsten Pruzan Mikkelson, derived from 33 accepted interviews with high-level business and government leaders who are openly spiritually-based in their leadership. The knowledge base currently resides at and will be transferred to a searchable database on this Tyson Center for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace website.

04-12-12 William and Debra Miller.  William and Debra Miller - Spiritual-Based Leadership Program teleconference for researchers who may want to be involved in adding to the knowledge base.

03-08-12 Peggy O'Neal.  Peggy O'Neal is passionate about collaborating with people who are committed to doing business in ways that inspire the human spirit while producing results never before attainable. She brings more than twenty-four years of experience as an executive coach, business consultant and expert facilitator, and twelve years as an attorney. Peggy has coached leaders in the United States, Europe and Asia. She served with Bill Clinton as Assistant Attorney General, State Purchasing Director, and a member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority in Washington, D.C. She graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law and is a Certified Integral Coach.

10-18-11 Alan Lurie.  Alan Lurie is a licensed architect and Managing Director at Grubb & Ellis, a national real estate service firm. He is also an ordained Rabbi, and leads prayer services, teaches, writes, and lectures to a wide audience. He is the recipient of the 2011 International Faith and Spirit at Work Leadership Award, co-sponsored by the Tyson Center for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace and Intersections International. This combination of meeting the demands of the business world while attending to the needs of the spirit gives Alan both insight into and access to a diverse community. He is the author of Five Minutes on Mondays-Finding Unexpected Peace and Fulfillment at Work, and a blogger for the Huffington Post and Financial Times Press. His wife, Shirona, is an artist, singer, and accomplished songwriter.

09-21-11 Bill Pollard.  Bill Pollard is the former Chairman of the Board of The ServiceMaster Company and currently serves as an advisor to the company. He twice served as Chief Executive Officer, as well as many other executive positions. During his leadership to ServiceMaster, the company was recognized as the #1 service company on the Fortune 500 and was also named as one of its most admired companies. The Financial Times has called ServiceMaster one of the most respected companies in the world. Mr. Pollard was known for balancing the company's success with a Christian approach to management.

08-24-11 Lynne Sedgmore.  Lynne Sedgmore is the Chief Executive of the 157 Group and is adviser to the UK Government/Cabinet Office on a range of projects including leadership, innovation, community cohesion and preventing violent extremisms. Under her leadership, her previous organization, the Centre for Excellence in Leadership, received the International Spirit at Work Award. She is on the Tyson Center for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace Working Council and will be a keynote speaker at the International Faith and Spirit at Work Conference.

07-20-11 Cindy Wigglesworth.  Cindy Wigglesworth is the President of Deep Change and the creator of the Spiritual Intelligence Assessment tool.

06-21-11 Michael Strong. Michael Strong is the CEO and Chief Visionary Officer of Flow, Inc. and lead author of Be the Solution.

05-24-11 Patricia Aburdene. Patricia Aburdene is a well-known speaker on Conscious Capitalism and is the author of the Megatrends books.

Summary notes of the Patricia Aburdene call.

04-26-11 Tami Simon. Tami Simon is the CEO and founder of Sounds True in Boulder, Colorado.

Summary notes of the Tami Simon conference call.

03-24-11 Raj Sisodia. Raj Sisodia is the author of Firms of Endearment, and a co-founder of the Conscious Capitalism Institute.

08-30-10 Tom Anderson. Tom Anderson is a speaker, workshop leader, and vision quest guide connected with Unity Church in Missouri. He discusses his book "Your Place in the World" in this teleconference.

07-28-10 Lance Secretan. Lance Secretan is founder of the Secretan Center in Canada. He is a speaker and consultant, and has written numerous books. In this teleconference he discusses his latest book "The Spark, the Flame, and the Torch."

09-22-09 Ted Malloch. Ted Malloch is the Director of the Spiritual Enterprise Institute at Yale University and is the author of numerous books. In this teleconference, Ted discusses his book "Spiritual Enterprise: Doing Virtuous Business." A PBS program titled "Doing Virtuous Business" has been created, based on his book.

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Courses on faith and spirituality in the workplace are relatively new to business schools. This page consists of syllabi that faculty are willing to share in order to help other faculty develop courses in this field.

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Webinar - Values & Spirituality in University Classrooms: What's Going on Here? (June 2, 2016)

This webinar covers summarized survey data collected from almost 50 academics who explore values, spirituality, meaning and purpose in the classroom. A panel of three senior academics offered interpretations on what the data may signify. Topics discussed include motivations for creating/teaching such courses, common themes and best practices.


  • Dan Harris, Tyson Center for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace at the Sam M. Walton College of Business
  • Kathryn Pavlovich, Waikato Management School / University of Waikato
  • Andre Delbecq, Senior Fellow at University of Santa Clara
  • Charles Tackney, Copenhagen Business School

Webinar Documents:




  • Opening & Closing: Welcome to the 2005 International SPIRIT AT WORK AWARDS At the Princeton Club in New York City
    Date: October 21 – 22, 2005
  • "In The Prime"
    Date: November 1997


Daniel E. Harris - Walton Readers Spotlight
Date: Nov. 2, 2015
Description: Dan Harris, director of the Tyson Center for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace, reviews Aspiring Adults Adrift: Tentative Transitions of College Graduates as part of Walton Readers Spotlight. Harris explains why he recommends the book, which reveals information about a generation facing a difficult transition to adulthood.

Business Leaders

Diann Cattani Interview - The Psychology of Fraud
Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Description: Diann Cattani, a member of the Forensic Investigative Accounting Group in Atlanta, Georgia, is interviewed by Judi Neal, Director of the Tyson Center for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace. Diann discusses how she personally got interested in the field of fraud and white collar crime, and shares her faith and spiritual journey as she got involved in understanding fraud.

Rick Boosey Interview - World Garden
Date: Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Description: Judi Neal interviews Rick Boosey, caretaker of World Garden, a faith-based organization that is feeding the hungry in very innovative ways.

Academic Leaders

Management for a Small Planet
Date: Friday, October 09, 2009
Description: Dr. Judi Neal interviews Jean and W. Edward Stead, authors of the book Management for a Small Planet.

Faith and Spiritual Leaders
Tyson Center Director – Judi Neal

  • "Spiritually Speaking" with Patricia Varley, September 2004
  • "Spirituality at Work" Wisdom Channel, June 1998
  • "In The Prime" November 1997

Tyson Center Speaker Series

Business 101: What's Faith Got to Do With It?
Date: April 7, 2011
Description: Peter Ressler is the CEO of Ressler Mitchell Group in New York - a premier Wall Street search firm serving the investment banking community. This presentation discusses how a spiritual renewal in our society can heal the moral crisis left in the wake of the recent economic disaster. This event was sponsored and run by the student RSO Future Professionals for Faith and Spirituality.

Doing Virtuous Business Panel Discussion
Date: November 16, 2010
Description: Featuring Theodore Malloch, Yale University Spiritual Capital Initiative; John Tyson, chairman, Tyson Foods, Inc.; Chip Pollard, president, John Brown University; David Roth, president, WorkMatters; Brooklyn Brock, officer of Future Professionals for Faith and Spirituality. Moderated by Judi Neal, director, Tyson Center for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace. This is a panel discussion that followed the showing of a PBS special directed by Theodore Malloch titled Doing Virtuous Business. All of the segments of that video can be found here.

Ethics and Harmony in the Workplace
Date: November 3, 2010
Description: Geshe Dorjee, a Tibetan monk and an instruction at the University of Arkansas, spoke to Future Professionals for Faith and Spirituality about the importance of ethics and harmony in the workplace. He described the role of compassion and inner peace in workplace relationships and taught a brief meditation. This event was co-sponsored with The Nepalese Association of Northwest Arkansas and Tibetan food was served.

The Psychology of Fraud with Diann Cattani
Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Description: Diann Cattani, a member of the Forensic Investigative Accounting Group in Atlanta, Georgia, presents "The Psychology of Fraud: Why good people make bad choices" to University of Arkansas students on March 16, 2010. In this hour and a half program, she discusses the prevention, deterrence, and investigation of financial fraud. Using her professional experiences, she offers insight into why good people make bad choices. She also discusses the relationship between faith, spirituality, and ethics. Ms. Cattani shares first-hand knowledge into the psychology, rationalizations and methodology of the white-collar criminal.

Walter Pavlo
Date: Thursday, February 10, 2005
Description: Diann Cattani and Walter Pavlo have written chapters in a book called Taking the Harder Right, by Oliver Halle. Walter Pavlo spoke about his white collar crime to the Walton College in 2005. After serving 24 months in a federal prison, Mr. Pavlo explains motivation associated with complex white collar crimes, with an emphasis in ethics.


International Faith & Spirit at Work Awards

  • Friday evening awards: Friday Night, The 2005 International Spirit at Work Awards
  • Lance Secretan: ISAW Awards 2005 Keynote
  • Sonia Stojanovic: 2005 International Spirit at Work Awards workshop and Keynote presentation: Sonia Stojanovic
  • Michael Stephen: Saturday Afternoon Keynote Presentation by Michael Stephen


Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace - Judi Neal
Description: Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace is a newly emerging field of study and practice in the field of management and organizational change. It has been shown that organizations which are faith and spirituality friendly are more likely to have higher levels of job satisfaction, higher levels of customer service, greater innovation, and lower turnover and absenteeism. Dr. Neal will share research findings and also describe examples of organizational practices. This webinar will conclude with practical steps you can take if you want to implement a faith and spirituality in the workplace program, and with some suggested ways in which you can live your faith and spirituality in an integrated way in your work.

Diversity, Religion and EEOC Compliance - Missy Leflar
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Description: The following presentation is intended to provide a general overview of certain aspects of the law regarding religion, diversity, and equal employment opportunity compliance. Proper application of the law depends on the facts and circumstances of each specific case. This presentation is not intended as legal advice. If you need legal advice concerning your rights under applicable law, you may wish to consult with an attorney. The University of Arkansas does not warrant or guarantee that this presentation is accurate or current.


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Welcome to our Bibliography Page. You will find bibliographies here created by a number of different people who are working in the field of faith and spirituality in the workplace. Because the field is growing, most of these bibliographies will soon go out of date. We will not be updating them, but will add new and updated bibliographies as scholars send them to us.

Links to Online Bibliographies: Christian Leadership Bibliography, compiled by Rev. Roger Matthews

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News Resources

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Mr. Fadil Bayyari is a member of the Board of the Tyson Center for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace. He has also engaged with students learning about different religious traditions in the class Authentic Leadership in a Multi-faith Workplace.

Bayyari Speech in Harrison


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