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The Bottom Line of Contemplative Leadership: Exploring the Impact of Spiritual Engagement by Organizational Leaders in Higher Education, Business, and Healthcare
April 28, 2015 | 4:00-5:30 p.m.
St. Clare Room, Library and Learning Commons
André L. Delbecq, the J. Thomas and Kathleen L. McCarthy University Professor at Santa Clara University, directs its Institute for Spirituality of Organizational Leadership. He received his Doctorate from Indiana University. His scholarship focuses on executive decision-making, organizational innovation and leadership spirituality. He has authored three books and more than 225 scholarly articles. He served on the Board of Governors, as Chair of three Divisions, as President of the Midwest and Western Academies and was elected Fellow of the Academy of Management and its 8th Dean. The Organization Behavior Teaching Society, Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education, and the Management, Spirituality and Religion Interest Group of the Academy have all granted him awards for scholarly contributions. The Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Berkeley named him Fellow and awarded a Doctor of Human Letters, Honoris Causa for his scholarship on leadership spirituality. Dr. Delbecq is recognized internationally for executive programs delivered to technology, higher education and healthcare leaders. He served as a member of four corporate Boards and twice as Board Chair. He was named Honorary Fellow of the American College of Physician Executives for contributions to physician education. He is a Fellow of the Ministry Leadership Center that provides formation programs for senior healthcare executives.
Elizabeth McCabe is the Executive Director, Formation & Integration Initiatives for the Ministry Leadership Center. She provides vision and strategic leadership to ensure effective and lasting integration of the MLC formation process within the sponsoring systems. In addition to this work, she also serves as a resource and consultant to sponsoring systems in the development of system-specific initiatives in the area of ministry formation. Elizabeth’s professional experience spans three formal ministries of the Church – Social Services, Education and Health Care. She has worked in areas of faith formation, liturgy, leadership development, spiritual direction, strategic planning, public relations, diversity and community services. Elizabeth has a B.A. from St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame and an M.A.L.S., with a concentration in religious studies from DePaul University, Chicago, and a M.A.H.C.M. from Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis. Elizabeth is committed to enlivening the interplay of culture, faith and the arts in the lived expression of Catholic ministries. She is a poet and storyteller with an interest in elevating the luminal spiritual elements inherent within individuals and values-based corporate bodies. A native Oregonian, she resides in Portland, Oregon.
David McCallum, S.J. is a Jesuit priest who serves as Chief Mission Officer at Le Moyne College, is an assistant professor of Management and Leadership, and currently, is serving as the interim Vice President of Institutional Advancement. He served as the interim dean of the Madden School of Business at Le Moyne between 2012 and 2014. Fr. McCallum obtained his Ed.D in Adult Learning and Leadership at Columbia University in 2008. His research interests include adult learning and development, leadership and organizational development, action research, and mission integration. Fr. McCallum provides consultation, facilitation and leadership development internationally, as well as directing spiritual retreats and workshops. He helped to found the Jesuit Collaborative, an initiative to promote Jesuit/Ignatian Spirituality in the Northeast of the US, and the Contemplative Leaders in Action (CLA) program for young professionals. He has also been involved in strategic development work on behalf of the US Assistancy of the Society of Jesus, facilitated the strategic planning process for Le Moyne College, and is working with the Jesuits of Africa and Madagascar to build leadership capacity for ministry.
Diarmuid Rooney, M.S.Psych., M.T.S., D.Soc.Admin., serves as the Executive Director, Formation and Communication Technology at the Ministry Leadership Center. Active in ministry since 1991, Diarmuid has worked with the Christian Brothers, and lived as a Benedictine monk, in Ireland. Diarmuid trained as a clinical psychotherapist in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin. He co-founded and directed a community based counseling and psychotherapy center where his behavioral health work included individual and group therapy, facilitation and organizational consultancy. Diarmuid later served as director for the internationally recognized Mercy Conference and Retreat Center in Burlingame, CA, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. He was appointed Regional Director of Mission Formation for Providence Health & Services in Oregon (16,000 employees), where he provided organizational leadership to promote cultural transformation intended to sustain the work of the founders, and ensure the lively presence of core values in all aspects of today’s ministry. Diarmuid’s professional experience includes cultural analysis, organizational development, clinical psychotherapy, retreat direction, pastoral counseling and program development specific to adult education. Holding masters degrees in both theology and clinical psychotherapy, he has a deep interest in the interface of these disciplines, especially their meeting place in the culture of spirituality in the workplace.