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Gain New Perspective and Reinvent your Business through Catholic Social Teaching

4/16/2009 - 12:18 PM PST

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SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (APRIL 16, 2008) - Would you like to expand your horizons, develop competencies to transform your business and clarify your unique gifts as a Christian leader?

Come learn how to ground your business practices in the ethics of your faith at the Micah Business Leadership Project's interactive evening business symposium, "Spirited Leadership: Creating Organizations that Inspire the Soul." Open to business people and business students, the event will be held Wednesday, April 23, on the main campus of Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J. A reception will be held in McNulty Hall at 6 p.m., followed by a lecture and discussion session in Jubilee Hall Auditorium at 7 p.m. To register or to learn more, please e-mail or call (973) 783-6503 or (973) 275-2525.

The symposium features William Byron, S. J., author and former president of The Catholic University of America. Father Byron is an economist and one of the country's foremost authorities on transformational leadership and social Catholic teaching. Having served as a school administrator for several institutions throughout the United States, he will soon become president of St. Joseph's Preparatory School in Philadelphia. Father Byron also shares his extensive knowledge through his writing. His works include Quadrangle Considerations, winner of the Catholic Press Association's 1990 Book Award in Education; Ethics in New Corporate Culture and Answers from Within: Spiritual Guidelines for Managing Setbacks in Work and Life. Additionally, he writes a bi-weekly column titled "Looking Around" for a Catholic News Service syndicate. Byron holds a doctorate degree in economics from the University of Maryland, two theology degrees from Woodstock College and both a bachelor's in philosophy and a master's in economics from Saint Louis University, in addition to his 30 honorary degrees.

Also featured during the event is John J. Degnan, former New Jersey attorney general. Degnan was promoted to the position of vice chairman and chief administrative officer of the Chubb Corporation in 2002 and was designated chief ethics and legal compliance officer three years later. Serving on the administrative boards of several schools and universities, Degnan is also a member of the Supreme Court of New Jersey Disciplinary Oversight Committee. He graduated magna cum laude from Saint Vincent College in 1966 and from Harvard Law School with his Juris Doctor in 1969. He has also received honorary degrees from the College of St. Elizabeth and Seton Hall University.

Founded by the late Deacon William J. Toth, Ph.D., the Micah Business Leadership Project is a series of seminars, retreats and informal dinners designed for CEOs and senior executives. The activities are facilitated by a team of nationally recognized religious and business leaders. Through the Micah Business Leadership Project, senior executives learn to anchor their executive leadership, extend their self awareness, creativity and vision and improve the ethical climate of their businesses. Upcoming events include "The Vocation of the Business Leader" on June 19 and "Corporate Transparency and Accountability" on October 29. Please visit our Web site at to learn more.

Dedicated to a dialogue between the Catholic intellectual tradition and all areas of contemporary culture, Seton Hall University's Center for Catholic Studies conducts an undergraduate degree program in Catholic Studies, offering a major, minor, certificate program and foreign study opportunities. In addition to presenting programs on faith and culture for students, faculty and the public, the Center incorporates the Bernard J. Lonergan Institute, the Seton Hall Institute on Work, the Micah Senior Executive Project and the G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith and Culture, with its prestigious journal, The Chesterton Review. Please visit out Web site at

For over 150 years, Seton Hall University has been a catalyst for leadership, developing the whole student, mind, heart and spirit. Seton Hall combines the resources of a large university with the personal attention of a small liberal arts college. Its attractive suburban campus is only 14 miles by train, bus or car to New York City, with the wealth of employment, internship, cultural and entertainment opportunities the city offers. Seton Hall is a Catholic university that embraces students of all races and religions, challenging each to better the world through integrity, compassion and a commitment to serving others. For more information, see



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  1. Larry Gildea
    6 years ago

    This is a very good program. There should be more of this form all Catholic Universities

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