|Dr. David W. Miller
Dr. Miller is Executive Director of the Center for Faith & Culture at Yale University and Assistant Professor (Adjunct) of Business Ethics at Yale's School of Management. He brings an unusual “bilingual” perspective to the academic world, having also spent 16 years in senior executive positions in international business and finance. His new book, "God at Work", will be highlighted with a lecture and book signing. His book addresses the Faith at Work movement: What was once taboo – faith at work – is increasingly accepted in corporate America. From secretaries to CEOs, growing numbers of businesspeople today want to bring their faith to work. Yet they wrestle with how to do this effectively and appropriately in a pluralistic corporate setting. They see their faith as a resource for ethical guidance and to help find meaning and purpose in their work. In "God at Work", David W. Miller looks at how this Faith at Work movement developed and considers its potential value for business and society. Miller concludes that workers and professionals have a deep and lasting desire to live a holistic life, to integrate the claims of their faith with the demands of their work. Miller concludes that faith at work is a bona fide social movement and here to stay.
Florida International University Alumni Association's FAITH at WORK Chapter, currently under development,
brings together a nationally recognized expert in Business Ethics and the
Faith at Work movement, a local businessman who is a highly respected leader
in the marketplace, and a visiting Professor of Law and wife
lecture team from the College of Law.
This Inaugural Event is guaranteed to challenge attendees and, at the same time, provide valuable insights, wisdom, and time tested principles for integrity-based success in the marketplace. Anyone who wants to "win" with Ethics, at work, should attend this fast-paced, information rich event. It is FREE and open to the public. RSVP is required and seating is limited!
Date/Time: February 15, 2007 ~ 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Location: FIU, College of Law, Room 1000, 11200 S.W. 8th St., Miami, FL 33199 Detailed Directions
PLEASE RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
For More Information on Speakers: See Below ~ For Press Release: Click Here
|Mr. Ralph L. Gazitúa
Ralph L. Gazitúa is President and CEO of WTDC, a Miami based logistics infrastructure company providing supply chain management, U.S. Customs bonded warehousing, inventory control, distribution services and fulfillment. Mr. Gazitúa is actively involved in South Florida community and professional associations. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce serving as Group Chairman for International Business Development and is a member of the Chairman's Circle of 100. He also sits on the Board of Directors of The Beacon Council. Additionally, he serves on the Executive Committee of the Doral Business Council as Vice Chairman of International Trade and Commerce, is a Premier Member of the Florida-China Association, President of Drug Free Youth in Town (DFYIT) and is a Chaplain for both the Miami-Dade Police Department and Everglades Correctional Center. Mr. Gazitúa recently received the MEDweek Emerging Leadership Award presented on behalf of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Enterprise Center.
|Mr. Alfred A. Porro & Mrs. Joan A. Porro
They are a nationally respected business and law ethics lecture team with experience ranging from business and law schools to corporate compliance and leadership and ethics seminars. Mr. Porro, a retired law professor, is a former high profile trial attorney who recounts the inherent hazards of today's “white-collar” laws, achieving success by living on the ethical edge, the role of faith-based morals, and the tragic impact of a business crime conviction. Mrs. Porro, also a retired law professor and his former law partner wife, addresses the pressures, of juggling motherhood with a business/professional career, which often lead to poor and prejudicial business decisions and she provides a bird's eye view of life in a women's prison. Together, they bring to life the temptations and often subtle, double-minded behavior, which every business/professional person must address at some point. This engaging couple has been featured in USA Today, The Investor's Business Daily, and The Chronicle of Higher Education and on Reuters TV and The 700 Club/CBN.