Conscious Leadership: Leading Through Value Conflicts

  • Tuesday, January 12, 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Zoom - access provided in registration email


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January 12, 2021 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Virtual Program

Conscious Leadership: Leading Through Value Conflicts

Presented by Michael R. Carey, Ph.D., OSB

Chairperson and Associate Professor | Organizational Leadership

Coordinator | Servant Leadership Concentration

School of Leadership Studies | Gonzaga University

Description of Event

This past year has presented extensive challenges throughout personal and professional life. Many of these circumstances presented situations with no good options, or perhaps presented choices which brought our own values into conflict. Our next Conscious Leadership event will explore the the question: What does it look like to move forward and lead while experiencing a conflict in values?

An exploration of this topic will explore the value conflicts we’re experiencing in work and life, and provide a framework for moving through these challenges while cultivating self-healing and self-compassion. Dr. Michael Carey from Gonzaga University will introduce the frameworks of the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises, Benedictine Spirituality, and Johari Window, which explore the movement of conversion or transformation, helping individuals live divided no more, and to live life more congruent with reality and the Open Self.

This event will be facilitated by Past President, Anu Arora, and ICF WA Secretary, Adam Gierlach.

What you you take away will be up to you. The possibilities are great:

-Develop a framework to lead while experiencing value conflicts

-Cultivate self-healing and self-compassion

-Cultivate integrative and responsible action

-A greater awareness of how we can serve our clients and others through value conflicts

About Dr. Carey

Dr. Michael Carey came to Gonzaga University in 1987 to teach in and direct the newly created Organizational Leadership graduate program. In 2004, he was instrumental in making the master ’s degree available to distance students through online and hybrid courses.

Before coming to Gonzaga University in 1987, Dr. Carey served as a teacher, campus minister, and vice principal at Catholic secondary schools in Los Angeles and Spokane over a period of thirteen years. He received his B.A. degree in English from Loyola Marymount University, and both his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in educational leadership from Gonzaga University. Dr. Carey ’s master ’s thesis and doctoral dissertation were both on the topic of the mission preparation of lay administrators in the Jesuit secondary schools in the United States, and his dissertation was published by Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus. He has also published articles and books on the topics of transforming leadership and servant-leadership, and has served as a consultant for a variety of organizations.

Dr. Carey has served in a variety of formal administrative roles during his 32-year tenure at Gonzaga: seven years as the first Director of the Organizational Leadership program; five years as the first Coordinator of the Council for Partnership in Mission; two years as Executive Assistant to the President; four years as the first Director of Distributive Learning for the School of Leadership Studies; four years as Chairperson of the Department of Organizational Leadership; multiple years on the University ’s Graduate Council, Academic Council, Graduate Committee of the Academic Council, and Strategic Planning Committee; one year as the chairperson of the ad-hoc Committee on Racial Equality and Cultural Understanding that responded to specific incidents of racial harassment at the University; three years as Vice President and then President of the Faculty Assembly; five years as a member of the Faculty Senate; and one year as the chairperson of the Mission and Community Committee of the Faculty Senate. After serving two years as Interim Dean of the School of Leadership Studies, in 2012 he was appointed the first Dean of the newly created Virtual Campus at Gonzaga University, and served in that position for five years.

Dr. Carey and his wife have been married for 45 years, and have five daughters, all alumnae of Gonzaga Preparatory School and Gonzaga University.