Purpose & Mission

We help values-driven leaders develop themselves and others,
build flourishing companies, and transform business and society.

The Center for Values-Driven Leadership is a gathering place where top executives, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders come together to innovate at the forefront of values-driven business practice. We help leaders forge new paths to profitability through a values-driven approach to business.

Values-driven companies are those that succeed in the marketplace by focusing on the triple bottom line – people, planet, and profit. They deliver exceptional business results by providing leadership in the areas of ethical practice, social contribution, and environmental impact.

Being a values-driven company is good for business and society. Values-driven companies consistently outperform their industry peers and create short-term and long-term value for their stakeholders – customers, employees, investors, communities and the natural environment.

Housed in the College of Business at Benedictine University, the Center advances its mission in three primary ways:

Read more about our scholar-practitioner approach to helping executives lead boldly at four levels.


President Brophy“The best of our global economic systems are built by values-driven leaders. They stand in bold contrast to those who would sacrifice the public good for private gain. I invite you to make a positive difference in business and society by getting involved with our Center for Values-Driven Leadership.”

– Dr. Michael S. Brophy, President, Benedictine University


MariaDeLaCamara“The Center for Values-Driven Leadership at Benedictine University is opening up unique opportunities for leaders across the world.  Highly qualified faculty, innovative teaching approaches, and ground breaking research are the hallmarks of this signature program.”
~ Dr. Maria de la Camara, Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs