Professor Warner P. Woodworth
Ph.D. Organizational Behavior/Psychology, University of Michigan 1974
Dissertation: The Politics of Intervention Theory: Ideology in Social Science
M.A. Social Psychology, University of Michigan 1971
M.S. Sociology, Brigham Young University 1969
B.S. Sociology, Brigham Young University 1967
CAREER: Global Social Entrepreneur
Emeritus Professor of Organizational Behavior, Department of Management, Organizational Leadership & Strategy, Marriott School of Business. Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602
SOCIAL MEDIA: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/warner-woodworth-b775a4/
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
ARTICLES, BOOKS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS:
Wave of Hope Retrospective: Thailand Capacity-Building After the Asian Tsunami in the Indian Ocean. Archives of Business Research (ABR). Published by the Society for Science & Education, UK. (A 15 year assessment). January 2021, 13 pp.
U.S. Microfinance From the Bottom Up: The Case of MicroBusiness Mentors as a Social Enterprise. International Journal of Advances in Engineering & Management. (IJAEM). January 2021, 11 pp.
A Utah Republican’s White House Letter for Trump to Face Reality. LA Progressive. https://www.laprogressive.com/face-reality/?amp=1December 30, 2020.
Why I’ve Resisted Trump for 4 Insufferable White House Years: A BYU Professor & Mormon Republican Explanation. Daily Kos. https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/12/29/2004741/-Why-I-ve-Resisted-Trump-for-Four-Insufferable-White-House-Years? December 29, 2020.
Coronavirus Crisis in Utah and the West. LA Progressive. https://www.laprogressive.com/author/warner-woodworth. November 13, 2020.
Trump, Hitler and Authoritarian Regimes. Daily Kos. https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/11/3/1992409/-Trump-Hitler-and-Authoritarian-Regimes. November 3, 2020.
Entrepreneurship at the Base-of-the-Pyramid In Post-Earthquake Haiti: A Ten Year Case Analysis of Sustain Haiti. American International Journal of Social Science. (AIJSS) Fall 2020, Vol. 9, No. 3, 24 pp. https://www.aijssnet.com/journals/Vol_9_No_3_September_2020/1.pdf.
Will Northern Utah Mormons Vote for Korihor? The Standard Examiner. https://www.standard.net/opinion/guest-commentary/guest-op-ed-will-northern-utah-mormons-vote-for-korihor/article_5d1d6dcd-1e0e-5a6e-8e3c 89dbe65e37c9.html. October 29, 2020.
“Barefoot Engineers: Cases of Simple Tech Innovations from the Bottom-Up. (India H20 for Humanity, Guatemala Lorena Adobe Stoves [estufas], Kenya Lumber Mill, Affordable Housing, and Coconut Factory, and more). International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications (IJERA). https://www.ijera.com/papers/vol10no8/Series-5/A1008050108.pdf. August 2020, 14 pp.
Handout or Hand up? A Social Entrepreneurship NGO Case in Mali. American International Journal of Contemporary Research (AIJCR). Summer, 2020, 12 pp. http://www.aijcrnet.com/journal/index/1221.
Incubator for Social Innovation: HELP International as an NGO Start-Up for Deep Impact. Journal of Research in Business and Management (JRBM). 2020. 13 pp. http://www.questjournals.org/jrbm/papers/vol8-issue5/A08050108.pdf.
Re-Designing, Humanizing and Globalizing Higher Education: Disruptive Strategies for Business School Leadership from the Bottom Up. Journal of Educational and Psychological Research. (JEPR). (Various social innovations of WW’s through our BYU initiatives). July 2020. 9 pp. https://www.opastonline.com/storage/2020/08/re-designing-humanizing-and-globalizing-higher-ducation-disruptive-strategies-for-business-school-leadership-from-the-bottom-up-jepr-20.pdf.
Social Innovation for Empowering the ‘Poorest of the Poor’ Worldwide. (Manuscript to be published through the nonprofit group By Common Consent Co. in Salt Lake City, UT. 2020, 215 pp.
Microfinance, Economics, and Business Collaboration: Subsistence Entrepreneurship for the World (Eagle Condor Peru, Mentors Philippines, HELP International Global, Carolina Initiative). Global Journal of Economics and Finance (GJEF), UK, Vol. 4, No. 2, July 2020, 8 pp. http://gjefnet.com/images/Vol4No2/1.pdf.
Does Rep. Rob Bishop Really not Care About Utahns? Op-Ed in the Standard Examiner about Congress funding citizenry during Coronavirus economic crisis. “Socialism?” Nope! https://www.standard.net/opinion/guest-commentary/guest-op-ed-does-rob-bishop-really-not-care-about-utahns/article_646d6988-56d9-5a61-9685-d44e6fedc126.html. May 21, 2020.
Design Thinking for a Humane Society: Purpose-Driven Platforms for Change. (Chapters that disrupt current assumption & offer new paradigms to counter social, economic and ecological stress.) Development of new book to appear Autumn 2020.
Gov. Herbert Should not be Taking Coronavirus Cues from Trump. Opinion in The Salt Lake Tribune, April 7, 2020. https://www.sltrib.com/opinion/commentary/2020/04/07/warner-woodworth-herbert/
Paradigms, Practices and Ecosystems for a Better World: Models for Social Change. International Journal of Social Sciences, ISSN 2454-5899, 2019, 11 pp.
Harnessing the Power of Generation Z to Build Empathy and Transform the World. (Nine chapters for fighting hunger and war, while generating peace and justice manuscript in process), 207 pp.
Mobilizing University Students and Entrepreneurs to Combat Extreme Global Poverty. Proceedings of the Social Science and Business Network (SSBRN), 2019, 14 pp.
Resilience and Poverty in Latin America: Integrated Strategies for Holistic Development. New volume in progress. (Article on scaling up microfinance to reduce human suffering and build capacity through economic impacts), to appear in 2021, 264 pp.
Disruptive Innovation from the Base of the Pyramid: Cases in Peru, the Philippines, and Honduras. International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences Research Series, Prague, Czech Republic, 2019, pp. 53-56.
In Solidarity with Caravan Refugees at the Border: Trump vs. My Witness. Daily Kos, February 19, 2019. https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/2/14/1834843/-In-Solidarity-with-Caravan-Refugees-at-the-Border-Trump-vs-My-Witness.
Mobilizing Millennials with New Models to Leapfrog Social Problems & Combat Africa’s Difficulties. (Book manuscript on tools for generating large and small-scale initiatives).
A Mormon View on Happiness. Chapter 18 in Global Perspective on Friendship & Happiness. Edited book by Professors Tim Delaney and Tim Madigan, Vernon Press Series in Sociology, Wilmington, DE, 2018, pp. 149-159.
Social Engineering to Design a Better World: Disrupting Top-Down Poverty Alleviation. Proceedings of ISERD International Conference, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2018, pp. 1-7.
Engaged Learning in MBA Programs: Hands-on Microfinance, International Institute of Social & Economic Sciences Proceedings of Annual International Academic Conference, Tel Aviv, Israel. http://www.ISBN 978-80-87927-31-1, IISES, 2017, pp. 153-160.
Changing University Cultures to Accelerate Global Social Justice by Disrupting Leaders and Empowering Students Through Social Innovation. Program on Institutional Leadership and Learning & Teaching (ILLT) Proceedings. Cambridge University, UK, September 20, 2016, 10 pp.
Bernie and Brigham: Two Peas in a Pod. The similarities between a Mormon Pioneer Prophet and Today’s Leading Social Democrat. Wasatch Socialist Party Blog, March 21, 2016.
What More Can We All Do? Keynote published as an article by the LDS International Society. Theme: The Church and Humanitarianism. 2014, 16 pp.
Financing for Social Enterprise: Third World Impact Strategies for “Necessity Entrepreneurs.” Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings. (1):16605-16605, 10.5465/AMBPP.2014, October 2014.
A Liberal Mormon View of Workers and Zion. At the Mormon Press, April 29, 2014, http://www.mormonpress.com/a_liberal_mormon_view_of_workers_and_zion.
Strategies for Scaling Up and/or Acceleration of Microfinance: Social Change in India and Peru.
Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship Proceedings. (ASBE). Corpus Christi, Texas, November 1-3, 2006.
Where were you during the War on Poverty? Reflections on LBJ’s War on Poverty launched 50 years ago, Latter-day Saint Messenger & Advocate, January 31, 2014, 3 pp. http://messengerandadvocate.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/where-were-you-during-the-war-on-poverty-2
The Informal Economy and Family Preservation in Africa. Article published in the Social Science Research Network, Rochester, NY, 2013, 26 pp.
Social Business in Times of Crisis: Microcredit Strategies During Social Unrest and/or Natural Disaster. Journal of Social Business, Glasgow University, Vol. 3, No. 1, April 2013, pp. 70-88.
Developing Social Entrepreneurs and Social Innovators: A Social Identity and Self-Efficacy Approach. Academy of Management Learning and Education (AMLE), Volume 11, Number 3, September 2012, (with Isaac Smith), pp. 390-407.
Peace Activism in Utah. Edited interview in the “Oral History of Utah Peace Activists Project,” published at Utah Valley University, Sutherland Archives, Orem, UT, May 2012, 16 pp.
The Mondragon Cooperatives and the Global Recession: A Pathway through Economic Decline. Book manuscript for Verso Books.
OD Discourse and Domination. In The Routledge Companion to Organizational Change, David Boje (ed.), Routledge Publishing Co.: Oxford, UK, (Chapter 30 with Maxim Voronov), 2011, pp. 440-455.
The Family Preservation Program: Evaluation of Care for Life’s Mozambique. Article for the Journal of International Development. 2011.
Learning from Real World Experiences: Lessons Learned in Using Microfinance, Monograph publication for the Global Microcredit Summit Workbook Valladolid, Spain, November 14-17, 2011, 31 pp.
Bottom-up Economic Self-Reliance. Paper in process for Foreign Affairs. 2010.
Laboring in the Trenches with the Poor of Haiti: Practicing the Church’s New Fourth-Fold Mission. Meridian Magazine, December 28, 2010, pp. 1-10.
Grameen Danone Foods: Transforming Capitalism to Maximize Social Benefits rather than Profits, Western Casewriters Association (WCA), November 13, 2012 (with John Oirya).
Mormon Scholars Testify: Sources of my Faith and Beliefs. http://mormonscholarstestify.org, September 24, 2010, 3 pp.
The Pete Suazo Business Center as a Model High Impact Minority Small Business Development & Resource Center, Paper published in the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), USASBE, Washington, DC, June 2010, 9 pp.
Critique of SKS Microfinance Journey to IPO – An inside story. Microfinance News, May 13, 2010.
Conflicts in Microcredit: The Battle over Mission and Sustainability. Chapter in Banking on the Future: Microfinance as Service, Spring 2010, Pfeiffer University, Chapter 2, pp. 78-91.
Our Stewardship: BYU and the Third World, Political Review, February, 2010, pp. 1-4.
Solutions to Disaster: Microfinance Applications for Haiti after the Terrible January 12 Earthquake, in Microfinance Practice, February 11, 2010, 3 pp.
Becoming a Social Entrepreneur: Core Dimensions for Changing the World. Book manuscript for Berrett-Koehler, Pub, 179 pp.
Children’s Miracle Network: Going Global to Become the World’s Best Children’s Charity (Case 1). Also a companion Case 2: Children’s Miracle Network and Walmart Stores, Inc.’s Philanthropy Partnership. The Case Research Journal, North American Case Research Association, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 2010, 15 pp.
All the King’s Horses: Putting the Global Economy Back Together Again, Social Policy, 2010, 11 pp.
Peter Drucker’s Creative Concepts for Innovation, Civic Engagement, and Entrepreneurship in the Social Sector. Journal of Creativity, Vol. 8, 2009, pp. 33-52.
The Fourth LDS Church Mission: To Practice ‘Pure Religion.’ In The Millennial Star, December 31, 2009, 11 pp.
Change the World — A Call to Action. In Patheos: Seek & Understand, Leo Brunnick (ed.) and others, December 22, 2009, 4 pp.
Natural Capitalism: A New Prototype Business Sector that Values Sustainability, the Environment, and Financial Returns. Paper presented at the Eastern Academy of Management Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 2009, EAOM Proceedings, 9 pp.
Shoe-String Entrepreneurs in India: Growth and Sustainable Impacts. Journal of Entrepreneurship. Delhi, India, 2009, 12 pp.
Pro-Poor Models of Microfinance: Assessing Current Practices and a Vision for the Future. Paper for Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, 18 pp.
The Rise of the Social Sector: Job Creation & Civil Society, Management & Civil Society Association Proceedings, Seoul, South Korea, November 15, 2009, 24 pp.
Saints at Peace. Series of articles about Mormon peace-making around the world published as separate articles, then book, and a series of documentary films (manuscript), 2009. 212 pp.
Evaluating Impacts of Microfinance Institutions Using Guatemalan Data. Managerial Finance, Vol. 35 No. 12, 2009, (with James Brau and Shon Hiatt), pp. 953-974.
Mobilizing the Social Sector in Service to Society: Obama, Drucker and You, Proceedings of the Korean Drucker Society Program & Papers, October 12, 2009, 31 pp.
Mormon Care for the Poor Will Be Accelerated. Latter-day Saints Messenger and Advocate, Guy Murray, (ed.), 2009, 6 pp.
Social Entrepreneurship Applications from the Legacy of Peter Drucker, paper in Proceedings of Drucker Centennial Conference, 피터드러커 소사이어티, Peter Drucker Society, Drucker Institute & Korea Chamber of Commerce, Seoul, South Korea, June 16-17, 2009, pp. 52-85.
Strategies for Empowering the Global Poor: Microcredit in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. San Francisco, CA: International Development Books, (222 pp.).
Religion and Work Symposium: “Mormonism, Work, and Labor Relations,” Perspectives on Work, Summer/Fall 2008, pp. 47-49.
Reciprocal Dynamics: Social Capital and Microcredit. Economic Self-Reliance Review, Fall 2008, pp. 36-45.
Comparing Apples and Oranges: Different Microfinance Strategies in Kenya. Conference Proceedings. Fort Myers, FLA: Academy of Business Disciplines, November, 2008, 13 pp.
Private Humanitarian Initiatives & International Perceptions of the Church. International Society Proceedings, November 2008, pp. 31-37.
East African NGO Impacts. Social Science Research Network. 8 pp., November 2008.
Development from Below: Strengthening Rural Village Families Through Core Capacity-Building Methods. Conference Proceedings. Millersville, PA: Association of Third World Studies, October 2008, 12 pp.
Strategies for Scaling and/or Acceleration of NGOs in Peru. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference Proceedings. (ASBE). New Mexico. October 9, 2008, 13 pp.
Culture Change & the 1978 Priesthood Revelation: Memoir of a (Somewhat) Radical White Mormon in the
Millennial Star. June, 2008, 7 pp.
Thoughts on the Priesthood Ban, Racism. Essay in By Common Consent, 2008, 5 pp.
Youth-Based Social Entrepreneurship: Post-Tsunami Crisis Intervention Social Entrepreneurship E-Journal,
May 2008, https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1104312, 14 pp.
Social Entrepreneurship Teaching Resources Handbook. I wrote several articles in different sections of book published by the University Network for Social Entrepreneurship, Spring 2008, 17 pp.
The Floods of Material Things. Essay in the Millennial Star, Brian Duffin, ed., January 1, 2008, 5 pp.
Microfinance Boosts the Poor: Business Week Debate, (online essay), December 2007, pp. 14-31.
Economic Democracy and Mormon Workers. The Mormon Worker, Vol. 2, 2007, pp. 1-4.
Microenterprise: Building Well-Being Among Poor U.S. Families. Chapter 25 in Handbook of Families in Poverty. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 2007, pp. 426-441.
Action Research and Service Learning as Longitudinal Approaches to Poverty Eradication, Economic Development, and Human Development. Work Research Institute, Oslo, Norway article, 2007, 22 pp.
Social Responsibility Through Corporate and Business School Partnerships. Article published by the International Center for Corporate Accountability (ICCA), Dr. Prakash Sethi (ed.), Baruch College
New York City, NY. 2007, 23 pp.
We Should Not Vouch for Utah Vouchers in By Common Consent. November, 2007, 6 pp.
Current International Development Tools to Combat Poverty. Chapter in MicroFranchising: Creating Wealth at the Bottom of the Pyramid. Cheltenham Gloucestershire, UK: Edward Elgar, Pub. 2007, pp. 78-98.
A Dialogue on Liberation Theology and Mormonism. Chapter in Mormonism in Dialogue with Contemporary Christian Theologies. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2007, pp. 211-250.
The Value of Networks in Enterprise Development: Case Studies in Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, Vol. 11, No. 3, December, 2006 (with Shon Hiatt of Cornell and Shad Morris of MIT), pp. 345-356,
Microcredit in Post-Conflict, Conflict, Natural Disaster, and Other Difficult Settings, Book of the Microcredit Summit: Commissioned Articles, Halifax, Canada, November 2006, 68 pp.
OD as Social Entrepreneurship: Interventions for Building Socio-Economic Justice. San Francisco, CA: Organizational Development Network Proceedings. October, 2006 (with Peter Sorenson), 12 pp.
Local Development through Microfinance Tools. Chapter in Microfinance: Challenges and Opportunities. The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts, ICFAI University Press, June 2006, 24 pp.
Building a Movement for Global Change Agents, Compact for Civic Engagement, Austin, Texas, Conference Proceedings, January 2006, 9 pp.
Change the World: A Call to Action in By Common Consent, December 2006, 8 pp.
A Rising Innovation: Microentrepreneurial Support Organizations (MSOs), USASBE Conference Proceedings, Orlando, Florida, 2006, 13 pp.
Challenges Facing Impoverished Families When Disaster Strikes: Opportunities for Microfinance.
Review of Business Research, Vol. 6, No. 5, October 2006, pp. 29-33.
Alleviating Poverty through Microfinance. The Social Science Journal, Vol.43, No.3, 2006. pp. 471-477.
Radical Mormons & Civic Engagement: Becoming LDS Community Change Agents. Los Angeles, CA: Catalyst Press, 2006, 165 pp.
Socio-Economic Factors Arising From Microcredit. Western Social Science Proceedings, Phoenix, AZ 2006, 14 pp.
The Next Stage of Mondragon: Innovations in Ownership by Workers. Chapter in Global Human Resources. ICFAI University Press, 2006, 9 pp.
What would Jesus Buy? The Collegiate Post, (Special Issue on Globalization), November 2005.
Small Fortunes: Microcredit and the Future of Poverty. PBS Website text, 2005, 32 pp.
Worker Cooperatives from the 20th Century to the New Millennium: The Rise of Social Enterprises. Toronto: Canadian Cooperative Center, 2005, 231 pp.
Warrior Economics: Financing the Poorest of the Native American Poor. Native American Policy, Vol. 15, October 2004, pp. 46-59.
Local Development through Microfinance Tools. Chapter in Microfinance Institutions: An Introduction. ICFAI University Press, 2004, 9 pp.
Achieving Self Reliance through Grassroots Microlending. Published in Proceedings of the Society for the Advancement of Management, Baltimore, Maryland, 2004, 14 pp.
Socio-Economic Results of Microfinance in Mexico and Ecuador, Encyclia: Journal of Utah Academy of the Arts, Letters, & Sciences, Vol. 80, Spring, 2003, pp. 57-66.
Microfinance: Third Sector Tools for Strengthening Civil Society. New York: NGO Books, 2003, 212 pp.
What Would Jesus Wear? BYU Department of Political Science. November 2003.
Building Social Entrepreneurship. Social Edge. September 2003.
Local Development through Microfinance Tools in Central America. Published by the Society for the Advancement of Socio Economics, Aix-en-Provence, France, 2003. http://www.sase.org/conf2003/ papers.html (Hiatt-Woodworth, pdf, 195 kb) (with S. Hiatt), 15 pp.
Microentrepreneurship Impacts in East Africa. Published by International Council for Small Business, Belfast, Ireland, 2003, http://www.sbaer.uca.edu/research/2003/icsb/papers/184.doc (with S. Hiatt), pp. 1-20.
Innovations in Financing the Poor. Kennedy School, Harvard University. April 10, 2003, http://www.cid.harvard.edu/events/pastevents.html, pp. 1-32.
Microenterprise Management Skills. American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences. 2002, pp. 183-193,
Trickle-Up Microentrepreneurship: Microenterprise Creation in Poor Communities. International Council for Small Business, 2002. http://www.sbaer.uca.edu/Research/2002/ ICSB/auth_letter/pdf/022.pdf, 16 pp.
Economic Democracy: Essays and Research on Workers’ Empowerment. (Ed.) Pittsburgh, PA: Sledgehammer Press, 2002, 147 pp.
Facing the Challenges of Family Poverty. Proceedings of 5th Annual MicroEnterprise Conference. Provo UT: Marriott School. 2002, 52 pp.
Practical Approaches to Ending Poverty. (Ed.) Proceedings of 5th Annual MicroEnterprise Conference, Provo UT: Marriott School. 2002, 17 pp.
Seven Deadly Sins of Globalization. World Social Forum. 2002. E-article published at http://www.worldsocialforum.org/dynamic2/3/2002, 38 pp.
A Mormon Perspective on Business and Economics. Chapter in Stewart W. Herman (ed.), Spiritual Goods: Religious Traditions and the Practice of Business. Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green State University Press – Philosophy Documentation Center, 2001, pp. 133-154.
SOAR China Training Manual. (Microenterprise Start-up Methods for Mainland China, Sichuan Women’s Federation). Provo, UT: Kennedy Center for International Studies, 2001, 78 pp.
Microcredit: A Grassroots Policy for International Development. Policy Studies Journal, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2001, pp. 267-282. Republished in edited book Microcredit and Development Policy. Huntington, NY: Nova Science Publishers, 2001 (With G. Woller), pp. 15-32.
Bridging the Digital Divide. Wasatch Digital IQ, September 2001, pp. 40-43.
Microcredit and Third World Development Policy. Guest Editor of Special Research Issue, Policy Studies Journal, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2001. Introduction. The entire journal we edited consisted of writings by eight researchers (with G. Woller) pp. 265-266.
United for Zion: Principles for Uniting the Saints to Eliminate Poverty. Orem, UT: Unitus Publications, 2000 (with J. Grenny and T.K. Manwaring), 160 pp.
Third World Economic Empowerment in the New Millennium. Advanced Management Journal, Vol. 65, No. 4, autumn 2000, pp. 19-28.
Practicing OD Among the Poor. Conference Proceedings. Atlanta, GA: OD Network, 2000, pp. 210-223.
Humanitarian Efforts in the Developing World. Harvest Magazine (www.harvestmagazine.com). Interview of Warner Woodworth by Thomas Burgess, Fall 2000, 8 pp.
Chasqui Humanitarian: Efforts and Strategies to Lift those in Need. In Development Assistance and Humanitarian Aid: The LDS Perspective. Provo, UT: David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, 2000, 19 pp.
Where to Microfinance? International Journal of Economic Development. Vol. 1, No. 1, 1999, pp. 1-29.
Economic Transformation in the New Millennium. Chapter in Maurine and Scott Proctor (eds.), Charting a New Millennium: The Latter-day Saints in the Coming Century. Salt Lake City, UT: Aspen Books, 1999, pp. 280-300.
The Kingdom and the Third World. Article and readers’ responses in Meridian: The Online Magazine from LDS World, appearing April 18, 1999 (with J. Lucas). pp. 1-18.
Miracles in Honduras: Serving the Least of These. Salt Lake City, UT: Zion Publishers, 1999, 214 pp.
Small Business Strategies for the Third World in the New Millennium: Microenterprise, Microentrepreneurship, and Microfinance. Y2K: Business Issues For the New Millennium, edited by M.H. Abdelsamad and E.R. Myers, Corpus Christi, Texas: Texas A&M University, 1999, pp. 557-564.
Investing In the Poor. Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Rocky Mountain Microenterprise Conference. Marriott School, BYU, 1999, (with D. Adolphson), 103 pp.
Working Toward Zion. Salt Lake City, UT: Aspen Books (revised, updated, and reprinted) 1999, (with J. Lucas), 484 pp.
Evolution of Mondragon: Changes in a Model of Worker Ownership. Readings & Cases in International Human Resource Management. Edited by M. Mendenhall and G. Oddou. Glenview, I1: Southwest College Publishing, 1999, pp. 336-349.
Alleviating Family Poverty Through Microlending. Proceedings of the First Annual Rocky Mountain Microenterprise Conference, David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, (with G. Woller), 1998, 120 pp.
Combating Poverty Through OD in the Trenches: Strategies for the Third World. Proceedings of the 18th World Organizational Development Congress. Edited by Richard A. Engdahl. Wilmington, NC: University of North Carolina, 1998, pp. 106-116.
Organizational Values, Systems & Structures: Roots of Early Mormon Economics. Encyclia: The Journal of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, Vol. 71, 1998, pp. 147-159.
E4 Organizations. In Achieving Performance Excellence, American Society for Quality (ASQ), 1998, pp. 201-222.
Combating Poverty through Microfinance. Interview with Dr. Muhammad Yunus of the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh. Exchange Magazine, 1998, pp. 15-17.
The Seven Blunders of the Modern World: Gandhi’s View. Exchange Magazine, Spring 1998, pp. 4-9 (with colleagues).
Small Really Is Beautiful: Micro Approaches to Third World Development—Microentrepreneurship, Microenterprise, and Microfinance. Ann Arbor, MI: Third World Think Tank, 1997, Second Printing, 1998; Third Printing 2000, 294 pp.
Creating Labor-Management Partnerships. Seoul, Korea: Addison-Wesley, 1997, translation and publication of OD Series (with C. Meek) 373 pp.
OD As Third World Development: Microenterprise and Poverty Lending Strategies for the Poor. Proceedings of International Association of Management, Organizational Management Division, Vol. 15, No. 1, 1997 (edited by Joseph B. Mosca, Monmouth University), pp. 79-83.
Inventing the Future: Self-reliance in the Philippines. This People Magazine, Summer 1997, pp. 20-26.
Organizational Praxis: Integrating Theory and Hands-On Experience. Educational Administration and Management. Virginia Beach, VA: Maximilian Press, 1997, pp. 63-67.
Saving Ourselves: An interview about my book on Zion, by conducted by Elbert Peck, editor of Sunstone Magazine, April 1997, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 52-55.
Five Philosophies of Teaching. Essay published in The Daily Universe, January 22, 1997.
Utah Business and Economics: A Centennial Perspective. Utah Business Magazine (article in special state centennial issue), January 1996, pp. 44-52.
Joseph Smith’s United Order: A Non-Communalistic Interpretation and Brigham Young’s United Order: A Contextual Interpretation. In Brigham Young University Studies, Vol. 30, No. 4, 1996, pp. 228-231 (books reviewed).
Indigenous Management: Microentrepreneurship in the Philippines. Exchange Magazine, Spring 1996, pp. 1-13.
Working Toward Zion. Salt Lake City, UT: Aspen Books (with J. Lucas), 1996, 484 pp.
Competition vs. Caring: Toward the Soul of a Business. In Ethical Standards: Truth, Trust, and Universality (Long Beach: California State University, 1995), pp. 61-70.
Restoring All Things: The Managerial and Economic Views of Early Mormon Leaders. Brigham Young Magazine, November 1995, pp. 34-41.
Organizational Change. Hightstown, NJ: McGraw-Hill, 1995 (edited book of readings), 664 pp.
Economic Insanity: How Growth-Driven Capitalism is Devouring the American Dream. (Book Review) Exchange, Fall 1995, p. 29.
Creating Labor-Management Partnerships. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley OD Series (with C. Meek), 1995, 240 pp.
Strengthening the Poor. Enterprise Mentors News and Views, Vol. 4:1, 1994, pp. 1-2.
The Socio-Economics of Zion. Chapter in The Book of Mormon: 4 Nephi to Moroni. (Edited by Monte S. Nyman & Charles D. Tate, Jr.), Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1994, pp. 337-352.
Privatization in Belarussia: Organizational Change in the Former USSR, The Organizational Development Journal, Vol. 11, No. 3, 1993, pp. 53-59.
A New Framework for Industrial Relations. Chapter in book by Colin Crouch and Franz Traxler, Corporations and Trade Unions in Changing Industrial Relations, Sage Pub., 1993, pp. 147-162.
The Redesign of Education: New Paradigms and Practices. In Laying the Foundations (edited by A. LeGrand Richards and Valerie Holladay), Provo: 1992, pp. 89-95.
Weirton Steel: An ESOP Conversion. Chapter in Worker Empowerment: The Struggle for Workplace Democracy (edited by Jon D. Wisman), New York: Intermediate Technology Development Group, 1991 (Also translated into Serbo-Croatian, Zagreb, Yugoslavia, 1992), pp. 117-130.
Linking Technology and Entrepreneurship Report. Proceedings of International Conference on Technology and Education (with Chris Meek). Toronto, Canada, May 1991, 18 pp.
Managing From Below. Chapter in International Human Resource Management (edited by Mark Mendenhall and Gary Oddou), Boston: PWS-Kent, 1991, pp. 326-333.
Technical Training and Enterprise: Mondragon’s Educational System and Its Implications For Other Cooperatives. Economic and Industrial Democracy, Vol. 11, No. 4, 1991, (with Chris Meek), pp. 505-528.
A New Strategy: Combining Manufacturing and Management. Journal of Engineering Technology (with Vernon Dillenbeck), Vol. 7, No. 2, Fall 1990, pp. 32-34.
Review of the Moral Dimension: Toward a New Economy by Amatai Etzioni. Marriott School of Management Journal, Vol. 4, No. 2, October 1990, pp. 6-8.
Third World Strategies toward Zion. Sunstone, Vol. 14, No. 5, October 1990, pp. 13-23.
The Remoralization of Management. Executive Excellence, Stephen R. Covey, Ed. September 1990, pp. 5-7.
Re-Steeling the U.S. Worker Coops, Vol. 8, No. 4, Spring 1989. Reprinted in Employee Ownership: The United Steelworkers of America’s Experience, USWA Research Department, Pittsburgh, October 1989 pp. 13-16.
Distorting Labor: Erasing the Past. The Daily Universe, October 5, 1989.
Faith, Hope and Charity in Graduate Education. Exchange, Fall, 1989, pp. 24-28.
Managing Worker Takeovers: The U.S. Experience. Yearbook of Cooperative Enterprise, Oxford, England: Vol. 2, 1989, pp. 23-35.
Cooperative Commonwealth. Worker Co-ops, Toronto, Canada: Vol. 8, No. 3, 1989, pp. 32-33.
Managing by the Numbers. New York: Addison-Wesley, Pub., (with C. Meek and W. G. Dyer). 1988 (book, 293 pages.
The Economics of Sleaze. Baltimore Evening Sun, Dec. 15, 1988, (Also appeared in the Houston Post, Christian Science Monitor, etc.).
Steel Busting in the West. Social Policy, Vol. 18, No. 3, 1988, pp. 53-56.
Participation Pioneers. Workplace Democracy, No. 61, Summer 1988, pp. 11-13.
Why Success Didn’t Take: The Hyatt Clark Experience. Management Review, Vol. 77, No. 2, 1988, pp. 50-56.
Paper Entrepreneurs and Absentee Owners. Exchange magazine interview). Spring 1988, pp. 8-12.
Consulting for 2nd Order Change. Chapter in The State, Trade Unions, and Self-Management by G. Szell (Ed.). New York: Walter de Gruyter & Co., https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110849257, 1988, pp. 125-136.
Why America Can’t Innovate. Harvard International Review, Vol. 10, No. 2, January (with W. G. Dyer and C. Meek) https://www.jstor.org/stable/42760002, 1988, pp. 17-33.
The Scandalous Pay of the Corporate Elite. Business and Society Review, No. 61. Reprinted in Society’s Problems: Sources and Consequences by S. Eitzen (ed.), New Jersey: Allyn and Bacon, Inc., 1987, pp. 22-26.
Brave New Bureaucracy. Dialogue, Vol. 20, No. 3, Fall 1987, pp. 25-36.
Utah Ignored Steel Crisis. Deseret News, April 14, 1987.
Bureaucrats Killing the Economy. Salt Lake Tribune, May 14, 1987.
Beating the Odds. Exchange, Winter 1987, pp. 34-36.
Toughing Out the Lockout. The Guardian, January 21, 1987.
Managing From Below. Journal of Management, Vol. 12, No. 3, 1986, pp. 391-402.
Resisting Economic Concentration through Worker Insurrection. Review of Institutional Thought, Vol. 3, December 1986.
U.S. Steel Abandons Utah. The Progressive, Vol. 50, No. 5, May 1986.
Atmosphere, Dogmatism, and Loss of Control: Comparisons of Psychiatric Facilities in the U.S.A. and India. In O. Brown and H.W. Henrick (eds.), Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publications, 1986, 14 pp.
Utah Passes Into the Third World. In These Times, January 25, 1986.
Blue Collar Boardroom. New Management: The Magazine of Innovative Management. Los Angeles: University of Southern California, Vol. 3, No. 3, 1986, pp. 52-57.
Populist Economics in the Rockies: Barefoot MBAs? Workplace Democracy, Vol. 13, No. 3, Winter, 1986, pp. 14-18.
Industrial Democracy at Sea. Work and Occupations, Vol. 13, No. 2, May, 1986.
The Logical Extension of Participation. Directors and Boards, Vol. 10, No. 1, Fall 1985. Reprinted in Management Review’s Forum: Should Unions Have a Seat on the Board? February, 1986, pp. 56-59.
Industrial Democracy: Strategies for Community Revitalization. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications (with William Foote Whyte and Christopher Meek), 1985, 308 pp.
Promethean Industrial Relations: Labor, ESOPs, and the Boardroom. Labor Law Journal, Vol. 36, No. 8, August 1985, pp. 618‑624.
Building Worker Democracy. Dollars and Sense, (No. 108) July-August, 1985, pp. 16-18.
Israeli Hi Tech Co‑ops Challenge Popular Myths. Workplace Democracy, Vol. 12, No. 2, 1985, pp. 10-19.
Eliminado el Elitismo en el Desarrollo Organizacional. Experiencias de Participacion en Organizaciones, Monterrey, Mexico: University of Monterrey, 1985, pp. 27‑42.
Unionbusting: The Corporate Assault on Organized Labor. Business and Society Review, No. 52, 1985, pp. 15‑20.
Turning Guns into Butter. The Desert Sun: Utah’s Peace News, Vol. 3, No. 1, Winter 1985.
Is Geneva Failing? Central Utah Journal, January 20, 1985.
The Third Stage of Cooperation in the United States. Annals of Public and Co‑operative Economy, Vol. 56, No.3, 1984, pp. 239‑252.
Witch Doctors, Messianics, Sorcerers, and OD Consultants: Parallels and Paradigms. In Douglas B. Gutknecht (ed.), Meeting Organization and Human Resource Challenges: Perspectives, Issues, and Strategies. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America (with Reid Nelson), 1984, pp. 407-431.
De‑Steeling: The Fall of U.S. Steel and Implications for Utah. Provo: Alexander Press, book, 1984. (Revised 1985, 224 pp.
Hard Hats in the Boardroom. In J. B. Ritchie and Paul Thompson (eds.), Organization and People (3rd edition), St. Paul: West Publishing Co., 1984, pp. 401‑411.
“Exploitable” Utah Vulnerable to Corporate Irresponsibility. The Salt Lake Tribune, August 12, 1984.
Reagan’s Neutron Economics. Central Utah Journal, February 29, 1984.
Buying a Piece of GM. Workplace Democracy, Vol. 10, No. 3, Summer 1983, pp. 2‑18.
Toward An Underdog OB. Organizational Behavior Teaching Society Newsletter & Commentary, Vol. 1, No. 2, October 1983.
Assault on the Working Class, Industrial Worker, Vol. 80, No. 12, 1983.
Collective Bargaining: Concessions or Control? In Industrial Relations Research Association Series, Barbara D. Dennis (ed.), New York, 1983, pp. 418‑424.
Cooperative Cabbies. Workplace Democracy, Vol. 10, No. 2 (with Stewart Black), 1983, 7 pp.
Creating a Culture of Worker Participation. Employee Ownership, Vol. 2, No. 3, September 1982. Reprinted in Employee Ownership: A Reader (Washington, D.C.: National Center for Employee Ownership) 1985, 9 pp.
Role Taking Approaches of Social Scientists: Four Typologies. Sociological Practice, Vol. 4, No. 1, 1982, pp. 5‑24.
Employee Ownership and Industrial Relations: The Rath Case. National Productivity Review, Vol. 1, No. 2 , Spring, (with Chris Meek, Boston College), 1982, pp. 151‑163.
Pain, Pathos, and Paranoia: Responses to the Unstructured OB Course. Exchange: The Organizational Behavior Teaching Journal, Vol. 7, No. 4 (with Dave Ulrich, The University of Michigan). 1982, pp. 21-25.
Tearing Down the Pyramids. Contemporary Sociology, Vol. 11, No. 2, March 1982, pp. 173‑175.
Organizational Development: A Closer Scrutiny. Human Relations, Vol. 35, No. 4, 1982, pp. 307‑319.
Modelos de Propiedad de los Trabajadores y Control Obrero en los Estados Unidos de Norteamerica. Santiago Roca (ed.), La Autogestion en America Latina y El Caribe, Lima, Peru: CLA, 1981, pp. 155‑173.
An Advocacy Approach to Teaching Organizational Behavior. J. Clawson and G. Akin (eds.), Proceedings. Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Cambridge: Harvard University, 1981, pp. 60‑62.
The Emergence of Economic Democracy in the United States. Economic Analysis and Workers’ Management, Vol. 15, No. 2, 1981, pp. 207‑218.
Forms of Employee Ownership and Workers’ Control. Sociology of Work and Occupations, Vol. 8, No. 2, 1981, pp. 195‑200.
Workers’ Self‑Management and a New World Order. Workplace Democracy, Vol. 8, No. 2, 1981, pp. 11‑14.
Consultants, Conspirators, and Colonizers. Group and Organization Studies, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1981, pp. 57‑64.
Towards a Labour‑Owned Economy in the United States. Labour and Society, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1981, pp. 41‑56.
Transition to Workers’ Self‑Management. British Journal of Industrial Relations, London School of Economics, Vol. 29, No. 1, 1981, pp. 127‑28.
OD Texts: How Do You Use Them? Exchange: The Organizational Behavior Teaching Journal (with Randy Stott), Vol. 6, No. 1, Spring, 1981, pp. 25‑31.
Workers as Bosses. Social Policy, Vol. 11, No. 4, January/February, 1981, pp. 40‑45.
The Free Market System: A Dialogue with Jim Kearl and Warner Woodworth. Century 2, Fall 1980, pp. 16‑34.
A Critical Assessment of Organizational Development Theory and Practice. Academy of Management, Richard C. Huseman (ed.) Athens, Georgia, (with Gordon Meyer and Norman Smallwood). 1980, pp. 209‑213.
Workers Take Over. The New York Times, Wednesday, June 25, 1980, p. 27.
Information in Latin American Organizations: Some Cautions. Management International Review, Vol. 20, No. 2, 1980, pp. 61‑70.
A Counter to Plant Shutdowns. Self‑Management, Vol. 7, No. 2, Winter 1980, pp. 29‑32.
Witch Doctors, Messianics, Sorcerers, and OD Consultants: Parallels and Paradigms. Organizational Dynamics, (with Reed Nelson), Vol. 8, No. 2, 1979, pp. 17‑33.
A Self‑Structured Approach Toward De‑Institutionalizing the Classroom. The Organizational Behavior Teaching Journal, Vol. 4, No. 3, 1979, pp. 13‑18.
New Forms of Work Organization. Journal of Self‑Management, Washington, D.C., Vol. 6, No. 4, Summer 1979, 8 pp.
The Female Takeover: Threat or Opportunity? The Personnel Administrator, Vol. 24, No. 1, January 1979, pp. 19‑28.
Consulting with Conflicting Parties: A Method for Achieving Mixed Results. Academy of Management Proceedings, J.C. Susbauer (ed.), 1978, pp. 147‑152.
Organizational Schmoozing. Ten Thousand Working Days appearing in the Organizational Behavior Teaching Journal, Vol. 3, No. 3, 1978.
Women Working. Exchange Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 2, Spring 1978, pp. 29‑35.
From Vanguard to Rearguard: The Politics of the Women’s Movement in Utah. Exponent II, Cambridge, Mass., Vol. 4, No. 2, Winter 1978.
A Process for Addressing Social Issues: Management and Labor Self Interests and Mutual Objectives. Southwest Academy of Management Proceedings, C. Donald Porterfield, (ed.), 1978, pp. 223‑227.
The Return to Literacy. Exchange Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 1, Fall 1976, pp. 19-22.
Perspectives on Systems Theory. Chapter in book of readings edited by M.G. Becakehary, Systems Theory. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: UNESCO, 1974, 18 pp.
- Corporate Teaching Award—Graduate School of Management, Brigham Young University, 1984.
- Outstanding Teacher of the Year—Chosen by graduating students, Brigham Young University, 1986.
- Second Place—Contemporary Issues Articles, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, 1987.
- Outstanding Faculty Award—Chosen by all professors of the Marriott School of Management for the year 1989.
- Award for Outstanding International Service—Plaque presented by BYU Student Service Association, 1993.
- Community Hero—Service Award for the Atlanta Summer Olympics Torch Relay, 1995.
- Karl G. Maeser university-wide Excellence in Teaching Award, BYU, 1995.
- Working Toward Zion—My book was honored as a 1997 best seller at Media Play, Inc.
- The Distinguished David O. McKay Lecture for 1997 at BYU–Hawaii was based on my book Working Toward Zion: “The Law of Scarcity vs. the Law of Consecration.”
- My writings were featured as a source of material for a dramatic production, Gadianton, produced by the BYU Department of Theatre and Film, written by Eric Samuelsen, directed by Robert Nelson in spring of 1997. The play lays out major ethical and economic dilemmas, as old as events in Book of Mormon times, as clear as Joseph Smith’s visions of leadership and stewardship, as modern as the cruelty of mass corporate downsizings in America during the 1990s.
- Honored as BYU’s Humanitarian at a string instrument concert, the Firebird Quartet, performed as a benefit recital to aid Mali, West Africa, BYU, May 21, 1997.
- The “Good Samaritan Award,” given to Enterprise Mentors International, the NGO I founded in 1990. This recognition is given by the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty, founded by Father Robert Sirico, a Paulist priest. Our humanitarian program was one of only ten awards out of over 700 organizations considered in 1997.
- Institutional Action Plan drafted by Gary Woller and me was one of only three plans of over a hundred submitted by universities around the world with the honor of being presented at the Microcredit Summit of Councils in 1998.
- Recipient of the Distinguished Lecture Award in Honor of Dr. Glen M. Vernon, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Canadian ceremony, 1998.
- Circle of Honor Award given by the BYU Student Honor Association for being an “Exceptional example of honor, integrity and commitment to Christ-centered principles,” 1999.
- Recipient of the First “Lowell Bennion Humanitarian Award,” Salt Lake City, Utah, 1999.
- Distinguished Service Award—Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. Presentation held in Cedar City, Utah, April 14, 2000.
- Our Heroes Award. Presented by the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, Utah Chapter, for the 15 year efforts of the Ouelessebougou-Utah Alliance, Salt Lake City, Utah, February 23, 2000.
- Humanitarian Achievement Award—Presented by the Chasqui Humanitarian Foundation of the Andes, Salt Lake City, Utah, Fall 2000.
- Award for Humanitarian Service. Presented by the Program in Religious Studies at the Center for the Study of Ethics, Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah, October 2000.
- Recipient—2001 Senator Reed Smoot Outstanding Award as Provo City’s Entrepreneur-of-the-Year, supported by the Chamber of Commerce.
- Nominated as a Torch Bearer for the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics.
- Honored at BYU’s Mentored Learning Environments Recognition Banquet sponsored by the Office of Research and Creative Activities, April 10, 2001.
- Received the First South High Alumni Honor Roll Award for Outstanding Community Service. Salt Lake City, Utah, 2001.
- Establishment of the Woodworth Humanitarian Prize, Marriott School of Management: At the 4th Annual BYU Microenterprise Conference held April 5-7, 2001 it was announced that the Marriott School and microcredit organizations around the world had joined together to create the Warner P. Woodworth Humanitarian Service Prize to recognize outstanding leadership in the field of microfinance. It became an annual award that includes a Third World craft product as recognition, as well as a $10,000 cash prize to be donated in the winner’s name to a nonprofit humanitarian organization of his or her choice. In the spirit of becoming a global change agent, the Prize will designate individuals who have truly transformed the world by their personal sacrifice, radical strategies, and long-term vision.
- Nominated for a “Fast 50” Award as one of the top “movers and shakers” among Fast Company Magazine’s worldwide readers, 2002.
- Recognition for 2 years of “Outstanding Humanitarian Service” to Salvadorian victims of the 2001 earthquake, U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, 2002.
- Center for Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition Finalist ($500), BYU, 2002.
- Our BYU delegation was recognized in New York City for having the most successful microenterprise program at any university in the world: Developing new courses, 6 annual conferences, a new journal, research, publications, student mentoring, and NGO startups. Microcredit Summit +5, New York City, November 2002.
- Appreciation Plaque for 3 years of BYU social entrepreneurs laboring to build sustainable strategies for the poor in Central America, by OEF (Women’s Economic Organization), El Salvador, 2002.
- Humanitarian Service Award, Presented by the Center for the Study of Ethics, Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah, 2002.
- Best non-profit startup—MicroBusiness Mentors, a $1000 prize my students and I won in 2003 for having the best social entrepreneurship business plan, Marriott School Center for Entrepreneurship, 2003.
- Leadership Award. One of twelve LDS leaders chosen in its first annual recognition event from among Meridian’s 200,000 readers in 170 countries, Meridian Magazine, 2003.
- Best Paper Award—Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, Business Division, 2003.
- Financial Prize: $25,000 from the R. Gay Family Foundation, $7,500 for excellence from the Crystal Springs Foundation, to H.E.L.P. International, our student NGO, 2003.
- Hero Award presented to our NGO, Chasqui Humanitarian, a charity I co-founded in my EMBA ethics course, presented by the Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge for our 5 years of international service in Peru and Bolivia, 2003.
- Outstanding MBA Teacher, OB/HR Track, Marriott School, February 25, 2005.
- First recipient of the new Social Innovator Award, Brigham Young University, March 10, 2005.
- Appreciation Award for Wave of Hope tsunami relief project, from General Lertrat, head of Thailand government’s tsunami rebuilding effort, and Condoleezza Rice, U.S. Secretary of State, July 2005.
- Certificate of Commitment Award at President Bill Clinton’s new “Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), New York City, September 15-17, 2005.
- 15 Years of Humanitarian Service; Recognition by LDS First Presidency, to the first NGO I founded, Enterprise Mentors International, October 28, 2005.
- Microfinance Practitioner Excellence Award to our India partner NGO, Swayam Krishi Sangram (SKS), from Grameen Foundation-USA, Washington, DC, November, 2005.
- Social Capital Award—Unitus Innovations: Presentation from Fast Company Magazine/Monitor Consulting Group, New York, 2006, 2007, 2008.
- International Business School Faculty Pioneer Award for global impacts—Aspen Institute of Management, Ernst & Young Headquarters, New York City, November 2007.
- Social Entrepreneurship Innovative Teaching Award—Skoll World Forum, Oxford University, UK, March 2008.
- Top Ten Among the Most-viewed Online Publications in 2008 for my article in Social Science Research Network, 2008.
- Ronald King Social Entrepreneurship Award, Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum, board of directors’ selection, December, 2008.
- American Express—$10,000 recognition award/grant for our MBM work to empower Utah Valley Latinos through microfinance in Provo, Utah May 2009.
- SSRN—Top Ten most downloaded article on my action learning and teaching case about our post-tsunami intervention in Thailand for the year of 2009.
- Honored during Sundance Film Festival to be present with Dr. Muhammad Yunus at the banquet to launch the new documentary film premiered as “To Catch a Dollar: Muhammad Yunus Banks on America” about our work at Grameen New York, held in Park City, Utah January 24, 2010.
- Recognized as the first Peter F. Drucker Centennial Global Social Entrepreneur in Residence, Drucker School of Management, Claremont University, Visiting Professor in Los Angeles, lecturing to faculty, MBAs, and undergraduates, Spring 2010.
- Top Ten List: Woodworth paper “Youth-Based Social Entrepreneurship: Post-Tsunami Crisis Interventions” made SSRN’s leading papers throughout 2010.
- $1,000 cash award for our research paper: “The Pete Suazo Business Center as a Model High Impact Minority Small Business Development and Resource Center.” Recognized as the Best Paper in Women’s Entrepreneurship sponsored by the International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship (IJGE) and the National Women’s Business Council, selected from among academic papers presented at the International Council for Small Business (ICSB), United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) international conference, with co-author John Oirya, MBA), Cincinnati, Ohio, June 24-27, 2010.
- Recognition by the Utah State Bar for my global work in championing human rights and social justice in many nations. I was the keynote speaker to some 400 leading attorneys in St. George, Utah on March 19, 2011.
- Prestigious Tanner Lecture Honoree at the Utah Academy of the Arts, Sciences, and Letters annual meeting, “Action Learning: Using our Research and Teaching as a Platform for Change,” Salt Lake City, Utah, April 8, 2011.
- Red Cross Global Award—This is a spin-off honor to our HELP International NGO operating in Belize. It was for the design and use of Soilet Toilets technology. See the documentary video of HELP’s national premiere which showcases our ongoing fight to improve sanitation globally, narrated and produced by Sean Sevy and Matt Colling, 2012.
- International Heroes Award: Along with my wife and humanitarian partner, Kaye, we were recognized as the recipients of the 2012 Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge annual President’s Day gala on George Washington’s birthday celebration with 360 attendees. The event was hosted by the National President of FF, at which the MC was the voice of the Spoken Word Tabernacle Choir broadcast, Lloyd Newell. Another recipient honored was LDS Church Apostle Elder Dallin Oaks. We were recognized by Utah’s Lt. Governor Greg Bell, along with a military honor guard. Our 30 years of humanitarian work in villages around the globe, along with establishing a number of strong and sustainable NGOs, were the basis for our recognition as a couple, February 22, 2012.
- Clinton Global Initiative (CGI-University) —Recognition as a “Commitment to Action.” Sustain Haiti’s efforts to combat decades of destructive deforestation, we seek to reforest the country as a program of Sustain Haiti, led by two of our members, BYU volunteer Alex Carroll, and Fritz Gérald Février, a Haitian staff member. Known as the Haiti Forest Restoration Initiative, and/or Green Léogâne, this honor occurred at Washington University, St. Louis, MO on April 5-6, 2013.
- Recognized among “Notable Alumni” as a Global Humanitarian along with several prominent LDS church and Utah government leaders highlighted on Wikipedia pp., South High School, Salt Lake City, Utah, beginning 2014.
- Honored as BYU’s Social Innovator by the Education in Zion Gallery of the Joseph F. Smith Bldg. where I’m featured in the permanent exhibit showing plaques, photos and quotes about Lifelong Service and Learning that will stand for a decade or longer in the campus gallery starting 2018. Other recipients include Dr. Harvey Fletcher who invented stereophonic sound and the hearing aid, James W. Talmadge, scientist and LDS apostle, Jane Clayson, TV personality, Col. Gail Halvorson known as the “Candy Bomber” in the Berlin Airlift, and Karl G. Maeser, founder of BYU.
- Our MicroBusiness Mentors NGO that’s labored for 16 years to reduce minority poverty and create Utah jobs was recognized by the NBA’s Utah Jazz Community Service Committee at their basketball game, Vivint Smart Home Arena, February 9, 2019.
- Boston Honorees, Aspen Faculty Award Winners for Corporate Social Responsibility Symposium, Cambridge, MA, August 2019.
- Most Interesting Man in the World. Recognition by the Forbes magazine program’s writer, Devin Thorpe, of “Your Mark on the World” Show, October 2019.
- Global Recognition for my Social Innovation Work to Foster Inner Peace & Happiness Among the Global Poor, Distinguished Life Time Achievement Award for decades of service and experience. Lexis Association, Brussels, Belgium, November 2019.
- Outstanding Researcher Award. EURASIA Research Association. Jaipur, India, December 2019.
- Multiplier-of-the-Year Award as a Non-Profit Innovator, voted by business leaders across America among top national nominees. The Wiseman Group, San Francisco, CA, 2020.
Business Plan: Roll-Out of new NGO, Arise Armenia, to help build more resilient communities after the demise of the Soviet Union. Spring 2020 (19 pp.).
Evaluating Global Development Programs: The Pluses and Minuses of Our Network of Changemakers: Assessment of NGO Programs in India, the Philippines, Guatemala, Bulgaria, Haiti, West Africa, Peru, and Migrants in Utah. July 2016 (41 pp.).
Consultant Evaluation Report: Brazil-U.S. Dept. of Education. FIPSE/CAPES Consortia: Brazilian & U.S. Higher Education Collaboration Program, Report No. 3, Washington, DC, June 2011 (12 pp.).
Assessment of the Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship. Report to the Provost, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA, May 2010 (18 pp.).
NGO Design for Sustain Haiti, a response to the 2010 devastating earthquake that killed 300,000 and left a million homeless in the island nation. April 2010 (43 pp.).
Roll-Out Strategy for Expanding the Family Preservation Program Globally. Beira, Mozambique. Summer 2008 (20 pp.).
Utah Bankers Association. Feasibility Study of Mentores para la Microempresa. Utah Valley, 2007 (34 pp.)
Strategic Plan and Design for Rebuilding Coastal Thailand after the Asian Tsunami. Indian Ocean Coastal Nations, Spring 2005 (67 pp.).
Tools for Local Economic Self-Reliance. Business Plan for Utah Valley Microfinance among the Hispanic Population. Winter 2004 (49 pp.).
Handbook for Social Entrepreneurs: Launching, Growing, and Ensuring Viability of Pro-Poor Projects in Latin America. BYU, 2002 (77 pp.).
Results of SOAR China Microcredit and Community Organizing, BYU, Fall 2001 (42 pp.).
Strategic Plan for Microenterprise Implementation in Brazil. Summer 2001 (11 pp.).
Training Manual for Development of Sichuan Province, Western China. Spring 2001 (246 pp.).
Development of Rural Western China: Technical Report. January 2001 (32 pp.).
Series on Third World Economic Development: Cooperatives Handbook: Manual for the formation of worker-owned co-ops (11 pp.) Summer 2000; The Microcredit Handbook: A “how-to” manual for establishing microcredit/village banking programs in the Third World (21 pp.) Fall 2000; Third World Education Handbook: Guide for literacy and schooling among the global poor (19 pp.) Fall 2000 (co-authored with others).
The UNITUS Action Group Organizing Handbook. Summer 2000 (17 pp.).
Ouelessebougou-Utah Alliance Technical Assessment of West Africa Programs. 1999 (22 pp.)
The Stewardship Project: A Handbook for Humanitarian Service In Central America. 1999 (305 pp.)
Training Manuals for Africa NGOs: 1) Leadership Training, 2) Basic Small Business Skills for Microenterprise, 3) Basic Financial Skills for Micro Credit. 1996 (164 pp.)
Micro Lending Needs and Opportunities in Africa: Technical Assistance Analysis. December 1995 (22 pp.).
The Informal Economy and Microentrepreneurs in the Philippines: Research Analysis. 1990 (42 pp.).
Testimony Prepared for U.S. Congressional Hearings on the Steel Industry, Employment and Housing Subcommittee of the House Government Operations Committee. April 18, 1986 (36 pp).
Plant Shutdowns, Mass Layoffs, and Women Workers: The Barbizon Closing Five Years After. Impact study of an industrial closing on female employees, report to the Women’s Research Institute. Spring, 1986 (131 pp).
Mountain States Steel. Feasibility study and business plan for employee ESOP Task Force. Lindon, Utah. May 1985 (117 pp).
D‑M‑E Top Management Report. Analysis of corporate merger difficulties and management transitions. Detroit, Michigan. September 1984 (15 pp.).
Hyatt Clark Industries. History and analysis of employee buyout. Urban Development Action Grant. New Jersey, January 1983 (23 pp.).
A Participatory Approach to Organization Building in Mexico: Grassroots Empowerment on the Ejidos. Tamaulipas, Mexico. Summer 1983 (22 pp.).
Report on the Rath Packing Company. Economic Development Administration (Technical Assistance Project). Waterloo, Iowa. July 1982 (44 pp.).
In Support of Workers’ Cooperatives. U. S. Congressional Testimony read at public hearings regarding federal policy for the newly established National Consumer Cooperative Bank. Cleveland, Ohio, February 2, 1980 (12 pp.).
Rath Packing Company Strategy. Historical analysis of events leading to the shift to employee ownership. Waterloo, Iowa. December 1979 (16 pp.).
Muskegon Area Labor‑Management Committee. Establishing a Community‑Wide Labor‑Management Committee. National Center for Productivity and Quality of Working Life, Washington, D.C. 1978 (pp. 22‑25).
Improving Sales and Manufacturing Operations: DME Company. Technical Report for Monterey Park, California Facility, September 1978 (8 pp.).
Organizational Analysis. Technical Report for Clark Equipment Co., International Truck Division. Battle Creek, Michigan, November 1978 (14 pp.).
The Surfacing of Problem Areas and Opportunities: A Report on Evaluation of Performance of Microlite, S.A., Rio de Janeiro: Arthur D. Little, Inc., 1975 (9 pp.).
Developing Cross‑Functional Teams at DME. (with Robert Toronto). DME‑VSI Corporation: Madison Heights, Michigan, 1974 (26 pp.).
Improving Business Performance and Effectiveness. Ann Arbor: Rensis Likert Associates, Inc., First Printing, May 1974 (6 pp.).
Revolutionary Social Science: Some Modest Proposals for Changing Contemporary Practices. Ann Arbor, Graduate School Candidacy Paper, University of Michigan, 1973 (112 pp.).
The Management of Fisher Body Human Resources. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Fisher Body‑General Motors, 1973 (43 pp.).
Muskegon Project Priority. Muskegon, Michigan: Industrial Expansion Commission, 1972 (35 pp.).
Management/Labor Perceptions: A County‑Wide Analysis. Muskegon: Industrial Expansion Commission, 1972 (26 pp.).
Developing the Battle Creek Area Community Organization. (with Floyd C. Mann and Warrington Parker). Ann Arbor: Institute for Social Research, 1971 (63 pp.)
Organizational Innovation. Alcoa Aluminum: Lafayette, Indiana Works, 1971 (17 pp.).
The Effects of Laboratory Training on Self‑Actualization and Disclosure. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University, M.S. Thesis, 1969 (103 pp.).
|Professor: Brigham Young University, Department of Organizational Behavior, Marriott School of Business: Taught such core courses as Organizational Change, Leadership, Consulting, Management Ethics, Industrial Democracy, and Third World Development, Social Entrepreneurship, Microfinance, and Building Civil Society (now Professor Emeritus) in Provo, Utah.
Visiting Faculty: University of Utah: Social Innovation course: “How to Change the World.” in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Peter Drucker Centennial Visiting Professor of Social Entrepreneurship (the first recipient of this recognition): Drucker School of Management, Claremont University: Taught new graduate courses in Social Innovation and Microfinance in Claremont, California.
|1976 – Present
2019 – Present
|Visiting Professor: Division of Behavioral Sciences, Brigham Young University- Hawaii: Taught courses on Human Resource Development, Worker–Owned Cooperatives, and International Development in Laie, Hawaii.||1986 – 87|
|Visiting Professor: Graduate School of Business Administration, University
of Michigan: Taught MBA students on Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
|Visiting Scholar: International Institute of Labor Studies, a United Nations Program: Conducted research for publication on Comparative Labor Relations, Worker Ownership, and Unionization in Geneva, Switzerland.||1980|
|Visiting Professor: Pontificia Universidade of Rio de Janeiro: Held a joint appointment in both the Department of Psychology and Graduate School of Business Administration: Taught Social Psychology, Group Dynamics, Leadership and Organizational Behavior in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Founding Director & Instructor: Ann Arbor LDS Institute of Religion: I established a small institute class of seven and grew it to a program of some 200 students, purchased a huge Sorority House to hold classes, have students reside in, and build a branch of the church over 5 years in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Religion Instructor: Department of Religious Studies, University of Michigan: I was invited to teach the first academic course on Mormonism at a prestigious academic university in LDS history. With approval of church apostles in Utah, I designed “Mormonism as a Social Movement” that offered a study for students seeking to understand the unique history, politics, culture, values and doctrines of what Leo Tolstoy called: “The American Religion.” in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
|1974 – 75
1969 – 74
1972 – 73
Lecturer: Wayne State University, School of Business Administration: I taught courses in Management, Organization Theory and Corporate Social Responsibility to MBA students in inner city Detroit, Michigan.
Researcher: Institute for Social Research working with scholars on effecting Social Change, Combating Racism, and Building Management/Labor Peace in Communities, mostly in Detroit and Muskegon, Michigan.
Instructor: Department of Psychology, University of Michigan: I designed and taught Introductory Psychology courses for undergraduate students in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
1972 – 74
1970 – 73
1969 – 71
Changing the World Using Radical Strategies to Empower the Poor (Social Capital, Capacity-building, Tipping Point, Social Entrepreneurship, Third Sector Development, Stewardship, Microenterprise Start-ups, Civil Society, Economic Self-reliance, New Social Inventions). University of Utah, December 10, 2020.
Mormon History. Panel moderator and discussant at session on communitarian politics, early leftist European converts to Mormonism, the San Juan Mission colonization in 1800s, and Intentional Communities and LDS Church historic sites. Communal Studies Association, October 3, 2020.
Adherence to Old Values in Times of Modern Crises: Hutterite Sustainability Then and Now. Paper presented at the Communal Studies Association annual conference. Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata, Pennsylvania, October 1, 2020.
Building a Professional Career. Gathering class meeting presentation to explore a better future. Seminar for young Brazilian students on goals, learning skills, management, and planning, Distrito Federal, September 16, 2020.
Building an Authentic Life: Stories of Purpose-Driven Influence for Good. Presentation to a hundred ex-felons with an average incarceration rate of 23 years behind bars. The Other Side Academy (TOSA), Salt Lake City, August 5, 2020.
Power to the People! How Purpose Investors are Changing the World. Panelist at the Sustainatopia Conference for Impact Investors, Boulder, CO, May 20, 2020.
Radical Innovation in a Time of Coronavirus: The Potential for Effecting Deep & Enduring Systemic Learning for Social Change. Keynote speech and paper for the EURASIA International Conference. Seoul, South Korea, May 11, 2020.
Life Skills for a Great Future. Zoom presentation to students in Brasilia, Brazil, April 22-29, 2020.
Start Up Cases for Social Entrepreneurs: Combating Extreme Poverty and Injustice. Presentation on International Development at the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, April 6, 2020.
The 3 Pillars of Trump’s White House Agenda: (1) Doubling his Documented Lies from 18,000 to 36,000 by Election Day; (2) Denying all Medical Science and Healthcare Knowledge Regarding Covid-19 No Matter How Many Americans Die; and (3) Preparing to Eviscerate Any Decent Human Being Who Opposes Him. Raucous but friendly arguments with friends and strangers at Weber State University, Ogden, UT, March 19, 2020.
Potential Methodologies for Sustainability Programs in Eastern Europe. Enactus Strategic Planning at the Woodbury Business School, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT, March 10, 2020.
Possible Visions for Armenia: Start-up training for designing a new NGO, Arise Armenia. Marriott Business School, Department of Management, BYU, Provo, UT, February 29, 2020.
MBAs as Social Entrepreneurs: Combating Extreme Poverty & Injustice. Stephen R. Covey Leadership Center presentation to MBAs, Huntsman Business School, Utah State University, Logan, UT, February 24, 2020.
Social Entrepreneurship Paradigms, Practices and Educational Ecosystems for a Better World. Speech to the Entrepreneurship Club, Center for Entrepreneurship, Huntsman School of Business, Utah State University, Logan, UT, February 24, 2020.
Why the World Should Help Take Down the Evils of Donald Trump. Street Talk and Raucous Debate at the Hyde Park Speaker’s Corner, a British Tradition since the 1850s. London, UK, February 7, 2020.
Building a Sharing Economy Among Developing Countries: Stories from the Trenches. Presentation at the Lloyd’s of London business conference (the “bastion of capitalism”), London, UK, February 5-6, 2020.
How Can Business Improve the World? Presentation to faculty and MBAs at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA., January 22, 2020.
How LDS Students Are Transforming Global Realities: Building Zion, One Family, One Village at a Time. Presentation at Southern Virginia University, Buena Vista, VA, January 21, 2020.
The Legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Invited participant by the African American community in the U.S. Capital, to participate in the MLK Peace Walk and Parade, Washington, DC on Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, January 20, 2020.
Reflecting on Martin Luther King, Jr’s Life and Drive for Social Justice. Commentator at the Covenant United Methodist Baptist Church on MLK’s life and commitment, Washington, DC, Sunday, January 19, 2020.
Stand Up! Fight Back! Call to action at Worldwide Women’s March of millions of citizens for Human Rights, Street Gathering, Washington, DC. #ThisIsGlobal #MarchForOurHumanRights #MFOHR #WomensMarch#Anti-Trump. January 18, 2020.
To change the world, we must not merely think differently, we must do different things. Presentation at Think Again/Faith Again Seminar. Salt Lake City, January 10, 2020.
Paradigms, Practices and Ecosystems for a Better World: Models for Social Change in Education. Distinguished keynote speaker at plenary session as recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. Bali, Indonesia. December 18, 2019.
From the Classrooms to the Jungles: Educational Social & Economic Impacts Among the World’s Have-Nots (coauthored with my colleague, Dr. Christopher Meek, posthumously). International Conference on Teaching, Education & Learning (ICTEL), Bali, Indonesia, December 19-20, 2019.
Middle East Economic Resilience in Global Context. Informal seminar with academics in Salalah, Oman, November 16, 2019.
Positive Psychology Practices in Global Villages Among the Poor. Conference Keynote for Psychology & Happiness Conference, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 13-15, 2019.
Mobilizing the Masses to Embrace New Realities. Seminar discussion with students at Columbia University, New York, October 22, 2019.
Using Faith, Hope & Charity to Reduce Human Suffering. Manhattan Stake Fireside, New York City, October 21, 2019.
Why Americans Love Trump: They Adore His Lies, Respect His Ignorance, Worship His God (Money), and Enjoy His Hate Toward Other People Who Are Not White Males, Whether Black, Women, Hispanics, Other Nationalities, Highly Educated, Disabled, Poor, or Democrat. Fun dialogue with a group of intellectuals at the New York Public Library, NYC, October 20, 2019.
Communal Transformation in West Africa: 1986-2018. Paper read at the Communal Studies Association, Winterthur, Delaware, October 17-19, 2019.
Joseph Smith, Consecration & Stewardship. Paper presented at the John Whitmer Historical Association, Fairport, NY, September 26-28, 2019.
Social Justice, Immigration and Our Values. Symposium at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, September 27, 2019.
Students as Change Agents: Microfinance & Social Entrepreneurship in Latin America. Seminar at Binghamton University for grad students in Latin American Studies Binghamton University, NY, September 26, 2019.
Mondragon Cooperativism: Strategies for Long-term Economic Sustainability. Presentation to Department of Economics, State University of New York (SUNY), Cortland, NY, September 25, 2019.
Why the GOP Senate Will Never Impeach Donald Trump: It’s the Same Reason Henchmen Protected Their Dictators, Mussolini, Hitler and Stalin (Power, Lies and Corruption). Friendly arguments with colleagues in Bucharest, Romania, September 7, 2019.
Mobilizing University Students and Entrepreneurs to Combat Extreme Global Poverty. Școala Naţională de Studii Politice și Administrative, (National University of Political Studies and Public Administration), SNSPA, Bucharest, Romania, September 6, 2019.
Symposium Chair: Social Science & Business Research Network (SSBRN). Gathering of scholarly experts in academia. Bucharest, Romania, September 5, 2019.
Disruptive Innovation from the Base of the Pyramid. Paper at IISES Conference, University of Dubrovnik, Croatia, August 27-30, 2019.
Design of a New Progressive Economics. Informal seminar per request from local academics in Kotor, Montenegro, August 26, 2019.
Refugee and Immigrant Employment Caucus Research Meeting. Academy of Management Conference, Boston, MA, August 13-14, 2019.
Remaking the World. Roundtable that honored award-winning business school professors as academic pioneers, including myself. Aspen Institute Business & Society Program. Cambridge, MA. August 12, 2019.
Refugees, Conscience, & Action. Presentation to Harvard/MIT community at the monthly “Second Sunday Group,” Boston, MA, August 11, 2019.
We Need American Justice for Migrant Families. Main speaker protesting Trump administration of separating families at the border with Mexico, caging children, and wrecking U.S. laws and policies of the past 3 centuries. A public march by Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Concentration Camps, Provo Utah’s Historic Courthouse, July 12, 2019.
The Joys of Being a “River Rat.” Meeting old-timers of river-rafting firms and sharing my youthful adventures. Stories from John Wesley Powell first running the Colorado River in 1869 to my trips with old “Moki Mac” in the 1950s on the Colorado, Green, Yampa, and other wild rivers. Moab, UT, July 9, 2019.
Having a Career in Global Justice Interventions. Roundtable at the University of Utah, April 23, 2019.
How to Change the World. Presentation at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, April 16, 2019.
Serving Orphaned Street Children in Mexico. Speech at the Love At Work Foundation gathering, Seventh Day Adventist Church, Provo, UT, March 25, 2019.
Mobilizing Generations to Reduce Human Suffering. Opening Keynote speech at the new BYU Microfinance Forum, Provo, UT. February 27, 2019.
Ways to Heighten Impacts, Deepen Long-term Good. Seminar and training of consultants at the Entrepreneurship Center, Utah Valley University, February 13, 2019.
Living Zion, Consecration & Stewardship. LDS community group, Highland, UT, February 11, 2019.
Processes for Planning the United Nations Civil Society Conference: “Building Inclusive and Sustainable Communities” Conference in Utah Next Summer. Comments to transition team, January 16, 2019.
Creating Virtuous Organizations. Panelist at Marriott School Ballard Center Symposium, December 14, 2018.
Defending Central American Caravans: From Escaping Violence and Oppression to Peace and Freedom Across the Borders. Advocacy and Call to Action for Spiritually Committed and Faithful Americans. Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego, CA, Dec. 10, 2018.
Love Knows No Borders. Roundtable for Peace Marshall training at a Quaker Church before the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) peace march to support Latino migrants at the Mexico/US border, San Diego, CA, December 9-11, 2018.
Techniques for Micro-entrepreneurial Development in the United States. Workshop at Utah Valley University, Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Orem, UT, December 5, 2018.
Leadership in Today’s World. College of Business presentation, BYU-Hawaii, Laie, HI, November 7, 2018 (with Dr. Helena Hannonen).
How to Overcome Centuries of Colonization of the Pacific Islands. Presentation to the Social Sciences Departments, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Oahu, November 6, 2018.
Providing for Temporal Needs. Religious Education Lecture at BYU Hawaii, Laie, HI, November 6, 2018.
Why Trade Unions Need to Strike! I gave a radical motivational speech to striking hotel workers’ union members of UNITE-15 on Oahu who had been seeking $3 pay increases when some wanted to quit with no increase. But they pressed on with picket lines that I also joined. Finally, after 51 days on strike, they achieved a new bargaining agreement for a big increase, $6.31/hour to be rolled out over four years. Honolulu, HI, November 5, 2018.
Strengthening the South Pacific Through Local Island Entrepreneurship. Willes Center for International Entrepreneurship, BYU-Hawaii, Laie, HI, November 5, 2018.
Being Socially Conscious While Empowering the Informal Economy in the Andes: Peru and Bolivia cases. Utah Valley University, October 11, 2018.
Dialogues About Faith. Participated in discussion groups with leaders of 61 religions from around the globe at the World G20 Interfaith Forum. The focus was on highlighting the role religion can play in improving societies through not only better spiritual practices, but government policies, business strategies, the arts and culture. Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 27, 2018.
Opportunities in Civil Society to Have Deep LDS Impacts on the World. Seminario Sudamericano with the Wheatley Institution and John Widtsoe Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 23-26, 2018.
Worker Co-ops & ESOPs: A Global Research Survey. Seminar with economics students, University of Utah, August 14, 2018.
Social Entrepreneurship for Development: Education & Health in North Africa. Research paper presented at the conferences of AROCSA and ARNOVA, Cairo, Egypt, July 26-28, 2018.
A Better Modus Operandi for Egyptian Economic Expansion. Seminar with Egyptian Academics. Cairo, Egypt, July 25, 2016.
Dialogic Learning at the Killing Fields. Choeung Ek, site of mass grave victims of the Khmer Rouge, story exchanges and reactions, Cambodia, June 6, 2018.
Social Engineering to Design a Better World: Disrupting Top-Down Poverty Alleviation. Paper presented at an international conference on economics and management, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, June 5, 2018.
Building Long-term Sustainability in Your Non-Profit. Workshop with managers of Cambodia Job Foundation, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, June 4, 2018.
Buddhism and Mormonism: Two Philosophies for a Meaningful Life. Roundtable at Preah Sihanouk Raj
Buddhist University, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, June 3, 2018.
Methodologies for Successful Microfinance. I led a seminar with staff of BRAC, the largest and No. 1 ranked NGO in the world, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma), May 30, 2018.
The Vibrant Ecosystem of Social and Economic Development in West Africa. (With Anounou Sissako). Presentation to Provo community, May 7, 2018.
Why Labor Unions are Critical to a Good Society: A Dozen Logical Arguments. Speech at Labor Day rally after marching to the Capitol. May 1, 2018.
Becoming Students for Social Change: Dignity, Passion and Empowering Others. Keynote at the American International School of Utah (AISU), Annual Hunger Banquet, April 26, 2018.
Amazing Africa. Education session to Home Schooling classes and teachers, Lehi, Utah, April 23, 2018.
Ministering Among India’s Lepers: Dignity, Love and Passion. Meetings with staff of Rising Star Outreach, Chennai, India, March 30, 2018.
A Global Pilgrim to the Poor: A Year’s Journey to Learn and Serve, One Person, One Family, One Village, One Nation at a Time (In 21 countries throughout 2017). Lecture to Utah Valley Women’s Association. February 1, 2018.
Watching Donald Trump Destroy the Constitution and America: Parallels Between Fuhrer Hitler and Herr Trump, January 24, 2018.
Seminar (two days): Keys in Starting a Business: Vision, Design, Planning, Testing and Experimenting on a Small Scale. Karl G. Maeser Academy, Lindon, UT, January 3-4, 2018.
How to Leverage Your MFI Impacts. Roundtable with the Melbourne Microfinance Initiative, Melbourne, Australia, December 13, 2017.
The Power of Unleashed Innovation: Not from the Top but from Below. Research paper for the conference at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, December 12, 2017.
Research for Impact: Toward the Future ISIRC 2017 HDR Symposium for PhDs, Melbourne, Australia, December 11, 2017.
Invited remarks at celebration and recognition of weeklong medical mission with the Malian Minister of Health, staff, senators, and doctors at closing banquet in Bamako, Mali, November 25, 2017.
Past Assessments and Future Prospects. Evaluating My 30 Year Involvement with Board of Trustees and Donors in Building the Ouelessebougou-Utah Alliance. Retrospective session and future plans with African managers, Mali, November 22, 2017.
The Vital Importance of Better Health Services. Speech to old native elders and friends in Keleya Village of the Ouelessebougou Arrondissement, Mali, November 21, 2017.
Organizational Transformation: ESOPs, Cooperatives, USA and Globally. Presentation to Utah Entrepreneurs, Salt Lake City, November 10, 2017.
Wicked, Wicked Inequality: A Critique of the Past & Solutions for the Future. Paper for international economics conference with Nobel Prize-winning economists and thought leaders. Istituto Cattaneo, Bologna, Italy, November 2-4, 2017.
Humanitarianism, Capitalism, and Socialism. Roundtable at the University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany, October 27, 2017.
Clean Air Utah: We Can’t Breathe! Prepared testimony at the State of Utah hearings on air pollution held by government agencies, Salt Lake City, UT, October 19, 2017.
Building Family Self-Reliance: How to Develop Resilience in One’s Life and Community. I co-taught a training seminar in Mombasa, Kenya, October 3, 2017.
Humpty Dumpty Trumpy Sat on a Wall: Fell Down and Destroyed America. Community debate in Salt Lake City of Democrats, Republicans and other political persuasions. Salt Lake City, UT, September 19, 2017.
Conflict Resolution Training, Teens Act NGO, Provo, Utah, September 13, 2017.
Movimento Sem Terra, Partido dos Trabalhadores. Brazil round table with incubator, solidarity group leaders and professors at the University of Ponta Grossa, Parana, Brazil, August 29, 2017.
Can We Change the World Faster, Better by Building Greater Capacity? Utah Valley University, July 12, 2017.
Solidarnosc! Worker-Owner Waves of Change in Pursuit of Utopia. Invited address at the heroic Solidarnosc Trade Union’s 30th Anniversary since the uprising that led to the collapse of the Soviet Union. Gdansk, Poland, July 5-8, 2017.
Microfinance Exchanges: Vietnam vs. USA Experiences. Dialogue with Vietnamese management team of TYM – Tinh Thuong Microfinance Institution. Hanoi, Vietnam, June 23, 2017.
Grassroots Social Innovation: Public Administration Practices in the Caribbean. 4th Annual Symposium on Management and Social Sciences (ASMSS), Hanoi, Vietnam, June 21-22, 2017.
Mormons and Happiness. Spent five fun days at an old Irish monastery teaching and living with monks at the International Happiness and Friendship Pandisciplinary Conference, Mount Melleray Abbey, Waterford, Ireland, June 12-14, 2017.
Sempre Para Frente: A Obra Missionaria Nunca Vai Parar. Main speaker at gathering in Curitiba, Brazil, May 28, 2017.
We Are Your Brothers and Sisters: Children of God and Allah. Brief remarks at the Utah Islamic Center, Salt Lake City, UT, May 19, 2017.
Happy Mother’s Day to all Refugee Women in Utah. Recognition event for all, Salt Lake City, May 13, 2017.
African Village Resilience: A Thirty Year Strategy of Empowerment. Community presentation on social change and quality of life (with Anounou Sissoko).May 7, 2017.
Organizational Re-design. Planning session with Liahona Children’s Fund board of directors, Lindon, UT, May 2, 2017.
Tools and Methods for Improved Team-Building. Management training program conducted at Balance House, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT, April 24, 2017.
Donald, Release Your Taxes. We Submit Ours, So Should You! My fiery anti-Trump speech on steps of the Utah Capitol, National Tax Day, April 15, 2017.
Why We Reject Authoritarianism. Brief comments during a march against dictatorships in high places, Budapest, Hungary, April 9, 2017.
Social Business: Building Collaborative Strategies Between Microfinance NGOs and For-Profit Corporations. Presentation to MIRDEC Conference in Budapest, Hungary, April 4, 2017.
Refugees: Am I My Brothers Keeper? Presentation on field research in Middle Eastern refugee camps (Iraqis, Syrians, Afghans) near Athens, Greece, March 27, 2017 (with Becky Schiew).
Why the City Should Support The Other Side Academy Building Expansion. Prepared remarks at Salt Lake City Planning Commission, March 22, 2017.
Life, Leadership, and Passion. Lecture in Jordan. Also, after meeting the school president, another event: Creativity, Self-efficacy and Self-realization Through Innovation and New Mindsets. Lectures at American University of Madaba, near Amman, Jordan, March 14, 2017.
Whence the Kibbutz? Analysis of the Disintegration of the Historic Kibbutz Movement for Communal and Cooperative Economics. Kibbutz Seminar, Givatayim, Israel, March 12, 2017.
Concepts and Frameworks of Zion: Mormons vs. Jews. Small seminar with LDS participants at the Jerusalem Center of BYU, Jerusalem, Israel, March 11, 2017.
Engaged Learning in MBA Programs: Hands-on Microfinance. International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences (IISES), College of Law and Business, Tel Aviv, Israel. March 8-10, 2017.
Marrying NGOs with Business to Achieve Social Justice. CHOICE Humanitarian Innovations Symposium, February 24, 2017.
El Futuro: Capitalismo o Socialismo? Dialogue with managers and Visitors to the Centro Martin Luther King, Jr. La Habana, Cuba, February 9, 2017.
Utah Welcomes and Admires Refugees. I gave brief remarks on love and militancy at a huge Utah rally of support for refugees we welcome to Utah. Salt Lake City, UT, February 4, 2017.
Why We’re Against Trump: Group Call to Action. Global Women’s March (6,000 in Utah, 4 million across USA, 7 million globally). Salt Lake City, UT, January 23, 2017.
Accelerating Latino Microfinance in Utah. Seminar for consultants seeking to foster migrant entrepreneurs, January 18, 2017.
From Start-Ups to Scale-Ups. Investor Opportunities to Benefit DR Congo. Speech at the Purpose Investor Network (PIN). Orem, UT. January 9, 2017.
It Always Seems Impossible Until It’s Done (Remembering Mandela’s wisdom). Roundtable with refugees from Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Speaking with, listening to and serving people in the Oinofyta Refugee Camp, and with Hope Worldwide NGO at other locations outside Athens, Greece, November 20-25, 2016.
Higher Education Institutional Strategic Planning Doctoral Student Seminar Leader, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, November 6, 2016.
Moral Values & Management. Presentation at meetings on religion and higher education, BYU Alumni Association, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 4, 2016.
Sustainability and Economic Development: Big Needs and Little money in DR Congo and Haiti. Utah Valley, October 12, 2016.
African Communalism Today: Social Impacts for Good in the Case of Mozambique. International Communal Studies Association. October 6-8, 2016.
To Invest or Not? Facilitator at a PIN Round Robin event for funding global development programs. Park City, UT, September 29, 2016.
Globalizing and Humanizing Higher Education: Disruptive Strategies for Business School Leadership from the Bottom Up. Paper read at Cambridge University and the Academy of Business and Retail Management (ABRM), Cambridge, UK, September 19-20, 2016.
Generating Radical Social and Economic Impacts Through Social Investing. Purpose Investor Network, Park City, Utah, July 21, 2016.
Empowering Haitians to Recover After the Earthquake’s Devastation. Speech at BYU, July 8, 2016.
We Must Fight to Preserve Our Pleasant View Community. Speech at rally opposing a developer’s land grab of dozens of neighborhood homes and our way of life. Provo, UT, June 17, 2016.
Children Are Your Country’s Future. Brief remarks at an Armenian orphanage we visited and gave several hundred dollars to for a better future. Yerevan, Armenia, May 26, 2016.
Tactical Resistance Methods Against Neighborhood Takeover by Wealthy Outsiders. Planning and Organizing to Confront the “Big Boys” with Their Money and Lawyers. Provo, UT, May 3, 2016.
Turning the World Upside Down. Presentation to Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, April 20, 2016.
How Ethical Consultants Can Rescue Capitalism. Presentation to Marriott School strategy and HR students. Marriott School, BYU, Provo, UT, April 5, 2016.
DR Congo Development Struggles. Proposal for new project in Kinshasa, DRC to potential donors by Pathway Consulting team of Dr. Paul Thompson, Dr. Brent Anderson, and myself, Orem, UT, March 23, 2016.
Countering the Evil of Exploitative Banking in the USA. Discussion with religious leaders of multiple faiths, Coalition of Religious Communities, Salt Lake City, March 17, 2016.
A Mozambican Plan for Family Self-Reliance. Roundtable session and evaluation. Highland, UT, March 9, 2016.
Rising From Poverty and Hunger’s Depths: The Asante Model for a Needed $5 Million Agroforestry Investment to Aid Rural Farmers in Kenya. Presentation at the Woodbury School of Business, Utah Valley University, February 29, 2016.
How Entrepreneurial Start-ups Serve Families and Communities Too. Brief talk at the Small Business Development Center, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT, February 24, 2016.
Practicing the United Order Today. Presenter at a research symposium on Communal Economics, Department of Anthropology, School of Social Sciences, BYU, February 19, 2016.
Third World Pioneering Today. Speech at the Sons of Utah Pioneers, Brigham Young Chapter, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT, February 18, 2016.
Mobilizing Religious Faith for Political Justice. Advocacy speech to Utah Legislature, State Capitol, February 9, 2016.
Developing Capacity: Charity vs. Business Strategies. Presentation at CHOICE Humanitarian Gathering. Salt Lake City, UT. February 5, 2016.
Third World Pioneering: What is at the Heart of Our Efforts? Presentation to the Sons of Utah Pioneers, Mountain Mapleton Chapter, Springville, UT, January 28, 2016.
Reconstruction in the Himalayas: Recovery After Earthquake Disaster. Community gathering, Provo, UT, January 18, 2016.
Rising Above: From Hard Core Criminals to Becoming My New Home Boys: How to Find a New Life. Presentation at the Other Side Academy, a rehab school for addicts and felons. New campus in Salt Lake City, January 11, 2016.
From Start-Ups to Scale-Ups. Investor Opportunities to Benefit DR Congo. Speech at the Purpose Investor Network (PIN). Orem, UT. January 9, 2016.
How to Effectively Manage an NGO: Good, Bad and Ugly. Roundtable with CHOICE Humanitarian staff, Lamjung District, Nepal, January 2, 2016.
The Great and Terrible Evils of Walmart and Amazon: Which is Worse? Rousing debate among business students on the dangers of selling their souls to gigantic capitalism. Undergraduate management students at BYU, December 3, 2015.
High Ethics Corporate Cases: Mondragon of the Basque country in Spain, Ben and Jerry’s of Burlington Vermont, Johnsonville Foods of Wisconsin, GM Bay City Michigan, Jet Blue nationwide, Semco of Brazil and Ernst Bader of the UK. Roundtable with business students, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT, November 20, 2015.
Poverty and Unschooling. Discussion leader at a roundtable of potential investors, US Synthetic Corp., Orem, UT, November 18, 2015.
Using MBA Degrees to Empower the Have-Nots. Roundtable with MBA students at the Sam Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, November 5, 2015.
Giving Back: Using Our Money to Invest in Sustainable Lives for Others. Poverty Roundtable. Thanksgiving Point, UT, October 21, 2015.
Small Things with Great Love. Presentation at the Parliament of the World’s Religions, October 15, 2015.
Sustainable Empowerment to Transform Women of the Mountains. Women of the Mountains Symposium. Utah Valley University, Orem, UT, October 7, 2015.
Designing a Better Life. Training programs to Brazilian executives and government leaders. September 30, 2015.
Engaged Learning in MBA Programs: Hands-on Microfinance. Conference at the Centre for Innovative Leadership Navigation (CILN), London, UK, September 14-15, 2015.
How Education Opens Doors to the Future. Keynote speech as former student body president of South High School, 55th Reunion, Salt Lake City, UT, August 21, 2015.
Re-Energizing the Base of the Pyramid Domain: Creating a Roadmap for the Next Decade. Symposium facilitator at the Social Issues in Management Division with Stu Hart and Ted London, Academy of Management, Vancouver, BC, Canada, August 9-13, 2015.
Reaching Out, Blessing Africa. Talk at the LDS Genesis Group for Black Mormons, Sunday Fireside, Salt Lake City, UT, August 2, 2015.
Does the Concept of Zion Still Energize Mormon Hearts and Minds Today? Symposium panelist at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, July 29-30, 2015
Generating Radical Social and Economic Impacts Through Social Investing. Purpose Investor Network, Park City, UT, July 21, 2015.
Let’s Accelerate Our Efforts to Bless Latinos in Utah Valley. Speech to MicroBusiness Mentors Summer Conference. Orem, UT, July 17, 2015.
Empowering Haitians to Recover After the Earthquake’s Devastation. Speech at BYU, July 8, 2015.
Restorative Justice: How Rwanda Can Overcome the Tragedy of Mass Genocide. Speech to the villagers of Father Jean d’Amour Nsengumuremyi’s huge Catholic Diocese, Byumba, Rwanda. June 6, 2015.
Dignilogues: Reflections & Summary of Suffering at the Rwanda Genocide Museum & Burials. Foyer de Charité Sainte Trinité, Rwanda, June 5, 2015.
Roundtable Dialogues with Faith Leaders led by The Honorable Anglican Bishop Rucyahana, President of Rwanda’s National Unity and Reconciliation Commission (NURC) of the Republic of Rwanda. Discussion of how faith can minimize evil in the world. Rwanda. June 5, 2015.
How the Great Mahatma Gandhi Changed India and the Entire World. Presentation at the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kigali, Rwanda, June 4, 2015.
Overcoming the Humiliation of Poverty Through Microcredit that Builds Self-Worth & Personal Dignity.
International Dignity Conference remembering mass genocide on the 20th anniversary of hate, death and destruction. Kigali, Rwanda, June 4, 2015.
Wave of Hope: Global Change Agents. A post-mortem of NGO innovation after the terrible earthquake and Indian Ocean tsunami of a decade ago. Presentation and analysis to business students at BYU, Provo, UT, May 20, 2015.
Fighting to Oppose a Takeover of our Community. Rock Canyon community debate. May 26, 2015.
HELP International: The Revolutionary Potential of Social Change Among the World’s Have-Nots. Presentation to 300 college students and faculty, BYU, May 7, 2015.
How Saving Children Saves the World. Speech at the American Red Cross Annual Heroes Award Ceremony upon my receiving its Lifetime Achievement Award. April 17, 2015.
How to “HELP” the World: 15 Years and 15 Nations. How HELP International Began and Has Thrived since 1999. Case analysis to BYU Kennedy Center students, brown bag luncheon, March 26, 2015.
Celebrating the Fight to Reduce Human Suffering. Keynote at BYU’s Hunger Banquet, a fundraiser for multiple NGO’s and an event to raise awareness of poverty around the world. BYU ELWC, March 13-14, 2015.
Social Investing by the Wealthy: Money with a Conscience. Panelist at Utah investors’ symposium, Kirton and McConkie Law Firm, Salt Lake City, UT. March 11, 2015.
Social Innovation for the Masses. Organizational Behavior lecture, Marriott School of Business, BYU, March 2, 2015.
Supporting Ugandan Women’s Worker Cooperatives. Roundtable, Utah Capitol, February, 28, 2015
How Interfaith Collaboration Can Enrich Community Well-Being. Utah Muslim Day at the State legislature. Roundtable discussion with leaders of multiple faith traditions. Salt Lake City, UT February 19, 2015.
Serving, Supporting and Building Capacity with Necessity Entrepreneurs in the United States. Lecture at the Marriott School, BYU, February 5, 2015.
Channeling Your Wealth to Improve Society. Presentation at PIN Network, Salt Lake City, UT, February 2, 2015.
Our need for Clean Air (and More)! Speaker at massive clean air rally and march through downtown to the state Capitol. January 31, 2015.
Remember MLK: Change America Now. Brief remarks at the candlelight march honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., BYU, January 19, 2015.
Inter-University, Cross Disciplinary Collaboration: A Partnership Between BYU and the University of North Carolina. Microcredit as an Opportunity for College Students (with Lisa Jones of UNC), January 8, 2015.
Liberation Theology and Justice: Making the Case for God’s Values: Varieties of Liberation (Latino, Feminist, Black). Dialogues with Utah interfaith leaders, Salt Lake City, UT, December 4, 2014.
Latino Microfinance: Ten Years of Lessons Learned. University of California, Berkeley, CA, November 15-16, 2014.
Building Zion: One Family, One Community at a Time. Bay Area Mormon Studies Council, San Francisco, CA, November 14, 2014.
Designing a Leadership Academy for Africa. Proposal to build a rural training center. College of Social Work, University of Utah, October 31, 2014.
How to Be Effective Consultants. Small Business Development Center. Orem, Utah, October 30, 2014.
Live More With Less. Stewardship in Action. Sustainability and Science Conference. Utah Valley University, Orem, UT, October 3, 2014.
Strengthening Families Through Civil Society. Presentation to the BYU Law Society Annual Conference, BYJ. Reuben Clark Law School, October 2, 2014.
A Economia e Desenvolvimento Social do Estado de Utah. Three hour training program for a large group of Brazilian Executive and Entrepreneurial dignitaries from throughout Brazil. October 1, 2014.
From Utah to Indonesia: Projects and Programs for Local Economic Development, Management training session. September 29, 2014.
Designing Social Innovation Strategies. Presentation to international experts seeking to learn best practices for growth by examining “Changemakers: The Impact of Social Entrepreneurs in the U.S.” These officials were mayors, county and state officials, national senators and business leaders from Malaysia, Jordan, Bangladesh, El Salvador, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Australia, Thailand, Belize, Hungary, Uruguay, Tunisia, India, The Bahamas, Mexico, Tunisia, the Philippines, Bulgaria, Nigeria, etc. Sponsored by the U.S. State Department, Washington, DC, August 21, 2014.
Financing for Social Enterprise: Third World Impact Strategies for ‘Necessity Entrepreneurs.’ Paper read at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting (with James Brau), Philadelphia, PA, August 2, 2014.
Don’t Let Events Control Your Lives. Speech to large gathering of Haitian survivors of the 7.0 earthquake. July 11, 2014.
Want to Do Finance for the Poor? Then Use Microcredit to Labor Among Beggars, Addicts, and Thieves! Speech to some 800 finance scholars. April 7, 2014.
Haves vs. Have-Nots: New Business Start-Ups. Speech to group of future entrepreneurs, Murray, UT, March 11, 2014.
Research Assessment of 15 Years of HELP International. Data and Stories. Social science analysis presentation of humanitarian outreach with deep impacts, BYU, February, 5, 2014.
Building a True Solidarity Economy: Worker Ownership Comparing U.S. Models vs. Cuban Strategies of the Revolution. Seminar at the Centro Memorial de Martin Luther King, Jr. (CMMK), La Habana, Cuba, January 25, 2014.
The Many Successes of the Cuban Revolution. Field delegation for ten days with the Global Justice Center for debates, lectures and cultural understanding to Cuba for research and discussions with experts, Havana, Cuba, February 20-22, 2014.
Applying Latino Microfinance in the Cuban Context of Socialism. Workshop for Cuban and international experts in Havana, Cuba, February 19, 2014.
What to Do For the Rest of Your Life? Panelist at BYU faculty retirement seminar, Provo, UT, January 29, 2014.
Changing the World, One Community at a Time. Led a Workshop for the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy with government officials from Serbia, Bhutan, Angola, Denmark, Libya, Sierra Leone, Macedonia, etc., Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT, January 24, 2014.
Building Mission-Driven Businesses. Using Capital for Good to Help Refugees. Speech at Marriott School event, Provo, UT, January 16, 2014.
Entrepreneurship at the Bottom-of-the-Pyramid Among the Disadvantaged Poor, paper for the USASBE Convention, (United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship), Fort Worth, TX, January 10-12, 2014.
The Role of Globalized Social Entrepreneurship in Tackling Poverty: How International Business can Help. Speech at the Business School, City University of Hong Kong, November 8, 2013.
Faith and Social Policy: Integration or Contradiction? Conference on Religious Faith and Social and Applied Sciences, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT, October 10-12, 2013.
Business, CSR, Social Entrepreneurship: BYU & the LDS Church in Building a Better World. Seminar presentation to Brazilian entrepreneurs and executives, October 3, 2013.
Labor and Christianity: My sermon at the United Church of Christ. Labor Sunday. Invitation from Pastor Daniel Haas to preach to his congregation, Provo, September 1, 2013.
Microenterprise Start-Ups: A Radical, Fun Way to Learn. Paper for the Inaugural Academy of Management Teaching Conference (TLC@AOM), Orlando, FL, August 11, 2013.
Building a Community of Base of the Pyramid Scholars: Creating a Legacy that can Change the World. Panel at Academy of Management, Orlando, FL, August 10, 2013.
How to Leverage Our Work of National Transformation. Leadership presentation to Sustain Haiti staff, board and volunteers, Léogâne, Haiti, July 16, 2013.
Where Can We Go From Here? Utah’s Pioneering Cooperative Economy. (The United Orders of the 1800s) and Implications for Today. Mondragon Study Seminar, Mondragon, Spain, May 31, 2013
The Work of Our BYU-inspired Global NGOs: A Summary. Discussion at Otalora, Mondragon Cooperative Training Center, Mundukide Foundation, Spain, May 28, 2013.
Strategies for Designing Regional Small Enterprise Economies. Presentation to U.S. Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, with Business and Government Officials from Azerbaijan, Samoa, Norway, Gaza, Macedonia, Namibia, Sri Lanka, etc. May 17, 2013.
Student Potential for Accelerating Microfinance. Roundtable at Georgetown University, following Muhammad Yunus’ receiving the Congressional Gold Medal in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, Washington, DC, April 17, 2013.
Mobilizing Generation Z to Reduce Human Suffering. BYU Microfinance Club. Provo, UT, April 16, 2013.
Planning the Design of New Social Innovations. Roundtable with multidisciplinary groups from across BYU. Start-up proposals for the hill tribes of Thailand, Bulgarian farmers, Inner city U.S. community insurance and savings, India Youth Mentorship, and launching the Joseph Smith Business College in Mexico. April 11, 2013.
Kick-Off Speech for starting the Month of Microfinance nationally. April 10, 2013.
Out of Tragedy and Crisis a Better Future. Seeking volunteers wanting to make a difference in Haiti, March 14, 2013.
International Professional Development. Panelist at a BYU Faculty Development Center Lunch ‘n Learn Seminar, February 12, 2013.
Care for Life. Case analysis of NGO development in the Beira region of Mozambique, February 4, 2013.
Kiva Microfinance: What is It? How Does it Work? Why Should You Donate? Marriott School event, BYU, January 30, 2013.
Harnessing OB to Become a Global Change Agent. Pre-Ph.D. Seminar for Marriott School graduate students seeking to become doctoral candidates, January 29, 2013.
Economic Justice and Workers on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration. Presentation at Utah Valley University, Orem, UT, January 22, 2013.
Mentores de la Microempresa. Seminar at Centro Hispano. Provo, UT, January 9, 2013.
Applying Microenterprise Experience to Croatian Entrepreneurs. Program for directors of the Croatian Innovation Institute, National Technology Center, etc. U.S. Government Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Washington, DC, December 5, 2012.
Linking Charity with Business: Applications of Latino Microfinance. Latin American Studies Program, Provo, UT, December 4, 2012.
To Become a Social Entrepreneur You Must be Crazy, Radical, & Tear Down the Pyramids. Speech to International and Area Studies students, December 3, 2012.
The Prosaics of Helping Poor Communities: A Critique. Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, Dec. 2, 2012.
Linking Charity with Business: Applications of Latino Microfinance. Lecture at the Kennedy Center for International Studies on my research throughout South America to faculty and students, November 29, 2012.
Business Development & Entrepreneurship. Training for Palestinian Territories’ Leaders, Westminster College, SLC, UT, November 28, 2012.
Ending Human Rights Abuses Worldwide. How to Stop Injustice. Presentation to Amnesty International, Utah Chapter, November 27, 2012.
Sustain Haiti Case: How to Rebuild a Nation Following Mass Deaths and Destruction. Presentation to MBA students seeking potential jobs and internships, BYU, November 19, 2012.
A New Economic Order. Symposium on the Economic Models of Cooperatives, Utah Valley University Center for the Study of Ethics, Orem, UT, November 16, 2012.
Buddhism & Mormonism: Environmental Twins? Conservation, Restoration, and Sustainability: A Call to Stewardship Symposium sponsored by the Nature Conservancy and the Environmental Ethics Initiative, November 9, 2012.
To Become a Social Entrepreneur You Must be Crazy, Radical, & Tear Down the Pyramids! Presentation to BYU social science students, Provo, UT, November 3, 2012.
When Women Control the Banking System: The Case of Grameen Bank in Bangladesh (with John Oirya, Kenya), November 1-3, 2012.
Worker Cooperatives: An Alternative Economics for European Travails. 9th Annual Conference of the Rocky Mountain European Scholars Consortium, University of Utah, October 25-26, 2012.
Mãos que Ajudam: The founding of the LDS Church’s “Helping Hands” back on Mormon Pioneer Day July 24, 1997 by Brazilians. How church leaders eventually accepted annd spread it as a volunteer e ffort worldwide. October 15, 2012.
How to Start a Microfinance NGO. Presentation and suggestions for students seeking to improve society. UVU and BYU, UT, September 27, 2012.
Engaging the Informal Economy to Educate Social Entrepreneurs and Social Innovators, Academy of Management, Boston, MA, August 7, 2012.
Empathy, Sympathy, & Compassion: Challenging Virtues for Latter-day Saints. Sunstone Symposium, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, July 28, 2012
Teaching Religion at Universities from a Scholarly Perspective. Sunstone Symposium, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, July 28, 2012 (with Robert Rees, Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, Richard Bushman, Columbia University).
Occupy Zarahemla! Presentation at the Sunstone Symposium, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, July 26, 2012
Personal Responsibility for Improving Society. Keynote speech at the International Association for Business & Society Conference, Asheville, NC, June 15, 2012.
From the Sandinista Revolution to Today’s Challenges. Discussion with various groups of political leaders, academics, religious officials, and American NGO volunteers, Managua, Nicaragua, May 23, 2012.
Health, Happiness, and Humor: How to Volunteer Effectively. Training session for HELP International team, León, Nicaragua, May 21, 2012.
Regional Economic Development and Innovation. Training session for Russian women dignitaries of business and government, Council for Citizen Diplomacy Program of the U.S. Department of State, April 17, 2012.
Mormon Social Entrepreneurship, Stewardship, & Social Tithing. Keynote at the School of Religion’s Mormon Studies Conference, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, April 13-14, 2012.
The Tipping Point for Latin America’s Development. BYU Latin American Studies Students, Provo, Utah, April 3, 2012.
Innovations in OBHR: What Managers Must Know. Panelist at the OBHR Annual Leadership Conference. Marriott School, Provo, UT, March 23, 2012.
Sustainable Haiti: Our Vision and Our Work. Seeking visionaries, recruiting non-denominational, independent Haitians and Americans to become development specialists and social entrepreneurs in the struggle to strengthen the island of Haiti. Series of talks and speeches throughout Utah, March 7 forward throughout 2012.
Religion and the Global Good: Mormons and Methodists at Work in God’s World. Speaker at the Wesley Theological Seminary Conference, Washington, DC, February 24-25, 2012.
Pros and Cons: Social Entrepreneurship to Improve Society. Presentation to International and Area Studies, Kennedy Center students minoring in development, Provo, UT, February 15, 2012.
The UN’s Great Millennium Development Goals. Speech at the David M. Kennedy Center, February 7, 2012.
Harnessing OB to Become a Global Change Agent. Pre-Ph.D. Seminar Discussant. OBHR Program, Marriott School, January 31, 2012.
Wanna’ Change the World? Mobilization speech at BYU, Provo, UT, January 27, 2012.
A Vision for Changing America. Presentation to 23 of MicroBusiness Mentor’s new trainers, mentors, and pro bono consultants. Centro Hispano, Utah County, January 24, 2012
Non Profit Management: Cases and Critiques. Presentation to Non Profit Management students, January 15, 2012.
Self-Efficacy and Social Innovation. Presentation to Organizational Leadership and Strategy Faculty at Department Research Meeting, Marriott School, BYU, with Isaac Smith (U. of U.), January 12, 2012.
Microfinance Among the Poor: Strengths and Weaknesses, International Development Studies, two day BYU symposium, December 1-2, 2011.
Learning from Real World Experiences: Lessons Learned in Using Microfinance. Microcredit Summit Campaign, Valladolid, Spain, November 16, 2011.
How Students Can Advance our Global Movement. MFI Connect (Microfinance for College Students), Valladolid, Spain, November 15, 2011.
Criteria for Success in Mozambique. Care for Life NGO Seminar, Provo, UT, October 27, 2011.
Corporate Dinosaurs vs. Visionary Management. Anita Roddick of The Body Shop, Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, Herb Kelleher of Southwest Airlines, Tom Monaghan of Domino’s Pizza. Presentation to business executives at the Marriott School, BYU, October 13, 2011.
Base of the Pyramid Research. Panelist at the Academy of Management, Social Issues in Management Division, San Antonio, TX, August 12, 2011.
Social Entrepreneurship in China. Keynote presenter at Symposium on Entrepreneurship in China, Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division (one of 3 winning “Highlight” Sessions), San Antonio, TX, August 11, 2011.
The Social & Economic Teachings of Mormonism: Social Justice is Alive & Well. Sunstone Symposium. Weber State University, Ogden, UT, August 5, 2011.
Remembering LDS Heroes. Organizer and discussant for a gathering to remember the lives and legacies of two bright stars in Mormonism: Marion D. Hanks and Chieko Okazaki, Weber State University, August 4, 2011.
Hermeneutics of Oppressive Faith. A debate on religion with faith leaders, Ogden, UT, July 16, 2011.
Mobilizing Social Entrepreneurship Tools to Sustain Haiti. Paper presented at the Annual Social Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Duke University/Fuqua School of Business, Raleigh, NC, June 25-30, 2011.
How More Innovative Policies in South Pacific Economies Can Lift the Island Nations. Presentation to local government officials and NGOs, Suva, Fiji, May 18, 2011.
HELP International as a Tool for Social Change. Training for HELP International Team, Nadi, Fiji, May 16, 2011.
American and Mormon Social Innovations. Seminar at Asilomar Resort, Carmel by the Sea, Pacific Grove, CA, April 30, 2011.
Microcredit: Empowerment from Below. BYU California Alumni Annual Retreat, Asilomar Resort, Carmel by the Sea, CA, April 29, 2011.
Action Learning: Using our Research and Teaching as a Platform for Change. Honored to present the prestigious Tanner Lecture to the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters Annual Conference, Salt Lake Community College, April 7, 2011.
Utah Political and Intellectual Curiosities. Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters Annual Conference, Salt Lake Community College, Panel, April 8, 2011.
Entrepreneurship for Women Business Leaders. Seminar for Latin American Women visiting the U.S. from Bolivian, Colombia, Chile, Guatemala, Peru, etc. U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program, April 7, 2011.
Introduction of Documentary Film: “To Catch a Dollar: Muhammad Yunus Banks on America,” Winnsong Theater, Orem, UT, March 31, 2011.
A Call to Global Action. Keynote at the International Training Program, BYU Conference Center, March 25-26, 2011.
Going Global: Transforming the World. Keynote to Graduating Class, Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society, Hinckley Center, March 24, 2011.
Gaining a Worldwide Perspective. USELF World Issues Seminar, Utah Valley University top managers, March 23, 2011.
How to Change the World by Integrating the Personal and Professional: Lawyers’ Second Careers as Social Entrepreneurs. Keynote Address, Utah State Bar Association, Annual Convention, St. George, UT, March 17-19, 2011.
Micro-Franchising and Social Justice. Utah State Bar Association, Annual Convention, St. George, UT, March 19, 2011.
Leadership as Vision and Strategy: Pluses and Minuses. Speech for Humanitarian NGO Leaders, Provo, UT, March 3, 2011.
How to Manage Oneself. P. Drucker and Building a Better World. Salt Lake Community College, February 25, 2011.
Non-Profit Tools: Microfinance & Social Enterprise. Recreation Management and Youth Leadership Department, BYU, Provo, UT, February 22, 2011.
Why We Labor to Support Entrepreneurs. Kick-off event at the Utah County Boys & Girls Club, Provo, UT, February 19, 2011.
Harnessing OB to Become a Global Change Agent. OBHR Pre-Ph.D. Seminar, February 16, 2011.
Latter-day Saint Initiatives for Partnerships between Brazilian & U.S. Mormons. Conferência Brasileira de Estudos Mórmons, Sao Paulo, Brazil, January, 29, 2011.
Social Media, High Tech, and Poverty Alleviation. Hacking Poverty Software Engineers’ Conference, Orem, UT, January 22, 2011.
Finance for the Poor. BYU Finance Students, Marriott School, Provo, UT, December 4, 2010.
Perspectives on Liberation Theology. BYU Philosophy Department, Provo, UT, December 2, 2010.
NGO Scenarios: Where Should we go from Here? BYU NGO Conference: Surviving & Thriving During Economic Recession, November 19, 2010.
Deepening Our Work to Change the World. BYU NGO Conference: Surviving & Thriving During Economic Recession, November 18, 2010.
Latina Women as the Source of Community Well-being. Latin American Studies, November 16, 2010.
The Praxis of Action Learning with Business School Students in the Trenches Among the Poor. Stern School Social Entrepreneurship Conference, New York University, NYC, November 3-5, 2010.
Becoming a Global Change Agent. Speech to the Educational Growth and Unity Association (EGUA), Provo, UT, October 19, 2010.
Mobilizing the Social Sector in Service to Society: Drucker, Obama, and You! Peter Drucker International Symposium (Keynote Address to 300 attendees). Peter Drucker Society of Korea and other major organizational sponsors, Seoul, October 15, 2010.
Education and Corporate Partnerships: Renewing a Nation. Leadership event by invitation of the President of Fuhan University to speak to area corporate executives, major donors, and university officials. Seoul, South Korea, October 14, 2010.
Students, Faculty and Businesses: CSR Agents for Social Entrepreneurship. KAIST Graduate School of Management, KAIST University (Korea’s #1 business and engineering school), Center for Corporate Social Responsibility, Seoul, Korea, October 14, 2010.
The Rise of the Social Sector: Job Creation and Civil Society. Event hosted by Mr. K H Moon, recent presidential candidate for Korean elections, chairman of company boards, head of numerous civil society and educational boards, and sustainability expert. Audience of 200-plus executives and government officials at Korea Chamber of Commerce, Seoul, Korea, October 13, 2010.
They Said We Wouldn’t Succeed, But Here We Are 11 Years and 1,500 Volunteers Later! Speech to 100-plus volunteers’ reunion, Help International, Lindon, UT, October 9, 2010.
Impacts of Sustain Haiti. Presentation to Sustain Haiti NGO Event, Provo, UT, September 10, 2010.
How NGOs are Rebuilding Haiti. Keynote speech at Leogane community celebration for earthquake recovery, Leogane, Haiti, Aug. 23, 2010.
Microenterprise for Economic Development. Training conducted for village banking solidarity groups, St. Etienne, Haiti, August 21, 2010.
You Are the Future of Haiti! Presentation on environmental practices and economic development, Destra Fishing Village, Haiti coastal community, August 20, 2010.
Business Plan Tools for Start-ups. Workshop for urban entrepreneurs, Leogane, Haiti, August 19, 2010.
Becoming the Hands of Jesus. Speech at Haiti orphanage offices, Port au Prince, Haiti, August 17, 2010.
OD Social Innovations: Incubating NGOs, Synergizing Research. Paper read at the Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada, August 7, 2010.
Navigating the Tensions in Poverty Alleviation Research. Panelist at the Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada, August 6, 2010.
Clout, Love & Community. Seminar at the Drucker School of Management, Claremont, CA, July 15, 2010.
Saving Lives, Serving Haiti’s Most Needy. Presentation to Salt Lake City community, June 27, 2010.
Grameen Danone Foods: Transforming Capitalism to Maximize Social Benefits Rather Than Merely Profits. Paper presented at the United States Association of Small Business & Entrepreneurship (USASBE), Cincinnati, OH, June 24-26, 2010 (with John Oirya).
The Pete Suazo Business Center as a Model High Impact Minority Small Business Development and Resource Center. International Council for Small Business World Conference, Cincinnati, OH, June 24-26, 2010 (with John Oirya).
De Tocqueville and the Fourth Mission of the Church: Personal and Political Implications. Symposium on Latter-day Saints and the Public Square, John Adams Center, Duck Beach, NC May 29-31, 2010.
Consecration and Stewardship. Seminar conducted on my book Working Toward Zion. This was presented to a Provo, Utah community group, May 17, 2010.
Building a Platform for Effective Social Change. Presentation for HELP International’s 150-plus volunteers heading out to 6 nations for humanitarian service during summer, Utah Valley, May 15, 2010.
Working Globally: Coping with Culture Shock in the Caribbean. Training for social entrepreneurs going to work in Haiti, BYU, May 13, 2010.
Shotgun Marriage: The Relationship Between Microfinance & Healthcare. University of Utah Medical School and School of Health Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, May 7, 2010.
Social Entrepreneurship Work, Microfinance, and Student-driven NGOs. Roundtable with UCLA MBAs , UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, April 26, 2010.
Social Determinants, NGOs and Volunteer Organizations. Moderator of International Expert Panel, Global Health Conference, Harmon Conference Center, April 13, 2010.
Here’s to the Crazy Ones! The Rebels & Misfits of Finance. Presentation to audience of 950 people. April 12, 2010.
The Mission-Money Tradeoff: Challenges of Government Service Provision by NGOs in South Africa. Paper read at the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, Dixie State University (with Eric C. Darsow),
St. George, UT, April 9, 2010.
Latin American Development: Use of Social Business Tools. Two workshops with International Studies students, BYU. March 23-25, 2010.
Consulting Practices: An Oath to Do No Harm. Workshop for Marriott School students, BYU, March 4, 2010.
The Bad Boys of Industry: Lies, Fraud, Greed and Hate (Cases of Bernie Ebbers of WorldCom, Donald Trump of Trump, Inc., Mike Milken of Drexel, Angelo Mozilo of Countrywide Financial, Al Dunlap of Sunbeam, Martin Sullivan of AIG – Who’s the Worst? Oh, there’s so many! Invited to facilitate a business seminar for students at Westminster College, Salt Lake City, February 22, 2010.
Design for New MBA Program: Social Innovation. Presentation to deans and business school faculty and heads, Woodbury Business School, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT, February 10, 2010.
How You Can Assist in Haiti. Panelist at the Kennedy Center for International Studies, BYU, January 21, 2010.
From Martin Luther King, Jr. to Pres. Barack Obama: Measuring our Progress on the Dream. Organizer and speaker at MLK, Jr. panel honoring Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement. Library auditorium, January 20, 2010.
The Struggle of the “Unbankables:” Survival of the Poor in the Informal Economy. Centro Hispano speech, January 15, 2010.
Social Enterprise, Entrepreneurs, and Other Radicals. Presentation to Drucker School of Management students, Claremont, CA, December 4, 2009.
Approaches to Teaching Social Entrepreneurship. Dialogue with Faculty of the Drucker School of Management, Claremont, CA, December 4, 2009.
Here’s to the Crazy Ones: The Rebels & Misfits of Finance. Presentation to BYU business students, Provo, UT, December 3, 2009.
Heretics as Change Agents: Methodologies for Latin America’s Transformation. Speech to BYU students, December 1, 2009.
Paying It Forward Globally. Keynote speech at OXFAM Hunger Banquet, Walden School of Liberal Arts, November 29, 2009.
MBAs as (R)Evolutionary Change Agents. Presentation to 300-plus MBAs at Net Impact Conference, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, November 13, 2009.
Condescension and Oppression: The Status of Women in Utah Culture. Discussion with feminists on the state of women, Salt Lake City, October 23, 2009.
International Collaboration in Higher Education. Panel with professors from the U.S. and Brazil on education initiatives for both countries’ academic systems, FIPSE, U.S. Department of Education, and various universities, George Washington University, Washington, DC, October 18, 2009.
Conflicts in Microcredit: The Battle over Mission and Sustainability. Conference Keynote Address: Pfeiffer University, Charlotte, NC, September 30, 2009.
Workshop: How to Develop a Microfinance Program at Pfeiffer University. Charlotte, NC, (with Lisa Jones Christensen) September 29, 2009.
How Latter-day Saints are Changing Africa— One Village at a Time. Fireside Gathering for mostly African American Mormons at New York’s Harlem Ward on Malcolm X Blvd., NYC, September 25, 2009.
Building a New World Through Social Innovation. Columbia University, Business School, SIPA, MBAs, MPAs, New York, NY, September 23, 2009.
Liderança nas Microempresas para o Brasil. Força Jovem Emprendedora (Association of Young Entrepreneurs – AJE), Fortaleza, Brasil, August 28, 2009.
On the Ground Social Action. Society for the Study of Social Problems, San Francisco, CA, August 8, 2009.
Classroom Innovations in Teaching. Panel member, Society for the Study of Social Problems, San Francisco, CA, August 7, 2009.
Serving “The Least of These,” large stake fireside, Curitiba, Brazil, June 30, 2009.
Corporate Social Responsibility in the Latin American Context. Manufacturing Symposium, Ceara Industrial Region, Brazil, June 26, 2009.
Microcredit is the Path to Poverty Reduction. Speech in Portuguese to the Association of Bankers and Corporate Executives, Fortaleza, Brazil, June 26, 2009.
Difficulties and Challenges of Brazilian Microfinance. Speech to Ceara State Legislature, Brazil, June 25, 2009.
Community-building Through Social and Economic Networks. Seminar with mayor and city council of Fortaleza, Brazil, June 25, 2009.
Using Microcredit to Lift Youth and the Larger Society. Speech to Institute for Prevention of Malnutrition and Child Suffering (IPREDE) NGO. Seminar with government officials, welfare agencies, and Banco Palmas, Fortaleza, Brazil, June 24, 2009.
Natural Capitalism: A New Prototype Business Sector that Values Sustainability, the Environment, and Financial Returns. Presentation at the Eastern Academy of Management Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 23, 2009.
Creating a Brazilian Boot Camp for Young Entrepreneurs. Niteroi, Brazil, June 22, 2009.
Living to Serve those in Poverty. LDS stake fireside, Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 21, 2009.
Self-Management Living and Preparing For a New Chapter in Your Life. Presentation to public audience, Seoul, Korea, June 17, 2009.
Mobilizing the Social Sector in Service to Society: Obama, Drucker, and You! Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST University), Seoul, South Korea, June 16, 2009.
Students, Faculty and Businesses: CSR Agents for Social Entrepreneurship? Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST University), Seoul, June 16, 2009.
Mobilizing the Social Sector in Service to Society: Obama, Drucker, and You! Keynote Address at the Drucker Centennial, the Peter Drucker Society, and Korea National Chamber of Commerce. Seoul, South Korea, June 15, 2009.
20 Year Retrospective of our Work in the Philippines. Keynote speech to 400 people attending Warner Woodworth Day Celebration and Banquet by Enterprise Mentors and Philippine Microenterprise Development Foundation members, Metro Manila, the Philippines, June 10, 2009.
Leading Successful Humanitarian Programs. Training for staff of LDS Humanitarian and Church Welfare, Perpetual Education Fund, Employment Missionaries, and Philippine Microenterprise Development Foundation managers, Manila, the Philippines, June 9, 2009.
Connecting Local Service to Global Service. Weber State University, Utah Campus Compact, Ogden, UT, June 3, 2009.
Scaling Up Social Entrepreneurship. Presentation at the University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA, May 5, 2009.
Global Health Through Microfranchise & Other Social Innovations. Featured Speaker to some 700 participants at Yale’s Conference: Achieving Global Goals Through Innovation. Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, April 18, 2009.
Social Networks: Students and Microfinance. Yale University School of Management, MBA Student Roundtable, New Haven, CT, April 17, 2009.
How to Become Real-World Change Agents. Annual OB Consulting Conference, Zermatt Resort, Midway, UT, April 3, 2009.
Challenges of Microfinance Today. Panelist at. Beloit College (with Beth Rhyme of ACCION), Beloit, Wisconsin, March 28, 2009.
New Directions: Building a Student MFI Movement. Beloit College, Beloit, WI, March 27, 2009.
Civic Engagement as Radical Change: From the World of Campus to Real World Learning. Utah Campus Compact (with Jen Porter), St. George, UT, February 27, 2009.
Challenges in Microfinance. Symposium at the University of Denver, CO, (with John Hatch, founder of FINCA International), February 26, 2009.
MBA Stewardship & Consecration: The New Frontier. MBA Student Devotional, Marriott School, February 24, 2009.
Will Corporate Corruption Ever Cease? Reflections on Donald Trump (The Trump Organization), Ken Lay (Enron), Al Dunlap (Sunbeam), and the Nazis. University of Utah, February 12, 2009.
Building Civil Society From the Bottom-Up: A Sample of my Civic Consulting Projects (Oglala Sioux Tribe, UAW workers, Ohio Black Muslims, Rath Packing Iowa, Eagle Condor Peru, Detroit Industrial Mission, Philippines NGO, and more). Presentation to Social Workers. February 4, 2009.
Barefoot Management: Countering the Roiling Economic Devastation Around the Globe. (Keynote Address). International Academy of Management & Business. New Orleans, LA. January 29, 2009.
Using Business Models to Fight Poverty. International Academy of Management & Business. New Orleans, Louisiana. January 28-30, 2009
Microfinance and Entrepreneurship Innovations: Business Survival in Times of Warfare and Civil Conflicts. United States Association of Small Business & Entrepreneurship Conference (USASEB). Anaheim, CA. January 8-11, 2009.
American Microfinance as a Counter to 2008’s U.S. Economic Disintegration. Community Audience. Dixon Middle School, Provo, UT. December 12, 2008.
Entrepreneurship’s Three Stages: From Utah’s Past Entrepreneurial Pioneers, to Today’s Business Entrepreneurs, to Tomorrow’s Social Entrepreneurs. Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum. Lindon, UT, December 11, 2008.
Latin American Indigenous Microfinance; plus Building Civil Society Through Service Learning. Two gatherings I presented at for the Latin American Studies Program, Kennedy Center, Ezra Taft Benson Bldg., BYU. Provo, UT. December 2-4, 2008.
Comparing Apples and Oranges: Different Microfinance Strategies in Kenya. Academy of Business Disciplines. Fort Myers, Florida. November 8, 2008.
Managing NGO Life Cycles: The Next Steps. 11th Annual Economic Self-Reliance Conference (with Pete Sorenson). Harmon Bldg., BYU. Provo, UT. November 7, 2008.
The Potential for Having Global Social Impacts. Kick-Off Speech: BYU Social Innovation Summit. Marriott School, BYU. Provo, UT. November 6, 2008.
Countering Marginalization: Strengthening Rural Village Families Through Core Capacity-Building Methods. Association for Third World Studies Conference. Millersville University, Pennsylvania. October 28, 2008.
Human Trafficking, HIV-AIDS and the Oppression of Women. Panelist at the BYU Women’s Research Institute Conference, October 24, 2008.
Participatory Action Research: Praxis in Doing Global OD. Organizational Development Network conference. (with Pete Sorenson) Austin, TX. October 19, 2008.
Strategies for Scaling and/or Acceleration of NGOs in Peru. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference (ASBE). Albuquerque, New Mexico. October 9, 2008.
The Synergy of Global Partnerships. Service Learning Conference, Utah Valley University, October 2-3, 2008.
Bridging the Gap: High, Low & Appropriate Technologies in Development. Keynote at Technology and Education in Development (TEDC) Conference. Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. August 2008.
Never, Ever Give Up on Disabled Children. Speech to MDs, nursing staff, religious leaders, NGO volunteers, and parents of handicapped African children. Evangelical Church, Lugazi, Uganda. August 2008.
Consecration & Stewardship. LDS audience of mostly recent converts. Mengo, Uganda. August 2008.
Learnings from Africa: Contradictions within Third World Development. Panelist at meeting of African government, education, and development officials. Jinja, Uganda. August 2008.
Community Spirit for a Modern World. Village Elders & members. Chiverano Community, Mozambique. July 2008.
Democracy and Economic Development. Communal leaders of the Family Preservation Project (with Joao Bueno). Mbatwe Village, Mozambique. July 2008.
Sacrifice for Building a New Zion. LDS Church district leaders’ welfare training event. Beira, Mozambique. July 2008.
Participatory Problem-solving in International Development to Salt Lake NGO Network, Mozambique’s Care for Life Case, June 12, 2008.
Warnerisms. The philosophy, teaching, humor, and sayings from Herr Doktor von Woodworth. Presentation to management and OB undergrad students at BYU, May 30, 2008.
Positive Deviance: Facilitating Social Entrepreneurs. Keynote at Global Awareness Society conference San Francisco, California. May 23, 2008.
Social Entrepreneurs as Global Change Agents. School for International Studies, University of the Pacific. Stockton, CA. April 17, 2008.
Reaching Out/Changing the World. Community activists seeking to solve global problems. Elk Grove, CA. April 16, 2008.
Financial Services for the so-called ‘Unbankable’ among the Global Poor. Speech to 200-plus finance students. BYU. Provo, UT. April 15, 2008.
Why We Do this Labor of Love among the ‘Poorest of the Poor.’ Workshop for board & staff of global NGOs from the Philippines, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Peru, April 8, 2008.
Meet the Mormons: Private, Personal LDS Humanitarian Initiatives. The International Society. Hinckley Alumni and Visitor Center, BYU. Provo, UT. April 7, 2008.
Children and Mothers’ Health Solutions: Using Microcredit to Train Clients in Improved Health & the Financing of Medical Care. World health officials, NGOs, and local practitioners. Pan American Health Organization, BYU, and World Health Organization of the UN. Utah Conference. April 4, 2008.
Intellectualism, Philosophy and Religion. Presentation to students at Hyde Park Chapel, London, UK, March 28, 2008.
Pedagogy of Social Entrepreneurship Skoll World Forum. Said Business School. Oxford University. Teaching Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Oxford, UK. March 26, 2008.
University Applications: Social Business in the Academic Field & Context. Colorado business, government, education, and non-profit organizations. Denver, Colorado. March 14, 2008.
Transforming the Meanness of Capitalism into Humane Social Business. Colorado business, government, education, and non-profit organizations. Denver, CO, March 13, 2008.
Covenant Communities: Zion-Building Through United Order Applications Today. Audience of 250 Latter-day Saints from throughout the Mountain West. Provo Library, UT, February 22, 2008.
Mormons for Equality and Social Justice. Presentation at the Wasatch Coalition for Peace and Justice, Progressive Agenda Conference. University of Utah, February 5, 2008.
Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy. University of Utah Law School Forum on Global Philanthropy. Salt Lake City, UT. February 1, 2008.
The Grand Strategy: Worker-Owned Co-operatives for a New World – Italy, the Basque Country, USA. Utah Valley University, Orem, UT, January 24, 2008.
On Martin Luther King, Jr: The Three Great Evils: Racism, War, and Injustice Against Workers. Celebration of Rev. King’s life and ministry. BYU, Provo. January 21, 2008.
A Hand-up, Not a Hand-out. International Studies students’ gathering. BYU. Provo, UT. January 18, 2008.
College/University Partnerships with Microcredit Funders: A Social Entrepreneurial Approach for Fighting Poverty. (USASBE) United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (with Mark Pomerantz, et al.). San Antonio, TX. January 12-13, 2008.
Business Models for Bettering U.S. Society. Marriott School meeting of students. BYU. Provo, UT. January 11, 2008.
Designing a Zion Society Among the Paraguayan LDS Poor: Microfinance Design and Implementation Strategies. Workshop for Church Welfare & Employment Managers. Asuncion, Paraguay. December 6, 2007.
Building Self-Sufficient Schools Through Microfranchise Educational Tools. Keynote at Teach-A-Man-A-Fish Global Conference. Escuela Agricola del San Francisco, Ceritos, Paraguay. December 4, 2007.
Strategies for Transforming the Lives of Impoverished Latin American Families. Marriott School Management Society. Buenos Aires, Argentina. December 1, 2007.
Wild-eyed, Crazy Wackos: A Wide-Open Session on the Good, Bad, and Ugly of NGO Start-Ups. 10th Annual Economic Self-Reliance Conference. BYU, November 8, 2007.
Designing, Launching, & Building Effective NGOs, Marriott School, Provo, UT, November 7, 2007.
Working for a Sustainable Future: Microfinance in Developed Countries. Led workshop oat the National MBA Net Impact Conference. Nashville, Tennessee. November 1, 2007.
What Kind of War is Worse? Jihad or American: A Critique of Bush, Bolton, and Rumsfeld. (The answer is Cheney!) Campus debate at Salt Lake Community College, October 24, 2007.
How to Become Change Agents. Walden Charter School. Provo, UT, October 3, 2007.
Modern Mormon Communalism. Paper presented at the John Whitmer Historical Association. Kirtland, Ohio, September 29, 2007.
Modes of Community: The LDS Communal System. Keynote speech at the pulpit of the historic Kirtland Temple where the Prophet Joseph Smith preached. Communal Studies Association. Kirtland, OH, September 28, 2007.
Action Research as a Longitudinal Approach to Poverty Eradication, Economic Development, and Human Development (with Peter Sorenson). Action Research Conference. Trondheim, Norway. September 22, 2007.
Prosocial Young People: Vanguards in the Microenterprise Revolution. International Youth Microenterprise Conference. Washington, DC. September 10-11, 2007.
Fighting Poverty, One Volunteer at a Time. Young Social Entrepreneurs event. Provo, UT. September 7, 2007.
Entrepreneurship, NGOs, and Self-Sufficiency. First Annual Self-Sufficiency Conference (Keynote). Sorocaba, Brazil. August 18, 2007.
Empreendedorismo do Grupo: O Movimento dos Cooperativos do Trabalhador” (Group Entrepreneurship: The Movement of Worker-Owned Cooperatives). FACENs Workshop. Engineering Faculty, Brazil. August 17, 2007.
Strengthening the Global Kingdom. Marriott School Management Society Chapter of Sao Paulo, Brazil. August 16, 2007.
Innovation in the Third Sector: Sustainability and Social Impact. University of Michigan-Sao Paulo University Civil Society Conference. Sao Paulo, Brazil. August 15, 2007.
Mormons in Dialogue with Christian Theologies Mormon Intellectuals and Scholars Symposium.
Salt Lake City, UT. August 11, 2007
A Mormonism of Civic Engagement. Panelist at Mormons for Equality & Social Justice event. Salt Lake City, UT. August 9, 2007.
Empowering Students to Change the World: Learning & Doing by Teaching Microfinance. Professional Development Workshop. Academy of Management. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. August 6, 2007.
Alleviating Poverty through Business Strategy. Academy of Management Workshop Panelist. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. August 5, 2007.
The Need for Management Theory in Microfinance: Performing Academic Research in Microfinance. Academy of Management Symposium. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (with Lisa Jones and Josh Ault). August 4, 2007.
The Sheer Joy of Facilitating Village Development Through Microcredit. Roundtable with Ingrid Munro of Jamii Bora and Managers. Nairobi, Kenya, July 26, 2007.
The Struggle Against Oppressive Poverty Shall End: Continue the Cause! Speech at Yehu Bank microfinance meeting. Mombasa, Kenya, July 19, 2007.
LDS Innovations in the Mormon War on Poverty. New York LDS Professionals Association.
New York, NY, June 28, 2007.
Social Responsibility Through Corporate and Business School Partnerships. Baruch College Global Business Conference (Keynote). New York, June 27, 2007.
Microfinance & the UN Millennium Goals. Columbia University: Earth Institute Fellows Roundtable. New York, June 26, 2007.
Organizational Change Models for NGOs. Third World Network Managers and Staff. Accra, Ghana, June 13, 2007.
Pioneering Paradigms: Early Utah History of Struggles to Survive & Your Pioneer Struggles in Mozambique Today: Success is Coming! Mangassa Village Elders/Leaders/Care for Life Trainers. Beira, Mozambique. June 6, 2007.
What Do You Seek: Make Money or Make Social Change? Invitation to share my life story to summer school students. BYU, Provo, UT, May 14, 2007.
Social Change Through Civil Society Engagement. Dyer Institute for Organizational Change Conference, Zermatt, Utah. April 5, 2007.
Toward a “Robin Hood” Theory of Economics: Financing the “Peasants” Through Microcredit. University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, MI, April 2, 2007.
Entrepreneurial Women: Seize the Day! Women of the Mountains Conference, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT. March 9, 2007.
Building a Movement of Global Change Agents: A Compact for Civil Society. National Campus Compact Conference, Austin, Texas. February 17, 2007.
A Rising Innovation: Microentrepreneurial Support Organizations (MESOs). USA Small Business Entrepreneurship Conference, Orlando, Florida, January 13, 2007.
Business Models for Alleviating Poverty in Times of War: Microentrepreneurship Strategies for Survival. Paper for the Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ASBE), Corpus Christi, TX, November 2006.
Alleviating Global Poverty: One Heart, One Mind, Research lecture to BYU faculty and graduate students, Nov. 20, 2006.
College Students in the Microcredit War on Poverty. Microcredit Academics and Practitioners (with John Hatch of FINCA) Halifax, Canada, November 15, 2006.
BYU’s Institutional Action Plan for Expanding Microcredit Globally. Microcredit Summit (with Todd Manwaring). Halifax, Canada, November 14, 2006.
Creating High Ethics Corporations. Speech at Thunderbird International School of Management, Phoenix, Arizona, November 9, 2006.
Deep Change: Business Schools as Incubators for Social Entrepreneurship. U.N./Academy of Management/Weatherhead School of Management, Business as an Agent for World Benefit Global Forum (BAWB), Case Western University, Cleveland, Ohio, October 24, 2006.
How Latter-day Saints Are Changing the World. LDS Institute of Religion, Palo Alto, CA, October 22, 2006.
OD as Social Entrepreneurship: Interventions for Building Socio-Economic Justice. Organizational Development Network (ODN) Workshop, San Francisco, CA, October 21, 2006.
Challenges Facing Impoverished Families When Disaster Strikes: Opportunities for Microfinance. Paper read at the International Academy of Business and Economics (IABE), Las Vegas, NV, October 2006.
Positive Deviance: How Social Entrepreneurs Are Building Civil Society. Faculty and students, Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah, September 2006.
Understanding Different Assumptions About Power and Equity: Interdisciplinary Frameworks. Academy of Management, Atlanta, Georgia, August 14, 2006.
The New Wave of Social Entrepreneurship. Academy of Management Symposium (with Shad Morris, Shon Hiatt, Lisa Jones). Atlanta, Georgia, August 12, 2006.
Policies for Well-Being of Third World Families. World Policy Forum: International Attorneys and Government Ministers form around the world, J. Reuben Clark School of Law, July 12, 2006.
Russian Economic Conversion: From Cold War to Peace. Workshop for Russian government officials training, sponsored by USAID, July 7, 2006.
Microcredit at the Tipping Point. Seminar for Utah Valley Entrepreneurs, Orem, UT. June 29, 2006.
How to “Pay it Forward” Among the Poor. Presentation to hundreds of LDS families spending a week at Aspen Grove in the Wasatch Mountains, Utah, week of June 10-16, 2006.
How Success Took Hold. Reassessing our work as Empowering Nations, NGO, after the waves of destruction and earthquakes of terror in countries bordering the Indian Ocean. Presentation at Salt Lake Community College, UT, May 4, 2006.
Microfinance Innovation and Standardization in Peru. Western Social Science Association Conference (with Hans Rawhouser), Phoenix, Arizona, April 19-22, 2006.
Emergent OD: Scaling Up Microfinance. Research report to Department of Organizational Leadership and Strategy Faculty Seminar, Marriott School, April 14, 2006.
Microfinance Innovations Combined with Healthcare. Ninth Annual Economic Self-Reliance Conference, BYU, March 9, 2006.
Eagle Condor Humanitarian Case (with Jaime Figueroa of Peru), Center for Economic Self-Reliance (CESR) Conversations, February 24, 2006
How MBAs Can Solve Global Problems. Kick-off Speech to BYU’s Net Impact Club. Marriott School, February 16, 2006.
United Nations Debriefing Session for the 2005 International Year of Microcredit. U.N. Headquarters, New York, January 13, 2006.
Wave of Hope/Empowering Nations: Mobilizing to Change the World. Presentations at BYU, UVU, U of U, USU to recruit, train and send young social entrepreneurs to Thailand and four other nations in crisis (Paraguay, Ghana, Panama, Mozambique, etc.). January 9, 2006.
Small Fortunes. PBS-BYU documentary film we developed in 2005 continued to be shown across the U.S. on television stations, at universities where I was invited to speak, and across the world through the internet. It resulted in hundreds of inquiries to me and others seeking more information, asking guidance in creating Action Groups, etc. 2006.
Microcredit Impacts Study: Economic Self-Reliance Interventions. Presentation to CESR Annual Research Forum, Marriott School, BYU, Provo, December 2, 2005.
Empowering the Poor Through Microcredit Methodologies. Presented to PBS premier showing of KBYU, documentary film, November 15, 2005.
Stewardship and Consecration: Practicing the Prophet Joseph Smith’s Teachings/Celebrating his 200th Anniversary. Panama LDS stake fireside, Panama City, Panama, October 15, 2005.
Liderazgo Catalizador Para el Siglo 21. (Catalytic Leadership for the 21st Century). Presentation to Management Society, Panama City, Panama, October 13, 2005.
Microenterprise and Microcredit as Tools for Incubating Change. Presentation to government leaders, policymakers, and corporate executives, City of Knowledge, Panama, October 12, 2005.
Social Performance and Economic Dimensions of Microfinance NGOS. Research paper at the Academy of Management, Honolulu, Hawaii. August 9, 2005.
Varieties of Social Entrepreneurship in Business Schools. Presented to BYU-Hawaii faculty and students, Laie, Hawaii, August 8, 2005.
Building Civil Society Through Sustainable Economic Development. Presentation at the University of Bangkok, Thailand, August 3, 2005.
Establishing Worker-Owned Cooperatives: Pioneers for Re-Building Khao Lak Villages. Speech at the inauguration of the Village Women/Pearl Jewelry-Makers, Khao Lak, Thailand, July 24, 2005.
Microenterprise Impacts: Stories of Success and Growth Through Eagle Condor Peru Foundation. Presentation to National BYU Alumni, Marriott School, BYU, June 23, 2005.
Empowering the Poor Who Struggle and Suffer. Utah Valley Community, April 2005.
The Call to Action: Becoming Social Entrepreneurs in Central America. Presentation to Community Volunteers/Global Change Agents, Provo, UT, April 19, 2005.
Transforming the Third World. Presentation to the Boston Community. Cambridge, MA, March 2005.
Creating Effective Social Enterprises. Presentation at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA March 2005.
Launching the Joseph Smith Rescue Brigade. Presentation at Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, March 2005.
NonFormal Education Tools to Build Global Social and Economic Justice. Presentation at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, March 24, 2005.
Spectrum of Development. Panelist at the 8th Annual ESR Conference, BYU, Provo, March 11, 2005.
Bottom-Up Economic Self-Reliance Interventions/Action Research from the Grassroots. Presentation at the 8th Annual Self-Reliance Conference, BYU, Provo, UT, March 11, 2005.
The 7 Habits of Highly Ineffective Economic Self-Reliance. Presentation at the 8th Annual ESR Conference, BYU, March 10, 2005.
The Four Quartets of Serving the Poor. Keynote address to Social Innovator of the Year Banquet, BYU, Provo, UT, March 10, 2005.
Microenterprise Tools for Building Well-being Among Poor U.S. Families. Speech at the Family Outreach Conference. Provo, UT, March 9, 2005.
Strengthening Third World Families Through Self Reliance. Presentation at Family Outreach Conference. Provo, UT, March 8, 2005.
Liberation Theology and Mormonism. Presentation at Utah Valley State College Academic Conference: Mormonism and Social Justice, Orem, UT, March 4, 2005.
Wave of Hope! Countering the Tsunami Devastation of 11 Nations Surrounding the Indian Ocean. A call to action in recruiting young social innovators. Kennedy Center for International Studies, February 16, 2005.
Global Transformation From the Bottom Up: Citizen Initiatives to Build Civil Society. Presentation at Community Women’s Association, Phoenix, AZ, January 18, 2005.
The Future of Microfinance: New Innovations. Presentation to Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, January 14, 2005.
Economic Self-Reliance: Research on Microcredit Impacts. Presentation to BYU Center for Economic Self-Reliance Advisory Board, Marriott School, November, 2004.
Global Policy Toward Corruption: Angola’s Mislaid Billions. Presentation in faculty debate with professors from Columbia Business School, Harvard and Rutgers to National Conference with MBAs from all over the nation, New York City, NY, November 2004.
Microfinance: Which Strategies Work? Presentation at Net Impact Conference, Columbia University, NYC, November 13, 2004.
Business Leaders Building a Better World, Chair and Panelist at Net Impact Conference, Columbia University, NYC, November 14, 2004.
Traditional or Transformational Leadership? Presented at Utah Valley State College, Annual Leadership Conference, UVSC, Orem, Utah, October 2004.
Tribal Entrepreneurship: Microfinance for Indian Self-Reliance. Presentation at the International Academy for Management and Business Conference (IAMB), Las Vegas, Nevada, October 2004.
Knowledge as the Path to Socio-Economic Justice. Presentation at 12th World Congress of Comparative Education, Havana, Cuba, October 2004.
Guatemala: A Case Study on Evaluating the Impacts of Microfinance on Poverty. Presentation to International Statistics Association, Amann, Jordan, October 2004.
50,000 Malnourished Children: How Can We Help? Presentation to Theology and Intellectuals Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT August 2004.
Transition Tools for Growth of the Informal Economy in the New Russia. Presentation to Russian Delegation at the Open World Program/U.S. Congress, May 2004.
The Many Faces of Globalization. Presentation to the World Trade Association, Salt Lake City, UT, May 2004.
Alleviating Poverty Through Microfinance: Village Banking Outcomes in Central America. Presentation at Western Social Science Association, Salt Lake City, UT, April 2004.
Constructing Civil Society: The Architecture of Social Entrepreneurship to Empower the Poor. Presentation at the 7th Annual MicroEnterprise Conference, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, March 2004.
Mobilizing Business Schools to Accelerate Global Microcredit. Presentation to Darden School Faculty and Students, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, March 2004.
How Microentrepreneurship Strengthens Families in the Developing World. Presentation to world-wide scholars participating in the Families and Poverty Research Conference, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, March 2004.
Achieving Self Reliance Through Grassroots Microlending. Presentation to Society for the Advancement of Management Conference, Baltimore, MD, March 2004.
Building an Academic Network for Expanding Social Entrepreneurship. Presentation to Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford University, Oxford, UK, March 2004.
The Power of One: Making a Difference in the World. Presentation as keynote speaker, Eagle Condor Foundation Inaugural Dinner, Salt Lake City, UT, February 2004.
Universities as Incubators of Social Action. Presentation to World Social Forum, Mumbai, India, January 2004.
Doing Good and Doing Well: Ethics and Business Values for a Better World. Presentation to MBA students and faculty, University of Bombay, Mumbai, India, January 2004.
Socio-Economic Results of Microfinance in Mexico and Ecuador. Presentation to the Center for Economic Self-Reliance, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, January 2004.
The Ethics of Sweatshops, Multinational Corporations, and American Shoppers. Presentation to BYU students, faculty and general public, Provo, Utah, November 13, 2003.
Microcredit and Environmental Sustainability: The Ethics of Corporate Social Responsibility. Presentation at Greening of Industry Network, San Francisco, California, October 15, 2003.
The Critical Importance of the Global Informal Economy: Hundreds of Millions of Jobs to Life Those in Poverty. Brown Bag lunch gathering. BYU, September 19, 2003.
Scaling Up: A Five Year Plan for Mentores Empresariales. Presentation to staff of NGO Mentores Empresariales, Guatemala City, August 5, 2003.
Ten Million African AIDS Orphans: What Would Jesus Have Us Do? Panelist at a religious studies conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, August 2003.
Social Responsibilities/Opportunities for Firms to Do Good. Presentation to Central American Corporate Executives, Guatemala City, July 21, 2003.
Applying Third World Village Banking Methodologies to U.S. Urban Settings. Presentation to Latino MicroBusiness Mentors, Marriott School, June 27, 2003.
Local Development through Microfinance Tools in Central America. Presentation at International Conference of Society for the Advancement of Socio Economics (with S. Hiatt). Aix-en-Provence, France, June 26-28, 2003.
Microentrepreneurship Impacts in East Africa. Presentation at International Council for Small Business Conference (ICSB) (with Shon Hiatt), Belfast, Northern Ireland, June 15-18, 2003.
Third Sector Tools for Strengthening Civil Society. Presentation at London School of Economics, London, England, June 10, 2003.
Corporate Evil: Enron, the Trump Organization, and the Third Reich. Presentation at ethics symposium for business students in Utah Valley, Orem, UT, May 16, 2003.
LDS Praxis: Integrating Gospel Teachings with Social Actions. Presentation at conference on Mormon studies, Washington, D.C., May 3, 2003.
Empowering Brazil—Empowering College Students. Presentation to Utah Valley State College students and faculty, Orem, Utah, April 17, 2003.
Establishing a Global Clearinghouse for Research and Jobs in the Microfinance Industry. Roundtable discussion with officials from the Master of Public Administration, Harvard Leadership Series, Center for International Development, and Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, April 10, 2003.
The Role of Rising Academics in Microenterprise. Presentation to faculty and students of various Harvard programs, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, April 10, 2003.
Socio Economic Results of Microfinance in Mexico and Ecuador. Presentation at Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters Conference, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, April 2003 (with S. Hiatt).
Mobilizing OD Consultants to Empower the Poor. Presentation at MOB Annual Practitioners Conference, Provo, Utah, March 27, 2003.
NGO Strategies for Organizational Development. Presentation at 6th Annual Microenterprise Conference, (with J. Boehme and N. Smallwood), BYU, Provo, Utah, March 11-13, 2003.
Economic Analysis of Provo’s Poor: Where Discrimination and Poverty Are Highest. Presentation to Provo Mayor and Staff. February 10, 2003.
Another Economy is Possible. Presentation at the World Social Forum, Porto Alegre, Brazil, January 24, 2003.
Making a Difference: LDS Endeavors to Build a Better World. Presentation at Management Society, Sacramento, California. December 10, 2002.
Utilizing Third World Microfinance in U.S. Inner-City Contexts. Presentation to Utah Chamber of Commerce and Utah Valley Bankers, Provo, Utah, December 5, 2002.
Mobilizing Social Action Groups to Advocate Microfinance Funding from Governments Presentation at the Microcredit Summit +5, New York, NY, November 12, 2002 (with J. Hatch, A. Counts and J. Carter).
Universities and Microcredit: Methods for Making Business Schools into Incubators to Fight Poverty. Presentation at the Microcredit Summit +5, New York, NY, November 13, 2002 (with N. Hill and G. Woller).
How LDS Families are Changing the World. Presentation to the BYU Alumni Association, Oakland California, October 25, 2002.
Using OD to Build Long-term Sustainability. Presentation at Socio-Technical Systems Workshop, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 8-10, 2002.
How and Why We Did It. Assessment of impacts from HELP International at autumn reunion, Utah Valley, September 27, 2002.
Logistics for International Student Internships. Ongoing preparations for upcoming global service. Training for students I recruit to volunteer among the poor. September 18, 2002.
Building a Third World Alliance: Solidarity Between North/South Partners. Presentation at NGO Network, San Salvador, El Salvador, July 23-26, 2002.
Trickle-Up Microentrepreneurship: Microenterprise Creation in Poor Communities. Presentation at the International Council for Small Business Conference (ICSB), San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 15-16, 2002.
Teaching as Congruence: Inner Passion with Global Strategies to Change the World. Presentation at OB Teaching Conference, Orange, California, June 19-21, 2002.
Romney Institute Innovations to Combat Global Poverty. Redesign proposal for faculty and administrators to change the Masters of Public Administration Program at the Marriott School, May 17, 2002.
Mobilizing Change Agents to Empower Have-Nots: Using OD in the Trenches. Presentation for to
(Squared) E: the other organizational event, David M. Kennedy Center, BYU, Provo, Utah, April 4-5, 2002.
Linking U.S. Based NGOs into a National Network for Lifting the Global Poor. Presentation to Action Against Poverty, Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, Utah, April 13, 2002.
Facing the Challenges of Family Poverty. Presentation at the 5th Annual MicroEnterprise Conference,
BYU, Provo, Utah, March 15-16, 2002.
The Seven Deadly Sins of Globalization. Presentation at the World Social Forum, Porto Alegre, Brazil,
February 15-18, 2002.
Microenterprise Management Skills. Presentation at the American Society of Business and Behavioral
Sciences, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 8-10, 2002.
Building a Movement for Uplifting Poor Families. Presentation for Utah Network of NGOs, Orem, Utah,
January 16, 2002.
Is Academic Social Entrepreneurship an Oxymoron? Presentation at the National Gathering of Social Entrepreneurs, Seattle, Washington, November 28 – December 1, 2001.
Women and Microcredit. Presentation to the College of Business and Technology Research Services, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois, October 19, 2001.
Internationalizing Student Outreach and Service Learning. Workshop for campus staff, faculty and administrators. Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois, October 18, 2001.
World Trade and the Poor. Presentation to MBA students, WIU, Macomb, Illinois, October 18, 2001.
The Socio-Economics of Mormons. Paper read to the Department of Economics faculty and doctoral students, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois, October 17, 2001.
Practical Steps to Building Microcredit NGOs. Speech to the Latin American Microcredit Summit, Puebla, Mexico, October 12, 2001 (with Muhammad Yunus).
Accomplishing BYU’s Educational Institution Plan (1997-2001). Paper read at the Latin American Microcredit Summit, Puebla, Mexico, October 11, 2001.
CEOs, Crooks and Con Artists. Ethics and Organizational Behavior Presentation. Management & consulting critique to MBA students, BYU, Provo, UT, September 26, 2001.
How to Facilitate Global Change Efforts. Presentation to the New York Metropolitan Professional Association, New York City, September 22, 2001.
The Social Responsibility of Business. Presentation to the Business Department, Salt Lake Community College, September 17, 2001.
Is Academic Social Entrepreneurship an Oxymoron? The Third National Gathering for Social Entrepreneurs, Seattle, Washington, September 12-15, 2001.
Stewardship: Serving Those in Need, Lecture to new MBA Class of 2001-3, BYU, August 23, 2001.
Working Toward Zion. Community Public Lecture, Provo, Utah, August 24, 2001.
Social Entrepreneurship; Establishing New Social Purpose Ventures, Two presentations to corporate executives in Utah Valley, August 27-30, 2001.
Business School Innovations to Combat Global Poverty. Honored to present a “Showcase” paper at the Academy of Management, Washington, D.C., August 3-7, 2001.
Microentrepreneurship as a Tool for Job Creation. Presentation to Central Santa Catarina Chamber of Commerce, Brazil, June 29, 2001.
How to Establish an Incubator for Launching New Enterprises. Workshop for Engineers and Executives, Center for Business and Technology, Criciuma, Brazil, June 29, 2001.
U.S. Models of Regional Economic Growth: The Utah Experience. Speech to Executive MBA Start-Up Class, State University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, June 28, 2001.
The Promise of Microfinance. Speech at the Inauguration of Credisol, a new bank for the poor. Tubarao, Brazil, June 26, 2001.
Income-Generating Experiences from Africa and Asia. Speech to Administracao Na Faculdade Estacio de Sa de Santa Catarina, Brazil, June 25, 2001.
Government and Public Entrepreneurship. Presentation to Mayors, Legislators and Regional Public Servants. Casca, Brazil, June 21, 2001.
Building Capacity Among the Poor. Presentation to bankers and business leaders. Criciuma, Brazil, June 20, 2001.
Job Creation Through the Strategy of Microenterprise. Presentation to the Chamber of Commerce, Florianopolis, Brazil, July 19, 2001.
Village Banking Tools. Speech to the Management Sciences Research Institute, Florianopolis, Brazil, June 19, 2001.
Microentrepreneurship and Service Learning. Presentation to MBAs at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, June 18, 2001.
The Potential of Microcredit to Improve Brazil. Speech to the Governor and Legislature of Santa Catarina, Brazil, June 18, 2001.
How Business Entrepreneurs May Become Social Entrepreneurs. Workshop for Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum, Provo, Utah, May 10, 2001.
Business Ethics and its Power to Change the World. Guest speaker at the Executive Lecture Series, Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah, April 12, 2001.
Gender Issues in Microcredit. Presentation at the 4th Annual Microenterprise Conference, BYU, April 6-7, 2001 (with Lisa Jones).
Creating a Global Wholesale Fund to Economically Empower the Poor. Theme of a week-long symposium at the Grameen Bank Headquarters, Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 8-12, 2001.
Microfinance as a Tool for Capacity Building. Day-long training program for officials of government, academic, and communist organizations, along with peasant women’s groups in Sichuan Province of Western China, December 18, 2000.
Education: The Path to a Better Future. Presentation to over a thousand faculty, students and government officials, and Yi minority people in Mianning County, China, December 16, 2000.
Strategic Initiatives for Empowering Third World Women. Speech to poverty alleviation officials, Yunnan Province. Kunming, China, December 14, 2000.
Communism vs. Capitalism: Microcredit as a Third Alternative. Presentation to the Women’s Federation of Guangxi Province. Nanning City, China, December 11, 2000.
Transforming Poor Societies Around the Globe. Presentation to expatriate managers, Paris, France, November 12, 2000.
OD Among the Poor. Paper read at the Organization Development Network (ODN), Atlanta, Georgia, October 29-November 2, 2000.
Mindsets for Changing the World. Speech at the Symposium on Service and Learning, Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah. Also served as a panelist on “Religious, Ethical and Other Motivations for Service.” October 24, 2000.
The Plight and Pathos of Poor Latter-day Saints. Keynote speaker at the Unitus Economic Summit, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 10, 2000.
Honoring Our Prophet. Spoke of the love and admiration for the prophet by Latter-day Saints worldwide and presented to President Gordon B. Hinckley our award as Humanitarian of the Millennium, Unitus Economic Summit, October 10, 2000.
Chasqui Humanitarian: Efforts and Strategies to Lift those in Need. Paper presented at the 11th Annual Conference of the International Society, David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, Provo, Utah, August 14, 2000.
Combating Socio-Economic Injustice Through Cooperative Microcredit Strategies. Paper read at the annual conference for the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, London School of Economics, London, UK: July 2000.
Alleviating Human Suffering Through Cooperative Microenterprise Formation and Access to Financing for the Poor. Paper presented at the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Beijing, China, July 26, 2000.
Empowering Women Through Microcredit: Integrating Anthropology and Economics. Paper for the 2000 Inter-Congress on Metropolitan Ethnic Cultures, Beijing, China (with L. Jones), July 25, 2000.
Improving the World, One Family at a Time. Presentation to the Visayas Enterprise Foundation (VEF), Cebu, the Philippines, July 22, 2000.
How Mormon Entrepreneurs Can Change the World. Graduation speaker at commencement ceremonies of the Academy for Creating Enterprise (ACE), Cebu, the Philippines, July 21, 2000.
The Global Context for Doing Village Banking. Presentation to Philippines Enterprise Development Foundation (PEDF), Manila, the Philippines, July 20, 2000.
Indigenous Economic Development: Global Methods to Lift Those who Suffer. Speech to Latin American Welfare Officials, Ollantaytambo, Peru, June 10, 2000.
Building Strong NGOs: From the Outside In. Workshop conducted at the Association for Economic Opportunity. Lowell, MA: May 11-14, 2000.
Social Development as Village Development: Strategies for Grassroots Change in Africa. Paper read at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Western Social Sciences Association, Sociology Section. San Diego, CA, April 28, 2000.
Microcredit in Asia: Assessing the Economic Results of Microfinance and Microentrepreneurship. Paper read at the International Finance Section, Western Social Sciences Association, San Diego, CA, April 27, 2000.
Applying Social Science in Behalf of the Third World Poor: New Programs for Development (with S. Morris). Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT: April 14, 2000.
Living Faith, Leading Change: Integrating Spirit and Work. Presentation at the Third Annual Business and Spirit Conference. Babson College, Wellesley, MA: March 22-24, 2000.
Putting Socio-Economic Doctrines into Practice: The Humanitarian Legacy of President Joseph F. Smith. Paper read at Annual Church History Conference, BYU, March 18, 2000.
Microcredit as a Tool for Disaster Relief: The HELP Honduras Story. Presentation at the 3rd Annual Microenterprise Conference, BYU, March 17, 2000.
The Spiritual Meaning of Laboring in Poor African Villages. Remarks in Bamako, West Africa, December 29, 1999.
Developing Environs of Empowerment. Presentation to participants in LDS humanitarian ventures. Salt Lake City, Utah, October 4, 1999.
Home-Based Businesses: A Model for the New Millennium. Keynote speaker at the Utah State Small Business Development Center’s Annual Conference, September 29, 1999.
Learning in the Field: Using Entrepreneurial Skills to Help Others. Presenter at the Entrepreneurship Conference, Marriott School. Center for Entrepreneurship, BYU, September 24, 1999.
The Struggle to Integrate Solutions to Poverty. Comments at the Annual Meeting, Credit with Education Learning Exchange. This event is held once a year in various areas of the world. It brings together a mixture of some 60 NGO officials from Asia, Africa, and Latin America that collectively loan some $120 million to over two million have-nots, July 25-29, 1999.
Modern Mormon Pioneers: Celebration of July 24th Pioneer Day in East Africa. Keynote speech to the 120 members of the PRINCE Cooperative, Nairobi, Kenya, July 24, 1999.
International Service and Learning: A Model for Social Change. Presentation at a campus-wide faculty forum, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, July 12, 1999.
Challenges of Global Aid: Solution or Disaster? Remarks at a community awareness program, Springville Art Museum, June 16, 1999.
The Christian’s Response to Human Suffering. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Provo, Utah, June 9, 1999.
Village Banking Methods: Tools for Lifting the Poor. Presentation to NGO representatives in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, May 14, 1999.
Uplifting “the Least” of the Developing World. Presentation at a symposium, Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah, April 9, 1999.
Social Justice Through Poverty Alleviation. Presentation at Utah Valley State College, April 9, 1999, 300 attendees.
Building a Community of Mormon Charitable Organizations. Opening remarks at the First International Development Network (IDN) meeting, April 1, 1999.
Humanitarian Outreach to the World’s Poor and Needy. Speech at Salt Lake City’s premier charity event for 800 Utahns at Little America Hotel, March 30, 1999.
Small Banking Strategies for the Third World in the New Millennium. Paper presented at the Society for Advancement of Management International Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 28-30, 1999.
How to Start Your Own Village Bank. Paper presented at the 2nd Annual Microenterprise Conference, Brigham Young University, March 27, 1999.
Global NGOs and the Future of Microcredit. Chair and Panelist, the 2nd Annual Microenterprise Conference, Brigham Young University, March 26, 1999.
Restoring Gospel Socio-Economic Principles in East Africa. Presentation to LDS East African Leaders, Nairobi, Kenya, February 13, 1999.
Village Banking as the Path to National Development. Speech at the General Assembly of La Caisse Villageouise Jkseme. With co-presenter Alpha Konare, President of the Republic of Mali, West Africa, January 2, 1999.
The Mormon View of Business and Economics: Integrating the Spiritual and Temporal. Presentation at the International Conference on Business and Consciousness, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, November 7-14, 1998.
Working Toward Zion in the 21st Century. Paper presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada, November 6-9, 1998.
Combating Poverty Through OD in the Trenches: Strategies for the Third World. Paper presented at the 18th OD World Congress, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, July 14-17, 1998.
Indicators for NGO Quality Assessment and Impact Evaluation. Workshop Leader, Credit with Education-Freedom from Hunger Symposium, Newark, NJ: June 28-30, 1998.
Strategic Planning for 100 Million of the World’s Poorest Families: An Institutional Action Plan. Microcredit Summit of Councils, New York City, June 25-27, 1998 (with Gary Woller).
E4 Organizations. Keynote presentation to the American Society for Quality, 5th Annual Conference, Boise, Idaho, May 20-22, 1998.
The International Feminization of Poverty. Paper presented at a University of Utah Symposium on Women and Poverty, Salt Lake City, April 9, 1998.
How to Work Toward Zion. Presentation at Utah Valley Business Roundtable, Provo, January 18, 1998.
New Paradigm Thinking About Values, Spirit, and Management. Presentation at the Third Annual Conference on Business and Spirituality, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, November 12-14, 1997.
Labor-Management Partnerships. A series of consulting projects as organizational development experts with Steel, airlines, tech, auto, and all levels of government – federal, state, local – (with Christopher Meek in New York, Florida, Korea, Utah, Brazil, Pennsylvania, Japan, Ohio, etc.), 1988-1997.
Doing Business in the Philippines. Presentation to Korean managers of Ton Yang Group, Inc. on Globalization Strategies. Also conducted workshop on Employee Empowerment, November 3-23, 1997.
Self-Reliance and Temporal Well-being: Indigenous Latter-day Saints in the Isles of the Pacific. Paper read at a conference, “Pioneering in the Pacific,” Laie, Hawaii, October 7-11, 1997.
OD as Third World Development: Microenterprise and Poverty Lending for the Poor. Paper presented at the International Association of Management, Montreal, Canada, August 9, 1997.
Organizational Praxis: Integrating Theory and Hands-On Experience. Paper presented at the Association of Management, Montreal, Canada, August 6, 1997.
Teach a Woman to Fish and You Feed a Whole Village. Presentation to Mentores Empresariales, Guatemala City, Guatemala, May 20, 1997.
The New Mexican Revolution: Bringing the Marginalized, Indigenous Poor into the Economy of Mexico. Presentation to Fundacion Dignidad, Mexico City, Mexico, May 15, 1997.
Development from the Bottom Up: A Tough Love Approach Rather than Top Down Charity. Comments at the World Microcredit Summit, Africa Section. Washington, D.C., February 2-4, 1997.
U.S. Labor History and Industrial Relations Today. Workshop for Korean executives from Hyundai Heavy Industries Group, November 15, 1996.
Managing Effective Accounting Teams. Presentation at Deloitte Touche Academic Conference, Colorado Springs, CO: August 2-3, 1996.
High Performance/High Commitment Firms. Seminar for 18 Korean executives of Lucky Goldstar Corp., July 15-18, 1996.
New Values and Organizations for the 21st Century: Examples from the United Order. Presentation to the Marriott School Annual Management Conference, June 20, 1996 (with James W. Lucas).
Labor Ownership of Capital: The Road Ahead. Presentation to the worker boards of directors, The Mondragon Cooperative Corporation, Mondragon, Spain, May 25, 1996.
The Workers’ Cooperative Movement in the 21st Century. Paper read at CIRIEC Conference at Lisbon, Portugal, May 20-22, 1996.
New Organizational Assumptions and Values for Global Restructuring. Presentation at the World Business Academy Conference, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, May 2-5, 1996.
Microcredit for the Poor: Job Creation, Not Charity. Panelist at International Symposium on Third World Development, Michigan Law and Development Society, University of Michigan School of Law, Ann Arbor, MI: March 15-17, 1996 (panel with Muhammad Yunus, President of Grameen Bank, Sam Daley-Harris, Founder & CEO, Results International).
De-elitizing the Technical Advisors: Creating North/South Partnerships with the Poor. Presentation at NGO Development Symposium of The United Nations, New York City, February 16, 1996.
Grassroots Development Tactics and Village Sustainability. Presentation to Peace Corps, government officials and NGO professionals, Mali, West Africa, December 18, 1995.
Business and Transforming the Global Agenda. Presentation at the First International Conference on Spirituality and Blessings, Mazatlán, Mexico, November 11-18, 1995.
Transition Strategies for Privatization. Presentation to state-owned enterprises in Minsk, Belarus, August 3, 1995.
Small Business Challenges in Post-Communist Society. Speech to entrepreneurs and new capitalists, Moscow, Russia, July 31, 1995.
Indigenous Management: Microenterprise in the Philippines. Paper read at Western Social Sciences Association (Economics Section), Oakland, CA: April 26-30, 1995.
Neither Capitalism Nor Socialism: Mormon Pioneer Values as a Third Alternative. Paper read at Western Social Sciences Association (History Section). Oakland, CA: April 26-30, 1995.
Economic Challenges in Latin America. Speech at Latin American Business Strategies Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 4, 1995.
Conscience and Community: Steel Industry Ethics. Paper read at the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, Crystal City, Virginia, March 2-5, 1995.
Competition vs. Caring: Toward the Soul of a Business. Paper read at the 6th National Conference on Ethics in America. Long Beach, CA: February 22-24, 1995.
The Politics of Reform in Latin America: The Critical Role of NGOs in Development. Presentation at International Conference on Third World Development, Antigua, Guatemala, November 14-15, 1994.
Managing Change. Presentation to the Leadership Academy for Utah College Administrators, University of Utah campus, Salt Lake City, Utah, July 11, 1994.
The Industrial Revolution and the Rise of Mormonism: Economic Compatibilities and Contrasts. Paper read at the Mormon History Association’s 29th Annual Meeting, Park City, Utah, May 19-22, 1994.
Organizational Values, Systems and Structures: Roots of the Early Mormon Economy. Paper presented at the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, May 13, 1994.
Micro Entrepreneurship: Third World Small Business Strategies. Presentation to the Entrepreneur/Corporate Founders Conference, Provo, Utah, April 1, 1994.
Organizational Innovation and Transformation. Presentation to Chilean business executives and public-sector managers, Santiago, Chile, March 3, 1994.
From the Informal Economy to a Cooperative Business Sector: Tactics for Change. Paper read at conference of NGOs, PVOs and development agencies, Organization of the American States (OAS), Santiago, Chile, February 28, 1994.
Grassroots Tools for Empowering the Poor: Village Banking Models. Speech to Mindanao City Council, bankers and entrepreneurs. Davao, the Philippines, January 20, 1994.
Alternative Paradigms for Third World Development: Participatory Strategies for Economic Change. Presentation to Visayas Enterprise Foundation, Cebu City, the Philippines, January 19, 1994.
From the Informal Economy to Producer Cooperatives: The San Miguel Case. Presentation to non-profit groups, educators, and policy-makers, Manila, the Philippines, January 17, 1994.
Empowerment Strategies for Organizational Restructuring: U.S. and International Cases. Presentation to National Conference on Organizational Behavior, October 20-22, 1993.
Strategies for Organizational Perestroika. Presentation at the National Conference on Corporate Redesign. Washington, D.C., June 16-18, 1993.
Strengthening the Informal Economy. Presentation at the University of the West Indies. Kingston, Jamaica, April 30, 1993.
Terra Incognita: From Command Economy to Economic Democracy in the CIS. Paper read at the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, New York City, March 26-28, 1993.
Reforming the World. Keynote speaker at BYU Association of Women. January 23, 1993.
New Economic Imperatives. Speech at Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, November 29, 1992.
Privatization and Entrepreneurship Methods. Presentation to Solidarnosc Trade Union Officials, Gdansk, Poland, November 20, 1992.
Eastern European Alternatives for Privatization and Organizational Restructuring. International Conference, Warsaw, Poland, October 23-24, 1992.
New Mormon Experiments Toward Zion: Varieties of the Old World Order. Paper read at the National Communal Studies Association. Nauvoo, Illinois, October 14-16, 1992.
Grassroots Development in the Philippines Context. Presentation to the International Joint Action Council, Salt Lake City, Utah, October, 1992.
Privatization Tactics Through Worker Buyouts. International Business School, Warsaw, Poland, July 19-20, 1992.
Strategies for National Reconstruction: OD and Organizational Economics. 12th OD World Congress, Palanga, Lithuania, July 14-18, 1992.
Organizational Change Interventions, Team Building, and Socio-Technical Innovations in Organizational Behavior. Workshop at Vilnius University, Lithuania, July 12, 1992.
Privatization Strategies and the Process of Democratization. Karl Marx Economics University, Minsk, Belarussia, July 6-7, 1992.
The Redesign of Education: New Paradigms and Practices. Paper read at the Approaching a School in Zion Symposium, College of Education, BYU, March 19-20, 1992.
Latin America’s Informal Economy. Presentation to Management Society, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Dec. 12, 1991.
Organizational Transformation: Managerial Trends toward the Year 2000. Speech to Brazilian bankers and executives, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 11, 1991.
Economic Democracy in the Next Millennium: Utopia, Fantasy or Mere Impossibility? Society for Utopian Studies, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 7-9, 1991.
Development of OB/HR Professionals. Presentation at OD Network Annual Conference, Long Beach, California, October 28-29, 1991.
A New Framework For Industrial Relations: From Confrontation to Reconciliation. European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS), Vienna, Austria, July 15-17, 1991.
Industrial Praxis: The Micro Organization. Presentation at the 10th Annual Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington. June 26-29, 1991.
A Trickle Up Theory of Economic Development: The Mondragon System of Spain. Department of Economics Seminar for Faculty and Doctoral Students, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, May 16, 1991.
Democracy and Justice: Independence and Economic Reform in Eastern Europe. Helsinki School of Economics, Finland, May 10, 1991.
Workers’ Participation in Corporate Governance: EC ’92 Implications. Presentation at Quality of Working Life Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, May 8-9, 1991.
Linking Technology and Entrepreneurship. Paper presented at the International Conference on Technology and Education, Toronto, Canada, May 3 (with Chris Meek).
Meta Economics: Toward a Theory of Equality and Empowerment. American University, Washington, D.C. April 20, 1991.
Between Communism and Capitalism: Options for the USSR. Tenth International Conference on ESOPs. Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, April 7, 1991.
Capitalism With A Human Face: Social Responsibility in the Steel Industry. Paper read at the International Association of Business and Society, March 22-24, 1991.
The Underground Economy of the Third World. Presentation at conference on economic development, Manila, Philippines, December 8-9, 1990.
Privatization and Economic Reform. Presentation to the Ministry of Labor of the USSR, Moscow, August 29, 1990.
Proactive Alternatives to Plant Shutdowns. U.S. Department of Labor Conference on Economic Dislocation. Denver, Colorado, February 21, 1990.
Third World Strategies Toward Zion. Pacific Communal Studies Association, Provo, Utah, May 4-5, 1990.
The New Global Marketplace. International Business Seminars presented in Denver, Colorado, and Dallas, Texas, April 1990.
Self-Employment Enterprise in the Philippines. LDS Church Headquarters presentation, November 15, 1990.
Mormons and Wealth: Dancing the “Lambada” with Babylon. Paper read at Sunstone Symposium, Salt Lake City, Utah, August 22-25, 1990.
Frontier Development Strategies: Maquiladora or the Grassroots? United Nations Conference on Population and Development. Ciudad Juarez/El Paso, December 1-2, 1989.
Teaching the Social Responsibility of Business. Kemper Foundation Ethics Conference, BYU, November 2-3, 1989.
Communal Economics: Rural and Urban. Sixteenth Annual Historic Communal Societies Conference, Yankton, South Dakota, October 5-7, 1989.
Anticipatory Organizational Socialization (and) Employee Ownership (with Joseph Vittoria, CEO, Avis Co.). Two papers presented at the National Academy of Management, Washington, D.C., August 14-16, 1989.
Crooks, Con-Artists, and Crackpots: Business (Un)Ethics. Sunstone Symposium, Salt Lake City, Utah, August 24, 1989.
Labor Involvement in Corporate Strategy: U.S. Co-determination. European Group for Organizational Studies, Berlin, West Germany, July 11-14, 1989.
Government Policies and Economic Dislocation. U.S. Department of Labor Conference, Helena, Montana, March 15-16, 1989.
Expanding and Enlarging Graduate Business Education. Speech at Marriott School Outstanding Faculty
Banquet, BYU, March, 1989.
Problems and Potential of Developing the Underground Economy. Seminar presentation in Manila, the Philippines, January 19, 1989.
Ideology and Practice: The Basque Cooperative Community. Paper presented at the International Communal Studies Association, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 18-21, 1988.
Making America Competitive. Paper presented at the Pacific Forum, School of Business Administration, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, April 22, 1988.
Cooperatives and the Social Economy. Comments at the 2nd World Basque Congress, Bilbao, Spain, October 19-24, 1987.
Saving Jobs Through Employee Ownership. Paper at the 6th National Conference on Employee Ownership and Participation, Los Angeles, CA: March 26-28, 1987.
Asian Industrial Relations: From Organizational Bureaucracy to Organizational Democracy. 1st Asian Congress of Industrial Relations, Singapore, February 9-11, 1987.
A Suit and a Briefcase: Children’s Images of Managers. Presentation at the Academy of Management, Chicago, Illinois, August 13-16, 1986.
Foreign Trade and Industrial Disintegration. Panelist at “Save American Industry and Jobs Day,” a nationwide campaign, (with Senators Orrin Hatch and Jake Garn), June 21, 1986.
Communities in Crisis. I was invited to lead a group of 40 small business owners, local government officials, school teachers, steelworkers, and other citizens from Utah to testify in Congress at the U. S. Capitol in as part of a national “Communities in Distress” campaign. I presented at the Congressional hearings on industrial policy for the steel industry, Washington, D.C., June 16-17, 1986.
Cultural Chic: Corporate Paternalism’s `New Look’. Paper read at the Utah Academy of Arts, Sciences and Letters, Cedar City, Utah, May 2, 1986 (with Rob Page).
Fugitive Industry: Plant Closings and Women Workers. Paper read at Women’s Studies section, Western Social Sciences Association, Reno, Nevada, April 25, 1986.
Social Science in Non-White Cultures: The Politics of Change. Chaired symposium and made a presentation, A Participatory Approach to Organization Building in Mexico: Grassroots Empowerment. Western Social Science Association, Reno, Nevada, April 24, 1986.
Brave New Workplace. Outstanding Teacher of the Year, College Showcase speech to graduating students at Brigham Young University, April 17, 1986.
Two Faces of the Economy. Keynote speech at the Utah Federation of Democratic Women’s Convention, Salt Lake City, April 12, 1986.
Gagging on the Truth: Ethics and Profits at U.S. Steel. Speech at the University of Utah, February 18, 1986.
Plant Closings and Labor’s Strategic Options. Speech at Utah State AFL-CIO Executive Council, Salt Lake City, November 26, 1985.
Challenges Facing Unions: The Next Decade. Speech at the U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C., October 31, 1985.
Managing Into Oblivion: Crises in the Steel Industry. Academy of Management Meetings, San Diego, California, August 11, 1985.
Mormon Megatrends. Panelist at Sunstone Symposium, Salt Lake City, Utah, August 23, 1985.
Difficulties in Attempting to Launch Self-Managed Firms in the United States. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on the Economics of Self-Management, Liege, Belgium, July 15-17, 1985.
Consulting for 2nd Order Change. Paper read at Research Committee 10 of the International Sociological Association, Osnabruck, West Germany, July 5-9, 1985.
Crisis in the Steel Industry. Discussant at meetings of the U.S. Department of Labor and the United Steelworkers of America, Houston, Texas, June 7-8, 1985.
Worker Participation in Employee‑Owned Companies. Fourth Annual Conference on Employee Ownership, San Francisco, California, April 25‑27, 1985.
Overthrowing Victorian Psychology. Western Psychological Association, San Jose, California, April 20‑21, 1985.
In the Boardroom‑‑Common Themes Emerging from Labor’s Involvement in Stock Ownership and Corporate Governance. Industrial Relations Research Association, Detroit, Michigan, April 17‑19, 1985.
Eliminating Elitism in OD Practice. Paper at plenary session of the 4th International Congress on OD, Oaxtepec, Mexico, March 5‑8, 1985.
Berkeley Conference on Industrial Relations. Discussant at plenary session, University of California, Berkeley, California, February 22‑23, 1985.
Shared Governance in Corporate America. Speech co‑sponsored by the Sidney Harman Lecture Series and Program on Technology and Public Policy. Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, December 6, 1984.
A Progressive Agenda for Labor in the 1980s. Speech at the United Auto Workers’ Eastern Conference. Atlantic City, New Jersey, December 5, 1984.
Problems and Complexities With Implementing Participation in the Employee‑Owned Firm. Paper read at the National Employee Ownership and Participation Conference for Educators. Greensboro, North Carolina, October 12‑14, 1984 (with Chris Meek).
Worker Directors and Corporate Governance. Organized and chaired symposium at the National Academy of Management annual meeting. Also presented papers at other sessions entitled, “Consulting With a Union Perspective” and “Democratizing the Economy Through Worker Ownership.” Boston, Massachusetts, August 12‑15, 1984.
The Relevance of Contemporary Economic Democracy Strategies to Early Mormonism. Presentation at the 6th Annual Sunstone Theological Symposium. Salt Lake City, Utah, August 23‑25, 1984.
Employee Ownership: A Critique. Speech at the Darden Business School, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, April 26, 1984.
Participatory Research and Economic Democracy in the ’80s: Experience from the U.S. Paper read at the CIRCOM 4th International Symposium, Afro‑Asian Institute, Tel Aviv, Israel, April 8‑12, 1984.
Ejido Collective Movements in Latin America. Panelist at the Histadrut Workers’ College, Tel Aviv, Israel, April 9, 1984.
Coping with Unemployment and Dislocated Workers Through Employee Buyouts. Presentation to the National Conference of State Legislatures, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 23‑24, 1984.
From Absentee Ownership to Worker‑Owned Firms. Paper read at the Eastern Sociological Association, Boston, Massachusetts, March 18‑20, 1984 (with Chris Meek, Boston College).
Collective Bargaining and U.S. Industrial Democracy. Paper read at an international workshop, Future Perspectives of Economic and Industrial Democracy, Yugoslavia Center for Theory and Practice of Self‑Management, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, October 5-8, 1983.
Cooperative Movements in the United States: The Third Stage. Paper read at the II World Conference on Industrial Cooperatives, Warsaw, Poland, October 3, 1983.
Evidence on Worker Buyouts. Presentation at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, November 28, 1983.
Approaches to Democratic Management. Workshop conducted at the annual meeting of North American Students of Cooperation (NASCO), Ann Arbor, Michigan, November 11‑13, 1983.
Worker Cooperatives and Community Empowerment. Presentation at Community Services Conference, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, September 16‑18, 1983.
Industrial Psychology and the Labor Movement: New Modes of Collaboration. Presentation at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Snowbird, Utah, April 27‑30, 1983.
Learning from Failures in Workers’ Participation. Organizer and speaker at annual conference of the Association for Workplace Democracy, Denver, Colorado, April 8‑9, 1983.
Beyond Quality Circles: Quality of Working Life Frameworks. Conducted symposium and read a paper at the Western Academy of Management, Santa Barbara, California, March 24‑26, 1983.
Bargaining for Power: Labor Demands in Times of Economic Crisis. Paper read at the Industrial Relations Research Association. Honolulu, Hawaii, March 16‑18, 1983.
Collective Bargaining: Concessions or Control? Paper presented at the Allied Social Sciences Association, New York City, December 28‑30, 1982.
Systems of Organizational Governance and Work Redesign. Presentation at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, November 1, 1982.
The Future of Employee Ownership and Labor/Management Cooperation. Panelist at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, October 28‑29, 1982.
Absentee Ownership and Organizational Renewal. Paper presented at Colloquium on Community Research, Society for the Study of Social Problems, San Francisco, California, September 6, 1982.
Trends Toward Economic Fascism. Paper read at the American Political Science Association, Denver, Colorado, September 5, 1982.
Worker Takeover of a General Motors Plant: Toward A Robin Hood Theory of Change. Presented paper and served as rapporteur at the Third International Conference of the International Association for the Economics of Self‑Management, College of the Third World, Mexico City, August 23‑25, 1982.
Collective Power and Liberation of Work. Paper presented at the Tenth World Congress, International Sociological Association, Mexico City, August 16‑20, 1982.
Industrial Decline and the Rise of Employee Ownership. Academy of Management (with Chris Meek, Boston College) New York City, August 16, 1982.
Worker Ownership: An Expanding Alternative in the Global Village. Paper read at the Society for International Development, Baltimore, Maryland, July 18‑22, 1982.
The Empowerment of Labor. Speech to the United Auto Workers, Clark, New Jersey, June 13, 1982.
Socio‑Economic Transformation Through the Rise of Peoples’ Enterprises. Paper read at the Caribbean Studies Association, Kingston, Jamaica, May 26‑29, 1982.
Resisting Economic Concentration Through Worker Insurrection. Paper read at the annual meeting of the Western Social Science Association (Economics Section), Denver, Colorado, April 23, 1982.
Ownership and Democratization of the Workplace. Presentation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, April 17, 1982.
Rath Packing Company: Participative Management in a Worker‑Owned Firm. Speech to the U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C., April 15, 1982.
Toward a Participatory Sociology: A Case of Workers’ Control in Industry. Paper presented at the Midwest Sociological Society, Des Moines, Iowa, April 7‑9, 1982.
Participation and Power in the Employee‑Owned Firm. Read paper and chaired symposium organized for the Western Academy of Management, Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 1‑3, 1982.
The Union Role in Employee Ownership. Presentation at a conference on jobs and unemployment for the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 12‑13, 1982.
Worker Ownership of Business: Strategies and Examples. Organizer and chair of panel at the International Conference on Economic Dislocation, Los Angeles, California, November 6‑7, 1981.
Attitudinal Dispositions Toward Technology and Religiosity. Paper read at the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Baltimore, Maryland, October, 29‑30, 1981.
North American Cases of Employee Ownership: Experiences and Problems. Panelist at conference sponsored by the International Council for the Quality of Working Life, Toronto, Canada, August 31‑September 3, 1981.
The Law of Consecration: Toward a Theology of Participation and Economic Justice. Paper read at the Sunstone Theological Symposium, Salt Lake City, Utah, August 28, 1981 (with J.H. Stoddard).
A Case of Worker Ownership, Participation and Control. Paper presented at the American Sociological Association, Toronto, Canada, August 24‑27, 1981.
Labor Issues in Communist and Socialist Nations. Organizer and Chair of thematic session at the Society for the Study of Social Problems, Toronto, Canada, August 22, 1981.
Developing a Framework for Union Analysis of Participation. Presentation at a conference on Extending Workplace Democracy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, June 31, 1981.
Toward an Advocacy Model of Teaching OB. Presentation at the Eighth Annual Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Harvard Business School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 16‑19, 1981 (with Jim Driscoll, MIT).
Peasants, Psychology, and Autogestion: Social Transformation in Latin America. Paper read at the XVIII Interamerican Congress of Psychology, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, June 23‑26, 1981.
Ownership, Participation, and the Quality of Working Life. Presentation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 10, 1981.
Trends in Workplace Reform. Speech to the Business Roundtable, Waterloo, Iowa, February 25, 1981.
Workers’ Control and Economic Revitalization. Paper presented at the European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS), Glasgow, Scotland, March 29-April 2, 1981.
The Rise of a Peoples’ Economics: Third World Perspectives. Organizer and Moderator of a Symposium at the Fifth National Conference, “Toward the 21st Century,” Association for Self-Management, Washington, D.C., November 20-23, 1980.
The Potential for a Third Economic Sector. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Caucus for a New Political Science, Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, D.C., August 20-31, 1980.
Beyond Traditional Organizational Reform to Workers’ Self-Determination. Paper read at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, New York City, August 27-28, 1980.
Tactical Counter-Resistance to Economic Oppression: Worker/Community Responses to Industrial Plant Shutdowns. Paper presented at the 30th meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, New York City, August 23-26, 1980.
Change in Industrial Settings: Inklings of Economic Democracy in the United States. Paper read at the Second International Conference on the Economics of Workers’ Self-Management. Also served as rapporteur for a symposium on Workers’ Control in Eastern Europe, Istanbul, Turkey, July 16-19, 1980.
Workers’ Self-Determination and the Transformation of Capitalism. Political Science lecture at the University of Belgrade, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, July 14, 1980.
Recent Developments in U.S. Workers’ Participation. Presentation at a seminar, Work Research Institute, Oslo, Norway, July 11, 1980.
Job Redesign. Presentation to industrial psychology faculty, Karl Marx University, Leipzig, German Democratic Republic (East), July 9, 1980.
Socio-Technical Systems in New Industrial Plants: Processes and Outcomes of Starting from Scratch. Paper read at the XXII International Congress of Psychology, Leipzig, German Democratic Republic, July 6-12, 1980.
The Care and Feeding of Multinationals. Presentation at the Second International Conference on Self-Management and Participation in Latin America and the Caribbean, San Jose, Costa Rica, June 23-26, 1980.
The Essentials of Labor-Management Cooperation. Panel member at the Institute for Economic Democracy and Community Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, June 9-13, 1980.
Worker/Community Ownership of Steel. Presentation at the Great Lakes Conference on Plant Shutdowns, Youngstown, Ohio, June 7, 1980 (with Staughton Lynd, Yale University).
Workplace Democracy. Presentation at the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, May 20, 1980.
The Prospects of Employee Ownership. Presentation at the Sixth Annual Conference on Labor-Management Cooperation: “Directions for the Future” (with William Foote Whyte, Cornell University). Jamestown, New York, May 22-23, 1980.
Pain, Pathos, and Paranoia in the Classroom. Paper presented (with David Ulrich, UCLA) at the Midwest Sociological Society, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 3-5, 1980.
Forms of Employee Ownership and Worker’s Control. Paper read at the annual meeting of the Western Academy of Management, Phoenix, Arizona, March 28-29, 1980.
The Role of Labor and Management in the Socio-Economic Renewal of Communities. Paper presented at the Third Annual Conference on Small Cities, University of Wisconsin, Steven’s Point, Wisconsin, March 26-27, 1980.
The Emerging Activist in Sociology. Paper read at the 10th Annual Alpha Kappa Delta Research Symposium, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, February 14-16, 1980.
Labor Alternatives to Industrial Plant Shutdowns. Panel member at a National Conference on the Future of the American Labor Movement, “1980s: Plight or Prosperity?” Ann Arbor, Michigan, January 18-19, 1980.
Worker Co-ops: Problems and Potential. Speaker and panel moderator at the annual conference of the North American Students of Cooperation (NASCO), Ann Arbor, Michigan, October 19-21, 1979.
An Appraisal of Worker-Owned Firms in the United States. Paper read at the Symposium on Workers’ Participation, 5th World Congress, International Industrial Relations Association, Paris, France, September 3-7, 1979.
Transitions in Zion: A Typology of Mormon Women Today. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association, New York, September 2, 1979.
We’ve Always Done It This Way: The Lucas Aerospace Shop Stewards Committee. Panel member at session on Workers’ Self-Determination, American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., August 30-September 1, 1979.
Social Scientists: Entrepreneurs or Observers in the Genesis of Social Problems? Paper read at the American Sociological Association, Boston, Massachusetts, August 27-29, 1979.
Growing Kids, Corn and Change Agents: The Immorality of Teaching OB. Presentation (with J.B. Ritchie) at the national OB Teaching Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, June 20-23, 1979.
Self-Management in Worker-Owned Cooperatives. Panel member at Conference on Urban Alternatives, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, Indiana (IUPUI), April 20-21, 1979.
Innovations in Productivity. Speech to Directors of Labor Relations Conference, Dearborn, Michigan, March 13, 1979.
Perceptions of Technology and Religious Values. Paper presented (with co-author Todd Britsch) at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Houston, Texas, January 3-8, 1979.
Organizational Development in Community Settings: Fit or Misfit? Paper presented at the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada, August 28-30, 1978.
Consulting with Conflicting Parties: A Method for Achieving Mixed Results. Paper read at the National Academy of Management Meeting, San Francisco, California, August 10-12, 1978.
Management and Labor Cooperation: The Muskegon Michigan Case. Paper read at the Canadian Department of Labor Conference on Community Economic Issues, Montreal, Canada, May 17, 1978.
The Immorality of OD Practice. Paper presented to the OD Institute Annual Conference, Waldenwoods, Michigan, May 3-5, 1978.
The Ethnocentricity of Organizational Theory. Paper read at the section on Latin American Studies, Western Social Science Association, April 28, 1978.
Dilemmas of Social Research: Ethics, Ideology and Political Intervention. Paper presented to the section on Social Psychology, Western Social Science Association, April 27, 1978.
Luddites vs. Brave New World: Attitudes Toward Technological Innovations. Paper read at the Western Social Science Association, April 27, 1978 (with Taggart Frost).
A Process for Social Change: Applications of Sociology in a Field Experiment. Paper read at the Pacific Sociological Association, Spokane, Washington, April 13-15, 1978.
Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations. Paper presented at Western Division of the Academy of Management annual meetings, Sacramento, California, March 17, 1978.
A Process for Addressing Social Issues: Management and Labor Self-Interests and Mutual Objectives. Paper read at the 20th Southwest Academy of Management, Dallas, Texas, March 10, 1978.
Organizing for Action. Speech to the Gray Panthers of Utah County, Provo, Utah, February 18, 1978.
OD Involving Labor and Management: A Field Experiment and Its Implications. Paper read at BYU sponsored conference: “What’s New in OD,” January 30-31, 1978.
Society in Transition: The Impact of Technology (perceptions of 1984 or a millennium). Paper read at the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, Salt Lake City, Utah, December 2, 1977.
The Unread College Graduate and the Need for More Literate Power-Brokers. Paper presented at the National Association of School Principals, Salt Lake City, November 11, 1977.
Instrumented Techniques for Organizational Diagnosis. Seminar for American Society of Training and Development participants in San Francisco, California, August 30, 1977.
Men, Women and Their Bases of Power. Presentation to Utah Consortium for Women in Higher Education, Cedar City, Utah, July 19, 1977.
Teaching Organizational Design: Assumptions, Objectives and Learning Processes. Paper delivered at the International OB Teaching Conference, Toronto, Canada, May 16-18, 1977.
Survey Data Collection Methodologies. Seminar for American Society of Personnel Administrators participants, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 19, 1977.
Personal Renewal: The Administrator’s Dilemma. Speech to the American College of Hospital Administrators, February 2, 1977.
The Utilization of Conflict. Presentation to the University of Utah Women’s Center, November 22, 1976.
Seminar participant, UCLA Conference on Business and Society, Los Angeles, California, July 25-August 4, 1976.
The Social Environment of Organizations. Paper read at National Conference on Organization/Environment Issues. Sao Paulo, Brazil, Getulio Vargas Foundation, 1975.
Major research projects and funding sources are listed below:
- Kellogg Foundation – Community Organizational Development, 1971.
- Ford Foundation – Cross Cultural Research in Latin America, 1974.
- American Psychological Association – Travel Funds to Europe and the Caribbean, 1980‑81.
- U.S. Economic Development Administration – $40,000 grant to research worker-ownership, 1980‑81.
- British Social Science Research Council – U.S. Representative to meetings of the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), 1981.
- Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services – $24,000 to provide technical assistance in labor/management cooperation, 1981-82.
- American Sociological Association – Travel Study Grant, 1982.
- The German Marshall Fund – on European industrial cooperatives, Summer 1983.
- West German Ministry of Labor Grant, 1985.
- Center for International Business and Economic Research – Eastern Europe, 1992.
- David M. Kennedy Center – Russian Research Grant, 1992-94.
- Marriott School, BYU – Economic Development of Western China, $30,000, 2000-2001.
- Global Management Center – Guatemalan Microfinance Impacts Study, $5,000, 2003.
- FINCA International – Developing research instruments to assess the impacts of microcredit on family well-being, mentoring 16 BYU students doing field studies in 16 countries of Latin America, former USSR, and Africa, $56,000, 1998-2004.
- Global research on social innovation and microfinance impacts – Marriott School funding, 2002-2009.
- Combating the Devastation of Haiti’s Massive Earthquake – $43,000 for Action Research, 2010-12.
- The Amazing Rise of Microcredit for Reducing Poverty – Unitus Acceleration Impacts. 2001-2009.
- Korean Poverty Alleviation. Funding from the Peter Drucker Society. Seoul, Korea, 2012.
Short term action research projects include organizational consulting, management training, design and administration of organizational surveys, questionnaires, development and conducting of in-depth interviews, and survey feedback to such organizations as the University of Michigan and its hospital complex; AFL-CIO and UAW labor unions; Public Technology, Inc., Washington, D.C.; Japan Airlines in Tokyo; Salt Lake County Department of Social Services; and firms like Lever Brothers, New York; Alcoa Aluminum, Lafayette, Indiana; General Motors–Assembly Division, Atlanta, GA; American Airlines, Dallas, TX; Olin Corporation, Covington, Indiana; Schering Chemical Co., Rio de Janeiro; Honeywell Inc., Minneapolis, MN; Natter Manufacturing Co., Temple City, CA; Numerous companies transitioning from communist to capitalist systems in Russia, Poland, Belarus; VSI Hardware Industries, Los Angeles, CA; Exxon Minerals and Oil in Chile; American Mold Engineering, Charlevoix, MI; Tubing Sealcap Co., Azusa, CA; Fairchild Industries, Washington, D.C.; Rath Packing Worker Ownership and Labor-Management Collaboration (with Cornell University), Waterloo, Iowa; Cincinnati–Millicron, Detroit, MI; the Oil Division of Rohm and Haas Corporation; OCAW Union, Houston, TX; Delta Airlines.
Long term action research and consulting work includes the following:
Institute for Social Research – Studying and designing the implementation, data collection, feedback, and the establishment of a systematic problem-solving capability for major sectors of the community of Battle Creek, Michigan (1971-72).
National Industrial Mission – Designing and developing an approach to combat economic depression and reduce labor/management conflict with the broad objective of generating economic and social change in the troubled cities of Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Muskegon, Michigan (1972-73).
Rensis Likert Associates, Inc. – Consulting with the “Father of Survey Research,” Dr. Likert, in management advisory services with a variety of clients, having primary responsibility for research design, survey feedback, and ongoing organizational development work with General Motors Division of Fisher Body in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Atlanta, Georgia (1973-74).
Arthur D. Little, Inc. – Creating organizational change and interview methodologies in researching the viability of corporate decentralization for Microlite, S.A. headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Also engaged in managerial problems at different plant sites in Guarulhos and Recife, Brazil to institute systems of performance evaluation, career development, and succession planning (1975-79).
VSI Corporation – Consulting with CEO and top management operating committee in Pasadena, California, on problems of strategic planning, management development, career planning, and administrative restructuring corporate-wide (1976-80).
DME Co. – Advising corporations by dealing with organizational structure and participative management approaches at manufacturing plants in New Jersey, California, and Illinois (1977-85).
Clark Equipment Co. – Conducting organizational research and consultancy to labor/management quality of work project in Michigan of the International Truck Division with company management and the Allied Industrial Workers of America, Local No. 939 (1978-80).
Worker Ownership Innovations – Creating a national and eventually a global revolution in the late 1970s, I helped design and implement new business models of worker ownership through economic transformation of American enterprise. The two primary thrusts were ESOPs (Employee Stock Ownership Plans) and worker-owned cooperatives (Co-ops) that would give workers a voice in the shop floor and the boardroom. The logic was simple, but the resistance was considerable. But business leaders worried that such innovations were a form of “socialism” and they clearly wanted to hold on to their elite perches atop Wall Street and Main Street. The idea of sharing ownership was viewed as an affront to their distorted American ideals of power and control. So we had to educate them about U.S. values, the dreams of the Founders about justice, democracy, equality, etc. As we did so, our efforts began to rapidly expand as Americans caught the vision of local economic resurgence. Political leaders from the left and right agreed with our strategies, from Ronald Reagan to Ted Kennedy, and others. We convinced Congress to provide incentives for states to aid businesses in trouble, preserve jobs, create worker re-training programs, and more. Such policies were shown to benefit communities, reduce domestic violence and preserve families. Cases revealed that there was less alcoholism and crime. Area schools improved because the tax base grew in hard-hit towns. Eventually, much legislation passed in Congress that led to this nationwide movement known as worker ownership. The statistics regarding ESOP strategies today include the fact that approximately 15 million individuals labor in some seven thousand firms that they own, many of them owning 100 percent of the shares. They may also have shop floor labor-management teams, as well as board seats that enable them to set strategies and policies for a better future. ESOP assets today total over $2 trillion. I became elected to the board of the National Center for Employee Ownership in Washington, DC. Many years of research on ESOP data can be found on their website, https://www.nceo.org/pages/nceo.php. In tandem, the cooperative movement began to also take-off. With others, our drive to also foster worker-owned cooperatives ultimately led to the establishment of the National Cooperative Bank in Washington https://ncb.coop/ which has now funded over $6 billion in capital support. With its funding and technical assistance, there are 30,000 co-ops across the U.S. such as manufacturing co-ops, housing co-ops, food co-ops, health co-ops, and many other cooperative models (1978-2020).
Rath Packing Co. – Assisting top executives, the board of directors, and the 1800-member Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen, Local 46, in their efforts to buy the meat-packing company, organize cells of workers’ councils, and establish a workers’ board of directors. Rath was an important and unusual case because the union, in order to save the firm and their members’ jobs, negotiated the creation of both employee ownership and control through the employee purchase of 60% of the firm’s stock and the placement of this stock in an unusual Employee Stock Ownership Trust (ESOT) which operated on the cooperative principle of “one-person-one-vote.” The trustees were elected by the employees, and they, in turn, were responsible for appointing ten of the company’s sixteen directors. The action research effort flowed from a joint union-management committee which operated under the board. A wide variety of innovative problem solving activities were created which set a precedent for subsequent “democratic buyouts” of 31 companies in North America. These Rath innovations included a joint labor-management corporate planning team and numerous departmental and ad hoc problem solving teams (1979-83).
State of Colorado – Providing technical assistance to the Governor’s Office in a venture to create a new worker-owned enterprise in Pueblo jointly with 600 members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 565 (1981).
Regional Industrial Democracy Development – Linking various efforts around the U.S. in moving toward more worker participation and labor-managed projects including the Jamestown, New York Labor/Management Committee; the Industrial Cooperative Association in Cambridge, Massachusetts; The Association for Self-Management in Washington, DC; and the Program on New Systems of Work and Participation, New York State School of Labor and Industrial Relations, Cornell University (1980-82).
John Morrell Co. – Providing technical assistance to the Estherville, Iowa meatpacking firm, operation for management and Local 79, UFCW as they engaged in a cooperative process for improving production, quality of working life, and socio-technical changes (1981-82).
Countering U.S. Plant Shutdowns – Consulting with various groups attempting to make the transition to employee ownership. Clients include United Independent Taxi Drivers, a 200 member cooperative in Los Angeles; GMW Trucking, an ESOP firm headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota; U.S. Steel workers in Youngstown, Ohio; The New York Daily News; Continental Airlines in Los Angeles, California; Firestone Rubber Workers in Dayton, Ohio (1981-84).
State Government Assistance in Economic Development – Helping various regions around the country combat the problems of economic recession and dislocation. Service was rendered to the state legislatures of Pennsylvania, Job Service of Utah, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Economic and Business Planning of the State of California (1981‑87).
Hyatt Clark Industries – Consulting with management and United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 736 leaders in the process of purchasing a bearing plant from General Motors Corp., creating improved productivity and a democratic approach to decision-making from the shop floor to the boardroom. This strategy saved over a thousand autoworker jobs and stabilized the Clark, New Jersey area’s economy, becoming a prototype for other successful worker takeovers such as Weirton Steel in West Virginia (1981-86).
Coping with Utah Economic Erosion – Mounting a campaign to preserve jobs and assist communities in Central Utah, including Nephi Rubber Products (NRP), the rubber workers’ union, and the City of Nephi; management and the ironworkers at McNally Steel; and the Save Geneva Coalition, local governments, steelworkers, and business groups in Utah Valley (1984-85); action research with groups of managers attempting to combat major plant closings, including Signetics Corp. (Orem), Hiller Book Binding (Salt Lake City), National Semi Conductor (West Jordan) and Unisys Corp. (Salt Lake City), (1991-93).
Utah Small Business Development Center, Utah Valley – Establishing and directing the development and delivery of training and consulting services to small companies and to individuals in starting businesses within the region. These services were provided to strengthen and stimulate economic development through small business. The Center was funded by the Small Business Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Utah State Government and Brigham Young University. Staff included an assistant director, a secretary and a part-time graduate assistant staff consultant. A number of graduate students and some undergraduates assisted the center by consulting on a variety of projects (1985-87) before I helped transition the SBDC to Utah Valley University in Orem where we still collaborate together (1988-2020).
Workers’ Self-Management in Mexico – Engaged in assisting several small, cooperatively managed communities and businesses being created in Mexico. One was an urban setting in which workers were establishing light manufacturing cooperatives to revitalize the regional economy and ensure their own future through self-determination. The other was a participatory approach to organization-building on a rural ejido in which a group of families sought grass-roots empowerment through the creation of a kibbutz-like collective system (1982-85).
Enterprise Mentors: International Enterprise Development Foundation – Economic development research and consulting on the informal economy of the Third World, starting in the Philippines; initially raising $400,000 and organizing a board of directors, setting up a staff to do training and technical assistance in Manila. By the mid-1990s expansions include two other centers in the Philippines, plus start-ups in Brazil and Mexico which have led to skill building for the poor, vocational training and mentoring, culminating the creation of credit unions, worker cooperatives, and hundreds of families enjoying new jobs and a higher living standard. By 2001 there were five offices in the Philippines, two in Guatemala, three in Mexico, and one each in Brazil, and El Salvador. Over 10,000 jobs were created or expanded in one year alone, benefiting over 50,000 family members. Some 36,000 microentrepreneurs received management training on Mentor’s annual budget of $1.3 million back in 1988-2001. Mentors has continued to grow, eventually having a staff of 400 in the Philippines, plus more in Latin America and Africa, having raised over $146 million cumulatively. It has succeeded in providing sustainable micro-lending to help start tiny firms for more than a million microentrepreneurs while also training some six million would-be tiny business owners. This NGO now operates in 7 nations and functions as Mentors International (1989-2020).
Eastern Europe/Ex-USSR Transition – Action research, data collection and technical assistance provided to government policy makers, company managers, and labor leaders involved in attempting to shift from state-owned, centrally planned bureaucracies to market economies, entrepreneurial cultures in which organizations install new technology, improve production and quality, and develop democratic decision-making. Efforts focused on the telecommunications and steel industries of Poland, small manufacturers of Lithuania, and large firms in Belarus including bearing producers, truck assembly, a lingerie plant, and watch factory. Communist Party officials at first worried we were subverting the people’s revolutionary agenda with a form of capitalism, but after seeing how worker ownership strengthened economic output while preserving solidarity and communalism, they grew very accepting and enthusiastic (1991-97).
Ouelessebougou-Alliance – Social and economic development efforts among a cluster of indigenous villages of 35,000 people in southern Mali, West Africa. I specifically worked with a U.S. board, Mali field staff, and graduate students from BYU, U. of U., and Harvard to design a development program for creating rural, worker-owned cooperatives for women. A village banking system was established to provide access to credit for poor, would-be microentrepreneurs. Training programs in basic business, financial skills, and management were prepared, tested, and refined for use in creating hundreds of new jobs, higher incomes, and dozens of rural cooperatives plus healthcare services, building village schools and fresh water wells, creating women’s community gardens, providing medical training to MDs and nurses, bringing in U.S. teams of experts to perform surgeries, and more (1994-2002, 2017).
Global Job Creation – Collaborated with students in action research teams to design and implement economic development strategies for the poor in Third World areas of Indonesia, Nigeria, Kenya, Jamaica, as well as in Bulgaria, Russia, the United States (Wyoming, Florida, and Utah Valley), the Navajo Nation, and the Goshute Tribe. New NGOs were created including Chasqui Humanitarian Foundation of the Andes (Peru), The PRINCE Cooperative and Humanitarian Link (Kenya), the Liahona Foundation (Nigeria), and Moscow’s Russian Enterprise Development Foundation, Inc. (1999-2007).
H.E.L.P. Honduras – Economic development in Central America started in 1999 and gradually expanded into H.E.L.P. International (Help ELiminate Poverty) with change agents sent not only to Honduras, but El Salvador, Peru, Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil, Guatemala, Tanzania, Uganda, India, Thailand, Belize, Fiji, and Nicaragua (1998-2012). In recent years volunteers have also labored in Middle East refugee camps in Greece and Jordan, Syria, Thailand, Tanzania, Nepal, Peru, Cambodia, Belize, Uganda, India (2013-2020). HELP has so far led programs in 19 nations with some 3,200 trained college students from across the United States.
H2O for Humanity – Provider of clean water services beginning in 2009. I became an early board member and advisor to help launch a new NGO that establishes water purification systems in desperately-needed communities of India, operated in partnership with local governments and international aid organizations (2009-2020).
Unitus – In 1999 business colleagues and I formed this new NGO as a microfinance accelerator. I was the first chairman of the board of trustees and we raised and committed many millions of dollars to our partners starting with Pro Mujer in Mexico and SKS India in Andra Pradesh. This innovative strategy for scaling up microcredit to hundreds of thousands of poor families built a global reputation, and in our early years we grew to having 9 partners in India, plus others in Kenya, Tanzania, Argentina, Indonesia, and the Philippines, enabling some twenty MFIs to eventually grow to having over 16 million microentrepreneur clients around the world and raising some $1.2 billion (yes, “B” for billion) through the years (2000-2010 and beyond).
Economic Development of Western China – My Mandarin-speaking friends and I designed a new strategy for poverty alleviation in response to requests for technical assistance from various PRC regions in Guangxi, Yunnan, and especially Sichuan provinces. Our team from the Marriott School mounted a major participatory action research project to do economic development among poor ethnic communities, thus becoming one of the first MFIs to launch microfinance programs in the People’s Republic of China. While Communist Party leaders initially were concerned we were fostering the “evils of capitalism” into the culture, as they witnessed the power of bottom-up economic improvements, they began to embrace our use of solidarity groups to manage loans and improve rural life. Our small efforts have grew and several of the nonprofits we labored with continue to operate until now (2000-2002).
MicroBusiness Mentors – Local nonprofit social business established to fight poverty and build family sustainability among poor Latinos in Utah Valley. It grew out of an MPA course I taught in 2002 as a class project on innovation. MBM provides microbusiness training, loans to start new microenterprises, and pro bono mentoring/consulting for hundreds of mostly migrants from Latin America, but also from Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Our partners have included BYU’s Marriott School, UVU’s Small Business Development Center, Provo Boys and Girls Clubs, and Centro Hispano of Utah Valley (2002-2020).
Empowering Nations – Student NGO focused on education, literacy and strengthening the poor in southern Brazil and Somaliland, East Africa in partnership with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), as well as in Thailand, Ghana, Panama, Paraguay, Kenya, etc. that we later merged with HELP International (2002-2009).
Global Change Agents, Inc. – Founder and President of a nonprofit capacity-building technical assistance firm providing training assessment and consulting to NGOs around the world (2003-2013).
Center for Economic Self-Reliance (CESR) – Culminating 15 years of work to put BYU on the global map, CESR was officially established in late 2002 with $3 million in outside funding we secured. With several colleagues, the Marriott School became a leading light for microcredit research and social entrepreneurship strategy globally, winning various recognitions. CESR grew out of the earlier faculty Committee for Alleviating Poverty; a five-year institutional plan for BYU was created by several colleagues and me at the Microcredit Summit; the BYU Microenterprise Conference was launched (held annually for 11 years); the Journal of Microfinance was established, the first academic journal of its kind in the world; two dozen NGOs doing village banking around the world were created out of BYU courses; and new courses on social entrepreneurship, NGO management, and microcredit have been taught. Over 4,000 students from BYU, Harvard, U of U, USU, Colorado State, Virginia Tech, Stanford, Portland State, Berkeley, etc., have become volunteer social entrepreneurs doing Third World action research and service. Over two hundred presentations and papers at various conferences have been given by us collectively. Ashoka has designated us at BYU as a Changemaker Campus, one of just a few select schools in America. More than 80 articles on microcredit and social entrepreneurship have been published, along with approximately thirty students who received mentoring on their theses between 1989-2017. CESR eventually was re-named the Ballard Center for Social Impacts with a new mission to “Do Good Better.” It continues to involve thousands of students on and off campus annually as it builds a social innovation ecosystem in Social Business Plan Competitions, an annual Peery Film Festival, Microfranchising Program, TEDx Talks, Impact Investing opportunities, prize-winning student projects and competitions from MIT to UCLA, a Social Venture Academy, and more (2002-2020).
Sustain Haiti – New social enterprise I founded with colleagues as a response to the 2010 devastating 7.0 earthquake that killed over 220,000 and left a million people injured or homeless on the island. Mobilizing a BYU team to design and launch a 4-part strategy, we began summer 2010 and have continued to fund, train, and implement such programs as microenterprise development, healthcare, English-as-a-Second Language (ESL), eco-forestry, family and community gardens, as well as assisting orphanages, installing clean water systems for refugee camps, etc. We have a year round Haitian staff, supplemented with U.S. volunteers each summer (2010-2020).
Pathway Consulting – Collaboration with a training organization to empower impoverished rural communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in conjunction with the national government and large mining corporations to build resilience, create employment, fund schools and assist families in multiple ways to gain a better future (2016-2020).
Arise Armenia – A team of Armenians, American development experts and college students from several campuses have designed and prepared to launch a new NGO for the West Asia region where this small, landlocked nation has suffered immensely since the collapse of the Soviet Union. After the Coronavirus pandemic subsides, initiatives are set to roll out to support women, create many SMEs, and facilitate better rural education systems in the region (2019-2020).
Institute of Management and Administration – Professor, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1975-76.
Exchange Magazine – Founder and Managing Editor, 1976-79.
Association for Self-Management – Member of National Coordinating Council, Washington, D.C., 1979-83.
New School for Democratic Management – Adjunct Faculty, San Francisco, California, 1981.
Labor Studies Center – University of Michigan, Visiting Faculty, Summer 1981.
United Steelworkers (USW) Member – 1981-present.
National Science Foundation – Research Projects Evaluator, 1981.
Action Resources, Inc. – Co-Founder and Board Chair of consulting firm, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1981-86.
The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) – Lifelong member of academic faculty union, 1981-present.
National Center for Employee Ownership – Board of Directors, Arlington, Virginia, 1984-87.
Participation Associates – Consultant, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1984-85.
Women’s Research Institute – Research Associate, Brigham Young University, 1985-86.
U.S. Steel/Geneva Works – Community Advisory Board, Utah County, 1986.
Hyatt Clark Industries – Board of Directors, Clark, New Jersey, 1981-86.
Small Business Development Center – Executive Director, Provo, Utah, 1985-86 and for decades afterward.
State of Hawaii – Advisory Committee; Governor’s Office of Planning and Economic Development, 1986-87.
United Mine Workers (UMWA) – 1988- present as dues paying member.
Enterprise Mentors International – Co-Founder, Board Member, Secretary/Treasurer and Vice President; Enterprise Development Foundation, St. Louis, Missouri, Philippines, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Peru, 1989-2005 (Now Mentors International).
OD Center – Warsaw, Poland, Economic Development International Advisory Board, 1991-95.
Vilnius University – Visiting Professor of Psychology, Vilnius, Lithuania, 1992.
Partido dos Trabalhadores, PT (Brazilian Workers Party) – Among the few dues-paying Americans since 1991.
Technoserve – USAID Joint Project on International Development, Connecticut and Washington, D.C., 1992-1994.
Ouelessebougou Alliance – Board of Trustees Mali, West Africa, 1994-2001. Served as Vice Chair of the Board in 1998; elected Board Chair for 1999-2000; led transforming OA into an independent NGO.
Chasqui Humanitarian Foundation of the Andes – Co-founder and Board of Directors, the Sacred Valley of the Inca near Cusco, Peru, 1998-2001.
Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) – Dues-paying member of historic labor union for decades.
International Development Network – Founder & Chair, Coalition of some 30 LDS-related charitable organizations, 1998-2010.
Salt Lake Community Services Council – Board of Trustees Salt Lake City, 1999-2000.
Humanitarian Link – Nonprofit NGO Board Member, 1998-2000.
H.E.L.P International (Help ELiminate Poverty) – Nonprofit Founder and Board Chair, 1999-2012.
Unitus – Global NGO created to empower the Third World poor. Co-founder, original Chairman of the
Board, Trustee, and Advisor (2000-2010).
Action Against Poverty – Co-Founder and Board Member of AAP, a nonprofit foundation, 2001-2004.
Empowering Nations – Co-Founder and Board Chair, 2003-2009.
Wave of Hope, Thailand – Founder, 2005-2007.
MicroBusiness Mentors – CEO, Co-Founder, 2002-2013.
Eagle Condor Humanitarian, Peru – Advisory Board, 2004-2006.
Rescue-A-Million, New York City – Advisory Board, 2005-2010.
Ascend International, Global – Advisory Board, 2005-2012.
Utah Valley Interfaith Network – Executive Board with other faith leaders, 2006-2013.
Sustainable Schools/Teach-A-Man-To-Fish, UK – Steering Committee 2007-2010.
Centro Hispano, Provo – Board Member, 2008-2011.
University Network for Social Entrepreneurship – Oxford University, Global Pedagogy Committee, 2008- 2011.
Council of Global Social Entrepreneurs – Committee Member, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA, 2008-2012.
Grameen America, New York City, NY – Leadership Council and Advisory Board seeking to establish a Grameen Bank-type program in the U.S. to offer microlending, training services and savings programs to poor, mostly refugee, women using the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh model that received the Nobel Peace Prize with its founder and my longtime friend, Dr. Muhammad Yunus. I enjoyed the board from 2008-2011. While many academic, government and corporate CEOs said we couldn’t take a village strategy from rural, impoverished Bangladesh, it’s succeeded. In fact, it’s expanded from Queens, NYC to include 23 cities from Los Angeles, CA to San Juan, Puerto Rico, and from Houston, Texas to Boston, MA and has loaned out $1.4 billion to impoverished women as of 2020.
Adventure Giving of Brazil – Advisory Board Member working to build a high adventure big fish tourism experience, combined with village development up-river using medical care, donations, and microenterprise strategies to lift indigenous people in the Amazon Basin, Brazil, 2009-2012.
International Academy for Management and Business – International Advisory Board, Silver Spring, Maryland, 2008-2012.
H2O for Humanity – Advisory Board for start-up L3C Firm, based in Chicago, producing clean water technologies in villages of rural India, 2010-2020.
Sustain Haiti – Founder and Board Chair of new social enterprise seeking to rebuild Haiti after massive 7.0 Earthquake, 2010-2020.
Zaytoon International – Advisor to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Creation Project, Amman, Jordan, 2011-2013.
Care for Life – Arizona-based NGO focused on human development in 14 villages of Mozambique, Africa, Advisory Board, 2011-2014.
University of Utah Business School judge for Business Plan Competition in which I read and assessed the potential of 21 start- up proposals from tech, video games, compost sustainability to services for off-road vehicles, etc., Salt Lake City, 2019.
Small Enterprise Education and Development Program (SEED) Advisory Board – Huntsman School of Business, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 2020-2021.
- Academy of Management
- University Network for Social Entrepreneurship
- United States Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship (USASBE)
- International Academy for Management and Business (IAMB)
- Association for Third World Studies
- American Association for the Advancement of Science
- American Psychological Association
- American Sociological Association
- Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
- American Association of University Professors
- Industrial Relations Research Association
- Union of Concerned Scientists
- Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP)
- Association for Workplace Democracy
- Mormons for Economic and Social Justice
- International Industrial Relations Association
- The Inter-American Society of Psychology
- Industrial Cooperative Association
- Delaware Valley Federation for Economic Democracy
- International Association for the Economics of Self-Management
- International Sociological Association
- Latin American Council on Self-Management
- International Communal Studies Association
- Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics
- International Association of Business and Society
- Microcredit Summit Campaign
- Credit with Learning Exchange
- Mormons for Economic and Social Justice
- NGO Network
Manuscript reviewer for the following:
Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship
Journal of Management Education
Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion
Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought
Journal of International and Area Studies
Cornell University Press
Reviewer: USASBE (United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship)
Prentice Hall Publishing Co.
Addison Wesley Co.
Sage Pub. Co.
Academy of Management annual conference ad hoc reviewer
IABS and other conferences as manuscript evaluator
Co-editor and Founder, Journal of Microfinance
Board of Editors, SAM Advanced Management Journal, Society for the Advancement of Management, Texas A&M
Co-editor of a special issue of Policy Studies Journal, American Political Science Association, Wiley
Board of Editors, International Association of Management & Business, University of Wisconsin
Board of Editors, Journal of Social Business, Glasgow University, Scotland
Graduate level courses—Organizational Development and Change, MBA Organizational Behavior, Third World Development, Microfinance, Consulting Processes, MBA Ethics, Business and Society, Industrial Democracy, Social Entrepreneurship, Mormon Economic and Social Teachings, Corporate Social Responsibility, MPA Managing NGOs, Building Civil Society.
Undergraduate level courses—Introductory Organizational Behavior, Public Management Ethics, Democratic Management, Social Innovation, Honors courses, Leadership, Zion Foundations, Worker Ownership, Microfinance, Social Entrepreneurship, and Global Change Agentry.
Personal Educational Vision/Mission While at BYU:
- To build a sustainable student movement for alleviating global poverty through a type of Mormon Peace Corps.
- To help students achieve congruence between good organizational theory and gospel principles and values.
- To inspire students with a greater vision of how they can not only “canonize” what is known, but learn to “analyze” it and to explore what is not known, thereby solving some of humanity’s most
serious and perplexing problems.
- To empower students so that collectively we can reduce human suffering and change the world.
Over the years I have spent a great deal of time and energy closely collaborating with students. I urge them to call me by my first name because I want them to feel I am truly a co-learner with them, a colleague rather than a professor possessing all knowledge and behaving toward them in condescending fashion. Thus, we have collaborated together as scholars in reviewing the research literature, developing new conceptual frameworks, designing and conducting organizational studies in large corporate enterprises around the globe, as well as executing village level research within indigenous communities of the Third World. These have led to hundreds of co-presented conference papers, co-authored publications, ten books, and other results of university scholarship.
I have chaired theses committees for approximately 220 students at BYU and elsewhere, a number of which were later published. A result of all this time and energy has been the sponsorship of many of these students to go on to masters level and/or Ph.D. programs at top universities: Harvard, Michigan, Cornell, UNC, Stanford, UCLA, Washington, MIT, Wharton, Yale, Johns Hopkins, GWU, Columbia, London School of Economics, Oxford, Sussex, Reading, etc. I have helped some of them obtain Fulbright Awards and U.N. grants, as well as university-specific scholarships.
The action research type of academic work I do fosters innovation among many of my students. This often grows out of service learning projects that have always been required in my courses. What is unique about this kind of learning process is that so many of these projects have continued to go forward months and even years after the semester ended. Some of them eventually became for-profit entrepreneurial firms and/or consulting partnerships in the private sector. But most of them have continued as non-profit programs, foundations, or NGOs that now total over forty such entities operating in 62 nations. A number of these have enjoyed critical acclaim. For example, Brooks Dame served as a HELP International country director in El Salvador in 2002, and continued to return to that country with groups of students to provide humanitarian service during semester breaks or vacation times, taking humanitarian supplies and trying to lift those who struggle. Another student, Alex Carroll, launched an innovative reforestation project as part of Sustain Haiti that in 2013 was honored at the Clinton Foundation’s Global Initiative University for its innovation and sustainable ecosystems.
Some students I’ve mentored have received Fulbright Awards to study in Eastern Europe. About 40 of my students have received BYU ORCA grants for Third World studies. I have advised numerous teams of students in social enterprise competitions at BYU, Wharton, Washington, and Berkeley, where they received prize monies that enabled them to legally incorporate their non-profit organizations. Examples include MicroBusiness Mentors, serving the Utah Latino community; Marketplace Africa, bringing crafts from Ghanaian villages to sell through Worldstock.com; Deseret International in the Philippines, Centers for Complementary Education for Youth in Brazil; the Tsunami Pearl Jewelry Women’s Co-op of Khao Lak, Thailand; Chari-state NGO, a legal resources firm, Teach-A-Man-To-Fish global NGO which started in Paraguay, Tipping Bucket as a fundraising program, 2ft Prosthetics which serves amputees worldwide, Musana Jewelry Co-op in Uganda, Morada Mejor to upgrade in housing for the Peruvian poor, Tilapiana Fish Farms in Ghana, Remény Foundation to provide HOPE (Health, Opportunity, Prosperity, Education) to disadvantaged Hungarian women, Joseph Smith Business College in Mexico, Bazari Cell Phone Tech for farmers in India to order and pay for agriculture equipment and seeds, Micro-Venture Capital Firm in Arequipa, Peru, Nova Geração Foundation for street kids in Criciuma, Brazil, Achatina Snail Farms in Ghana, and others.
A number of my students have enjoyed considerable recognition: BYU scholarships, research assistantships, and individual awards. For example, Dave Ulrich left our program, earned a PhD at UCLA, and took a position at my alma mater, the University of Michigan, where he gained fame as an HR author and consultant now leading a major consulting firm, Results-Based Leadership along with Norm Smallwood and dozens of my former students who consult around the globe. Valerie Chen, who did her honors thesis on the economic impacts of microfinance, using my five years of FINCA data, was selected as the BYU graduating class valedictorian in 2005. Two of my students and I were recognized for our efforts to build socially responsible MBA programs, and were invited to present our work at the national Net Impact Conference in New York City. Shon Hiatt, a former MPA student I mentored, did field research with me and, among other awards we co-authored a microcredit article that received the Best Paper Award at the Utah Academy for Arts, Letters, and Sciences. He went on to Ph.D. work at Cornell was hired on the faculty of the Harvard Business School, and now is a professor at University of Southern California in LA. Shad Morris and I co-authored various papers, during which time he earned a Ph.D. at Cornell, was hired at MIT, and went on to teach with the Ohio State management faculty. An undergraduate student of mine, Kelvin Goh, earned first place and a $500 prize for winning the first ever Dyer Institute for Organizational Change case competition in 2005. Lisa Jones Christensen helped launch HELP International with me, went on to receive a Ph.D. in entrepreneurship at University of North Carolina where she became a professor running UNC’s Sustainability Lab. Wes Sine received a Ph.D. at Cornell, is now in the Johnson School of Business there, and serves as editor of Organization Science. Several dozen of the MBA teams I mentored have won top honors in Ethics, Social Entrepreneurship, and other competitions across the U.S.
Action Research Projects:
- Helped design and establish the Academy for Creating Enterprise (ACE), a training program to empower returned native missionaries in Cebu, the Philippines, with business skills and microcredit loans to help them create a better future. The Academy has expanded to other countries and now has 14,000 graduate entrepreneurs in 400-plus chapters from counties beyond the Philippines like Peru, Mexico, Brazil and Venezuela.
- Launched an NGO, H.E.L.P. International (Help ELiminate Poverty), to assist victims of 1998’s Hurricane Mitch, begun as HELP Honduras helping to raise $116,000 and creating 47 new village banks for some 800 poor women benefiting 4,000 people. It was then restructured as HELP International and has since sponsored programs not only in Honduras, but in El Salvador, Peru, Venezuela, Bolivia, Guatemala, Brazil, Uganda, and Fiji, India, Belize, Thailand, Guatemala, Tanzania, Nepal, in Greek refugee camps of Syrians and Iraqis (raising over $11 million).
- Assisted with board development, banquet, and auctions of the Ouelessebougou Alliance in Salt Lake City and Provo, raising some $300,000 annually for development projects in Mali, West Africa.
- Founded and organized the International Development Network (IDN) leading to symposia held at BYU since 1999 (with a network of some 40 social enterprise groups) and others since.
- Helped LDS leaders in Zimbabwe design a charitable program to prevent and/or alleviate the devastating African tragedy of HIV-AIDS, providing consulting, student interns, and evaluation of this organization, known as “Raising the Generation.”
- Assisted a group of LDS executives create the Native American Mentoring Enterprise, (NAME), arranging for a group of my graduate students to help the founders prepare an organizational structure and training materials to teach young Navajos leadership and life skills.
- Supervised an in-depth assessment of an LDS-related NGO, Liahona Economic Development Foundation (LEDF) in Nigeria carried out by a team of 3 students, after which we began to raise funds in Utah for microlending in West Africa.
- Mentored BYU students to do a project aiding the Goshute Tribe near the Nevada-Utah border, performing a feasibility study for setting up a microcredit program through the Utah Microenterprise Loan Fund.
- Oversaw two dozen students in the Fiji Distance Learning Program, operated by graduate students and undergraduates serving in the South Pacific. This was done in cooperation with the Church’s CES administration, offering courses to young Fijian adults and returned missionaries so that with OB, management and computer skills, they will qualify for better careers and a positive future with now Professor James Jacob, University of Pittsburgh.
- Helped to create a partnership between former Mexican mission presidents and my BYU students who traveled to Mexico to help create Cumorah University, consisting of several educational institutions to train returned native missionaries so they may enjoy a higher quality of life. This also advanced my notion of the LDS Church eventually establishing a Perpetual Education Fund (PEF). This effort expanded to include the creation of the Hispanic University for Latinos in Utah.
- In contrast to the above long-term sustainable programs, I also sponsored numerous other short-term student service projects including assisting the First Hope Orphanage in Nepal, collecting eye-wear for rural Mexicans, Utah Valley March of Dimes, Starlight UK, the Utah Valley Food and Care Coalition, the Rose Foundation Schools in Guatemala, helping an orphanage in Cabo Verde, Mexico, aiding the Alma Success Academy in Guatemala, establishing a school in Northern Honduras, an orphanage in Guatemala, another in El Salvador, and so forth.
- Led some two dozen BYU students, faculty and staff launched a microenterprise assessment, training and development program, SOAR China, in South and Western Regions of the People’s Republic of China where we established one of the country’s first microfinance programs and worked with the Sichuan Women’s Federation of five million women to facilitate better rural lives for their families.
- My students and I have created 16 documentary videos on our projects in Latin America, as well as eleven web sites, eight newsletters, and numerous power point presentations on programs in Mali, Nigeria, Honduras, Peru, El Salvador, Venezuela, Cumorah University in Mexico, Thailand, China, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Uganda, Nicaragua, Fiji, and Western Samoa.
- Three colleagues and I formed a new nonprofit foundation, Action Against Poverty, to facilitate the start-up and growth of dozens of NGOs doing Third World relief, education, healthcare, and economic development. We also assisted in building the Timpanogos Community Network (TCN) and the Provo Economic Coalition with local activist groups working to foster community social change through companies, government agencies, banks, and service agencies.
- In response to the horrific 12/26/04 Asian tsunami that killed hundreds of thousands of people and left four million homeless, my students and I spent four months in early 2005 designing a rebuilding strategy, training over one hundred social entrepreneurs, who each spent at least a month on the coast of Khao Lak, Thailand. Known as Wave of Hope, we helped build one hundred and twenty new houses, made furniture for village homes, helped to build dozens of long-tailed fishing boats, reopened and taught in schools, cleaned up mounds of debris, and helped survivors in refugee camps. We launched several worker-owned cooperatives to ensure long-lasting, sustainable livelihoods for various groups of villagers.
- Building on Wave of Hope’s impacts, we leveraged that work into Empowering Nations, and began mobilizing college-age social entrepreneurs to volunteer in more countries, as well as working toward long-term social enterprises in Thailand. Other projects consist of recruiting and training volunteers for education in Ghana, family self-reliance in Mozambique, microenterprise expansion in Peru, and microfinance start-ups in Latin America and Africa. It was eventually integrated in to one of my other NGOs.
- Established Sustain Haiti to help rescue and rebuild the country after its horrific earthquake in 2010, strengthening families, designing new strategies for self-sufficiency among the poor, an organization helping develop new clean water systems, rebuild orphanages, offer microcredit communal bank loans to women in the informal economy, teaching Business English to thousands of Haitians seeking jobs from new U.S. company investments, establishing the country’s first Business Plan Competition, and more over the ensuing 10 years.
- Arise Armenia emerged in early 2020 to mobilize BYU and UVU students in launching a new NGO that will work in the small landlocked country to create jobs, empower women, strengthen kids’ education, and help build a better future for hard-working Armenians who only lack the resources to achieve a better quality of life.
ORGANIZATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMS:
Human resource seminars, off-site executive conferences, and interpersonal skills development services have been organized by colleagues and me which served such organizations and groups as the following:
School personnel – Professional services rendered to Brigham Young University, Arizona State University, University of Utah, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and Flint school districts, University of Hawaii in Manoa, KAST University in Seoul, South Korea, University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Moscow Economics University, Russia (1973-2017).
Church leadership training for professionals, lay leadership, and conferences throughout Utah, Michigan, Ohio, California, Arizona, and Indiana in the U.S. as well as others throughout Latin America, Asia, and Africa (1972-2018).
Management development seminars for such clients as Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan; Cole National Corp., Cleveland, Ohio; General Motors Detroit headquarters plus factories in Atlanta, GA and Grand Rapids, Michigan; DME Co., Madison Heights, Michigan and Youngwood, Pennsylvania; Signetics Corporation, Orem, Utah; Pittsburgh Paint and Glass Corporation, Huntsville, Alabama; St. Louis University Hospitals, St. Louis, Missouri; Wilson Foods, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Intermountain Health Care, Salt Lake City, Utah; Westinghouse Corp., Baltimore Maryland, and multiple civil society and NGO organizations (1969-2020).
Governmental training and research with officials/employees of St. Petersburg, Florida; Michigan Municipal League; the cities of Detroit, Flint, and Pontiac, Michigan; Utah State Prison, State Division of Rehabilitation, Veterans Administration Hospital; Ogden City; U.S. Forest Service; Hawaii State Government; Jamestown, New York; state and city governments of Santa Catarina and Ceara (Brazil); and various U.S. federal government programs in Washington, DC (1972-2016).
Cross-cultural management seminars conducted in Brazil for Morrison-Knudsen Engineering, Bureau (nucleus of assessment and involvement of business personnel); ISOP-sponsored training in OD technology in Mexico City with firm of DATA, S.C.; Exxon Corporation in Santiago, Chile; Imperial Oil of Calgary, Canada, governments in the transition from Soviet to democratic political systems (USSR, Peoples Republic of Poland, East Germany, Belarus, and more (1979-2014); Training and advising Brazilian government officials in Recife and its state leaders in Pernambuco, as well as the cities of Ponta Grossa in the state of Parana, Florianopolis in Santa Catarina, and more (2003-2017).
Consultation, workshop training, research, and other forms of technical assistance have been provided to various environmental groups, unions, and public interest organizations in the U.S. as well as overseas. The following groups are representative of those worked with:
Idaho Conservation League; Northern Rockies Action Group, (Montana); American Federation of Amalgamated Meat Cutters (Iowa); Black Economic Development League Ann Arbor, (Michigan); Legal Aid Society; American Indians, Unlimited; Utah Migrant Council; Jeannette Sheet Glass Corp. (Pennsylvania); Barbizon Corp. and International Ladies Garment Workers Union, Local 430; Salt Lake Northwest Community Council; United Rubberworkers, Local 178 (Dayton, Ohio); Black Muslim Poultry Cooperative (Cleveland); Yellow Cab Drivers Association, Inc. (Denver, Colorado); Group Empresa Humana (Mexico); El Cid: Foundation for Indian Development (Guatemala); Inter-Faith Center on Corporate Social Responsibility (New York City); Canyonlands Fruit Growers Co-Operative; Navajo Development Council; Indo-Chinese Refugees; Filipino Farmworkers Co-operative (Hawaii); Oneida Tribal Council (Wisconsin); Solidarnosc Trade Union (Poland); Prince Cooperatives (Kenya); Mentores Empresariales (Guatemala); New Generation (Brazil); Utah Valley Interfaith Ministerial Network; Crossroads Urban Center’s Coalition of Religious Communities (CORC) of Salt Lake City, Utah.
National Conference, “Productivity and Quality of Working Life in the 80s” (1981).
Admissions Committee, Department of Organizational Behavior (1976-78, 1983-85).
School of Management Communications Committee (1978-79).
International Conference: “Ethics and Business in the Pacific Rim” (1988).
National Conference: “Organizing for the 90s” (1990).
Department of Organizational Behavior Chair (1989-92).
Co-Director, First International Executive Study/Travel Tour to Asia, BYU EMBA program (1991).
Organizational Behavior Department, New Faculty Search Committee (1993-95).
Executive Education Committee, OB Department (1993-95).
Latin American Business Strategies Conference (1995).
Graduate Studies in International Development (1997-98).
Co-chair: BYU Annual Microenterprise Conference (1998-2000).
Co-chair: Committee to Alleviate Family Poverty Through Microcredit (1998-2002).
International Development Network (1998-2003).
Common Sense Faculty Group (2007-2008)
Chair: NGO campus-wide Social Enterprise Conferences (1999-2010).
University Task Force on Women’s Concerns (1977-79).
Executive Committee, Latin American Studies Program (1979-80).
MBA Executive Committee (1977-78, 1989-91).
Reviewer, Journal for International and Area Studies (1994-99).
MSM Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (1996-97).
Executive Masters of Organizational Behavior Committee (1995-96).
Marriott School of Management, Faculty Recognition and Development Committee (1993-96, 2002-2003).
University Task Force on Creating New MA/MOB Joint Masters Degree (1993-94).
Executive MBA Curriculum Committee (1992-94).
Executive MBA Policy Committee (1992-2002).
Marriott School of Management Executive Committee (1989-92).
MBA Executive Committee (1989-92).
International Development Committee, Kennedy Center for International Studies (1988-90, 1997-2002).
Ethics Committee (1985-86, 1987-89, 1998-99).
International Management Committee (1985-86, 1987-90).
Organizational Behavior Department Steering Committee (1977-79, 1985-86, 1988-2002).
Entrepreneurship Committee (1985-88).
Human Resource Management Committee (1984-85).
School of Management Publications Committee (1983-84).
Research and Professional Development Committee (1981-83).
New Business School Library Planning Committee (1981-83).
Marriott School Faculty Tenure and Promotion Committee (1979-81, 2002-2005).
BYU Annual Microenterprise Conference committee member (2000-2010).
Advisory Committee for the Center for Economic Self-Reliance (2003-2008).
College/Community Relations Advisory Committee, UVSC presidential appointment (2004-2005).
Member of various OLS Department Promotion and Tenure Committees (ongoing).
Planning Committee for the BYU Global Health and Development Conference (2011-2012).
Conference Design Committee for the annual OBHR Leadership Conference (2011-2012).
Faculty Advisor to Student Campus Organizations:
Independent Voters, Student Organization–Faculty Advisor (1986).
Ouelessebougou-Utah Alliance Student Club (1997-99).
Grameen Support Group, BYU Chapter (1997-2000).
Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity, BYU (1999-2002).
FINCA Chapter, BYU (2004-2005).
BYU Men’s Beard Club (multiple unofficial groups over two decades from 1998-2018)
UNICEF Club, BYU (2008-2009)
Microfinance Club, Marriott School (founded in 2013, re-established 2019-20)
Faculty Advisor to unofficial BYU Student Beard Club (1997-2020).
Over the decades I have responded to seemingly “unending” requests from young people, students across the U.S. and around the world, as well as advice for potential jobs and/or internships, NGO work experiences, academic courses to take, personal and family issues, and so forth. I tried to support not only regular white, male BYU students, but minorities on campus, women students and faculty, international young people who, in many cases, were discriminated against (or worse) and for whom I became a fierce advocate. It was always a privilege to do so and I treasure those dialogues because I also learned from them, maybe more than they did from me. These encounters taught me a lot about authenticity and honest, helpful interactions.
Beginning in 1981-82, I established the Program on Industrial Democracy (PID) within the BYU School of Management, an innovative effort to foster the U.S. worker ownership movement of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) and worker-managed cooperatives. Testifying in the U.S. Senate, speaking at major universities, lobbying members of the House of Representatives, along with governors and city officials across the country, serving on several professional associations, this effort led to new American forms of business giving employees more rights and better incomes. Political leaders from the left and right agreed with our strategies, from Ronald Reagan to Ted Kennedy and others. Eventually, much legislation passed in Congress that led to a nationwide movement known as worker ownership. The ESOP strategy led to the eventual statistics that today include approximately 15 million individuals laboring in some seven thousand firms that they own, many of them owning 100 percent of the shares, where they may also have shop floor labor-management teams, as well as board seats that enable them to set strategies and policies for a better future. ESOP assets today total over $2 trillion. I was elected to the board of the National Center for Employee Ownership in Washington, DC, and current ESOP data can be found on their website, https://www.nceo.org/pages/nceo.php. With others, our drive to also foster worker-owned cooperatives ultimately led to the establishment of the National Cooperative Bank in Washington with $40 million in capital: https://ncb.coop/ It has since funded over $6 billion in capital support. With its funding and technical assistance, today there are 30,000 co-ops across the U.S. such as housing co-ops, food co-ops, manufacturing co-ops, health co-ops, and many other cooperative models. During these years of the BYU program, our efforts led to the creation of several new courses, internships for graduate students from the MBA and OB departments, joint faculty-student research, writing of papers and conference presentations. With other faculty from sociology, manufacturing, engineering and OB, we redesigned the original system of research and consulting on forms of worker ownership and launched a five year effort, the Program on Economic Innovation and Revitalization (PEIR) beginning in 1987. It combined theory in business management and manufacturing with practical, hands-on leadership and entrepreneurial experience. Both graduates and undergraduates participated in this innovative practicum for up to two years, learning concepts and practicing them through an on-campus enterprise we established, Equitech.
Since the early 1990s, I have launched a number of “stewardship” initiatives to collaborate with students, scholars and practitioners around the globe designing programs to counter poverty, especially in developing nations or those of Eastern Europe in transition. We have jointly designed project proposals for funds, scholarships for young people, graduate student awards and I have supervised these “social entrepreneurs” as they have started new NGOs in Russia, Thailand, and Bulgaria; evaluated programs like that of FINCA in El Salvador and Mentores Empresariales in Guatemala; served as interns at the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and/or Grameen Foundation, USA; developed new programs in Jordan, Western Samoa, Zimbabwe, Fiji, and high in the Andes of Peru, as well as other projects in Nigeria, and Dominican Republic. More recent action research teams have been creating sustainable programs in Kenya, Brazil, the Goshute Tribe and Navajo Nation, as well as domestic efforts in Utah and Florida. The major thrusts since then were in Peru, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil, and Sichuan, China. More recently, I’ve offered pro bono consulting to Reach the Children, a New York-based NGO working in 7 countries; Paramita Group (Thailand); Engage Now (Ethiopia); HART (Ghana); NAME (Navajo Mentoring and Education), Empowering Nations (Somaliland, Brazil, Thailand, Ghana), People Care World Wide (PCWW), an entrepreneurial non-profit working in southern Africa (2012), and the Utah refugee NGO, Women of the World (WOW) founded by Samira Harnish (2012), Care for Life (Mozambique), Sustain Haiti (2010-2020), Pathway Consulting (DR Congo) from 2016-2020, and others more recently.
Impact of the Women’s Movement on Men. Co-chaired a panel during campus Women’s Awareness Week, BYU, December 7, 1977.
Women’s Issues: The Masculine Point of View. Moderator of panel during BYU Women’s Conference, February 9-11, 1978.
Problems of Multi-National and Expatriate Managers. Presentation to International Relations Symposium, November 8, 1978.
Interdepartmental Cooperation. Workshop presented to administrators of BYU Division of Continuing Education, September 21, 1978.
Organizational Ethics. Panel member during School of Management Week, November 7, 1978.
Graduate School Survival Tactics. Speech to MBA Students and Spouses Association, September 22, 1979.
The Use of Cultural Themes in Understanding Organizational Processes in Latin America. Organized symposium held January 8, 1980.
Integrating Human Manufacturing Systems in Organizations. Presentation to graduate students, College of Engineering, Science, and Technology, February 4, 1980.
The Cambodian Holocaust. Speech in support of campus Indo-Chinese Relief Campaign, February 27, 1980.
Collective Bargaining in the 80s. Keynote speaker, BYU College of Nursing Conference on Professionalism, September 17, 1980.
Issues in Organizational Effectiveness. Speech at the 23rd Annual Seminar, Executive Women International, Provo, Utah, September 26, 1981.
Quality of Working Life: An Update. Presentation at Human Resources Planning Conference, BYU, February 19, 1982.
The Mormon Conscience: New Voices/New Realities. Panelist at Annual Men’s and Women’s Conference, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, April 16, 1983.
Corporations Overseas: Demise or Brave New World? Panelist and moderator at conference on multinational business, BYU, February 16, 1983.
Give Us a Place to Stand and We Will Move the Earth. Presentation at conference on Strategies for Change, BYU, February 15-17, 1984.
Computers, Technology, and the Future of Work. Panelist at the J. Reuben Clark, Jr. Law School, February 29, 1984 (with Hon. Willard Wirtz, former U.S. Secretary of Labor).
Ethical Implications of Organization Development. Colloquium at the School of Management, April 3, 1984.
Labor Buyouts. Presentation at the BYU “Breakthroughs ’84” Campus-wide Conference. November 9, 1984.
Steel Trends in the United States. Speech at BYU College of Engineering. November 21, 1984.
Problems of the Steel Industry and Local Implications. Panelist–BYU School of Management. December 11, 1984.
Military Industry and Converting Weapons to Non-Defense Production. Speech to Utahns For a Nuclear Freeze, Provo, February 27, 1985.
Structural Unemployment: The British and U.S. Experience. Speech at BYU, March 20, 1985.
Utah Valley Economic Strain. Presentation to the Private Industry Council, Provo, April 10, 1985.
Conflict Resolution and Crisis Management. Presentation to the Utah League of Cities and Towns, Salt Lake
City, September 19, 1985.
Implementing Organizational Change. Speech to the American Productivity and Inventory Control Society, Utah Valley Chapter, Springville, March 27, 1986.
The Black Hole of Utah’s Industrial Economy. Speech to the Utah Democratic Forum, February 7, 1986.
Applications of the Mondragon System of Cooperatives to our Local Economy. Presentation to Mountainland
Association of Governments, UVIDA, Utah Technical College, Provo/Orem Chamber of Commerce, May-June, 1986.
The Search for Utopia: Hutterites, Kibbutzniks, and Mormons. Speech to BYU-Hawaii Women’s Organization, October 24, 1986.
Regional Economic Development: The Basque Experience. Kennedy International Center, December 9, 1987.
Conflict Management. Presentation to National Association of Accountants, Salt Lake City, October 19, 1988.
Ethics for What Purpose? Panelist at BYU Honors Symposium, February 7, 1989.
Professional Ethics and Management. Speech to the Manufacturing Technology Department, February 8, 1989.
Cooperatives (Mondragon), Kibbutzim (Israel) and Mormon Communalism (Utah). Presentation at the National Historic Communal Societies Association in Yankton, South Dakota, 1989.
Leadership for a Changing World. MSM speech, BYU, April 12, 1990.
W(h)ither Cuba? Latin American Symposium. David M. Kennedy Center, BYU, April 10, 1990.
Industrial Democracy: East and West. Conference on “Organizing for the 90s,” BYU, October 8-9, 1990.
U.S. Foreign Policy: War, Politics, & Immorality. BYU, January 14, 1991.
Inventing the Future: Grassroots Empowerment in the Philippines. BYU Students for International Development, March 7, 1991.
Third World Development: Economics with a Human Face. Kennedy Center for International Studies, March 13, 1991.
The Dynamic International Environment. American Society for Public Administration Conference on the Internationalization of Economic Development, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, April 29, 1991.
Academic Survival and Success. Faculty Academic Leadership Conference, BYU, May 2, 1991.
Corporate Ethics and Management. Farm Management Company, Provo, Utah, August 15, 1991.
Involvement in Third World Strategies. International Society, 2nd Annual Meeting, Provo, Utah, August 20, 1991.
The Politics of Hunger in the 90’s. Keynote speaker at BYU’s Annual Banquet, Students for International Development, Dec. 3, 1991.
Challenges of Managing in Developing Nations: The Philippines Case, BYU International Students, February 20, 1992.
Trickle up Economics: Formulating and Implementing Strategies for Development in the Third World. BYU Honors Seminar, March 10, 1992.
Reform and Revolution in Latin America, MSM MBA Students, March 19, 1992.
After the Berlin Wall: Present Reality and Future Possibilities. Presentation to Provo Women’s Club, September 10, 1992.
Environment, Ecology and Economics. Panelist with state government and wilderness officials, Provo, Utah, September 29, 1992.
The United Order and the Modern World Economy. Presentation to BYU faculty members, November 13, 1992.
Factors for Success in Third World Development. Speech to Political Science Students, Kimball Tower, BYU, December 6, 1992.
Developing Innovations for Global Transformation. Keynote speech during BYU’s International Week, January 25, 1993.
Liberty, Equality and Union: Cooperative Economic Systems. Presentation to Manufacturing Research Institute, Provo, Utah, May 13, 1993.
Organizational Transformation: E4 Model of Management. Marriott School of Management, Dean’s Seminar, May 26, 1993.
International Careers in Development. David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, BYU, October 28, 1993.
Urban Development and Income Generation. Presentation at the Forum on Sustainable Development Lecture Series, Provo, Utah, February 9, 1994.
The Socio-Economics of Zion. Paper read at the Ninth Annual Book of Mormon Symposium, Religious Studies Center, BYU, February 11-12, 1994.
A Holy Woman of Faith: From a Dairy Farm and Poverty to Love, Community Service, Caregiver to Hundreds of Children, Health and Wellness Advocate. Eulogy at the funeral of Ruth Peay Woodworth, Salt Lake City, March 11, 1994.
Building Contemporary Utopias. Presentation to the LDS Academy of Dentists, Provo, Utah, August 13, 1994.
Toward a Gospel-Centered Society. Workshop at BYU Education Week, August 15, 1994.
Challenges of Living in the Modern World Economy. Four Lectures at Education Week, August 16-19, 1994.
Problem-Solving Effectiveness Seminar for the Governor=s Asian-American Advisory Council. Salt Lake City, Utah, November 5, 1994.
Women in Development. Participant on Panel at the Conference on Population and Development, Kennedy International Studies Center, Provo, Utah, November 11, 1994.
Third World Women and Self-Employment. Women’s Research Institute, Provo, Utah, November 17, 1994.
Global Leadership in the Year 2,000. Presentation to Professional Practitioners, BYU Counseling Center, December 16, 1994.
From Dependency to Dignity: Third World Women and Self-Employment. Women=s Research Institute, Provo, Utah, November 17, 1994.
Cultural Survival: Endangered Native Peoples of Latin America. Presentation at Timpview High School, Provo, Utah, May 8, 1995.
Humanitarian Work Around the Globe. Presentation to LDS Church managers, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 26, 1995.
Applying Righteous Principles in Our Lives. Four lectures at Education Week, BYU, Provo, Utah, August 22-25, 1995.
Corporate Transformation of Management and Work. Four lectures at Education Week, BYU, Provo, Utah, August 22-25, 1995.
Micro Lending and Village Development. Presentation at Women in Development Conference, BYU, Provo, Utah, October 26-27, 1995.
Corporate Downsizing’s Social Consequences. Talk show expert on Radio KCPW, Salt Lake City, January 12, 1996.
Economic Disintegration: Africa’s Legacy of Colonialism. Presentation to Provo Kiwanis Club, January 30, 1996.
Opportunities for International Outreach. Speech at the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, January 31, 1996.
The Political Economy of Early Mormon Country. Lecture on Western Civilization, BYU, Provo, Utah, February 6, 1996.
The Gospel of Manufacturing. Presentation to graduate students and faculty in Engineering and Manufacturing Technology, College of Engineering, BYU, Provo, Utah, February 22, 1996.
Corporate Greed, CEO Compensation and American Capitalism. Interview guest at Radio KCPW, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 4, 1996.
The ABCs of Economics: Amish, Buddhist, Catholic Economic Traditions. Workshop for MBA students, BYU, Provo, Utah, March 6, 1996.
Economic Literacy as a Tool for African Development. Presentation at BYU Literacy Symposium, March 29, 1996.
Five guest lectures and mobilization from various Provo schools as well as organizing service projects and fundraising efforts with PTA, school administrators and teachers who wanted to learn about indigenous people and Third World development in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, Provo, Utah, March-June 1996.
NGOs as a Third World Development Strategy. Presentation to the public, Provo, Utah, March 14, 1996.
Team building training for “Discovery” program—multicultural potential BYU students who want to major in business, BYU, Provo, Utah, July 10, 1996.
Rescuing the Third World Poor. Speech to the Utah County Exchange Club, Provo, Utah, July 16, 1996.
Toward a Gospel-Centered Society. Three hour lecture to 250 Education Week attendees, BYU, Provo, Utah, August 19, 1996.
Integrating the Temporal and Spiritual. Four Education Week sessions, BYU, Provo, Utah, August 20-23, 1996.
Gospel Dynamics for Global Change. Four Education Week sessions, BYU, Provo, Utah, August 20-23, 1996.
Global Service Beyond Your Career. Keynote lecture at Career Fair Banquet for faculty, students, and corporate recruiters, College of Engineering and Technology, BYU, Provo, Utah, October 3, 1996.
The Origins and Structures of Early LDS United Orders. Presentation to the Sons of Utah Pioneers: Wilford Woodruff Chapter, Provo, Utah, November 6, 1996.
From Methodist to Mormon: The Life and Legacy of Arthur J. Woodworth as Father, Husband, HR Manager, and Colorado ‘River Runner.’ Orem, Utah, December 20, 1996.
Expanding Our Influence for Good. Workshop for BYU Honor Council, March 15, 1997.
Temporal Well-Being for Families in Contemporary Zion. Presentation to BYU students majoring in Family Science, May 28, 1997.
The Corruption of CEO Donald Trump and His Afflictions Upon New York City/State. Critique of Business Malpractice by a Fake “Genius. Utah Valley State College Speech, July 10, 1997.
Careers in International Studies. Presentation to BYU undergraduates at the David M. Kennedy Center, September 17, 1997.
Public Policy and the NGO Movement. Presentation to the Institute of Public Administration graduate students, October 16, 1997.
Microenterprise as a Tool for Change. Panelist at the International Development Forum, BYU, November 13, 1997.
Affirmative Action: Race, Gender and Ethnicity. Student presentation at BYU, December 2, 1997.
Business as a Calling: Stewardship and the Sacred in Corporate Life. Presentation to the Marriott School’s MBA Association, April 2, 1998.
Building Zion – One Family at a Time. Speech at the Fourth Annual Management Conference, Marriott School, June 18-20, 1998.
International Humanitarian Outreach. Panelist at the Fourth Annual Management Conference, June 18-20, 1998.
Research, Study, and Consulting Team on Non-Violent Change – Resolving the Conflict in Northern Ireland. Workshop of Government and Religious Leaders, Dublin, Ireland, July 18-22, 1998.
Helping Entrepreneurs in Third World Countries. Organizer and chair of a panel of the Center for Entrepreneurship’s Fall Conference, September 11, 1998.
LDS-related Humanitarian Programs. International Development Network Symposium held at BYU, October 1, 1998.
How to Establish Cumorah Universities for Latter-day Saints in Latin America. Presentation to LDS Latin American Leaders, Provo, October 2, 1998.
Creating a Perpetual Education Fund for Native Returned Missionaries in South America: Especially in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador & Venezuela. Proposal to South American Area Council of LDS, Business and Government Officials, Salt Lake City, October 4, 1998.
Methods for Rendering Effective Service. Workshop for Senior Missionary couples beginning service programs in Indonesia, Dominican Republic and Bolivia. LDS Church Welfare Department, October 9, 1998, and three weeks thereafter.
How College Students Can Change the World. Seminar for BYU Student Leaders, Sundance, Utah, October 17, 1998.
Using our Gifts to Make a Difference. Western States Women’s Association. Aspen Grove, October 18, 1998.
Want to Help Africa? Do You Love Africa? Presentation to BYU Community, October 22, 1998.
The Gospel of Work: Laboring for Zion with LDS Temporal Teachings. Orem, Utah, April 25, 1999.
African Development: Human Needs and Prospects in the Coming Century. Presentation to a Community Symposium, Provo, Utah, May 4, 1999.
How Today’s Youth Can Change the World for Good. Speech and award at the senior class Night of Excellence, Mountain View High School, Orem, Utah, May 25, 1999.
Community-to-Community Linkages Between Utah and West Africa. BYU presentation, September 18, 1999.
Service-Learning as the Road to Genuine Education. Orem, Utah, September 19, 1999.
Third World Development from the Grassroots. International Forum speaker, David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, BYU, September 22, 1999.
Graduate Education as Radical Practice. Presentation to OB graduate students, BYU, October 27, 1999.
How to Organize Citizens and Church Groups for Charitable Service. Speech in Highland, Utah, December 11, 1999.
How to Become a Reluctant Revolutionary. Presentation to BYU student association leaders, February 12, 2000.
Altruism is One of Life’s Greatest Values. Speech to BYU Student Honor Forum, February 23, 2000.
Mobilizing LDS Ethics and Energy So There is “No Poor Among Them.” Presentation to humanitarian group, Orem, Utah, March 12, 2000.
Appropriate Technology Methods for the Urban Poor: The Case of Manufacturing. Presentation to faculty of the College of Engineering, BYU, March 15, 2000.
The Basics of Microcredit: What it is/How it works. Speech to BYU audience, March 17, 2000.
Mormon Outreach Strategies: Building Zion in the Third Word. Presentation to humanitarian group, Provo, Utah, April 30, 2000.
Building Zion, One Family at a Time. University Seminar, BYU, August 15, 2000.
Faith, Hope and Charity: Creating Community Among God’s Children. University Seminar, BYU, August 16, 2000.
The Gospel in Action: Change from the Heart. University Seminar, BYU, August 17, 2000.
How Latter-day Saints Can Transform the Planet. University Seminary, BYU, August 18, 2000.
How Business Executives Can Build a Better World. Presentation to Utah Valley CEO Roundtable, August 23, 2000.
How Utahns are Changing the World. Presentation to Northern Utah Community leaders, Farmington City Hall, September 29, 2000.
The Humanitarian of the Millennium. Presentation honoring President Gordon B. Hinckley at the Unitus Economic Summit, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 10,2000.
Transforming the Planet. Community presentation, Provo, Utah, October 15, 2000.
Taking a Stand: Sustainable Development for the Third World. Presentation to Provo Kiwanis Club, February 24, 2001.
H.E.L.P. Eliminate Poverty: A Strategy for Latin America. Seminar, Orem, Utah, February 24, 2001.
Student Service Learning Opportunities. Speech to Business Management Students, Marriott School, March 1, 2001.
Western China’s Economy: Empowering a Million People at a Time? Presentation on SOAR China Program, BYU, March 2, 2001.
How Business Can Give Back to the Community. Presentation to Phi Beta Lamda (fraternity for future business leaders of America), ASBYU, March 3, 2001.
The Grameen Bank Model: An Experiment in Social Collateral. Speech to Kennedy Center for International Studies, March 14, 2001.
Business Applications in Humanitarian Contexts. Speech to Provo Kiwanis Club, April, 24, 2001.
How Americans Can Improve the World One Family at a Time. Kaysville, Utah, April 28, 2001.
The Sheer Joy of Empowering the Poor. Presentation to the Provo Chamber of Commerce, May 23, 2001.
How Business Professionals Can Become Social Entrepreneurs. Speech to Rotary Club, American Fork, Utah, June 12, 2001.
Presentations at large BYU Education Week: Becoming a Global Faith (August 15, 2001); How Latter-day Saints Can Change the World (August 16); Building a Gospel-based Community (August 17); Love at Home (August 19); Self-Reliance as a Practical Goal (August 20); Practicing True Religion” (August 21), all in a week, 2001.
Stewardship: Serving Those in Need, Lecture to new MBA Class of 2001-3, BYU, August 23, 2001.
Working Toward Zion (August 24); Social Entrepreneurship (August 29); Establishing New Social Purpose Ventures (August 30).
Unto the Least of These: Methods for Building Zion. Religious seminar, Macomb, Illinois, October 20, 2001.
Putting “Relief” Back in the Relief Society. BYU Community Service Conference, October 24, 2001.
The Global 7 Deadly Sins: IMF, World Bank, G-7, WTO, Fast Track, NAFTA and Nike? Speech to Students for International Development, Kennedy Center for International Studies, October 23, 2001.
Humanitarian Entrepreneurs: LDS-based Outreach to Change the World. Speech to large Utah nonprofit
organizations, Salt Lake City, January 8, 2002.
Community Organizing: ESOPs, Co-ops, and Other Weapons for Reversing Plant Closings. Presentation
at School of Social Work Graduate Student Symposium, BYU, Provo, Utah, February 2002.
Challenges of Building Successful Humanitarian Strategies in the Altiplano of Bolivia and Peru. Speech
to Chasqui Humanitarian, Salt Lake City, June 27, 2002.
The Visionary Imagination: Seeing a World Without Poverty. Presentation at BYU Student Symposium, Provo, Utah, September 2002.
Tools for Assisting the Inner City Poor. Presentation to social welfare and community service
administrators of Utah County, September 4, 2002.
The Promise of U.S. Domestic Microcredit. Workshop for the Provo Latino Community, December 5, 2002.
Fighting for Justice. Panelist at the World Social Forum, Porto Alegre, Brazil, January 25, 2003.
Waging Peace Rather than Pre-Emptive War in Iraq. Community Seminar, Porto Alegre, Brazil, January 26, 2003.
Community Change Models in the United States: Conflict or Cooperation? Seminar for graduate students of the School of Social Work, BYU, February 5, 2003.
Raising a New Generation of Self-Sufficient Families. Presentation to village bankers, Toluca, Mexico, February 21, 2003.
The Financial Stresses on Marriage Among Poor Families: U.S. and World Perspectives. Presentation to the School of Family Life, BYU, February 28, 2003.
From the Different Inputs of Many to the Power of One. Speech at community-wide benefit for El Salvador, Provo, Utah, March 29, 2003.
The Genius of Volunteerism. Speech to global humanitarians going abroad, BYU, April 29, 2003.
Launching Family Economic Sustainability. Community speech, Thetford, England, June 14, 2003.
New Social Inventions for Alleviating Community Pain. Panelist at the founding of the Provo Economic Coalition, Provo, Utah, June 25, 2003.
Accelerating Microfinance in India: The Unitus Strategy for Leveraging Economic Growth. Speech to Rotary International, Salt Lake Valley, July 17, 2003.
Social Entrepreneurship as a Tool for Expanding Family Self-Reliance. Presentation to American volunteers, Chimaltenango, Guatemala, August 4, 2003.
Learning to Excel. Speech at graduation ceremonies of the first class of MicroBusiness Mentors, Centro Hispano, Provo, Utah, August 8, 2003.
Fostering Free Market Economics from the Grassroots. One hour dialogue/Q&A, Salt Lake City K-Talk Radio, September 4, 2003.
Indicting the Guilty: The Refusal of Big Banks to Give Small Loans to Poor Individuals. Speech to Hispanic Community, Provo, Utah, September 9, 2003.
A Vision of First Hope: Orphanage Efforts in Nepal. Provo, Utah, September 10, 2003.
Pay it Forward: The Growing Clout of H.E.L.P. International in Students’ Lives. BYU, September 13, 2003.
Leveraging Human Potential: Managing Others to Make a Difference in Society. Presentation to student volunteer leaders, BYU, November 7, 2003.
Smashing American Imperialism: The People’s Struggle to Resist Globalization and U.S. Hegemony. Speech at the Mumbai Resistance Movement, India, January 16, 2004.
Creating Human Capital Through Strengthening Human Society. Presentation to faculty and students in the School of Social Work, BYU, February 3, 2004.
Countering Human Suffering: Giving Hope. Speech to the five-hundred attendees at the university’s Annual Hunger Banquet, BYU, March 13, 2004.
Capacity-Building in Indigenous Communities. Speech to community innovators and leaders, Tioxa, Guatemala, August 5, 2004.
How to Leverage Your OBHR Education at the Marriott School. Panel of successful MOB alumni I volunteered to assemble and lead during the new MBA student orientation week, MSM, August 27, 2004.
The Rising Third Sector: How We Can Change the World. Speech at Academy Square, Provo Library, to HELP International Conference, September 18, 2004.
Expatriate Survival Tactics for Being a Manager in Another Country. Presentation to Marriott School graduate students (MBA, MACC, MPA), BYU, October 19, 2004.
Microfinance as a Global Strategy for Building Social Capital. Speech to BYU students, Marriott School, November 18, 2004.
Building Capacity for Family Self-Reliance. Presentation to the Latino community, Centro Hispano, December 11, 2004.
Training For Transformation: Workshop for Wave of Hope volunteers, May 12, 2005.
Establishing Zion Communities: One Village at a Time. Fireside presentation, LDS community of Khao Lak, Thailand, July 17, 2005.
The Academics of Global Service Learning: How to Leverage Classroom Learning With Real World Experience. Power point presentation at the faculty retreat of the Department of Organizational Leadership and Strategy, August 25, 2005.
We’re Laboring For the Babies/Future Generations of the Poor Masses in Central America. Presentation at HELP International Volunteers’ Reunion, Academy Square, Provo, September 17, 2005.
Stewardship and Consecration. Two stake fireside speeches in Panama City, Panama, October 15, 2005.
Small Fortunes premier showing at BYU. Panelist with other NGO leaders, October 27, 2005.
Indigenous Revolution Among Central American Indians. Presentation to Latin American Studies students, Kennedy Center, November 29, 2005.
Building Zion One Family at a Time. New York City LDS Professional Association, January 13, 2006.
How to Become a Positive Deviant. Kick-off Speech to Marriott School Business Plan Competition, January 31, 2006.
Alternatives to Globalization in South America. Kennedy Center for International Studies, February 8, 2006.
How MBAs & Net Impact Can Improve the World. Net Impact Club opening social, February 16, 2006.
Paying It Forward Among the Saints. Six Stake Young Adult Fireside, Farmington, Utah, February 19, 2006.
The Holistic Development Model of Eagle Condor in Peru. Center for Economic Self Reliance, February 24, 2006.
Microcredit Charity Never Faileth. Riverton, Utah Relief Society, March 7, 2006.
How to Prepare for Careers in International Development. BYU Career Expo, March 8, 2006.
OBHR Consulting Project Opportunities. OBHR Advisory Board, March 9, 2006.
Leveraging Your Money to Combat Global Poverty. MBA student auction in behalf of poor families
Worldwide, March 30, 2006.
Alternative Tracks to Doing Third World Development: Full-time, Through Grad School, or Part-time Service to the Have-nots. Students for International Development Club (SID), April 4, 2006.
Peace Activism in the Mormon Context: Dealing With the Iraq Quagmire. Kennedy Center for International Studies, April 11, 2006.
Bottom-Up Tactics for Global Transformation. Marriott School, April 12, 2006.
Go Forth to Serve: Change Agents Who Bless the Have-nots. HELP International Volunteer Send-Off, April 20, 2006.
Cross Cultural Shock: Dos and Don’t for Success in Africa.” Speech to U. of U. humanitarians, April 27, 2006.
Doing International Development: Working in the Trenches. International students and scholars, BYU campus, May 11, 2006.
Service Learning as Deep Change. Marriott School, May 18, 2006.
Training for Transformation. BYU students, May 23, 2006.
Best Practices in Family Systems: Drawing on Principles of OB/OD. Provo Utah Stake, June 4, 2006.
Zion-Building Through Family Consecration. Aspen Grove Alumni families, June 5, 2006.
The Family That Serves the Poor Together Stays Together. LDS family groups, June 6, 2006.
Uniting Krishna and Mormon Faithful in Service and Love. Sharon East Stake and Krishna Temple,
Spanish Fork, June 10, 2006.
Do You Love Africa? Then Show It! Farewell Sendoff to Empowering Nations Volunteers, June 29, 2006
The True Axis of Evil: Poverty, Inequality, War. Salt Lake City, July 19, 2006.
Change Agentry: If It Ain’t Broke, Break It! BYU audience, July 20, 2006.
Why Utah Needs a Microcredit Strategy. Community Action/United Way of Utah County, August 4, 2006.
Designing an Effective Board Strategy. Board of Directors, Square Foot Gardening NGO, August 24, 2006.
Stewardship and Consecration in Practice. One Heart Action Group, Salt Lake City, September 7, 2006.
Engendering Socio-Economic Justice. Global Volunteers Event, Provo, September 16, 2006.
The Sheer Joy of Microcredit Action. Economic Self-Reliance Student Association, September 20, 2006.
Remarks at A Soldier’s Peace Anti-War Gathering. Springville, October 10, 2006.
LDS Stories of Passion and Compassion Through Strategic Acts of Kindness. Edgemont Provo Relief Society, October 10, 2006.
Small Fortunes Are the Future for the World’s Poorest. PBS/CESR documentary film showing and
panelist, October 12, 2006.
Lifting the Disenfranchised Through Social Entrepreneurship. BYU global volunteers event, October 14, 2006.
How Latter-day Saints Are Changing the World. Stanford LDS Community, October 22, 2006.
Alleviating Global Poverty. LDS Student Association, Phoenix, Arizona, November 9, 2006.
Global Humanitarianism: Reaching Out/Doing Good. Highland High School, SLC, November 16, 2006.
The Mystery of Informal Economic Development in the Black Market Culture of Hispanic America. Latin American Studies Program, Dec. 5 & 7, 2006.
The Grameen Vision for Global Microcredit. Provo graduation ceremonies for M&M graduates, December 15, 2006.
Break the Chains! Why the World Needs Social Innovators! Kick-off speech to launch CESR’s $25,000 Social Venture Competition February 8, 2007.
Our Challenge: Save the Children of Uganda. Fundraiser for Ugandan coffee-grower families with Starbucks Co., Salt Lake City, March 24, 2007.
Eu sou Mozambicano! Speech to a thousand rural people in Mbatwe Village near Beira, Mozambique, June 5, 2007.
Building Zion and Lifting Poor Families. LDS church meeting talk on the beaches of Mombasa, Kenya, July 22, 2007.
Business Models to Change the World. Speech to BYU MBA club, October 2, 2007.
The Doctrine of Community Outreach and Service. Sharon East Stake presentation, October 21, 2007.
Writing as Advocacy. Presentation to College of Humanities students on argument and persuasion, October 24, 2007.
Financing the Utah Poor. Presentation to Utah bankers, October 25, 2007.
Tools for Transformation of Latin American Poverty. Speech to Latin American Studies group, November 13, 2007.
The Che Guevara/John Taylor Model of Finance. Seminar for the BYU chapter of Students for International Development (SID), November 14, 2007.
Roundtable participant with Dean Bob Dolan of the Ross Business School, University of Michigan event sponsored by the Aspen Institute and Ernst & Young’s world headquarters, New York City, November 16, 2007.
Nuestra Mayordomia como Santos: Un Llamado a la Accion (“Our Responsibility as Saints: A Call to Action). Ten-stake fireside in Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 2, 2007.
Self-Management, Education, and Capacity-Building for LDS Young Adults. BYU Alumni Association, Asuncion, Paraguay December 4, 2007.
Martin Luther King, Jr: A Man for All Seasons. MLK Holiday presentation to Community Group, January 18, 2008.
International Careers: Opportunities and Preparation. Panelist at the BYU Kennedy Center, February 7, 2008.
Renounce War! Proclaim Peace! Winter Progressives Conference, University of Utah, February 9, 2008.
Feminist Tools for Strengthening Families Through Microcredit & Social Enterprises. International and Area Studies students, February 21, 2008.
From Tolerance to Love. I organized an interfaith community dialogue event featuring church leaders of different religious traditions, March 16, 2008.
Mormons Can Change the World. Presentation to church members at the Hyde Park Chapel, London, UK. March 27, 2008.
Education for a Better Future. Adult Literacy class in Beira Mozambique, July 15, 2008.
You are Today’s Modern Pioneers. Speech to Ndunda Village Council & citizens, July 16, 2008.
Income-generating Strategies. Presentation to Mbatwe, Mozambique Communal members, July 16, 2008.
Building Self-Sufficient Communities. Speech to Ihamizua Village in Mozambique, July 24, 2008.
Humanitarian Tools for the African Poor. Presentation to HELP Country Directors & team in Uganda, August 8, 2008.
Practicing Random Acts of Kindness. Presentation to town council & others in Lugazi, Uganda, August 10, 2008.
UNICEF: Why the UN Focus on Poor Children is so Vital. Comments to the BYU UNICEF Club, David M. Kennedy Center, September 4, 2008.
Sewing Seeds for an Economic Revolution. Speech at Centro Hispano event, September 12, 2008.
Global Humanitarian Service: A 10 Year Retrospective. Speech at HELP International’s 10 year reunion, September 20, 2008.
The Potential for Indigenous Economic Clout in Native American Tribes. Workshop for New Mexican Pueblo leaders, Albuquerque, October 10, 2008.
Top-Down vs, Bottom-Up Development. Panelist at the Students In Development (SID) Club, Kennedy Center for International Studies, November 12, 2008.
Using Microenterprise Tools to Accelerate Economic Development in Latin America. Presentation at BYU, December 2, 2008.
Microfinance & Alleviation of Human Suffering. Speech to finance students, December 9, 2008.
MBA Stewardship & Consecration: The New Frontier. Presentation to international MBA students, February 24, 2009.
Social Entrepreneurship Implementation: Student Strategies for Building Civil Society. Speech at University of Denver Business school, February 27, 2009, Denver, Colorado.
Financing the World’s Poor in Times of Economic Upheaval. Presentation to BYU finance students, April 6, 2009
Surviving Economic Turmoil: Latin American Tools for Development. Talk to BYU students from across campus, April 2009.
The Suffering of the World’s Children: How to Help. Speech to BYU UNICEF Club. April 15, 2009.
How Mormons are Changing the World. LDS Fireside, at Harlem’s African American congregation, Harlem, NY April 19, 2009.
Christian Service: The Gospel’s Foundation. Multi-stake fireside, Quezon City, the Philippines, June 12, 2009.
Self-Management and Preparing For New Chapter. Multi-stake fireside, Seoul, South Korea, June 17, 2009.
Why Education is Important for Young Millennials. Presentation at Young Adult Event, Seoul, Korea, June 17, 2009.
Building Zion in Rio de Janeiro. Multi-stake fireside, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 21, 2009.
Practicing our Religion, Serving the Community. Three speeches in a single day to LDS congregations, Curitiba, Brazil, June 28, 2009.
Becoming Angels to the Poor. Multi-stake fireside, Curitiba, Brazil, June 28, 2009.
Transforming the World: The Humanitarian Tipping Point for LDS Volunteers. LDS area fireside, Silicon Valley, CA, August 10, 2009.
Latino Entrepreneurship: Growing Businesses & Jobs Through Immigrant Power. MBM graduation speech, Centro Hispano, Provo, Utah, August 14, 2009.
How Latter-day Saints Are Transforming the World. Washington, DC event, October 18, 2009.
Maasai Bracelets as Tokens: Remembering the Poor in All We Do. Presentation to Provo neighborhood group, November 7, 2009.
Global Affairs Club Roundtable. School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, November 12, 2009.
Consecration & Stewardship. Presentation to Cornell University LDS student organizations, Ithaca, NY November 13, 2009.
Moving Beyond the Theory: Hands-on Development. Kennedy Center for International Studies sociology majors, November 19, 2009.
Paying It Forward Globally. Speech at Walden School Oxfam Hunger Banquet, November 20, 2009.
Poverty: The Worst Form of Violence. Speech to MicroBusiness Mentors Trainers and Managers, January 8, 2010.
Income-Generation & Economic Development from the Grassroots. Seminar to IAS class, BYU, February 25, 2010.
United Order Practices for Today, 2010. Seminar in Provo, Utah, May 24, 2010.
I Was an Hungered. Presentation at Sustain Haiti headquarters, Leogane, Haiti, August 18, 2010.
Building Zion in the Caribbean. Leogane LDS Ward, August 22, 2010.
Zion by Design: NGOs Strengthening Latter-day Saints, Community group, September 27, 2010.
Synthesis and Contradictions in Changing Society. Peter Drucker International Symposium, Peter Drucker Society of Korea, October 15, 2010.
How to Reduce Human Suffering. Workshop for Provo LDS Neighborhood, October 29, 2010.
From the Informal Economy to a Better Life: Best Practices for Social Innovation. Latin American Studies, November 18, 2010.
Finance for the Poor. Presentation to 250 BYU Finance Majors, December 1, 2010.
Transforming Latin America. Presentation to LAS students, BYU campus, March 22, 2011.
Accelerating Change/Rebuilding Haiti. Training Session on Preparing to Serve Haiti for College Students, Provo, Utah, April 13, 2011.
Microcredit: Empowerment from Below. BYU Alumni Association. Gathering at Asilomar Resort, Carmel by the Sea, California, April 29, 2011.
Continue Your Calling to Rebuild Haiti. Mobilization Meeting, Sustain Haiti, Provo, Utah, May 7, 2011.
We Respect & Admire You: Keep True to Your Tribal Ways. Indigenous Village Development meetings in Fiji’s Navala Village with Tribal Elders, May 24, 2011.
Never, Ever Give Up Your Calling in Life. Presentation to Volunteer Team of HELP International, Ba, Fiji, May 26, 2011.
Becoming Self-Reliant: Challenges in Today’s Recession. Easter Seals of Utah County event, Small Scale Business Start-ups, Provo, Utah, June 17, 2011.
Memorial for Marion D. Hanks and Chieko Okazaki. Remembering Two of the Great Ones. Ogden, Utah, August 6, 2011.
Rules for Ph.D. Work While Applying Mormonism Principles. Roundtable for LDS Young Management Scholars, Academy of Management, San Antonio, Texas, August 14, 2011.
Fight Unemployment Within the Latino Community. MicroBusiness Mentors event, Provo, Utah, September 5, 2011.
Reflections from the Attacks on America: 9-11: A Ten Year Retrospective. Community Event, Provo, Utah, September 11, 2011.
You Have the Power to Go to College. Teens Act, Hispanic NGO Keynote Kick-off for Fall, Provo, Utah, September 17, 2011.
Growing from a Tiny Development Model into an Expanding NGO Strategy for Empowering the Have-nots. Sustain Haiti event, BYU, September 23, 2011.
You Are Amazing! Appreciation to 200-plus Volunteers. HELP International Celebrations of Volunteer Work in 8 Nations, Zions Bank, Utah, September 24, 2011.
Putting Humpty Dumpty Together Again: Rebuilding the Nation of Haiti. Washington, DC event, February 23, 2012.
New World Solutions to Old World Problems. Presentation to David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies. April 3, 2012.
Turning the World Upside Down. Latin America Studies students, BYU, April 5, 2012.
Go to the People–Learn from the People. Training event for 200 young social entrepreneurs, BYU, April 7, 2012.
Programs and Projects for Empowering the Nicaraguan Saints. Led discussion with LDS church leaders,
Leon, Nicaragua, May 20, 2012.
How Latter-day Saints Are Transforming the World. Fireside presentation to the Asheville, North Carolina Stake, June 17, 2012.
Haiti Aid: Tools for Rebuilding Zion After the Island’s Destruction. Boston Haitian Ward, August 4, 2011.
Women of Faith Are Fighting Poverty; Empowering Female “Necessity Entrepreneurs” in Africa. Presentation to Exponent II, Cambridge, MA, August 6, 2012.
The Spiritual Experience of Visiting Mother Teresa’s Haiti Home for Malnourished Children. Sustain Haiti Information Meeting, BYU, Provo, UT, November 27, 2012.
Linking Charity with Business: Applications of Latino Microfinance. Latin American Studies, December 4, 2012.
How Haiti Can Make Your Life More Meaningful. Presentation to Sustain Haiti recruiting meeting, Marriott School, January 17, 2013.
Finance and Sustainable, Healthy Families. Presentation to 800 BYU finance majors, March 19, 2013.
How BYU Marriott School Students Can Change the World. March 20, 2013.
Nonprofit Management & the World of Microcredit. Nonprofit Management lecture, March 21, 2013.
Reaching Beyond Ourselves. Presentation to students of BYU’s Kennedy Center, March 26, 2013.
Getting Out of Our Comfort Zones: A Mormon Covenant to Improve Society. Presentation to social science students of BYU, March 28, 2013.
Laboring in the Fields Among the Poor: Social Change Methods for Improving the World. Presentation to BYU International and Area Studies, April 10, 2013.
Revolutionary Microfinance. Speech at the launch of the Month of Microfinance, and establishing a new BYU student group, Microfinance Club, BYU, April 11, 2013.
Reflections on My Career of Stewardship and Consecration. Remarks at W. Woodworth’s faculty retirement Dinner, Department of Organizational Leadership and Strategy, La Jolla Groves, April 30, 2013.
Report of BYU’s Worker Co-op Program (1982-95). Presentation at Mondragon Cooperative Business Seminar, Ikerlan Tech Research Co-op, Spain, May 30, 2013.
How Haiti Can Rebound from the Destructive Earthquake of 2010 (300,000 dead, 1 million homeless) and Subsequent Cholera Outbreak. Seminar with Sustain Haiti American and Haitian staff, Haiti, July 12, 2013.
Assessing Sustain Haiti’s Summer-long Impacts, Roundtable discussion, Leogane, Haiti, July 17, 2013.
The Crisis of Poverty in Utah’s Latino Community. MBM presentation, Marriott School, September 10, 2013.
Rescuing Those Who Suffer: A Mormon History View of Handcart Pioneers in Context of Today’s Utah Poverty. Presentation at BYU, October 8, 2013.
Humanitarian Service: How We Can Bless the World. LDS Church fireside, Hong Kong Ward, November 10, 2013.
Visions, Strategies, Challenges & Solutions. How to Generate Social Innovations Throughout America. Lectures and presentations at schools like Salt Lake Community College and Others. March 17, 2014.
What It Means to Build Zion. Presentation to LDS High Priest Quorum, Provo, UT. January 4, 2015.
Training Methods for Developing Local Entrepreneurs in the Informal Economy. Utah Valley University Entrepreneurship Center, Orem, UT. January 8, 2015.
How to Live a Meaningful Life Upon Retirement. Discussant at BYU’s Retirement Seminar for Faculty preparing to end their careers. BYU, January 28, 2015.
Keeping the Faith, Never Quitting. Small roundtable with new LDS converts as we reflected on the 20th anniversary of the nation’s mass genocide in Kigali Rwanda, June 7, 2015.
Can We Use our Brazilian Experience to HELP the Poor? Group gathering of 300 returned Mormon missionaries who served in Brazil 50 years ago on ways to help African Portuguese-speaking Mozambicans today. Returned Missionary Reunion, Orem, UT, October 1, 2015.
Baptism and Faith. Why Both Are Necessary. Talk at a LDS baptismal service, Saratoga Springs, UT, November 7, 2015.
The Why and How of Baptism in Christ’s Church. Talk at baptismal service, Spanish Fork, UT, May 7, 2016.
Harnessing Wealthy Utahns in Doing Good, Not Just Doing Well. Speech at the World Trade Center, Salt Lake City, UT, May 11, 2016.
Being Pro-Indian: The Need to Preserve the Sacred Lands of Bears Ear National Monument. Debate at the Utah State Capitol, Salt Lake City, UT, May 18, 2016.
Africa’s ‘Big 5’ Wildlife: Surviving a Hippopotamus Herd Close Encounter. Our unforgettable story in the Maasai Mara Jungle of Kenya, told at Amelia Earhart School, Utah, May 20, 2016.
Encouraging Children for a Better Quality of Life. Brief talk at an orphanage, Yerevan, Armenia, May 30, 2016.
It Takes a Real Village to Fight Against Wealthy Outsiders Trying to Take Over Our Community: What Would Barack Obama Say? Speech at community rally of Pleasant View Neighbors, Provo, UT, June 16, 2016.
How Latter-day Saints Unite Throughout the World. Sacrament meeting talk at an LDS ward in Dublin, Ireland, June 11, 2017.
Learning Life’s Lessons: How Pain Makes Us Stronger and Better. Pep talk at The Other Side Academy (TOSA)), Salt Lake City, UT, June 24, 2016.
Low Income Housing for Families: Combating Intergenerational Poverty with New State Legislative Policies. Roundtable at Crossroads Urban Center annual conference. St. Mark’s Cathedral, Salt Lake City, UT, August 20, 2016.
Countering Hate, Supporting Refugees Worldwide and Here at Home. Sandy, UT, August 28, 2016.
Ministering to Impoverished Latter-day Saints Globally. LDS Fireside, Cambridge Institute of Religion, Cambridge, UK, September 12, 2016.
Lessons I’ve Learned by Living the Gospel. Sacrament meetings talk in Pleasant View 3rd Ward, Sharon East Stake, Provo, October 16, 2016.
Community Defense Meeting. Resisting a New Vista Capital Takeover of Our Community. January 10, 2017.
How the Church Has Grown in Poland! Four Decades of Reflection (1977-2017). Sacrament meeting talk in Gdansk, Poland, July 9, 2017.
Milagros do Evangelho. Main speaker in sacrament meeting, Belém Ward, Belém, Brazil, August 27, 2017.
Como Sobreviver na Epoca de Sofrimento Brasileiro. Brief talks of encouragement to Brazilian peasants and radical workers in the farming area of Parana, Brazil, August 29, 2017.
Becoming a Global Church Right Here in Europe. Talk at the Milano Ward, Milan, Italy, November 6, 2017.
How My Seminary Teaching Blessed my Life. Retrospective on the 50th anniversary since I was a fulltime seminary teacher at Lehi High School Seminary (1967-2017). I was filmed for a documentary on memories and reflections of half a century ago before I moved on to other schools and a new career with my PhD, Lehi, UT, November 13, 2017.
Living One’s Religion: Mormons and/or Muslims. Led discussion of the Prophet Mohammed and the LDS Prophet Joseph Smith at an early LDS church meeting in Bamako, Mali, November 24, 2017.
Get an MBA Degree: Why You Need More Schooling! Discussion with and advocacy for young adult Africans to study hard and obtain business skills to achieve a better future. Mali, November 22, 2017.
Why We March Against Donald Trump’s Evil and Incompetence. Mass protest at Utah state capitol building, Salt Lake City, December 2, 2017.
Research for Impact – Toward the Future. PhD seminar with faculty and grad students, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, December 11, 2017.
How to Leverage Your MFI Impacts. Training with the Melbourne Microfinance Initiative, Melbourne, Australia, December 13, 2017.
How to Live a Life of Love. Remarks at funeral of Mary Beth Peay Peterson, Salt Lake City, March 20, 2018.
Becoming a Taker or a Giver? Presentation to group of Utah’s wealthiest families, Salt Lake City, UT, April 23, 2018.
Evaluating Anti-Poverty Initiatives. Provo Peaks School, UT, May 17, 2018.
Teachers, Support Your Students: Students Respect Your Teachers. Speech to everyone at the Zion International School of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 31, 2018.
Unto the Least of These, Our Third World Brothers and Sisters. Fireside at Fortuna Ward, Salt Lake City, January 14, 2019.
Why Women Must Take Political Power for Themselves. Brief remarks at Global Women’s March, Salt Lake City State Capitol, Utah, January 19, 2019.
Challenges and Opportunities: The Internationalization of the LDS Church. Dubai LDS Ward group meeting, November 15, 2019.
Building Zion: Consecrating Our Lives to Serving Others and Doing Good. Sacrament meeting talk, Pleasant View 3rd Ward, Provo, January 12, 2020.
Native American Innovations to Gain Greater “Red Power.” Pow-Wow gathering with indigenous leaders in Washington, DC, January 23, 2020.
The Good, Bad and Ugly: Best Leaders and Worst U.S. Politicians in Recent Years: The Good (Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren), The Bad (Donny Trump, Mike Pence, Bill Barr) the Ugly (Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, Tom Cotton). How men are destroying the Constitution, dirtying the White House, and corrupting the masses. Hilarious 3 hour arguments with GOP defenders and crazies at the Salt Lake Library, February 7, 2020.
A Legacy of Pioneer Courage: My Ancestors’ Crossing the ‘Plains of Persecution’ With Faith and Courage. Stories with Neighbors, June 15, 2020.
Yes, Black Lives Matter! How to Mobilize Good People to Eliminate Racism in Lily White, Privileged Utah by Taking on Police, the Governor, Mayors, Corporations and Churches. Brief speech at a rally on Capitol Hill, Salt Lake City, June 16, 2020.
A number of projects with which I have been involved have been the subject of considerable public interest and debate over the years. As something of an intellectual, a labor-management business consultant, an ethicist, and a global social entrepreneur, I’ve enjoyed quite a lot of media coverage for my research, speeches, controversial views, efforts to reduce human suffering, and commitments to make the world better. In the past, some associates have occasionally suggested that if I had had a secretary or PR assistant, I could have had even greater influence in my community and state, as well as across the country and beyond into the larger world. I’ve usually responded by admitting that was usually not my goal, but it certainly may have helped to have a staff person to assist in my various causes. Regardless, below are some of the references to media stories about my work throughout the decades.
1970s: Key efforts of mine regarding quality of work and industrial democracy have resulted in media coverage on national television programs such as The Today Show, Bill Moyers Journal, P.M. Magazine, NBC News, 20/20, The Phil Donahue Show, ABC Nightline, McNeil – Lehrer Report, 60 Minutes, as well as radio programs locally, nationally, and the Voice of America internationally. Major press coverage has included The Wall Street Journal, De Moines Register, Los Angeles Times, and magazines such as Business Week, Fortune, U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, Newsweek, Dunn’s Review, Industry Week, and Nation’s Business. Much of this work has also been analyzed in academic journals and social change literature such as World of Work Reports, Dissent, Co-op Magazine, Workplace Democracy, Working Papers for a New Society, In These Times, and Mother Jones. Portions of research have been excerpted in the Daily Labor Report, Boardroom Reports, Christian Science Monitor, and Conference Board Research Bulletin.
There were a number of stories about my work to reduce factory closings and/or reopen them as worker-owned enterprises–Barbizon, NRP, and McNally–featured locally in the Provo Herald, Salt Lake Tribune, Deseret News, various radio and TV stations, and across the U.S. in the Minneapolis Tribune, Cleveland’s Plain Dealer, St. Louis Globe-Democrat, Houston Chronicle, Denver Post, Indianapolis Star, San Diego’s Evening Tribune, Dallas Morning News, Virginian Pilot, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. My work with General Motor’s Fisher Body Factory was featured in a 1977 corporate videotape produced by GM entitled “Quality of Work Life: Business Teams at Fisher Body.”
1980s: In 1980 I was featured in a commercially produced film made in New York, “In the Middle: The Role of the Third Party in Labor/Management Cooperation.” My role as consultant in the conversion to worker-ownership of Hyatt Clark Industries in New Jersey was filmed for public television in 1982, narrated by Eric Sevareid, and has appeared nationally a number of times as an ABC TV documentary entitled, “Buyout.” During those early years, internationally I was interviewed for newspapers in Germany and the Netherlands, and the Swedish labor publication, Arbetare (The Worker) I was featured in a television interview in Berlin regarding worker participation in capitalist and communist countries, interviewed on Polish radio in Warsaw, and had projects of mine covered in Britain’s The Economist, the Daily Express of London, and The Times. Articles or portions of my research have been published in academic and professional journals in Romania, Brazil, France, West Germany, Switzerland, Yugoslavia, Great Britain, Peru, Mexico, Poland, and Jamaica.
I participated in several talk shows discussing such issues as mass layoffs, dislocated workers, democratic work structures, career paths, discrimination against minorities and women, corporate chauvinism, and women in management. These include KBYU Radio (December 1, 1980), KUTV “Take Two,” KSTV Channel 20 “Contact” (November 26, 1980), KSL Television “Face to Face” (January 12, 1981), KZJO Radio (May 4, 1983), KDYL Radio (July 19, 1984), Radio 107.5 Talk Show (September 1, 1985), Channel 4 on “Upcoming Bargaining Talks” (November 24, 1985), Radio KPFK Los Angeles “Sharing Ownership” (March 28, 1987), Honolulu TV “Island Journal” (May 25, 1987), Hawaiian Cable TV “U.S. Foreign Policy: Necessity or Duplicity,” (January 15, 1987), and other programs in Denver, Philadelphia and Iowa. Presentations and talk shows also include KTALK Radio September 12, 1989 on “Business Ethics.”
My research on “De-Steeling” resulted in a number of provocative discussions in the Utah and national media during 1984 including AP, UPI, The Salt Lake Tribune, Deseret News, Daily Herald; TV Channels 2, 4, 5, 11; and radio programs or news broadcasts on KFTN, KJVO, KBYU, KDYL, KSL, and KEYY. Such discussions have launched a serious planning effort to create economic alternatives in the region. Presentations and consultations were made at the request of various groups: Utah State Public Utilities Commission, State Tax Commission, Department of Economic Development, local mayors and city councils, Provo Chamber of Commerce, Save Geneva Coalition, and Mountainlands Association of Governments. I was a guest on the NBC nationally televised program Late Night America (October 11, 1984).
The problems of Utah’s economy brought a number of media appearances in late 1985 and 1986 including interviews in Utah newspapers, as well as The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Philadelphia Inquirer. There were talk shows on KCPX and KDYL radio as well as KUTV and KSL-TV. My analysis of the U.S. labor movement led to 30-60 minute participation on talk shows such as ABC Talk Radio 63 (April 9, 1985), Radio 5DN in Sidney, Australia (May 13, 1985). On February 9, 1986 I was featured in a one hour debate with Utah’s Director of Economic Development on KUTV’s “Take Two.” Channel 2 featured me in “Project 2,000: Utah’s Economy in the 21st Century” (February 26, 1986). I had several interviews (KBYU Channel 11, March 4, 1986) on “Small Businesses and the Local Economy,” and Newsbeat–Cable TV (March 28, 1986), I was in a feature story published in The Small Business Promoter, Vol. 5, No. 1, 1986. I was also a guest on a Utah talk show, “Coping with Foreign Trade Deficits”, July 3, 1986, Radio KUER in Salt Lake City, with state AFL-CIO president Ed Mayne and U.S. House of Representatives leader in Congress, Howard Nielson.
1990s: “U.S. Foreign Policy and War in the Middle East,” Channels 2, 4 and 5 (January 15, 1991), Global Economics and the Problems of International Poverty,” Radio 960 KFMY (September 17, 1991); “Corporate Downsizing’s Social Consequences,” Radio KCPW (January 12, 1996), as well as “Playing Employee Hardball Hurts Everyone, BYU Professor Says” (Daily Herald, August 24, 1996); KBYU Television News Analysis on Geneva Steel’s Downsizing (March 27, 1997).
My work in co-founding and advising the International Enterprise Development Foundation (IEDF), now known as Mentors International, received growing attention for decades, beginning with a number of requests for presentations in Utah and media coverage, such as “`Y’ on Line with Enterprise Assist,” The Daily Herald (July 27, 1992), as well as articles in BYU Today (August 1992), The Deseret News (September 10, 1992), and The Post-Register, Idaho Falls (August 21, 1994), Philippine News (September 6, 1995; January 1, 1997), St. Louis Post-Dispatch (January 9, 1997). The innovative, worker-owned co-op Dr. Chris Meek and I designed and implemented with business and engineering students was featured in an educational film, EQUITECH: Integrating Manufacturing and Progressive Worker Ownership (1994).
Also a chapter in a book, When Workers Decide (Len Krimerman and Frank Lindenfeld, eds., Philadelphia, New Society Press, 1992). My work in Eastern Europe and the ex-USSR appeared as the cover story, “Inventing a New Society,” BYU International, Vol. 10, No. 1, October 1992, pp. 1, 3-4, as well as a series of articles in the San Diego Universe-Tribune, “Learning From Capitalism,” 1993.
Projects to create a technical assistance program in Africa for micro entrepreneurs, along with a village banking system and producer cooperatives have been featured in The Daily Herald (January 3, 1996); The Daily Universe (January 10, 1996); Deseret News (January 5, 1996); The Salt Lake Tribune (December 21, 1996); and the Utah County Journal (1997); “Utahns Build Wells, Provide Jobs in Mali,” The Universe (February 17, 1998); “BYU Adopts African Tribe,” NewsNet (September 21, 1999); a film for public viewing, “Mission for Life” on OUA was produced and shown in 1993; “Ouelessebougou-Utah Alliance Village Bank Program in Africa,” featured on Channel 1, Mali National Television. There were also brief news clips (December 13, 1998); a half-hour documentary on Alliance development programs (December 14, 1998); and a 20 minute film in 1997 “Making a Difference in Africa.” I was also featured in media about the U.S. economy: “Corporate Downsizing’s Social Consequences,” Radio KCPW (January 12, 1996), as well as “Playing Employee Hardball Hurts Everyone, BYU Professor Says” (Daily Herald, August 24, 1996); KBYU Television News Analysis on Geneva Steel’s Downsizing (March 27, 1997).
My book, Working Toward Zion: Principles of the United Order for the Modern World, has received considerable notice since its publication. Sources include The Daily Universe, “Authors Study LDS Economic Development” (June 26, 1996); The Daily Herald, “Book Offers Suggestions for Applying the United Order Now” (June 27, 1996); The Salt Lake Tribune, “Can LDS Aid Meet Demand of 3rd World?” (July 13, 1996). I was also interviewed on half hour media programs including radio stations such as KSGI (St. George, June 19, 1996); KENZ (107.5 of Salt Lake, June 21, 1996); KFAM (Salt Lake, June 23, 1996); as well as KBYU television (June 19, 1996). Book reviews in the media include “Working Toward Zion Explores Capitalism, United Order,” The Daily Herald, (January 6, 1997).
Third World development programs that student and business collaborators and I have worked on have been the topic of a number of media stories on “social entrepreneurship” such as “The ‘Poorest of the Poor’ Targeted in BYU-sponsored Conference,” International (Winter 1998, pp. 14-15); “Microcredit Conference at BYU,” Deseret News (February 4, 1998); “Conference to Discuss Poverty,” The Daily Universe (February 5, 1998); “Microcredit Helps Ease Poverty in the World,” Deseret News (February 6, 1998); “BYU Conference Touts Group that Makes Loans to Empower the Poor,” The Salt Lake Tribune (February 8, 1998); “Creating Zion,” Interview on 5 radio stations conducted by nationally-known investment advisor and author Wade Cook, (Winter 1998); “BYU Students Fight Poverty,” The Daily Universe (July 30, 1998); “Bank Fights World Poverty,” The Daily Universe (September 18, 1998); “High in the Andes,” Church News (November 7, 1998, pp. 8-10); “Utah Group Puts Building Skills to Work,” The Salt Lake Tribune (September 26, 1998).
Several of my global efforts were featured including “Microcredit Loans Making a Major Difference Worldwide,” Deseret News (March 20, 1999); “Microcredit Sparks Big Changes,” The Daily Universe (March 29, 1999); “Banishing Poverty to Museums and History Books,” (article on my projects and BYU’s growing involvement in microcredit) Brigham Young Magazine (Spring 1999, pp. 35-39); “LDS Essays Assess Life in the Next Century”, The Salt Lake Tribune, (April 17, 1999); “Intellectuals Need to Help Others, Speaker Says,” Deseret News (July 15, 1999). “Students Give Aid in Nigeria,” The Daily Universe (July 21, 1999); “Conference Helps Others Become Self-Sufficient,” The Daily Universe (July 29, 1999); “Y Students Give Fijians New Hope,” The Daily Universe (October 11, 1999); “International Strengthening of the Family,” Woodworth interview on KBYU-TV, Channel 11 (November 23, 1999); “Y Students Serve,” The Daily Universe (December 7, 1999).
The services of 46 volunteers I took to Honduras in 1999 after the ravages of Hurricane Mitch resulted in considerable media coverage as we dug mud from homes, rebuilt bridges and houses, delivered babies, reopened schools and gave other kinds of humanitarian service, as well as organizing 47 new village banks. Stories appeared in the following: “BYU Students to Create Banks,” The Daily Universe (January 21, 1999); “Students Help Honduras,” NewsNet (March 30, 1999); “BYU Students Want to Help Hondurans Help Themselves,” The Daily Herald (April 10, 1999); “Students Race to Support Hurricane Victims,” The Daily Universe (May 11, 1999); “Cypress Siblings Make Charity for Hondurans a Family Matter,” The Orange County Register (June 29, 1999); “Loans that Beat Poverty,” Deseret News (September 12, 1999); “Student Samaritans: Synergy in the Global Neighborhood,” (coverage of my student internships in Nigeria, Bulgaria, Guatemala and Honduras) Exchange Magazine (Fall 1999 issue, pp. 14-23). Several of our Third World development efforts received media coverage including a new video: “Fighting Poverty: The HELP Honduras Story (1999).
1990s Media: A number of the long-term Third World development programs we have created have been produced as film/video documentaries including: “The Business of Humanity,” 1995 commercial video on producer co-ops and microenterprise training (21 minutes); “Building Self-Reliance,” 1996 on Enterprise Mentors International (15 minutes); “Building the Filipino Spirit,” 1995 (12 minutes); “A New Heart,” 1999, on our Peru program in the Sacred Valley of the Inca (13 minutes); “Chasqui: Legacy of Empowerment,” 2000; and our Mali, Africa indigenous NGO has been featured in two videos, “I Remember Africa,” 1997; and “Ouelessebougou Village Development,” 1999 (11 minutes).
2000s: My being featured on the television program, “Contact,” KUED Channel 7, March 13, 2000; “Y Students on Humanitarian Crusade,” in The Daily Universe (March 13, 2000); “‘HELP’ to the Rescue,” NewsNet (June 15, 2000) featured over 90 students and volunteers who each spent several months in four nations of Latin America. “Students Out to Save the World,” The Daily Universe (October 16, 2000); and Community Service” The College Times (October) 2000. “2 Groups Try to Net ‘Helpers: ‘LDS volunteers plot how to reach those in need.” Deseret News. October 6, 2000. Also the work of our NGO, Mindanao Enterprise Development Foundation (MEDF) in the Philippines, was featured by Fred Ball, “Speaking on Business,” KSL News Radio 1160, November 28, 2000; Enterprise Mentors was featured in a full page article, “Getting It Started,” The Provo Daily Herald, July 2, 2000, and we were also in a 3 page article in the Church News, December 9, 2000 (pp. 8-10) entitled “A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out,” 2000.
The first ever LDS-related UNITUS Economic Summit, held October 10, 2000 in Salt Lake City, Utah, received considerable media attention including KUTV Channel 2, KTVX Channel 4, KSLTV Channel 5 and numerous radio stations. The following newspapers also covered the story: “Conference Seeks Solutions to Poverty,” Daily Universe (October 11, 2000); “President Hinckley Honored for Service,” Daily Universe (October 11, 2000); “Humanitarian Group Hails President Hinckley” Deseret News (October 21, 2000); “Daily Bread,” Salt Lake Tribune (October 14, 2000). “Prophet honored for example, efforts to fight poverty,” Deseret News (October 21, 2000). I was quoted in a number of news outlets. The humanitarian work of UNITUS also appeared in the international press 2000-2001 including Tuhulu (Tonga), Der Stern (Germany) and L’Etoile (France). Humanitarian work of mine was also featured in the Deseret News, (June 16, 2000); a project of my students at HART: “Relief Team Helps Ghana Fight Illness,” in the Daily Universe (January 18, 2000); “King Supporters Share Dream with March, Service Activities, in the Provo Daily Herald (January 18, 2000); “Students Spread Microcredit Effort,” Brigham Young Magazine (Summer Issue 2000); and “Matter Unorganized: Be Inspired to be a Doer of the World,” Provo Daily Herald (October 21, 2000); and “Service Learning Turns to Action,“ Deseret News (October 28), 2000; “Year of Transition: Church Progresses in Many Ways,” Deseret News (December 30) 2000.
Over a six month period multiple media stories covered my work to arrange a special visit to Utah by Dr. Muhammad Yunus, founder and managing director of the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh. Ultimately, I succeeded in having him speak at a UNITUS Executive luncheon for a hundred “movers and shakers” in the Salt Lake business community, as well as a presentation to 900 BYU students and faculty at the launch of the 4th Annual Microenterprise Conference on campus. Both events were held March 20, 2001 and Yunus agreed to also serve in an ongoing role as a member of the UNITUS Advisory Board, along with Chieko Okazaki and John Hatch, founder of FINCA International, 2001. I was featured in a new university film celebrating the research and creative accomplishments of leading 10 BYU professors for being outstanding research mentors to our students. The film was premiered at an ORCA banquet for BYU administrators, faculty and honor students, April 10, 2001. Our SOAR China partnership with the Chinese Guangxi Women’s Federation was featured in their booklet on rural development and microenterprise creation, Nanning City, Spring 2001.
I was interviewed about “Mormon Executives and Their Religious Values” on WIUM public radio in Macomb, Illinois, October 18, 2001; Also television station WWIR in Illinois, “Developing Global Change Agents,” October 19, 2001. My Third World economic development work was highlighted in a 22 minute BYU-produced video “Introduction to Microcredit” to be used in various courses across campus, from all twelve sections of the Marriott School’s “Management Suite” course (integrating business with religion) to graduate courses in social work, ecology, and Third World development, 2001. During a 16 day business trip to southern Brazil, I gave 11 speeches, presentations and/or workshops to over 2,000 government, academic, corporate and public participants. Those efforts led to a number of PR and media events including a one hour panel discussion on TV Southern Brazil, interviews on local stations TVFLOR (Florianopolis TV), TVSC (Santa Catarina Television), Radio Crisul, Radio Garibaldi (in Laguna), and Radio FM in Criciuma. Five newspaper articles were published containing my remarks as well. Themes included U.S. Globalization, Third World Poverty, Microfinance Tools and Methods, as well as commentary on Brazil’s progress toward modernization (June 18-29, 2001).
Our microcredit efforts led to a number of media spots. For example, radio clips included presentations at the following stations: KUER-FM 90.1 Salt Lake City; KLO-AM 1430 Ogden; KPCW-FM 91.9 Park City. Months of work in arranging the visit to BYU of Dr. M. Yunus, Managing Director of the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh led to news stories and interviews on KBYU-TV (March 20, 2001); The Daily Universe (March 20); “Speaker Calls for Loans to the Poor,” The Daily Herald (March 21); Y News (March 16); “Microcredit Stories to Help the Poor,” Daily Universe (March 21); Deseret News (March 23); Y News (March 30); “Microloans Give Entrepreneurs a Fighting Chance,” The Salt Lake Tribune (April 5), “Microcredit Thrives with Y,” Daily Universe (April 9); “Former Cougars Speak at Conference,” Daily Universe (April 9). In addition, there was a major story in the LDS Church News, “Helping the Poor Help Themselves, and Then Each Other” (April 21, 2001). “Perpetual Education Fund is a Hit,” Deseret News (April 1, 2001); “Mormons Answering the Prayer of Hinckley’s Perpetual Education Fund,” The Salt Lake Tribune (April 7); Media coverage of projects I started, managed, etc. included “Microenterprise at Marriott School,” Y-News (March 20); “BYU Humanitarians to Hold Fundraiser,” Daily Universe (April 20); “Students Seeking Out Humanitarian Education,” Daily Herald (April 29); “May Luncheon to Feature Dr. Warner Woodworth,” Connections: The Newsletter of the Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum, Vol. 12, No. 5, May 2001; “Chamber Honors Provo’s Best at Annual Smoot Awards,” Orem-Geneva Times (June 20); “Utah Group Builds Homes in Peru,” Daily Herald (August 1); “Graduating BYU Student Lays Groundwork for Microcredit Programs in China,” BYU News (August 15); “Small Loans for Self-Development,” Y-News (September 14); “Woodworth Speaks on H.E.L.P. Honduras,” Western Illinois Courier (October 22); “BYU Visits WIU,” Western Illinois Courier (October 23, 2001).
Our microenterprise efforts at BYU were featured in various media sources including the following: “30-Dollar Goat Helps Develop Self-Reliance,” Daily Universe, December 9, 2002; “HELP Volunteers Teach Needy Families to be Self-Sufficient,” Provo Daily Herald, December 19, 2002; “Organization Mobilizes Students to Save Lives,” Newsnet, September 24, 2002; “Utahns hope to lift world’s poor women: Goal is to expand loans promoting self-sufficiency,” Deseret News, July 5, 2002; “Microcrédito e Passo para um Outro Mundo,” Correio do Povo (Brazil), February 4, 2002; “Microfinance Provides Financial Services,” Daily Universe, January 22, 2002; “Americanos Participam no Forum Social Mundial,” Jornal do Centro, February 6, 2002. Media coverage of my research and writing, as well as our field projects and/or quotes from me appeared in a number of international, national and local news outlets during 2003: “Why Micro Matters,” (article on our Unitus NGO) Time Magazine, November 24, 2003; “Y Student Puts Money Where Heart Is—In Guatemala,” Daily Universe, June 12, 2003; “Some Microlenders Prove Good Causes and Profits Mix,” Dow Jones Newswire, August 13, 2003; Microfinance Study by Professor and Student Earns Best Paper Award,” Marriott School’s Home Page, December 2003; “Charity Makes $4.7M gift to India,” Puget Sound Business Journal, June 9, 2003; “BYU Conference Centered Around Movement Dedicated to Creating Jobs, Fighting Poverty,” Provo Daily Herald, March 15, 2003; “Ouelessebougou’s Impacts,” Africa story featured on KSL Radio 1160—Fred Ball “Speaking on Business,” August 20, 2003; “Microcredit Loans the Best Helping Hand,” Seattle Post Intelligencer, March 21, 2003; “MicroEnterprise Conference Declared a Success,” Daily Universe, March 19, 2003; “Loan Mentors Started at BYU is Moving into Peru,” Deseret News, March 21, 2003; “Brazil Leaves Impression on LDS Church,” Salt Lake Tribune, April 5, 2003; “Philanthropy is a Verb,” Synergos Institute: Global Giving Matters, February/March 2003; “Provo Group Helping Salvadorans Stay Home,” Deseret News, July 6, 2003; “Student Spends Summer in Service,” Newsnet, BYU, April 29, 2003; “Super Hero: Senior Swimmer Bill Betz Changes Lives,” Daily Universe, March 23, 2003; “BYU Forms Center for Economic Self-Reliance,” announcement of CESR on the Marriott School Home Page, June 5, 2003; “Utahns Experience Africa,” Salt Lake Tribune, August 24, 2003; “Funding Micro-Miracles,” BYU Magazine, Winter 2003; “BYU Student, Professor Win Awards for Research,” Daily Universe, November 25, 2003; “Business Leaders Optimistic About Reducing World Poverty,” The Oregonian, March 12, 2003.
Media stories throughout 2002 highlighted a number of my NGOs as well as interviews and quotes from me around the globe: “Fighting Poverty at the World Social Forum,” India Times, January 16, 2004; “Americans Against Imperialism,” BBC Television, January 17, 2004; “Rich Yanks Pay It Forward in $,” Economic Times, March 5, 2004; “Run Aims to Raise Money for the Poor,” Daily Universe, April 8, 2004; “Tiny Loans Make a Big Difference in the Lives of the Poor,” New York Times, April 12, 2004; “Helping Non-Profits to Help Themselves (Unitus),” San Jose Mercury News, June 22, 2004; “Enterprise Mentors,” KBYU-TV, October 12, 2004; “Third World Microfinance.” Daily Universe, November 1, 2004; “Economically Vulnerable Families,” CESR Newsletter, December 2004. My projects in 2005 were featured in a great deal of press coverage around the globe including The Economist Magazine, New Delhi Times, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, as well as local media including being interviewed on KSL T.V., KUTV, FOX, KBYU, KUED, PBS nationally, and articles in the Daily Universe, Salt Lake Tribune, Deseret News, Daily Herald, Collegiate Post, etc. “Tsunami survivor to speak at BYU,” BYU Daily Universe, March 30, 2005;
I also published a human interest article, “The Joseph Smith Tsunami Rescue Brigade of 2005” to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the prophet’s birth, December 22, 2005 for Meridian Magazine’s 300,000 readers.
Utah 2006 press articles, sources and dates include the following from latest to earliest in the year: “Nobelist Partners with Provo Group” – Deseret Morning News, December 16, 2006; “Microbusiness Students Propose Future Businesses” – Daily Herald, December 16, 2006; “Micro-Finance Foundation Hosts 16th Annual Benefit” – BYU NewsNet, October 30, 2006; Enterprise Mentors story – LDS Church News, October 28, 2006; “Nobel Prize Awarded to Honorary Doctorate” – Daily Universe, October 20, 2006; “BYU Reaches Far to Help Globe’s Poor” – Deseret Morning News, October 18, 2006; “Nobel Winner, His Work Are Well-Known at BYU” – The Salt Lake Tribune, October 14, 2006; “Nobel Prize Winner Has Ties to Provo, BYU” – Daily Herald, October 14, 2006; “Utahns Hail Nobel-Winning Friend,” Deseret Morning News, October 14, 2006; “LDS Humanitarianism on the Rise” – Daily Universe, May 5, 2006; CESR projects story – Church News, June 24, 2006; “200 Take a Stand for Uganda’s Kids” – Deseret Morning News, April 30, 2006; “Demonstration Set Against Child Soldiers” – Deseret Morning News, April 28, 2006; “Nonprofit Volunteers Hard to Come By” – BYU NewsNet, April 17, 2006; “Mother and Daughter Merge Passion to Serve” – Daily Universe, April 17, 2006; “Groups Collect Textbooks for Asia” BYU NewsNet, April 17, 2006; ” Peace Activists Offer Opinions” – NewsNet, April 11, 2006; “How to Save Money on Groceries Through a Food Co-op” – Daily Universe, April 7, 2006; “Students Spotlight Sudan Atrocities” – Daily Universe, April 3, 2006; “Students Protest Against BYUSA” – BYU Daily Universe, April 3, 2006; “Student Protest on BYU Campus” – Daily Herald, April 1, 2006; “BYU Students Protest Firing of Employee” – KUTV.com, April 1, 2006; “Students Protest Y Advisor’s Dismissal” –Deseret Morning News, April 1, 2006; “BYU Students Protest Firing” – KSL.com, April 1, 2006; “Students Protest Firing of Adviser, Demand More Voice in University Affairs” – Daily Herald, March 31, 2006; “Students to Protest the Firing of BYUSA Advisor” – Daily Herald, March 30, 2006; “Group Seeks Volunteers with Gift of Tongues” – BYU NewsNet, March 30, 2006; “Winds of Change: Peter Breinholt Concert Organized to Benefit Central America Hurricane Victims” – Provo Herald, March 16, 2006; “BYU Bookstore Carries Fair Trade Chocolate” – Daily Universe, March 17, 2006; “Conference Seeks to Eradicate Poverty” Daily Universe, March 13, 2006; “Some Students Pay to Go Hungry at Hunger Banquet” – NewsNet, February 27, 2006; “Donation Party for Mexican Orphanages” – BYU NewsNet, February 24, 2006; “Dance Proceeds to Benefit the Poor” – BYU NewsNet, February 23, 2006; “Chocolate and Diamonds Not so Sweet” – Daily Universe, February 14, 2006; There was considerable global mention of our MFIs in 2006 including my research and projects quoted or mentioned in Foire d’ Opinions Haitiennes (November 15, 2006), The Wall Street Journal (January 5, 2006), Yahoo Finance (May 26, 2006); NPR (December 28, 2006); Financial Times; CNN; Boston Globe; Chicago Tribune; Christian Science Monitor; Fortune; Time Magazine; BBC; San Francisco Chronicle; Business Week; The Washington Post; The New York Times; USA Today; Asian Tribune; MSNBC; South Africa Sunday Times, Canada’s Globe and Mail; Bangkok Post; The Los Angeles Times; Newsweek; The Hindu; The Guardian; Seattle Times (May 22, 2006); The Wall Street Journal (May 14, 2006); and so forth.
In 2007, I was interviewed in a one hour talk program on K-Star Radio, Oct. 8, 2007 regarding my research about microfinance; I was featured in Social Edge, a professional magazine for Social Entrepreneurs regarding my work to mobilize MBAs in fighting poverty; Newspaper stories: Daily Universe “MicroBusiness Mentors Program Provides Training, Loans to Latinos” February 18, 2007; An article about my management seminar near Sao Paulo, Brazil was featured in the FACENS Engineering School: “Dr. Woodworth Ensina Programa de ONGs e Outros Projetos para Combater a Pobreza no Brasil” August 30, 2007. My OB 321 course student projects on volunteer service appeared in the Daily Universe “Community Action Week is About Celebrating Self-Reliance” September 28, 2007. Other media stories include Christian Science Monitor “In Africa, Lives Are Improved Without Handouts” September 5, 2007; Tonga Star “BYU Students Turn Coconut Oil into Biodiesel” October 17, 2007; Deseret Morning News “Empowering Nations: Group Seeks to Help the World” October 18, 2007; Nuwire Investor “Top 15 Charities for Investors for 2007” November 26, 2007; BYU NewsNet “Man Risks All to Save Families in Guatemala” December 11, 2007; The Economic Times “Only Profitability Model Can Bring in Right Capital” December 24, 2007. The political ventures students and I engaged in during spring 2007 appeared in everything from The Latter-day Saints Messenger & Advocate to all Utah news media, as well as throughout the U.S., and even Europe and Asia (totaling my quotes appearing on some 27,000 websites according to a Washington Post reporter); BYU NewsNet “Volunteers Teach Life-skills to Developing Countries/2007 (Empowering Nations in Thailand); Successes of the larger NGOs we created in past years continued to have extensive coverage in the media including Barron’s, CNBC, Forbes, NPR, Fortune, and to such outlets as Alaska Airlines Magazine and the Seattle Times, among others.
In 2008, I received a fair amount of media coverage about my research, global programs, and teaching. They include the following: “Festejan Logros Graduados de Programa Financiero en Provo” (Ahora Utah January 3, 2008); “What is the Truth About Capitalism?” (FreeCapitalist.com January 12, 2008); “Utah’s Consumer Fraud Ranking Dropped in ’07” (Daily Universe, February 21, 2008) & my ethics research was cited on Utah’s “Credit Reports” website as well; “Professor Earns International Award for Social Issue Leadership” (Marriott Magazine, Winter 2008; Also featured about this in BYU News, etc.); My recent publications & awards were highlighted in the Academy of Management’s Social Issues Division Newsletter summer 2008; I was featured on the Marriott School’s Wikipedia page for my international faculty award; My humanitarian work was featured on the home page of the LDS Church Newsroom website with story & photos entitled “Charitable Projects Bubble Up From Grassroots” which was written by the LDS Church’s Public Affairs staff: http://newsroom.lds.org/ldsnewsroom/eng/search&query=WarnerWoodworth&bucket=AllNewsroomContent&maxResults=10; They also included the direct link to our Wave of Hope work in Thailand after the Asian tsunami which can be viewed at http://www.empoweringnations.org/wave/index.html.
The story elicited a huge amount of emails from Latter-day Saints around the world wanting more information on how to become involved (April 15, 2008); Entrepreneurs Alleviate Poverty” (Deseret News, May 18, 2008),”HELP Changes Lives Through Service” (Daily Universe, June 12, 2008); “Social Entrepreneurs Out to Save the World” (Daily Universe, June 12, 2008); “Swindler Duped Mormon Faithful, Others in $180 M Investment Scam” (Salt Lake Tribune, June 16, 2008) which yielded dozens of reader follow-up responses; “Police” thrill with long-awaited return: Sting, lead singer for the Police, performs in Saturday night’s concert at the USANA Amphitheatre in West Valley City, July 20, 2008 (as the band raised money for our NGO Unitus fight against suffering globally.
“Entrepreneurs Receive Opportunity from MBM” (BYU NewsNet July 21, 2008); “Alumnus Leads Sustainable Development in Mozambique” Marriott School home page (September 4, 2008); “HELP International: Changing the World Through Service” (LDS Living Magazine, September 16, 2008); A KBYU News story on our musical concert and fundraiser for HELP Uganda (October 21, 2008); “UVEF Names 2008 Award Winners” Utah Business Magazine, December 12, 2008 – Also appearing in the Deseret News, Provo Herald, Digital IQ Magazine, etc.).
Media stories from 2009 regarding our international and local community work: Scotland’s Brand New Bank, BBC One TV Broadcast; UK in which I am interviewed on the potential of doing microcredit in England; shown on television July 7, 2009; http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00lljc6. “Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum Announces Award Winners: W. Woodworth is Social Entrepreneur of the Year)” in All Business, February 1, 2009, Utah County; New Volunteer Program Opens in Fiji, by Rebecca Croft, February 24, 2009, Daily Universe (Fiji); Empowering Nations, HELP International Merge, by Lauren Bailey, March 3, 2009, BYU NewsNet (Thailand); Students Jump-Start Businesses, Campus News on KBYU, March 16, 2009 BYU Broadcast Group, Inc.; Webb of Love Spun for Disabled Children, April 7, 2009, Daily Universe (El Salvador); (In Korean): Professor Donates Half of Salary to the Poor: Father of Ten Children) by Joong Ang, front page headline and story, Choejunho News, June 18, 2009, Seoul, South Korea (on my work throughout Asia). “Heartfelt HELP Gives Sustainable Service,” LDS Church News by J.G. Askar, April 25, 2009 https://www.thechurchnews.com/archives/2009-04-25/heartfelt-help-gives-sustainable-service-71961; O Microcrédito Practicado no Brasil não Atende as Necessidades (Microcredit as Practiced in Brazil Doesn’t Fill Necessities), after my meeting with the city mayor and council members, Fortaleza City official blog, June 28, 2009, Brazil (as we launch Brazilian program); Dificuldades para Liberação do Microcrédito e Destaque em Audéncia na AL (Difficulties in Liberating Microcredit is Challenge to Legislative Assembly of the State), Ceará‘s House of Representatives Journal, July 11, 2009, Fortaleza, Brazil;
Bangladeshi Banking to Help Scots, BBC News, featuring Muhammad Yunus and W. Woodworth, July 4, 2009, UK, Scotland; Student Spends Summer Abroad in Service by Heidi Toth, September 2, 2009, Provo Herald (Uganda); Students Safe after Bandits Attack by Katherine Giles, August 3, 2009, Daily Universe, (Guatemala); LDS Fund Educates Thousands, Inspires Millions by Peggy Fletcher Stack, Nov. 13, 2009, Salt Lake Tribune, plus 34 reader comments; How a Revolutionary Third World Bank Lifted Millions out of Poverty but Hit the Buffers in Scotland, by Edd McCracken, July 11, 2009, Sunday Herald, Edinburgh, Scotland. Local Writing and Commentary: Utahns Spend Week Helping Mayan Village in Guatemala by Carole Mikita, May 3, (My commentary and rebuttal to critics), Deseret Morning News, May 10, 2009, (My additional writings were posted after May 4 story on KSL-TV) May 31, 2009 Salt Lake City. I was the main feature in Utah CEO Magazine story by G. Griffin titled “Capitalists for Change” on our decades of work to mobilize entrepreneurs in the pursuit & implementation of social business innovation spin-offs from my programs at BYU, Fall 2009 https://www.utahceomagazine.com/?s=capitalists+for+change.
In 2010, press coverage included “Professor Warner Woodworth Comes to Claremont as Drucker Centennial Global Entrepreneur in Residence,” Drucker Alumni Magazine, January 21, 2010; BYU Professor Honored with First Drucker Award, Deseret News, January 27, 2010; BYU Students Help Haiti, Salt Lake City, Utah TV Channel 2 http://connect2utah.com/search-fulltext?&nxd_id=84795, April 22, 2010; Sustain Haiti Helps Relieve Earthquake Victims,” by Megan Morgan, BYU Daily Universe, 04/29/2010; Student to Spend Summer in Haiti, by Jessica Miller, Ogden Standard-Examiner, May 9 2010; BYU Volunteers Trying to Sow Hope in Haiti, by Dennis Romboy, Deseret News, May 24, 2010; Thousands of Utah Students Working to Decrease World Poverty by Carole Mikita on KSL-TV plus radio, Deseret News (about HELP International), June 8, 2010; Haiti Six Months Later: Long road to recovery by Heidi Toth in the Provo Daily Herald, July 11, 2010; 5K run Saturday to Raise Money for Haiti Relief Project, Deseret News of November 2,2010; Utah Company Raises Funds for Haiti Rebuilding, Salt Lake Tribune, November 10, 2010; NGO Conference to Discuss Surviving Recession in the Daily Universe, November 17, 2010; NGO Conference Comes to a Close, by Steve Martin, BYU NewsNet, November 21, 2010; BYU Student Follows Trend to Immediately Give Back, Daily Universe, November 26, 2010; For-Profit Microfinancing Scrutinized, Deseret News, December 12, 2010.
In 2011, HELP Expands Impoverished Country Aid by Miriam Shumway in BYU Daily Universe, February 7, 2011; Sustain Haiti Looking for Summer Volunteers in the Daily Herald, February 15, 2011; Sustaining Haiti in Stowaway Magazine by Katie Nelson, April 5, 2011; BYU Grad is Presidential Hopeful–In Mali by Robert Gehrke in The Salt Lake Tribune, April 18, 2011; Heartfelt HELP Gives Sustainable Service, LDS Church News, April 25, 2012; Relief Organization Still Working Hard to Sustain Haiti After Earthquake by Dennis Romboy, Deseret News, July 5, 2011; Fight Poverty, Empower People, LDS Church News, July 7, 2011; Marion D. Hanks, Longtime Mormon Leader, Dies, by Peggy Fletcher Stack, August 15, 2011; ‘1,000 Miles for Haiti’: Cyclist Brings Attention to Plight of Victims of 2010 Earthquake, Henderson Daily Dispatch, September 13, 2011; Sustain Haiti Campaign Returns After Second Year of Aid in the Daily Universe, September 16, 2011; KRCL Radio, 90.9 FM Salt Lake City interview on “The Social and Economic Teachings of Mormonism: Social Justice is Alive and Well,” August 2, 2011; Seeds of Hope: How one American Woman is Helping Africa Help Itself by Elizabeth Stuart, Deseret News, October 23, 2011; Teens Act (Empowering Youth for College Non Profit Video) October 2011; Numerous stories and interviews during 2011 as an advocate of the movement known as Occupy Wall Street! In 2012, Mormon Views of Wealth, Welfare, and the Economy by Peggy Fletcher Stack, Salt Lake Tribune, January 6, 2012; Students Learn to Help Lift Poor Around the World by Hwa Lee, The Daily Universe, January 11, 2012; HELP International Social Entrepreneurs in Utah, Deseret News, January 17, 2012; Empowering the Haitian People, UVU Review, February 6, 2012; Romney sparks questions on Mormon economic views, in Scripps Howard News Service, February 21, 2012; Wesley Theological School Conference in Washington, DC February 25, 2012 remarks at http://fora.tv/2012/02/25/Religion_and_Global_Good_At_Work_in_Gods_World; At the Crossroads, Again: Mormon and Protestant Encounters in the Nineteenth and Twenty-First Centuries in the Deseret News, February 25, 2012; The Other Mormon Candidate: He’s Running for President of Mali in Slate Magazine, February 2012; ‘Excommunicated’ by GOP, Bob Bennett says Romney, religion, economy make 2012 election unique, Deseret News, February 26, 2012; Sustain Haiti Holding Benefit Concert, Provo Herald, March 29, 2012; BYU TV story of our Sustain Haiti work at Eleven News (PBS Channel 11) broadcast April 12, 2012; “Hogar Del Nino,” El Salvador 2008; Tavua, Fiji of summer of 2009; Lugazi Eye Camp 2010; HELP International Mbale, Uganda 2011; “HELP International: Creating Social Change” (2012); plus dozens of You Tube videos with development content, training, and so on.Fighting Poverty at idealist.org, May 2012; Foundation for Religious Diplomacy interview about my religious convictions of Mormon stewardship, consecration, and interfaith cooperation at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=OjOeb11c8hI.
Upon retiring, there are fewer media stories and events: There have been a number of press stories and other media coverage about my work this year, and a few are listed as follows: “Microfinance and Poverty” (BYU Broadcasting, live radio interview, April 22, 2013 on the Classical 89 show, “Thinking Aloud,” which is a Sirius XM Channel 143 radio broadcast with a potential audience of 22 million; Marriott School faculty event posted April 8, 2013 http://marriottschool.byu.edu/news/?article=855; various videos of my projects, strategies, NGOs, and more. For instance, see BYU speech on Sustain Haiti posted May 2, 2013 on YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3PA_2t9Xxk; “Microfinance Club helps others help themselves” article in Digital Universe, April 15, 2013; The case of MicroBusiness Mentors (Mentores para la Microempresa) posted September 7, 2013 at http://vimeo.com/74015109; I spent several hours being interviewed by a British reporter for UK stories about the plans by a wealthy Utahn to buy up homes in Pleasant View, Provo, Utah and remake it into his “Utopian Fiefdom” called New Vista, in The Guardian, London; On January 17, 2015 I was interviewed for a short Red Cross documentary on “Impacting Families in Times of Crisis: Floods, Fire, Earthquakes, & Other Disasters.”
I have also posted hundreds of comments that appear in Utah and national news, as well as critiques about business, inequality, poverty, consecration, microfinance, the economic recession, worker cooperatives, social justice, religion, Third World, as well as various national crises after 9-11, the Great Recession of 2008, the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020, and so forth.
Genuine Microfinance is Not Greedy. http://www.businessweek.com/debateroom/archives/2007/12/micro-finance_b.html Business Week magazine. December 2007.
Microcredit Summit Debate on Compartamos IPO. http://microcreditsummitcampaignblog.blogspot.com/. 2007.
Politics, the World Bank, and Jamii Bora Trust. Deseret Morning News. 2007:
Molly Ivins & the Importance of Radical Feminists Texas Observer. Austin, Texas, February 2007:
Politics and BYU. I was interviewed and/or quoted beginning in March 2007 through the end of the year about campus political issues, Republican dominance at BYU, and debates over the question of free speech, diversity, and other matters including The New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, NY Daily News, CNN, NBC, Financial Times, Washington Post, and some 27,000 websites during the most controversial months. See, for example, some of the following stories and links to quotations: NPR: www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9371087.
New York Daily News: www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/iraq/. Another story on April 26: http://messengerandadvocate.wordpress.com/2007/04/26/guest-protest-post-by-dr-warner-woodworth-marriot-school-byu/.The Herald’s March 27 story: www.heraldextra.com/content/view/214149/
The Problems of Power, Wealth and Greed. Millennial Star. January 2008:
What to do in the Summer? Short piece on BYU’s homepage offering suggestions for students to have a meaningful break from their studies before returning to campus for fall semester. April 2008: http://www.byu.edu/webapp/home/index.jsp.
Review of the Aspen Institute’s Guide to Socially Responsible MBA Programs 2008-2009 at:
Business Week July 10, 2008.
Why Obama Should Not Establish a Federal Social Entrepreneurship Office. Stanford Social Innovation Review: http://www.ssireview.org/articles/entry/david_gergen/. September 2008.
The Challenges of Social Enterprises in Maximizing Social Impacts. Private film and documentary production firm. March 2008.
Saving the United Order: Brigham City’s Baron Woolen Mill. KSL-TV comments on Utah history:
http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=5189006&comments=true. December 2008.
Heartfelt HELP Gives Sustainable Service: BYU professor founded international service outfit. In LDS Church News, by J.G. Askar, staff writer, April 25, 2009. https://www.thechurchnews.com/archives/2009-04-25/heartfelt-help-gives-sustainable-service-71961.
Fight Poverty, Empower People: Volunteers give Service for Community Development. Story in the LDS Church News by Monica Harker, July 7, 2011. https://www.thechurchnews.com/archives/2011-07-07/fight-poverty-empower-people-57110.
Oral History of Utah Peace Activists Project. 2007 interview, 2009 transcribed and available online beginning in 2011 at Utah Valley University library: http://www.uvu.edu/library/archives/peace.html.
In addition to the above, dozens of videos of my work were featured on You Tube and various sources like Vimeo, etc., including projects with Mentors International http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sfecVfaR4o (2009-2012); HELP International: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTx64VgJ7t4 (2004-2012);
Unitus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhK3T2fb51E (2005-2012); and clips of various speeches I have given.
Microfinance Club Helps Others Help Themselves. BYU Universe. April 15, 2013.
Sustainability Living Through Practical Stewardship. I was on a radio talk show representing the Utah Valley Chapter of Mormon Environmental Stewardship Alliance (MESA). Orem, UT, October 1, 2014.
Happiness and Friendship. I was interviewed by the Pandisciplinary Network in Ireland about how to have a more meaningful life, June 14, 2017. Here’s the video link: PDN_2017_pandisciplinary_net_delegate_ir.
In Solidarity with Caravan Refugees at the Border: Trump vs. My Witness. Daily Kos, February 19, 2019. https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/2/14/1834843/-In-Solidarity-with-Caravan-Refugees-at-the-Border-Trump-vs-My-Witness.
“We Need American Justice for Migrant Families.” I was the main speaker protesting Trump administration of separating families at the border with Mexico, caging children, and wrecking U.S. laws and policies of the past 3 centuries. Article in Provo Daily Herald. A public march by Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Concentration Camps, Provo Utah’s Historic Courthouse, July 12, 2019. https://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/central/orem/photos-utah-county-residents-join-national-vigil-honoring-migrants/collection_33c90929-dbce-5467-9771-4076aff65eb7.html.
“My Nominee for the Title of ‘The Most Interesting Man in The World.’” Podcast interview by Forbes magazine writer, Devin Thorpe, posted December 2, 2019. Via Apple Podcasts, Google Play or Spotify. December 2, 2019. https://yourmarkontheworld.com/my-nominee-for-the-title-of-the-most-interesting-man-in-the-world/.
Herbert should not be taking coronavirus cues from Trump. Opinion, The Salt Lake Tribune, April 7, 2020. https://www.sltrib.com/opinion/commentary/2020/04/07/warner-woodworth-herbert/
Utah Needs Coronavirus Leadership. Op-Ed Provo Daily Herald, April 8, 2020. https://www.heraldextra.com/news/opinion/local-guest-opinions/guest-commentary-utah-needs-coronavirus-leadership/article_479110b2-6fa8-5caf-a40f-abb657cd98d1.html.
Does Rob Bishop Really Not Care About Utahns? The Standard Examiner. (Critique of Rep. Rob Bishop and Rep. Chris Stewart about their rejection of federal funding to help millions of Americans during the COVID crisis and complaining that healthcare is “socialism”). Ogden, UT. May 21, 2020.https://www.standard.net/opinion/guest-commentary/guest-op-ed-does-rob-bishop-really-not-care-about-utahns/article_646d6988-56d9-5a61-9685-d44e6fedc126.html.
Finally, six innovative corporate and/or NGO projects I’ve launched or consulted with and worked on have been written up as cases for the Harvard Business School.