Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

February 7, 2003

Corporate Leadership and Vocation Expert David Arnott
to Present Lecture at Whitworth

David Arnott, Ph.D., professor of management in the College of Business at Dallas Baptist University and author of Corporate Cults: The Insidious Lure of the All-Consuming Organization, will present a lecture, "Vocation and Faith Integration," Thursday, Feb. 20, at a noon luncheon in the Hixson Union Building catering rooms at Whitworth College. Admission is free for Whitworth faculty and staff; admission is $10 for the general public. Reservations are required. For information or reservations, call Donna Quinn at (509) 777-4585 or e-mail dquinn@whitworth.edu.

Arnott speaks regularly to corporations and academic groups about organizational change and leadership. He advocates that individuals take control of and be responsible for their workplace and personal relationships. His leadership seminars address topics such as executive leadership, project management, corporate culture, Christianity and capitalism.

Arnott's Corporate Cults (1999, AMACOM) examines the potentially dangerous blurring of "who I am" with "what I do." In his book Arnott contends that in the rush to make companies friendlier places to work, they have become a replacement for family and community. He also offers practical strategies for how employees can restore a healthier balance to their lives.

Arnott holds a Ph.D. in management from the University of Texas at Arlington and an M.B.A. from East Texas State University.

Arnott's campus visit and lecture is funded by Whitworth's $2-million Lilly Vocation Grant, "Discerning Vocation: Community, Context and Commitment," from the Lilly Foundation, Inc. The grant helps students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members connect their gifts and abilities with the larger needs of society through ministry, service, and career-oriented programs.


Sharon Anderson, program assistant for the School of Global Commerce and Management, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3742 or sanderson@whitworth.edu.

Donna Quinn, assistant to the dean, School of Global Commerce and Management, Whitworth College, (509) 777-4585 or dquinn@whitworth.edu.

Julie Riddle, public information specialist, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3729 or jriddle@whitworth.edu.

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