About the Center for Values-Driven Leadership

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TBen and CVDL logo 400x481he Center for Values-Driven Leadership at Benedictine University
helps top executives and entrepreneurs drive strategic growth
through values-based approaches to culture and leadership.



Why Values-Driven Leadership Matters

Values-driven companies are those that succeed in the marketplace by focusing on the triple bottom line – people, planet and profit. Being a values-driven company is good for business and society because these companies consistently outperform their industry peers and create short-term and long-term value for their stakeholders – customers, employees, investors, communities and the natural environment.

The Center for Values-Driven Leadership (CVDL) is a gathering place where top executives, entrepreneurs and thought leaders come together to innovate at the forefront of values-driven business practice. Housed in the College of Business at Benedictine University, the Center advances its mission through education, research and consulting initiatives:

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In addition to the Return on Values Project, the CVDL works to answer three primary questions:

  • What is the business case for being a values-driven company?
  • What does a values-driven company look like?
  • How does a company get there (and stay there)?

We also provide new resources each week to celebrate, inspire, and inform values-driven leaders globally. Find insights here, including our best blogs and videos.

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Participants in our executive education programs experience extraordinary learning opportunities that ignite dialogue, innovation and action. Opportunities include:

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The Center for Values-Driven Leadership works with companies on an individualized basis to create high-impact learning and development experiences tailored to the needs of each client. We also develop resources that provide solutions for challenges and opportunities shared by many companies. To learn more:

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