Is Ethical Leadership Possible? We Believe it is.

Academic Mission: The Bishop Center promotes the study and practice of effective and ethical leadership through interdisciplinary research, teaching and an emphasis on experiential learning.

Academic Vision: USFSP students and graduates will be distinguished in their work and in their lives by their knowledge of leadership theory, best practices and their demonstrated abilities to lead.  This, coupled with a commitment to leadership that is both effective and ethical, enables students and graduates to lead lives of impact.

Our History: The Center is named after Wally and Louise Bishop. Wally, a cartoonist, and Louise, an active philanthropist, shared a passion for civic life and ethical leadership. The wally and Louise Bishop Center for Ethical Leadership has been operating since 2006. Read More About Our History

Leadership IS…

A Relational Process (us)
Universally Needed
Difference Making

Our Methodology

Our programs and services emphasize context and leverage experiential, interactive learning strategies. Learning to exercise good leadership includes a starting point of either experience or received knowledge. Experience is followed by reflection which results in new knowledge. Knowledge is followed by experimentation which creates new experience. The process cycles continuously. Our programs and services are designed to catalyze this process at strategic points, introducing theories and concepts, practical tools, and key questions at different moments to help the learner maximize their results.

Our team of faculty are experienced leaders and educators, making them especially qualified to design programs well grounded it what works.

Leadership IS NOT…

One Person
Mere Technique
Universally Practiced (well)
Status Quo

For questions and inquiries, contact David O’Neill

or visit the Bishop Center in SLC1700.