Theology, Space, and Contemplation

Join us Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 8:00am ET, when we will talk with William (Bill) Wittland, a 2022-23 fellow with Notre Dame’s Inspired Leadership Initiative. As their mission states, the ILI is a program “…for accomplished individuals who wish to discover, discern, and design who they want to be in the next phase of their lives to facilitate emergence as a renewed and richly prepared force for good in their communities and beyond,” and “accomplished” barely begins to describe Bill’s rich life experiences.

After serving as a Catholic priest for the Diocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan for nearly ten years – doing parish ministry, criminal justice work, social justice advocacy, and speaking and publishing – he transitioned to a career in business marketing communications. Beginning as an agency copywriter, he eventually became a senior leader and partner at a succession of agencies serving North American and global clients. For the past 15 years, Mr. Wittland has led Vox Strategic, a firm he launched as a brand communications and product development consultancy. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Legal Assistance Center, the Empowerment Institute, and is the Communications Officer for Design at Business, a global association promoting innovation through Design Thinking.

In this episode, we ask Bill to share the unique perspective he gained while at the Notre Dame. Covering topics ranging from the impressive work ethic of his undergraduate classmates, to the keen observations he’s made about the places and social situations where college students choose to study, Bill offers his surprising insights about work, culture, and the future of office design. As always, the hosts even trick Bill into thinking aloud about some of their favorite topics: religion and theology, the philosophy of Aristotle, and emerging (and reemerging) technologies.

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