Upcoming Events

Join us to network with local and national leaders from business, public, nonprofit and education sectors share how they involve faith values in their practice. The February Lorentzsen Luncheon will feature Jodee Bock, founder of Bock's Office Transformational Consulting, on the "Conscious Leadership." Bock will share her experiences at the nexus of values, ethics and leadership.

2018-19 Lorentzsen Luncheon Schedule

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Friday, Feb. 08
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 
Barry Auditorium, Grant Center, Concordia College
Cost: $25
RSVP by Feb. 01


Jodee Bock is a native North Dakotan and founder of Bock’s Office Transformational Consulting where, since 2005, she has been providing coaching, speaking, facilitation, development and delivery of customized workshops and seminars in the areas of leadership, communication, and accountability. She is a 1985 Concordia graduate where she earned a double major in English and Communications, and was an All-American basketball player and is a proud member of the Concordia Athletic Hall of Fame. Jodee holds certifications in Life Purpose and Career Coaching, Extreme Leadership Facilitation, LifeSuccess Consulting, PSYCH-K Facilitation, and Accelerated Innovation Facilitation. She is the author of several books, and blogs at www.bocktalks.com. When she’s not writing, coaching or speaking, Jodee is probably singing with the City of Lakes Chorus, an award-winning barbershop chorus, or keeping busy as the head scorekeeper for the North Dakota State University men’s and women’s basketball teams.

Lorentzsen Center Mission

The Lorentzsen Center for Faith and Work was reimagined in 2012, built on the foundation of the Center for Ethical Leadership under the direction of Dr. Jim Legler, professor emeritus of management and leadership.

Built on the legacy of critical thinking on ethical and values-based leadership on campus and in the Fargo-Moorhead community, the Lorentzsen Luncheons offer the opportunity to hear from a diverse array of speakers.

The center honors the life and work of the late Norman M. Lorentzsen, esteemed philanthropist, former CEO of Burlington Northern, alumnus of Concordia College, and former member and chair of its Board of Regents.

Center Director

“I have worked with many folks from the Fargo-Moorhead community, Twin Cities, Sioux Falls, Bismarck and Billings to curate events that engender conversations at the nexus of ethics, values, faith and our lives at work,” said Dr. Faith Ngunjiri, who has been the director of the Lorentzsen Center for Faith and Work since 2013 and is the associate professor of ethics and leadership in the Offutt School of Business.


Carol Hedberg

Office Assistants for Budgets and Events Offutt School of Business