Values, Ethics & Culture: The Wind in our Sails

Cassling Leadership Institute 

Mike Freel, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Director - Healthcare Programs; Bellevue University

On demand | Expires 2/1/2023

*Approved by the ASRT for 1 Category A Continuing Education Credit.


Our values, ethics and especially our organizational culture fill our sails and propel us forward! But individual and organizational values are often intertwined at work. However, what we value as individuals may be a little different than what the organization values. These divergent views of values sometimes cause conflict, but at the same time, these differences can create a culture of creativity and growth. We’re going to examine some of the reasons people in organizations may behave outside their values box, and why great leaders build great cultures.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define value congruence within each participant’s organization.
  • Review some of the causes of value incongruence.
  • Discuss the role of the ethical leader.

You will receive a confirmation email shortly after you complete the registration.
If you are unable to register online or do not receive your confirmation email after registering (don't forget to check your Junk email folder),  contact us by email.

Register Below


Color 8x10-11

Mike Freel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Director - Healthcare Programs; Bellevue University

Dr. Mike Freel has almost 20 years of experience in developing leaders. He’s worked with IT security groups, hospitals, business processing firms and various other organizations to design and deliver leadership and development initiatives that target improved performance at individual and organizational levels. His expertise has led to award-winning programs that integrate organization-based strategy with learning outcomes.

Dr. Freel has served in several healthcare roles in the clinical and academic fields and currently is the program director for the Masters of Healthcare Administration program at Bellevue University. Dr. Freel is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on the Education Advisory Board for the Nebraska Hospital Association as well as the Bellevue Public Schools Foundation Board of Directors.

He earned his Ph.D. in Human Resource Development from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln with a focus in leadership and organizational change. His doctoral research involved the exploration of emotional intelligence and clinical nurses.