Philosophy, Religion, and Worldviews

Philosophy, Religion, and Worldviews Member Community promotes an understanding of the healthy nexuses between philosophy, religion and worldviews and leadership consistent with ILA's mission statement.

Philosophy, religion and worldviews touch the very core of human experience and address the assumptions people make about life. These assumptions structure people's leadership theories and practices, often resulting in unevaluated consequences and implications. Evaluating leadership theories and practices at the most basic level will generate greater insights to the intersection of leadership with culture.

The Philosophy, Religion, and Worldviews Member Community encourages philosophers and religious leaders to actively participate in ILA as a means to hone their leadership skills for use in their respective spheres of influence and provide corresponding insights to ILA members.

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John Shoup Alicia Crumpton Mary Tabata

John Shoup
Dean, School of Education, California Baptist Univ.

Alicia Crumpton
Program Director, School of Business and Public Leadership, Johnson Univ.

Mary Tabata
Adjunct Faculty, Organization Theory & Management Theory, Pepperdine University

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John R. Shoup serves as the Dean of the School of Education at California Baptist University in Riverside, California. John has a Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in Institutional Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of California, Riverside. He also has a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. ×


Mary Tabata is a doctoral candidate (ABD) in the PhD in Organizational Leadership program at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. Her dissertation area of research is transformational leadership and team performance. Mary holds a BA in Economics from the University of Southern California, an MS in Higher Education from Capella University, and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

Mary worked most recently as an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. She has also been an adjunct professor at Campbellsville University in Louisville, Kentucky, teaching organizational theory in the online MBA program. Mary has been a Lead Teaching Assistant in the Master's programs at the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University, providing academic guidance and coaching in courses on business leadership and human values and leadership in organizations. Mary has a long history in academic staff positions. Her independent consulting practice focuses on using inquiry and understanding to change organizational culture and communication and optimize leadership and leader development.


About Sebastian Salicru

I began my career as a psychologist in 1992 by working in the area of Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs). This work exposed me to large number of organizations across sectors and industries, as well as local, state and federal governments. Over the years, I progressively moved into Organizational Development, and in more recent years I narrowed my focus to Leadership Development.

While working for Accenture from 2012 to 2015, I had the privilege to travel globally and assisted some of the top Fortune 500 companies to bring floundering projects back on track, manage risk, reduce costs while increasing customer service and sales, and dramatically increase levels of performance and results. As a result, I worked in Australia, USA, Europe, UAE, China and Singapore. This enabled me to acquire a global mindset, and afforded me intercultural effectiveness by being able to relate to people from different cultural backgrounds.

I have authored one book, two book chapters, three journal articles, and dozens of expert commentaries on leadership in newspapers and magazines. I have also presented multiple leadership-related papers at conferences and industry events. As a member of ILA since 2014, I have attended three Global Conferences and have presented at the three of them. ×