See article about Fr Max Oliva in the Las Vegas Review-Journal (Nov 4, 2012):
Nevadan at Work: Local priest helps business community with ethics
Max Oliva is a speaker, consultant, and author on the topic of ethical decision-making in the workplace. He makes his home in the Las Vegas area. He is a Jesuit priest.* His undergraduate degree is in Marketing and he has an MBA in Organizational Behavior from the University of California at Berkeley.
Father Oliva taught ethical decision-making to adult learners in the School of Management at Regis University’s Henderson, Campus. In the fall of 2008 he was a Visiting Scholar at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University. He writes a monthly column on ethics for Las Vegas Business Press, a weekly magazine published by the Las Vegas Review Journal. He began presenting seminars and talks on ethics and moral development to companies and business associations while living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He continues his involvement in Canada as well as in various other locations in the United States.
Father Oliva is the author of five books. The latest, Beatitudes for the Workplace, considers eight virtues and their transformative effect on the personal and professional lives of adult men and women – wisdom, integrity, honesty, compassion, justice, forgiveness, generosity, and courage. Order Online
* “Jesuit” is a nickname for the Society of Jesus, a Roman Catholic Religious Order that was founded in 1534 by Ignatius of Loyola. Jesuits serve in 112 nations and on 6 continents. Jesuits have been at the center of the conversations between science and religion and of culture with faith. They are known in the United States mainly for their educational institutions, for example, Georgetown, in Washington, D.C., .Fordham, in New York, and Loyola-Marymount, in Los Angeles.
“Thank you for speaking to our future leaders group. Your presentation on ethics and leadership was well received by everyone. Also, the reference bibliography you provided is both helpful and relevant. We hope that you enjoyed meeting the leadership class and will consider returning in the future….
Christopher L. Gray, Sales and Development, Las Vegas Review Journal
"Becoming a Person of Mercy"
Personal reflections and practices on the Works of Mercy.
Published July 2016
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Upcoming Series by Fr. Max
A six-week lecture series on the virtue of mercy.
Our Lady of Las Vegas Parish
3050 Alta Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89107
Oct. 27, Nov. 3, Nov. 10, Nov. 17, Nov. 23 and Dec. 1.
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free-will offering
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Father Oliva is a former member of the Board of Directors of Nevada Legal Services.
The mission of this organization is to strengthen the community by ensuring fairness and providing equal access to justice for low-income Nevadans.
Vegas Inc. 11/22/15
“Spirituality and Ethics” is a monthly newsletter written by Father Oliva.
It is available at: