IGE Hosts Second Successful Philadelphia Training

(Madison, WI) - On September 30, 2015, Institute for Global Ethics President and CEO Anthony J. Gray presented an Ethical Fitness® Seminar at Pew Charitable Trusts in Philadelphia, the second training IGE has provided there in two months after the first proved wildly successful.

The Philadelphia trainings are part of IGE’s City-Wide Training Initiative, by which, thanks to a $25,000 Hamilton Family Foundation grant, IGE is providing numerous training seminars across the city of Philadelphia. The city-wide project represents a new direction for IGE’s ethical-literacy measures, and the events in Philadelphia will ground future projects in Kansas City, Detroit, and Madison, WI.

This particular seminar was attended by several leaders from IGE, including Board Chair Paul McAuliffe and newly appointed Advisory Council member Dr. Bob Jarvis.

"It’s always impressive to see how the seminars are evolving with the times," said McAuliffe. "The core principles are the same, but the methodology and application have grown to keep up with today's challenges.”

It's a pleasure to experience again firsthand the value we bring to real people working with real problems and the fruits of some really important work people have been doing these past few years."

Gray enjoyed the presence of numerous city leaders, particularly the familiar faces from the Church Farm School, with whom he has worked extensively; Doug Magee, Dean of Curriculum Innovation and Design, and Ashley Bryant, Humanities Department Chair both attended.

“I was really pleased with the turnout,” Gray said. “It’s one piece of the bigger puzzle, and we’re in the early stages of something really big here. Getting to share our methodology with so many people—especially when they’re as enthusiastic to learn as these were—is an honor, and one of the best parts of my job.”

The seminar focused on IGE’s core right-versus-right methodology, by which complicated dilemmas can be broken down into a series of discrete decisions. By learning how to apply time-honored philosophical principles to situations that come up in their daily lives, attendees leave with a working set of flexible, effective, concrete problem-solving tools.

About IGE: Founded in 1990, with offices in New York City, Camden, Maine and headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, the Institute for Global Ethics in is an independent, nonsectarian, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting ethical action in a global context.

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