(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
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.