IGE Hosts Ethics Seminar in Madison, WI

Madison, WI: The Institute for Global Ethics (IGE) is excited to announce a pair of events to be held on May 28th-29th at the Discovery Building, which houses the transdisciplinary Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, where Anthony J. Gray, IGE's President and CEO, holds an academic appointment as a Distinguished Scholar. The Ethical Fitness® Seminar on Wednesday May 28th serves as a prerequisite for the Train the Trainer course, which concludes on Thursday, May 29th. Participants who complete both courses will be certified to lead IGE's Ethical Fitness Seminar, a concise methodology for improving ethical decision-making.

"We're tremendously excited to bring this training to my hometown of Madison." said Gray. "It's a useful tool for exploring some of the more challenging questions presented in moral philosophy, that being not what is right vs. wrong, but rather how to reason ones way to determining which may be the higher right."

The Ethical Fitness Seminar is a fast-paced informational program that, through group exercises and personal anecdotes, gives participants the tools to handle the challenging, diverse ethical questions presented in the modern world. Inspired by the book, How Good People Make Tough Choices, and honed over decades of research and testing, IGE's method aims to communicate the strong conceptual foundation underlying every ethical choice.

The Train the Trainer Workshop helps prepare participants to lead the Ethical Fitness Seminar on their own, in the process developing their group-facilitation, leadership, and public-speaking skills. By exploring diverse points of view and analyzing class examples in greater depth, trainers gain the insight and familiarity with ethical principles necessary to guide others through the classroom experience.

IGE Master Trainer Martin Taylor will facilitate both events. Taylor began directing the Ethical Fitness Seminar program in 1994, and, even after twenty years of seminar groups, he remains "intrigued by the power of the seminar, gratified by the results, and is still surprised by its long-lasting effects."

Seminar leaders are the backbone of IGE. Once participants complete the workshop, IGE will continue to provide support services, including telephone consultations from senior personnel and further, individualized training sessions. If you have any questions regarding either seminar, please call IGE at 800- 729-2615 or e-mail us at ethics@globalethics.org.

About IGE: Founded in 1990 with offices in New York City, Rockport, 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 practical action in a global context. ( www.globalethics.org)

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