On March 30, the Institute for Global Ethics (IGE), presented an Ethical
Fitness® Seminar at Sweetser, hosted in Brewer at the Machias Savings
Bank and facilitated by IGE senior trainer, Cheryl LeBlond, LCSW. The
two organizations held the training with the goal of enhancing ethical
practices within the state of Maine by introducing an effective decision-making
model, providing hands-on practice, and ultimately integrating ethical
action into everyday life.
"We had a great discussion about how social services have government
mandates, billable hours and other pressures that often conflict with
or complicate the delivery of care. As providers, it can be challenging
to prioritize time,” shares LeBlond. “The EFS helps providers
use their time more efficiently and focus on what important elements to
consider for sound, best decisions. Our training creates confidence by
practicing this decision-making process."
Over its 25 years in Maine, IGE has provided training to thousands of individuals,
who have then helped countless others by putting their training into practice.
Our methodology focuses on individuals' attitudes and behaviors with
consideration to their cultures and contexts. With an easily-adapted,
inquiry-based approach, we can help every type of organization improve
decision-making and related behaviors, and restore discourse when decisions
are challenging or divisive.
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 that is dedicated
to promoting ethical action in a global context (