Over the past two-plus decades, our fleet of certified trainers have presented
IGE's seminars to every conceivable audience, from Fortune 500 corporations
to elementary-school administrators to every branch of the United States
Armed Forces. While trainers tailor the precise elements of each seminar
to the individual audience, the general structure remains the same. To
IGE, after all,
ethics is a process, one that is simple without being simplistic, complex but not complicated.
And because it is a process, once learned it can be applied to whatever
ethical questions may arise in the future. When an organization is full
of people making better decisions, it creates what IGE calls a "culture
of integrity": a supportive, positive atmosphere that builds morale,
fosters internal and external loyalty, and improves reputation.
Reliable enough that its core principles have survived over twenty years
but flexible enough to reach diverse audiences, the Ethical Fitness Seminar
is built around group participation, shared ethical values, and the process
of breaking down complicated ethical dilemmas into discrete and workable
steps. After participants, whether five or fifty, work together in small
groups to develop a shared language of ethical values, they together apply
that language to a series of real-life dilemmas that they share with their
groups. The trainer then lays out common types of ethical dilemmas, before
finally teaching the group how to resolve them using streamlined versions
of some of the oldest, most influential concepts in ethical philosophy.
Our overarching aim is to provide our attendees with what we call
Ethical Literacy®: the flexible, powerful, intuitive ability to navigate whatever ethical
dilemmas may arise, no matter how novel or unexpected.
Gain insight into the nature of moral courage, the tools to analyze the
dangers, and ways to measure our capability to endure the dangers we might
confront. Through the sharing and telling of stories participants leave
knowing how to make a morally courageous decision in the face of certain
danger, trusting in their own unique capabilities. Moreover, they will
be able to model moral leadership as well as lower the moral courage necessary
for people to speak out in their organization.
Courage in Parenting™
This interactive two hour workshop helps participants understand the importance
of ethical values, ethical decision making and moral courage for parents
in the 21
stcentury. The purpose of the seminar is to give adults the tools to guide
children through ethical dilemmas and engage them in sound, relevant conversations
without sounding preachy, irrelevant, or old-fashioned. Call it character,
integrity, virtue, morality, or ethics—whatever term you use, it
comes down to living a values-based life. The seminar provides opportunities
to practice with effective tools that you can then take forward and continue
to develop while raising children.
Building School Culture™
By providing hands on opportunities for leadership, staff and faculty to
come together around the need for ethics, the core ethical values they
share, this seminar helps groups identify the specific ways each stakeholder
can contribute to a culture of integrity at their school. The Building
School Culture seminar also provides a chance to begin surfacing those
faculty and staff who have a passion and skills to steward a long-term
process for building a culture of integrity at their school.
Tackling the challeneges of running schools becomes easier once administrative
leadership convene to explore IGE's process of breaking down complicated
ethical dilemmas into discrete and workable steps and consider approaches
to building cultures where trust and self-regulation are the norm. During
the seminar, leaders learn ways to confront issues that face them every
day and investigate the ways that decision-making affects the culture
of the schools they lead.
To find out how your group could benefit from participation in one of IGE's seminars
contact us today.