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Ethical Leadership Course (18-19 Pilot Initiative)

With support from the Daniels Fund, MBA Research has released a new, challenging, ethical leadership course targeted at 8th or 9th graders and supporting learning outcomes such as:

  • The importance of ethics and ethical decision-making in all that they do
  • How and why ethics matter in the business community
  • Critical leadership skills that will add value in school right now, and in career and college as they get older

This new ethical leadership course will help younger students begin to understand what business is, what it takes to succeed in business, and how ethical leadership skills are used in business careers. Ultimately, participation in the course can help them visualize how their own interests may align with business careers, and how this first course can be a stepping stone to additional coursework in high school to better prepare them for a professional future in the business arena.

Pilot Sites:  A small number of schools will be invited to join a cadre group to fully implement the course, as designed, in the 2018-2019 academic year. Participants will work together this school year to prepare the course offering, recruit student enrollment, and prepare to offer the course next year.    

Training and expectations:

  • Required Hands-On! pre-conference workshop during the 2018 MBA Conclave addressing integration of ethical leadership in business administration curricula and additional selected sessions throughout the conference.
  • Additional training and support will be required via monthly conference calls 
  • Support of local administrator, including tentative approval of course offering in 2018-19, subject to final approval based on formal proposal to be developed by participating teacher per local school guidelines.
  • On-schedule progress, including local requirements, for new course offering
  • Full implementation during 18-19 school year
  • Final review and feedback, Spring, 2019

Benefit to teacher/school

  • Training and mentoring for implementing MBA research-based ethical leadership course and related instructional materials
  • Enrollment support (miscellaneous tools to be determined, in part by participating teachers)
  • All expenses paid for participation in the MBA Conclave, including travel, registration, and substitute teacher (maximum of $100/day), assuming:
    • Tentative course approval for local offering in 18-19
    • Full participation in pre-conference workshop
    • Participation in additional sessions specific to course implementation
  • $1,000 travel allowance for the MBA Conclave and registration fee waiver (with required presentation)
  • Reimbursement of documented, approved expenses required to support course implementation ($750 maximum).
  • Priority consideration for MBA Ethics Integration Specialist certification, including all non-duplicative benefits of associated activities.
  • Digital badge and full documentation of professional development activities
  • Graduate credit (additional costs for university and additional requirements per university policy)

To apply

  • Deadline:  All applications received prior to AUGUST 31 will be considered.  Thereafter, if spaces remain, applications will be reviewed as received.
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., SUBJECT: Ethics course pilot, with the following information:
    • Complete contact information
    • Brief description of your current course offerings
    • Brief description of you school, community setting, student body, etc.
    • Any specific issues or barriers you foresee relative to offering a new course
    • Brief description of your teaching/work experience (or attach resume)
    • Statements from appropriate school administrator:
      • Interest in offering the course in 18-19, subject to his/her final approval based on specific course details, etc.
      • Approval for travel to the 2018 Conclave and associated training (at no expense to the school)
    • Statement that you have cleared your calendar for the 2018 MBA Conclave and post-conference workshop 
    • IMPORTANT:  We will acknowledge receipt of your email.  Please follow up if you’ve not received acknowledgement within two business days.
    • We will arrange for a 1:1 phone interview to answer your questions and to determine if this pilot initiative is a good fit for your school and circumstances.