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Top Leadership of Private Schools To Learn Ways To Effectively Integrate Ethics into School Culture

IGE’s Paula Mirk to make a presentation at the Tennessee Association of Independent Schools on how to build leadership skills while upholding the ethical values of a school’s mission

 
 
Paula Mirk, IGE Director of Education
PRLog - Jan. 24, 2012 - ROCKPORT, Maine -- ROCKPORT, Maine – Independent school leaders from throughout Tennessee will learn how to integrate ethics into their decision-making and communication with all stakeholders at a “Tone-at-the-Top” seminar presented by Paula Mirk, director of education at the Institute for Global Ethics (IGE).

The school administrators are members of the Tennessee Association of Independent Schools (TAIS). Ms. Mirk’s presentation is scheduled for January 27, 2012, at the Franklin Road Academy in Nashville.

The TAIS seminar will address the articulation and analysis of shared values that are in conflict in real-life, right-versus-right ethical dilemmas and how to build the conditions necessary to support a school’s culture of integrity, using IGE’s Ethical Literacy® best practices.

The session will also explore IGE’s “Schools of Integrity” (http://ethical-literacy.org/tools/schools-of-integrity) research drawn from schools known for their successful balance of academic rigor and attention to the ethical development of young people. From this research, seminar participants will be able to rate their own schools and explore the strengths and needs this exercise reveals.

“This presentation will be extremely valuable for our schools because it will strengthen their ability to handle tough ethical decisions in the best possible way,” said Rich Martin, TAIS executive director. “I would urge every independent school leader to give their senior administrators this training. Not only will it help them make better decisions, but it will enable them to model key qualities that will nurture a culture of integrity in their schools.”

The Tennessee Association of Independent Schools is a nonprofit, voluntary association of 56 schools located throughout Tennessee. For more information, visit: http://www.taistn.com.

The IGE’s Ethical Literacy® Learning Community provides school community members with tools and processes to build and maintain a culture of integrity based on shared values, ethical decision-making, and research about balancing attention to academic rigor with attention to the ethical development of young people. For more information, visit http://www.ethical-literacy.org or call +1-207-542-1546.

About the IGE
Founded in 1990, with offices in Rockport, Maine, New York City and London, the Institute for Global Ethics (http://www.globalethics.org) is an independent, nonsectarian, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting ethical action in a global context. IGE’s challenge is to explore the global common ground of values, elevate awareness of ethics, provide practical tools for making ethical decisions, and encourage practical action based on those decisions.

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