March 29, 2012
Wendy Herbert - Institute for Global Ethics
-- ROCKPORT, Maine – Wendy Herbert, a retired superintendent of schools in Gulf Islands, B.C, is using her more than 30 years experience in educational leadership positions to help school personnel build cultures of integrity within their organizations. Employing the cognitive tools and processes of the Institute for Global Ethics, Ms. Herbert conducts ethics training seminars and workshops for school districts, teachers and administrators throughout the province of British Columbia.
A recent mentor to newly appointed superintendents, Ms. Herbert is past president of the B.C. School Superintendents Association and former member of the B.C. Principals’ and Vice-Principals’
Association board of directors. Wendy also received a leadership recognition award from the Minister of Education and the Distinguished Service Award from the Superintendents Association. Following her retirement, she was an instructor in coaching and ethics with the University of Victoria in its Certificate in School Leadership & Management post-graduate program.
Herbert first encountered the Institute for Global Ethics in 2002 when IGE founder Rush Kidder was invited to speak to a plenary session of educational leaders in Victoria, B.C. “What struck me almost immediately was how the IGE approach could be applied to me personally and how I could share that personal experience with my colleagues and then with others outside my immediate professional circle. I saw a tremendous potential for personal growth,” says Herbert. “At that time, in my 20 years in education, I hadn’t been to a seminar that resonated so soundly and stayed with me so intensely long after the event. And I wasn’t alone in that feeling. My fellow participants said they felt the same way.”
The former superintendent of schools emphasizes that the IGE approach to ethics teaching stands out for its clarity. “Other ethical teaching techniques that I have been associated with tend to be extremely complicated,”
says Wendy. “The clarity of the IGE approach rises above the others because anyone can easily understand it. When I teach ethical decision-making in my workshops, I keep coming back to IGE’s basic principles and procedures that are always applicable and insightful in making ethical choices. The IGE approach is eminently practical. It has staying power.”
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About the IGE
Founded in 1990, with offices in Rockport, Maine, New York City and London, the Institute for Global Ethics (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.