A former law professor turned tireless entrepreneur, Dr. Josephson is a renowned expert on ethics and character and founder of the Josephson Institute of Ethics (1987) and Character Counts! (1993), which advocates for character education in K-12 schools from coast to coast. Based in Los Angeles CA, he may be best known for his creation of The Six Pillars of Character, which promotes “trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.”
“Michael has been a leader in the field of character education for two decades now, and his efforts have introduced millions of young people worldwide to the concepts of ethics and character” said Mark Hyatt, President & CEO of the Character Education Partnership. “We are honored to have him anchor our conference as its final keynote speaker. We know he will send our attendees away energized and inspired.”
Scheduled to present on “Character Education and Beyond,” Dr. Josephson appreciates the importance of the last speaking slot, which will be at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. He plans to take the opportunity to engage the audience, gauge what they have learned from the Forum, and then to light a fire under them. The aim is to fan the flames and encourage attendees enthusiastically and strategically to go back to their schools as impassioned leaders ready and raring to strengthen, expand and promote character education to colleagues, parents and their entire communities.
“This is a time of great risk and great opportunity,”
Both Character Counts and CEP are celebrating 20-year milestones this year, so the 20th National Forum is a perfect opportunity for the two groups to come together to promote the need for effective character education. “With all the focus on improving test scores, it sometimes gets lost that academics and character are not an either-or proposition,”
For more information on the conference and to register, see details at www.character.org/
Character Education Partnership is a national advocate and leader for the character education movement. Based in Washington, DC, CEP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonsectarian coalition of organizations and individuals committed to fostering effective character education in our nation’s schools. CEP provides the vision, leadership and resources for school, families and communities to develop ethical citizens committed to building a just and caring world.
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