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Activities in 2012

Thursday, October 18
Linda DiSantis, executive-in-residence with the center, moderated a conversation with Atlanta Public School’s leadership on how the system is working to build the public’s trust and restore an ethical culture. The center, in partnership with the Commerce Club, hosted a panel discussion with Atlanta Public School System leaders who are working to restore trust and integrity. Mark Snyderman, vice president of Global Ethics and Compliance at Laureate Education, Inc. and center board member, also participated in the panel and provided additional insights into the schools systems efforts to “right the ship.” The forum provided an opportunity to learn about improvements to the school system, an issue of great importance to the Atlanta business community and community leaders.


Sunday-Tuesday, October 7-9
In an opportunity to experience first-hand the Marine Corps’ Values-Based Leadership training, 13 corporate executives and MBA students, led by center director Steve Olson, traveled to the Marine Corps’ Officer Leadership Academy, The Basic School, at Marine Corps Base Quantico. These leaders experienced first-hand the Marine Corps’ Values-Based Leadership training. Values-Based Leadership: Lessons from the U.S. Marine Corps is a one-of-a-kind partnership with The Basic School that combines classroom and field training in values-based leadership, ethics and leadership decision-making.


Wednesday and Thursday, July 25-26
Thirteen corporate leaders and students traveled with the center staff to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot aboard Parris Island for a program entitled Transformational Leadership the Marine Corps Way: How Values-Based Training and Ethics Make Marines. Starting with a recruit’s welcome at Parris Island’s famous “yellow footprints” and chocked full of memorable experiences and timeless leadership teachings, the program provides participants with the unique experience of learning about the Marine Corps’ Values-Based Training Program, which prepares recruits to act ethically as warriors and as citizens. Taught by Marine Corps Officers and by Dr. Steven Olson, ethics advisor for the Marine Corps’ leadership and ethics academy, this hands-on program provides insight into how the Marines’ transformational leadership program gives best-in-industry results.


Sunday-Tuesday, April 15-17
Steve Olson led 13 corporate executives and MBA students to the Marine Corps’ Officer Leadership Academy, The Basic School, at Marine Corps Base Quantico to experience first-hand the Marine Corps’ Values-Based Leadership training. Values-Based Leadership: Lessons from the U.S. Marine Corps is a one-of-a-kind partnership with The Basic School that combines classroom and field training in values-based leadership, ethics and leadership decision-making.


Wednesday, March 28
In a special program entitled The Trustworthy Leader, Amy Lyman, author and co-founder of the Great Place to Work© Institute, engaged the audience in an enriching dialogue, sharing her insight into how leaders make workplaces great and profitable. Her findings on how trustworthy leaders create and support thriving organizations were inspiring and instructive. The event was followed by a reception and book signing.


Friday, March 16
Executive Breakfast Roundtable with Colonel Alford and Lieutenant Colonel Samarov, U.S. Marine Corps
Col Dale Alford and Lt Col Michael Samarov shared their perspectives in this unique program entitled What Now Lieutenant? Preparing Leaders for Moral Crisis. These well-decorated officers from The Basic School, Marine Corps Base Quantico, reflected on lessons of leadership and organizational ethics from one of the world’s most ethically intensive institutions and how these lessons can be applied to corporate leadership.


Thursday, March 15
In conjunction with the Georgia Tech NROTC, the center hosted a special program entitled Trust, Nerve and Restraint: The Indispensable Character of the Ethical Leader for students from neighboring universities. Featuring Col Dale Alford, Commanding Officer, and LtCol Michael Samarov, Commanding Officer, Instructor Battalion at the The Basic School, Marine Corps Base Quantico, the program focused on the important leadership lessons learned from many years as Marine officers.


Friday, February 24
The center co-sponsored Traveling the Warrior’s Journey: Growing through the Invisible Wounds of War into a Mature Warrior Identity, a day-long workshop featuring Dr. Edward Tick, author of War and Soul. Participants learned what we can do in our families and in our communities to promote post traumatic growth and healing from the moral and psychological effects of war.


Tuesday, January 10
Dr. Steve Olson, center director, shared his thoughts on Values Based Leadership at the Midtown Atlanta Rotary meeting.


Wednesday-Friday, January 4-6
Executive MBA students and Atlanta corporate leaders joined together to experience first-hand some key elements in the Marine Corps’ Values Based Leadership training through a center program entitled Values Based Leadership: Learning from the United States Marine Corps. Held at the Basic School at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia, the program familiarized attendees with the methodology for teaching ethics and developing a basic understanding of ethical challenges faced by Marine officers in combat and illustrated the challenges inherent in maintaining ethics in a combat environment. The training, the most advanced such training in the world, is used with newly commissioned Marine officers, and includes field operations, ethics classes and discussion groups.