Activities in 2014

Thursday–Friday, November 6-7
The Ethics Innovation Certification Course: Phase I, the first in a series of two sessions, teaches knowledge, tactics, and techniques that redress the root causes of unethical behavior. In this one-of-a-kind program, which draws on the battle-tested insights pioneered in training ethical leadership and decision making to United States Marine Corps leaders at all levels, participants learned the critical skills for leading ethically.


Friday, August 15
The Warrior’s Journey program, held in conjunction with Veteran’s Heart Georgia, explored Ethics, Morality, and Healing in Military Service and War. Panelists and speakers included William P. Nash, M.D. – Psychiatrist; Author, Combat Stress in Injury (2007); R. Blaine Everson, Ph.D. – Marriage and Family Therapist; Author, Families Under Fire (2011); Larry Winters, LMHC – Psychotherapist; Poet; Author, Brotherkeeper (2013); and Jack E. Hoban – Author, The Ethical Warrior (2012); Kaye H. Coker, LCSW – Psychotherapist; Co-Founder, Veteran’s Heart Georgia; and Steven D. Olson, Ph.D. – Director, The GSU Center for Ethics and Corporate Responsibility. As the war comes home, it is critical to illuminate aspects of the experience of serving one’s country that contribute to these changes, and for some, lead to invisible wounding.


Thursday, March 6
The Center for Ethics and Corporate Responsibility and Edelman came together to present the 2014 Edelman Trust Barometer Breakfast – an Executive Breakfast Event. Informed by the results of Edelman’s 2014 Trust Barometer, the program provided breakfast and a panel discussion on the state of trust in 2014. The Trust Barometer is Edelman’s annual global survey that explores people’s attitudes about who they trust and why. The event began with a short presentation of this year’s findings by Julianna Richter of Edelman U.S. A panel comprising Richter and center director Steve Olson, joined by Tino Mantella of Technology Association of Georgia, Mark O’Brien of The HoneyBaked Ham Company and Rob Ward of Tsys, followed. The panel discussed the implications of the findings for organizations in the Southeast and then responded to questions from the audience.