Activities in 2013

Wednesday and Thursday, July 24-25
Thirteen corporate and university leaders and students traveled to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot aboard Parris Island for a program entitled Transformational Leadership the Marine Corps Way: How Ethics and Values-Based Training Make Marines. Starting with a recruits 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, center director, this hands-on program provides insight into how the Marines’ transformational leadership program gives best-in-industry results.

Thursday, May 2
Jack Hoban, businessman, author, martial arts expert, and principal architect and instructor of the U.S. Marine Corp’s leadership ethics training, led attendees in a look into the heart of leadership during the session entitled True North of Leadership: Surprising Lessons from the U.S. Marine Corps on Ethics, Values, Courage and Competitive Advantage. The conversation with Jack Hoban, author of The Ethical Warrior: Values, Morals & Ethics for Life, Work and Service and one of the most important figures in Marine Corps ethics, explored the lessons of Marine Corps leadership, bringing them home to business and life and changing views on values and leadership.

Wednesday, May 1
Dr. Steven Olson, director of the Center for Ethics and Corporate Responsibility, presented Leading, Competing, and Creating Value: Surprising Lessons about Business Ethics from Neuroscience and the United States Marine Corps at the Beta Gamma Sigma Atlanta Alumni Chapter meeting.

Wednesday, February 27
At a recent Executive Breakfast, the Center for Ethics and Corporate Responsibility and Edelman joined forces to present the 2013 Edelman Trust Barometer, Edelman’s annual survey of the global state of trust and leadership. The findings, presented to a capacity crowd, were presented by Edelman vice chairman Alan VanderMolen. A distinguished panel of experts including Roy Blount, chairman and CEO of JI Ventures Inc.; Helene Gayle, CEO of CARE USA; and Bert Roughton, managing editor of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, offered insightful analysis and perspective on the findings.

Sunday-Tuesday, January 20-22
In the bitter cold of a January day in Virginia, 13 RCB alums and MBA students experienced first-hand the Marine Corps’ Values-Based Leadership training. Led by center director Steve Olson and Marine officers, the session takes place at the Marine Corps’ Officer Leadership Academy, The Basic School, at Marine Corps Base Quantico. 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. Reporters from USA Today, U.S. News & World Report and the Washington Times reported on this unique program.