As leader or manager of others, you have probably experienced circumstances that presented difficult ethical challenges for both the objectives you were trying to achieve and the way you were accomplishing it. You probably also found that your personal ethics have been challenged or called into question as you carried out your professional duties. Leadership is a complex moral relationship between people, based on trust, obligation, commitment, emotion, and a shared vision.
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In Ethical Leadership – The Challenges and Rewards, you will develop an understanding of your own moral compass that informs your ethics and principles of behavior. Values-based leadership is based on selecting, defining, modeling, and promoting values to unify individuals in striving toward a shared vision.
Values leaders create a culture of trust that inspires individuals to a higher level of motivation, morality, and achievement. The pace of the course is designed for busy professionals; however, weekly participation in the class discussions is expected. There are three live/virtual sessions to provide participants with an opportunity to engage with others in the program and network with other professionals.
Experiential Learning Includes:
Team leaders and executives looking to further develop ethical leadership practices.
Participants will walk away with these skills:
Dr. John W. Carter retired from the Navy after twenty-two years as a surface warfare officer, serving on several different ship classes as well as a tour with the U.S. Marines, and on the staff of Joint Forces Command. His last tour of duty was teaching political science at the U.S. Naval Academy, which included the introductory American government course, civil-military relations, political philosophy, and a senior seminar on the political thought of the American founding.
After retiring from active duty, Dr. Carter continued his work at the Naval Academy as a class of 1968 Senior Military Instructor where he taught applied leadership to the midshipman. In 2009, he earned his PhD in Politics from the Catholic University of America.
From 2011 to 2015, Dr. Carter was a lecturer in leadership at Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA. He taught introduction to leadership, leadership through the ages, leadership theory, and values leadership. He has delivered a workshop on emotional intelligence for the Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy and presentations on democratic leadership through the Tea Party Movement, the formation of new leaders, and the heart of the leader (its impact on leadership style and values).
Dr. Carter recently finished a project to complete the design of an online master's degree at Divine Mercy University in Arlington, VA. He led the completion of the last five courses in the program, including two leadership courses where he was the subject matter expert.