National Consortium for Character-Based Leadership

Posted by on September 1, 2006

-National Consortium for Character-Based Leadership-
Inaugural Conference

The National Consortium for Character-Based Leadership, founded in November 2005 by the Center for the Study of the Presidency (CSP), seeks to develop creative approaches to character and leadership education by facilitating dialogue among educators and representatives from other vocations (notably government, business, journalism, and sports).

The Consortium will hold its inaugural conference on September 22-23 at Washington and Lee University. To date, thirty-eight high schools, colleges, graduate schools, and other institutions have expressed interest in sending representatives to this event.

Designed to support your work in character and leadership education, the conference will:

– Open with two panels of vocational experts, scholars, and educators discussing strategies to prepare students for the ethical dilemmas that they will face as they become adults and take on professional leadership positions. Speakers include:

– Donald McCabe (founding President of The Center for Academic Integrity; Professor of Management & Global Business at Rutgers University)
– Ken Ruscio (former Dean, Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond; President, Washington and Lee University)
– Rushworth Kidder (President, Institute for Global Ethics)
– William Brock (former Senator from Tennessee)
– Jack Jacobs (Managing Partner, Fitzroy Group, London; commentator for NBC; Congressional Medal of Honor winner)
– David Abshire (President, CSP)

– Provide opportunities to for you to discuss best practices in character-based leadership with fellow instructors and administrators from high schools and colleges during breakout sessions.
– Provide expert demonstrations of techniques for teaching ethical case studies.
– Offer participants the opportunity to pilot an innovative, case study-based curriculum that adapts Dr. Rushworth Kidder’s acclaimed methodology for teaching dissecting and thinking critically about ethical dilemmas.

If you would like more information, or are interested in attending the conference, please contact Project Coordinator Melanie D’Evelyn (; 202-872-9800)

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