Faculty Present on Ethical Leadership at ILA Conference in Belgium

Faculty members of Claremont Lincoln University presented as part of symposiums and panels at the International Leadership Association (ILA) global conference this year in Brussels, Belgium. The conference addressed “Leadership in Turbulent Times.”

Professors Ward, McManus, and Raible are all faculty members in CLU’s Organizational Leadership program with a concentration in ethics, and they discussed ethical leadership during turbulent times. During the first symposium, Ward served as a moderator for McManus, Raible, and three other presenters who discussed “Ethical Leadership Meets (Un)Ethical Practice.” Their presentations featured a series of case examples which considered the leadership applications of ethical models like The Common Good, Virtue Ethics, Justice and Fairness, and a specific application of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Ward also participated in a second panel along with two other presenters. Their panel looked at leadership models that emphasized an ethical perspective and then applied the models to cases. Ward presented on “Followership,” which encourages followers to see themselves as “partners” rather than simply “implementers” for achieving a leadership goal. For his case analysis, Ward explored the recent Wells Fargo scandal and considered how healthy followership was challenged. He also examined the resources needed for healthy followership in that situation and offered suggestions for how followers can respond if they find themselves in a similar circumstance.

The panels were based on McManus and Ward’s forthcoming book, Ethical Leadership: A Primer from Edward Elgar publishers.

These faculty presentations are just one example of how CLU is committed to developing resources for ethical leaders, including an ethics component in all of their master’s programs, an emphasis on values-based change as part of their capstone model, and an M.A. in Organizational Leadership with an Ethics emphasis.

Watch a related presentation by Dr. McManus on ethical leadership, the common good, and global warming.

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