Published: Feb. 17, 2015
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With planned visits to both U.S. coasts in late February, Dr. Mark Meaney prepares to address ethics topics at two high-profile conferences. 

First, CESR’s executive director will touch down in Costa Mesa, California for The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) Twenty-fourth Annual International Conference on February 19 - 22, 2015.

The APPE is a comprehensive, international organization advancing scholarship, education, and practice in practical and professional ethics by training faculty and professionals, working to improve ethical conduct in the workplace, and advancing public dialogue in ethics and values.

Mark will present to the APPE on “The Role of a Campus Ethics Center when Campus Ethics Challenges Arise.” The field of campus ethics recognizes that academic institutions have some very unique responsibilities and obligations, as well as some complex ethical issues which sometimes need to be unraveled. 

Presentation Synopsis: What role, if any, does/should an ethics center have in addressing or helping to resolve ethical issues at its home institution?  Over the past several years, higher education institutions have seen their fair share of institutional ethical issues ranging from research misconduct and plagiarism to grade inflation on reports to external agencies and college sports scandals. When this happens, what role should an ethics center and its director play? How can we can learn from corporate ethics programs in this regard?

After leaving California and arriving on the chilly east coast, Mark will deliver his presentation, “The Inner World of Business: Empathy and the Ethics of Self-Management” at the 2015 Ashoka University Exchange (AUE) hosted by the University of Maryland on February 26–28, 2015.

Ashoka U is an initiative of Ashoka, the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs. Building on Ashoka’s vision for a world where “Everyone is a Changemaker,” Ashoka U impacts the education of millions of students by collaborating with colleges and universities to break down barriers to institutional change and foster a campus-wide culture of social innovation.

Presentation Synopsis: Over 90% of start-ups end in failure. The presentation considers how business leaders recover from failure in reclaiming the wellspring of their creativity. Mark will discuss various techniques that leaders use to maintain focus in relation to self-awareness, interpersonal relations and strategic planning. Self-awareness leads to empathy and empathy leads to trusting relationships. Ethical leaders inspire positive emotions and motivate behavior consistent with a culture of creativity.


CESR Thought Leadership

As Mark presents CESR’s message around the country, faculty at CESR continue to deliver CESR’s integrated business ethics curriculum at Leeds. Meet CESR’s faculty here.