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​Ethics expert visits Jönköping University

Press Release   •   Oct 12, 2016 14:00 GMT

Professor Mary Gentile, internationally known for her pioneering work in business ethics, will hold a lecture and a workshop October 18 with faculty at Jönköping University on how to embed in ethics in their teaching.

The lecture will take place at 10-12 in room B1014 at Jönköping International Business School. The workshop will be held at 13-14 and 14-15 in room B3053.

Professor Mary Gentile is currently Senior Research Scholar at Babson College. Previously at Harvard Business School from 1985–1995 and a consultant on management education and leadership development, Gentile is the author of numerous books and articles, including Giving Voice to Values: How to Speak Your Mind When You Know What’s Right, from Yale University Press.

Giving Voice to Values (GVV) is an innovative approach to values-driven leadership development in business education and the workplace, pioneered by Professor Mary Gentile. GVV is based at University of Virginia-Darden School of Business, having been launched by Aspen Institute as Incubator & Founding Partner, with Yale School of Management; then supported at Babson College 2009-16. Drawing on actual experience and scholarship, GVV fills a long-standing critical gap in the development of values-centered leaders.

GVV is not about persuading people to be more ethical. Rather GVV starts from the premise that most of us already want to act on our values, but that we also want to feel that we have a reasonable chance of doing so effectively and successfully. This pedagogy and curriculum are about raising those odds.

Jönköping University Foundation is one of three independent institutions of higher education in Sweden offering postgraduate programmes. It is characterised by focused profiles, internationalisation, an entrepreneurial spirit and collaboration with surrounding society. Research and education are carried out at four schools: Jönköping International Business School, School of Education and Communication, School of Engineering and School of Health and Welfare. Jönköping University has some 10,000 registered students, 725 employees and a turnover of approximately SEK 800 million.

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