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See what's happening at the Siegel Institute! View the March issue of THE VOICE OF ETHICAL LEADERSHIP newsletter.


Learn about the "Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse" phenomenon...read more


See what's being discussed at the Spring "Lunch and a Book/Movie" Series...read more


The 14th Annual Phenomenal Women's Conference was a success!

Interview with keynote speaker Wendy Watkins

Learn more about the 2014 Phenomenal Woman

New facts about female-owned businesses


The Metis Movement Conference "Women's Leadership Education Conference" scheduled for October 16-17, 2014. To learn more...



Recently released, Sports: Peacebuilding and Ethics, edited by the Siegel Institute's executive director Linda Johnston, shows that sports can be an effective mechanism for peacebuilding, especially when incorporated into conflict-resolution programs. Among the questions explored in the volume are: various aspects of culture and how they can help shape sports programs; the role of a coach in creating a culture of peace, and how this culture can fit into a peacebuilding process. Contributors also examine the role of sports in trauma relief programs in Rwanda; the role of universities in sports; and the role of sports in the demilitarization of child soldiers as well as tackle some of the legitimate concerns raised about using sports for peacebuilding.

Congratulations Linda and contributors on this outstanding book!

book summary from http://www.amazon.com/Sports-Peacebuilding-Ethics-Linda-Johnston/dp/141283885



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Welcome to the Siegel Institute's web site! I encourage you to peruse the site to discover the new and exciting offerings as well as information about continuing programs and projects. Take a moment to explore our many workshops and conferences as well as the course offerings in the Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Ethics. Of special note is our new Leadership and Ethics Abroad couse which will include a visit to Costa Rica in the summer of 2013 and a Technology and Ethics course which focuses on the ethical impact of technology on business and society by examining issues in medicine, research, information technology, and the environment.

Another exciting first is the Institute's Ethics Scholarship which will be an annual award. The student receiving the scholarship will work on a research project related to his/her own academic field and explore the ethical implications in this research area. It is our hope that this will encourage graduate students to explore the ethical ramifications and add ethical discussions to their thesis or dissertation work.

We are also offering a new series of workshops this year leading up to the March 22, 2013, Phenomenal Women's Conference. We have been told by past conference participants that it was not possible to attend all the workshops they were interested in during our one-day event. Consequently, we planned this series of six workshops for women who are interested in enhancing their leadership potential.

I hope you enjoy discovering the various programs and projects offered by the Siegel Institute and that you will choose to attend some of our events. If you have any questions or would like more information about the Siegel Institute, please feel free to contact me!

-Dr. Linda M. Johnston, Executive Director


Felly Chiteng Kot, Research Associate, Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Georgia State University

In a world that is characterized by increasingly complex challenges, leadership plays a role that is more critical than ever. The Siegel Institute's Graduate Certificate Program in Leadership and Ethics offers a unique opportunity to develop both a theoretical and practical understanding of leadership and ethics. Program courses foster cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural perspectives on leadership and ethics, and challenge students to critically examine real-world problems and propose solutions from leadership and ethical perspectives. This program is instrumental to training future leaders and building ethical leadership capacity.

Emmie Leigh Trull, American Studies Graduate Student, Kennesaw State University, shares her thoughts on the Siegel Institute's "The Ethics of Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse" class

"The Ethics of Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse" class has been incredibly informative to include into my graduate coursework. I have learned many life skills already just from participating in this class for the first half of the semester. Not only are we learning about zombie popular culture, but we are learning how to deal with crisis situations and leadership roles. Much like in a zombie apocalypse, leadership is needed in a crisis situation. The Zombie effect just makes it more interesting! If you enjoy zombies, or even if you are like me and don't care for them, I would encourage you to enroll in this class!

Andre Forbes, KSU staff member and graduate student, shares his thoughts on "The Ethics of Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse" class

Hands down my most enjoyable course of the semester is "Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse." I tell my friends I'm taking a zombie course and they question what their tax dollars are going towards. I let them know we are creating people who can lead and survive in a crisis situation, and who understand the ethical, moral, and rationale behind the behaviors of individuals and groups in situations where all has gone to hell. With a group diverse in background, culture, and age, the classroom becomes a groupthink session where you are constantly learning. Dr. Johnston brings an unparalleled wealth of knowledge and experience to the course, and her lessons continually enlighten students.

Adam Tilley, KSU staff member and graduate student, also shares his thoughts about ILEC 8900 "The Ethics of Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse"

The class is very discussion focused, combined with a good amount of research by the teacher and students. The more someone is willing to give to the course and their classmates, the more they will take away. I have learned a lot from this class and it is the first class I have actually looked forward to attending every week in a long time...I would highly recommend this class to anyone interested in leadership and/or ethics. It has honestly been one of the best, most informative, and most enjoyable classes I have had.

Learn about future Zombie classes!







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