Passing the “mirror test”: Ethics and family philanthropy
Board members, staff, advisors, and donors in family philanthropy.
Your family’s philanthropic values – your sense of stewardship, your personal commitments and interests, and your desire to foster charitable impulses in your children and future generations – are the foundation of your family’s philanthropy. Articulating and discussing values on a regular basis is part of ethically responsible giving. And ensuring that your grants and gifts are effective in achieving your goals is also an ethical obligation. Join us for this fun and interactive exploration of how to frame and diagnose ethical dilemmas in family giving, featuring nationally acclaimed ethics consultant Michael Rion, author of Everyday Ethics: Putting Values into Action and Responsible Family Philanthropy: A Resource Book on Ethical Decisionmaking for Family Foundations.
Michael Rion, Ph.D is a Founder and recently retired as Principal of Resources for Ethics and Management. Prior to founding Resources for Ethics and Management, for four years Dr. Rion served as the Director of Corporate Responsibility at Cummins Engine Company where he served on issues of responsible management. He also served as President of Hartford Seminary, an innovative interdenominational center, for six years. Dr. Rion is nationally recognized for his pioneering work in ethics training that successfully bridges the gap between theory and practice. He has provided consulting and training in ethics and management, responsible leadership, applied values, and collaborative problem solving. Frequently in demand as a dynamic speaker and trainer, and a published author (Everyday Ethics and The Responsible Manager), he has led hundreds of workshops for managers at all levels and consulted on ethics and management with major corporations, nonprofits, government and community groups. Dr. Rion earned a degree in business administration with highest distinction from Northwestern University and received a Ph.D. in ethics from Yale University.
What participants said:
The case studies brought the issues -- and the ethical gray areas -- to the forefront in a very engaging and accessible way.
Made an abstract topic very applicable--real scenarios were excellent.
I appreciate that you shared the slides in advance. The slides were so engaging that I realized this would indeed be a worthwhile webinar for me.
Really liked the case study, interactive and discussion of ethics spectrum application to the issues.
The case studies were relevant and just enough detail. He presented in a clear and concise way. Loved the express line example.