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D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership

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Graduate Certificate: Ethical Leadership in Organizations

Ethical Leadership Class 2014APPLY ONLINE

A 12 credit certificate emphasizing a “train the trainer” approach.

Ethical Leadership in Organizations is designed for people who want to learn how to lead effective, ethical change within their organizations. Participants will acquire practical knowledge of servant leadership and ethical decision-making. They will also learn specific leadership strategies, based upon a proven training program that will establish long-lasting and significant transformation of the workplace culture. The interdisciplinary nature of the program allows participants to tailor the program to their particular professional needs.

Target Audience: Leaders from education, health care, business, industry, and public and private sector organizations who are looking to transform their organizations using a proven model as a guide. Participants must complete four courses (two required and two elective) for a minimum of 10 credits.

Required Courses

Offered in the summer only

ETHL 531 – Interpersonal and Organizational Excellence I
3 Credits
Instructor: Tom Thibodeau, Director, Master of Arts in Servant Leadership
July 6, 7, 8, 9, 2015
8 a.m.– 5 p.m. on the Viterbo University campus

ETHL 532 – Interpersonal and Organizational Excellence II
3 Credits
Instructor: Tom Thibodeau, Director, Master of Arts in Servant Leadership
July 20, 21, 22, 23, 2015
8 a.m.– 5 p.m. on the Viterbo University campus

Because we are all tired of using fads which do not improve and sustain results, these courses are based on a proven model used in health care and public education that improved outcomes beyond expectations over time. These courses provide a “How-to-train-the-trainer” approach while allowing participants to experience portions of the actual program. Course design would assist participants to address improving staff morale, increasing trust and respect, building staff up, utilizing staff development dollars more effectively, encouraging leadership behaviors, developing core competencies for all staff , improving performance measures, promoting service before self, and much more. The courses promote the notion that leadership development is an ongoing process…a life long journey.

Elective Courses

Offered at various times throughout the year. Participant takes two.

  • SVLD 501 – Servant Leadership Theory and Practice
  • SVLD 559 – The Art of Leadership
  • SVLD 504 – Ethical Decision Making for the Common Good
  • SVLD 550 – Building Community
  • SVLD 553 – Ritual and Celebration
  • SVLD 557 – Prophetic Leadership
  • MGMT 512 – Leadership Skills in Organizations
  • MGMT 546-001 – Globally Responsible Leadership
  • MGMT 530 – Business Ethics in Practice
  • EDUC 608 – The Art of Leadership
  • EDUL 635 – The Principalship I: Leadership
  • NURS 710 – Ethical and Theoretical Thinking
  • NURS 730 – Organizational Leadership and Health Policy for Advanced Nursing

Certain required and elective credits may be applied to Viterbo’s graduate programs in business, servant leadership, nursing, and education.

Students who have already taken two or more of the above listed courses may earn the Certificate by taking only Interpersonal and Organizational Excellence I & II. 

Program Contact

Maureen Cooney
MASL/ETHICS Administrative Assistant
1-888-VITERBO or 608-796-3082
mjcooney@viterbo.edu