D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership

Beginning in 1999, the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership has brought individuals together in fruitful conversation about ethical ideas and issues, inspiring people to lead ethical lives while at the same time helping to develop leadership abilities to further the common good in communities and organizations. 

The mission of the Reinhart Institute is to create opportunities for education, research, and dialogue about significant ethical ideas and issues. The vision of the Reinhart Institute is to be a catalyst in a flourishing community of servant leaders dedicated to the common good.


Reinhart Institute

Lecture Series                                                    
Teaching the Holocaust Workshop                                 
Leadership at Noon                            
Rebuilding American Civics                         
Ethics Video Competition                             
Ethics Conference                                                                   


Upcoming Events

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Keynote Speaker

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Michael Bush
Building Culture for Good
Thursday, June 30 at 10 a.m.
Weber Center for the Performing Arts 

Michael Bush is CEO of Great Place to Work for All which is the global analytical authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. GPTWFA provides analytics to 10,000 organizations in over 57 countries. It also produces a number of annual “Best Workplaces” lists including the popular FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list. Prior to GPTW, Bush was the CEO of Tetra Tech Communications, a billion-dollar global telecommunications infrastructure firm. He earned his M.S. in Management from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. 

For more information, visit the Conference on Servant Leadership page.



Fall Semester Kick-Off

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Viterbo University Common Read
Tyler Merritt, Author of I Take My Coffee Black

Wednesday, September 7th, 2022
7 p.m.–Fine Arts Center Main Theater

Tyler Merritt is an actor, comedian, viral sensation, activist, founder of The Tyler Merritt Project, and author of the memoir, I Take My Coffee Black: Reflections on Tupac, Musical Theater, Faith, and Being Black in America. As a 6’2” dreadlocked black man living in the South, Merritt is well aware of stereotypes and their potentially dangerous consequences. In response, Merritt has devoted his creativity to bringing his ethos of “Love. Learn. Create.” to life through his words and videos as part of The Tyler Merritt Project. His viral videos, “Before You Call the Cops” and “Walking While Black” have been viewed by millions and caught the attention of The New York Times, Jimmy Kimmel, and Sports Illustrated. 

For more information, visit the Lecture Series page. 


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D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership
Viterbo University
900 Viterbo Drive
La Crosse, WI 54601

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