D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership
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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. 


We provide illustrations of good lives through our Ethics Lecture SeriesLeadership at Noon Series, and two different podcasts.  We also offer opportunities for groups to come together in conversation about the practice and teaching of ethics in our annual Ethics Conference and Teaching the Holocaust Workshops.  

Our Mission and Vision

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.

Rebuilding American Civics 

The D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership is partnering with IM Education to offer programming to address the need for more civics education and a greater focus of civic virtue in America. 

The first is a series of community classes that are free and open to the public. The next series will take place via zoom and in-person on the Viterbo University campus on June 7, June 8, and, June 10, 2021. The classes will be led by Sam Scinta, founder and president of IM Education, associate lecturer in political science at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and an adjunct instructor in the Servant Leadership program at Viterbo University. The popularity of the series of community classes (which were offered in February/March and again May) has been outstanding so we added the June series. Sign up today!  

The other program is The Inspired Minds podcast, hosted by Sam Scinta and Rick Kyte. It features conversations with a wide variety of people from throughout the U.S. about restoring American civic virtue. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, as well as the IM Education website.

To register for this series of classes or to get more information contact Kelli Jerve at kelli@inspiredmindsedu.org or Jill Miller at jmmiller@viterbo.edu.  

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