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Harvard Business School veteran to conduct advanced Practical Ethics workshop

Harvard Business School veteran to conduct advanced Practical Ethics workshop
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Mary GentileMary C. Gentile, a veteran of Harvard Business School and pioneer in both ethics and diversity management curriculum is in India, to conduct an advance workshop on Practical Ethics, organised by National Entrepreneurship Network – An Initiative by Wadhwani Foundation. Ms. Gentile consults globally on management education and values-driven leadership, and has been working in the fields of management education and, ethics and values for more than two decades now. She holds a bachelor's degree from The College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA) and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Practical Ethics: Succeeding in a Transparent World is a unique course designed by NEN on the foundation of ‘Giving Voice to Values’ (GVV), a book written by Mary Gentile. Her book – Giving Voice to Values: How to Speak Your Mind When You Know What's Right – recently won the Axiom Business Book Awards ‘2011 Gold Medal’ for Business Ethics. Ms. Gentile’s courses are being piloted in over 125 business schools and organizations globally.

The course ‘Practical Ethics’ is a two day workshop, conducted in two cities of India; Delhi and Bangalore. This course is intended to enable participants to evaluate the importance of ethics with the goal of identifying and practicing actionable strategies for voicing and enacting values-driven leadership within today’s business context. Most people want to bring their whole selves to work. Yet, experience and research demonstrate that values conflicts will occur during the course of a person’s career—those times when what we believe and want to accomplish seems in opposition to the demands of clients and colleagues. By the end of this course, faculty participants will learn how to help individuals build and practice the understanding and skills they need to recognize, speak and act on their values when these conflicts arise. They will be able to transform the foundational assumptions on which the teaching of business ethics is based and importantly, how to equip tomorrow’s entrepreneurial leaders to not only know what is right – but how to make it happen.

For a quick introduction to Practical Ethics, and related research and teaching materials, please visit


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