In this module, we begin to develop the components of the “skill” of practicing integrity and civility. The goal of this session is to develop a competency in discerning duties and understand how duty is used in public decision making. Offering brief scenarios, participants will be asked to name duties in specific terms, such as loyalty, truth, mercy, justice, adherence to ethical rules, fiduciary responsibility, and so forth. Drawing from the variety of these acknowledged duties, we will generate a comprehensive definition of duty that underlies all specific duties: “the fulfillment of the reasonable expectation of a person or group of persons.” With a working definition of duty in place, and having identified its specific applications, we will begin treating more sophisticated issues connected with the fulfillment of duty: How to balance (accommodate) multiple duties: interactive exercises will afford participants insight into managing competing duties.
- Understand the elements of the practice of integrity/civility
- Be able to define and discern duty using specific terms
- Understand how the hierarchy of duties effects public decision-making
Stu Brody, Founder, Integrity Intensive
Additional Sessions of Leadership Development Series - Understanding Integrity and Civility:
- August 24, 2016: Leadership Development Series: What is Integrity and Civility?
- October 19, 2016: Leadership Development Series: The Pitfalls of Decision Making
- January 25, 2017: Leadership Development: Instrument Training for Integrity Pilots