Values and Leadership EducationJune 9 & 10, 2011

The purpose of this fourth leadership colloquium---following the three very successful colloquia we organized in 2008, 2009 and 2010 on, respectively, Advancing Leadership as an Intellectual Discipline, How Can Leadership Be Taught, and Leadership for the 21st century-- is to help us move the discussion to the specific set of issues around values. How can we identify common values that constitute a foundation for pro-social leadership while still recognizing that values often come into conflict with each other, and that different individuals and subcultures may have different hierarchies among these values?

By bringing together a unique group of educators in leadership, we hope to assemble a meaningful teaching agenda for values education. Our goal is to produce a publish-ready collection of thoughtful course modules for use in leadership education, which reflect the best practices in teaching values.

We recognize that approaches to teaching values education differ, and that methods of teaching are informed by different bodies of research. We hope that by bringing together a wide array of approaches, new and innovative course material can be derived from the synthesis of those different styles.