We help communities and organizations address ethical challenges through collaborative research, education, and discussion. Listening to one another, working with each other, and learning from those we disagree with are truly some of the most ethical things we can do.
Executive Director of the Center for Ethics in Society (CES), Max Latona is Professor of Philosophy at Saint Anselm College and the former Richard L. Bready Chair of Ethics, Economics, and the Common Good. He received his doctorate in philosophy from Boston College in 2001, and has published numerous articles in the area of ethics and ancient Greek philosophy. Max’s community activities, corporate leadership, and Executive Director’s work at the CES are guided by his belief that organizations and communities across the nation are desperately in need of opportunities for development, especially for reflection, dialogue, and collaboration on the ethical issues and challenges that they face.
Powerful writing has the ability to shape perspectives and drive change. In this dynamic workshop, immerse yourself in the art of persuasive op-ed and opinion writing. You’ll have an opportunity to learn from nationally recognized experts in writing and editing, including being able to ask questions about your work. Ten participants will work directly with Trent Spiner, an editor-in-chief and former national political reporter, in one-on-one sessions designed to help you craft and publish an op-ed on a topic of your choice. This class will be a journey to craft impactful narratives that inspire meaningful action in your community. All classes will be conducted via Zoom.
What You'll Gain:
Develop, write, and pitch at least one compelling op-ed.
Group classes focused on brainstorming, drafting, and pitching op-eds.
Facilitated conversations and Q&A sessions with op-ed experts.
Participants will also receive individualized coaching sessions for hands-on writing, editing and pitching to media outlets. Those include:
Two one-hour coaching sessions with Trent Spiner, drawing from his extensive experience as an editor-in-chief and presidential campaign reporter.
Concrete results: a draft op-ed, pitch letter, and actionable leads for publication.
Audience: Open to all New Hampshire residents, with a special emphasis on those engaged in advocacy or working at mission-based non-profits.
Dates: Group sessions will be held April 5 and May 3, 2024. Both sessions will be from noon to 4 p.m. and held via Zoom. One-on-one coaching sessions will be individually scheduled.
Support for this program comes from a $2 million endowment created by the N.H. Secretary of State's Office and the Center for Public Responsibility and Corporate Citizenship awarded to Saint Anselm College in 2013. The Endowment was created from a settlement reached between the New Hampshire Securities Bureau and Tyco International, LTD in 2002 and is administered by the University of New Hampshire Foundation.