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.
Join the Center for Ethics in Society at Saint Anselm College for an exceptional seven-night adventure on the Danube River through Germany, Austria, and Hungary as we explore the history, politics, religion, art, music, and ethics of what was once the mighty Austrian empire.
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.
Please join the Center for Ethics in Society on October 3rd, as Dr. Annabel Beerel examines the role of courage in both institutional and personal life.
We begin with a discussion of the escalation of corporate crime over the past five years, the scale of employee involvement and the consequences to both individuals and society. This follows with an exploration into how courage is commonly understood, and why so many people were and are complicit in blatantly unethical behavior. What inhibits or detracts them from taking the courageous path of not engaging in ethical misdemeanors and/or whistleblowing? Through discussions and case studies we examine why we struggle to be courageous and wherein lie the major inhibitors.
The event will conclude with a discourse on a normative framework for defining courage and with examples of how we can strengthen our own capacities for courage.
We invite you to participate in this time of courageous self-reflection. (Please note, dinner is included with this event.)
Join us on October 12th, as we welcome author Leah Kral to campus to discuss her new book "Innovation for Social Change: How Wildly Successful Nonprofits Inspire and Deliver Results."
We can thank philanthropy and nonprofits for breakthroughs like hospice care, public libraries, and the discovery of insulin to treat diabetes. Yet finding solutions to social problems and measuring impact are often very difficult. Good intentions don’t automatically translate to impact. Why do some nonprofits punch above their weight while others misfire?
The most successful nonprofits are innovative, which is, in short, about finding new, surprising ways to get results and value. It involves creativity, originality, and some risk-taking. It involves building innovative practices into our workplace DNA, such as pilots and small experiments. Through stories of social entrepreneurs and nonprofit powerhouses like Mayo Clinic, the American civil rights movement, Fred Rogers’ nonprofit production company, Rhinos Without Borders, and many others, there are practical lessons that can be applied at any nonprofit. At the same time, we won’t shy away from cautionary tales of what not to do.
After the book presentation, there will be a Q&A session with the audience. This event will take place in the NHIOP Auditorium and is hosted by the Center for Ethics in Society.
We invite you to join Dr. Stefan Reynolds as he explores the tenets of the Irish Monastic tradition and of contemplative prayer to show how we can create a balance of self-discipline and inter-connection with others in our spiritual practice. One of the treasures of Irish monastic life is its witness to contemplation in the ordinary, by finding God by living a simple and balanced life and by being open to the needs of others in hospitality and service.
Additionally, Dr. Reynolds will discuss the applications of Benedictine wisdom to marriage and friendships. Attentiveness, the monastic tradition tells us, is the purest form of love. Through these works we discover dignity and purpose, and through relationships we discover that we are lovable and able to love.
This event will take place in the NHIOP Auditorium at Saint Anselm College. Hosted by the Center for Ethics in Society.
With a combination of best practices, real-world examples and practical ideas, presenter Andy Robinson will help your organization become more strategic-thinking and fundraise more successfully. Andy will walk your team through a look at board recruitment, structure, operations, and culture. Then, he'll discuss the vital role board members play in ensuring the financial health and sustainability of the organizations they lead.
Teams of Executive Directors and board members are encouraged to attend together. Please register at the same time to receive the team discount.
A partnership program with the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits and the Center for Ethics in Society.