Ethics in Governance Forum: "7 Ethical Lenses: Through the Kaleidoscope"

November 16, 2021 | Virtual

Sponsored by the Center for Ethics in Society and the Ethics in Governance Forum.

Leaders need a clear line of sight to ethical choices, but their most pressing issues are complex and involve many stakeholders. Linda Fisher Thornton, Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Richmond and author of 7 Lenses, will share seven perspectives for “seeing” ethical responsibility that provide a multidimensional view. Together the 7 Lenses provide a kaleidoscopic perspective on ethical responsibility and an eye-opening picture of what it means to “do the right thing.”

Seeing ethical challenges through a continuum of perspectives (all 7 Lenses) prepares leaders to recognize and think about complex ethical issues. Using this multi-lens schema also prevents slipping into “either-or” thinking and takes the dialogue about responsibility to a higher level. This kind of multistakeholder thinking builds positive organizations and communities, seen clearly through 7 Ethical Lenses.

This virtual event will take place on November 16th at 4:00pm.

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ABOUT THE SPEAKER:Linda Fisher Thornton

Linda Fisher Thornton is an innovative leadership development consultant with a passion for ethical leadership. Her book 7 Lenses, in its third printing, introduces a practical 7‐Lens model and 14 Guiding Principles for learning ethical leadership and seeing the nuances of ethical complexity.

A former bank senior vice president and now CEO of Leading in Context LLC, Linda has been in the leadership development field for over 25 years and is redefining leadership at a higher level with the ethical values built in. She is on Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers list and enjoys working with leaders across industries including Global Fortune 500, non‐profit, government, health care and education. She also teaches global leadership and applied ethics as an adjunct associate professor for the University of Richmond SPCS.

Linda holds an undergraduate degree in Linguistics and Communications from the University of Virginia and a Masters in Adult Education and Human Development from George Washington University. Her website is

This event is free and open to the public, and is offered by the Ethics in Governance Forum of the Center for Ethics at Saint Anselm College.

November 16, 2021 from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

With any questions, email or call (603) 641-7230.