The Workshop commenced with a round of introductions of the participants as well as the program for the workshop. The program was based on providing a brief introduction to the three stepped approach to Humanistic Management before moving on to exploring the two Executive Education initiatives the Humanistic Management Center is currently engaged in.
These are firstly the founding of an Executive Education Institution we are jointly launching with the Global Ethics Institute at the University of Tübingen. This new entity is called Ethics First and our claim is empowering responsible leaders. Ethics First is an Executive Education Program to enhance the ethical competence of corporate leadership. The objective of the program is to enable globally operating firms to deal proactively with the challenges of moral, social, and ecological responsibility.
Our second initiative in the Executive Education arena is a publication that will come out late 2015 in the Humanism in Business Book Series at Palgrave Macmillan. For this edited volume we asked for contributions answering to one of the following three questions which will also form the main structure of the book.
Upon the introduction of those three questions a lively discussion took place providing us with much insight and input to further our work on providing executive education to empower responsible leaders.