Looking for a way to catapult yourself in your field? The solution begins August 28 at the Siegel Institute

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Aug. 22‚ 2007) — In a culture barraged with ethical challenges‚ getting certified in…

Georgia (Aug 22, 2007) — Looking for a way to catapult yourself in your field? The solution begins August 28 at the Siegel Institute

Karen Pressley


Director of University Relations
Frances Weyand Harrison

Writer: Karen Pressley‚ Siegel Institute Relations‚ 770−499−3307 or kpressl1@kennesaw.edu

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Aug. 22‚ 2007) — In a culture barraged with ethical challenges‚ getting certified in Ethical Leadership practices gives you an unprecedented advantage over uncertified peers in your field.

The Siegel Institute for Leadership‚ Ethics and Character at Kennesaw State University is an established leader in ethical leadership training that serves the university‚ Atlanta area professionals‚ and international communities. The Institute provides learning opportunities designed to improve our cultural environment by developing ethically competent women and men as leaders in business and entrepreneurship‚ government‚ health care‚ education‚ and all other sectors of society. The Siegel Institute offers a non−degree Ethical Leadership Certificate Program that is certified by IACET (International Association of Continuing Education Training) for 6 credit hours of CEU's (Continuing Education Units) for professionals. These non−degree courses are taught by the same world−class scholars that teach the Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Ethics‚ the only program of its kind at the master's degree level in Southeastern U.S.

What it is: A tangible solution to one of the top 10 security threats in business today: unethical business conduct. How to embrace the solution: Get certified by the Siegel Institute through the Ethical Leadership Certificate Program. Classes begin August 28.

What's the need for ethical leadership training? According to a recent survey of Fortune 1000 companies identifying the top 10 security threats‚ unethical business conduct ranked number 7 [following 1) workplace violence‚ 2) disaster recovery‚ 3) global and domestic terrorism‚ 4) Internet security‚ 5) employee selection concerns‚ 6) fraud/white−collar crime. Numbers 8‚ 9 and 10 were employee theft‚ property crime‚ and drugs in the workplace]. Companies are attempting to cope with unethical business conduct by adding Chief Compliance Officers‚ holding formal or mandatory ethics training programs‚ and adopting risk management programs.

Getting trained and certified in Ethical Leadership is new‚ significant‚ and powerful. Ethical Leadership certification is an unprecedented‚ invaluable asset to add to your skill sets and professional portfolio. This certification can catapult you to higher positions of leadership and responsibility compared to untrained‚ uncertified peers in your field or company. The Ethical Leadership Certificate Program is a 16−week course laid out in modules of character‚ leadership and ethics. Starting August 28‚ course times will be held Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. − 10 p.m.

What's in it for you and your employer?
A marketable advantage: customers and investors cite corporate practices and values as primary considerations in their decision making.

Superior employee performance: companies with sound business practices and established values report increased productivity‚ improved employee morale‚ and reduced employee turnover.

Improve communication with people from diverse cultures.

Differentiate yourself from your peers by enhancing your leadership/ethics skills.
Broaden your leadership skill set by receiving cross−functional training in ethics and leadership.

Increase your awareness‚ sensitivity and response to ethical issues in your workplace.

Taking the journey through this certification program will be an adventure that can improve your life and career and differentiate yourself from masses of people working toward the same goals as you.

"Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education‚ without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained."
− James A. Garfield‚ 20th President of the United States

August 28‚ 2007 − Ethical Leadership Certificate Program begins for the August − December session. Tuesdays‚ 6 p.m. − 10 p.m. classes at the Siegel Institute.

The Siegel Institute for Leadership‚ Ethics and Character at Kennesaw State University.

For detailed information about the non−degree Ethical Leadership Certificate Program‚ or the for−credit Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Ethics‚ go to www.siegelinstitute.org.

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A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new doctorate in education.



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu