Twenty-five newly-elected student government leaders from Corvallis and Crescent Valley high schools in Corvallis will participate in a unique Ethical Decision-Making Workshop Tuesday, May 22 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center.
The workshop incorporates real-life ethical dilemmas from school and work settings to help students evaluate and make sound decisions based on their personal values. Students will identify their core values, learn the relationship between values and ethics, and practice a five-step decision-making process as they discuss the various situations.
Local business professionals will serve as table leaders in the discussions, including Rotarian members of the Rotary Club of Greater Corvallis. Corvallis Mayor Julie Manning and Courtney Campbell, the Hundere Chair of the Oregon State University Department of Philosophy and Ethics, will facilitate the workshop.
“The goal of the program is to enable students to serve in leadership roles and ultimately enter the work force with a strong sense of how to make decisions that are ethically correct and not at odds with their personal values,” explained Manning.
The workshop is sponsored by OSU’s Department of Philosophy and Ethics, the Rotary Club of Greater Corvallis and Samaritan Health Services.