Guest lecturer to discuss foundation of ethical leadership

April 7, 2017
Dr. Nancy Hauserman
Shane Drefcinski

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – Guest lecturer Dr. Nancy Hauserman, professor emeritus at the Henry B. Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, will discuss the foundation of ethical leadership and related issues at “Stand Up and Step Forward: The Foundation of Ethical Leadership,” to be held Wednesday, May 3 in Room 136 Doudna Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville from 5:15-6:30 p.m.

Hauserman will focus on the importance of having leaders who act ethically, in business and in society. She stated, “it is critical for business and society that we focus not on what employees and co-workers want to hear but on what they need to hear – and on what we need to be saying as ethical people. This is especially true if we are leaders, if we are ‘in charge,’ if we are setting the tone. But it is not always an easy thing to do.”

Hauserman also will explore what makes it difficult to be a good, ethical leader and will present a decision-making model that may help those in leadership positions who want to be good, ethical leaders. She will discuss how to identify primary values and state an issue or problem clearly as well as how to identify critical facts of the problem, possible solutions, stakeholders, effects of solutions on key stakeholders and the factors that might result in a different decision.

“We pledge in our university mission statement to empower our students to become more ethically responsible,” said Dr. Shane Drefcinski, professor of philosophy at UW-Platteville. “The philosophy program is strongly committed to this goal and we hope that our students and colleagues join us in learning from an expert in the field of business and legal ethics.”

Hauserman has served in a number of academic and administrative positions in the Henry B. Tippie College of Business since 1976. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and political science from the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, Rhode Island, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa. She has expertise in business ethics, sexual harassment and women and employment law.

Written by: Laurie A. Hamer, Communications Specialist, College of Liberal Arts and Education, 608-342-6191, hamerl@uwplatt.edu

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