Ethics Center Directors Summit

The 2018 Ethics Center Directors Summit will be held in conjunction with the Twenty-seventh Annual Conference of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics.The Ethics Center Directors Summit is the largest gathering of ethics center leadership in the country. It happens every year as part of the APPE annual conference. If you direct an ethics center or are thinking about starting one, join us at the next annual conference to connect with peers and share best practices for leading an ethics center.

Ethics Center Directors Summit Program

Morning: Navigating Change and Maintaining Momentum

9:00 – 9:20

Continental Breakfast and Networking

9:20 – 9:30


9:30 – 12:00

Session One: Navigating Change and Maintaining Momentum

Panelists: Christopher Myers, Andrew Cullison;
Others TBD)

Overview: This session will focus on the challenges and
opportunities that an ethics center

when undergoing change. Change often presents outside parties with an
opportunity to re-envision the purpose of a center (for better or worse). It
also can sometimes result in a shift in momentum. This session will be a
conversation on how to navigate through that change and maintain momentum.

Topics of Conversation will Include:

  • Succession Planning
  • Staffing Strategies
  • Navigating University Politics
  • Working with Key Decision Makers to
    Sustain Buy-In for the Center Mission
  • Making the Case for Ethics Education

Afternoon: Sustaining a Community of Engagement

1:15 – 3:30

Session Two: Creating and Sustaining a Community of

Moderator: Andrew Cullison

Panelists: Janey Roeder, Greg
Bock, Michael Burroughs

Overview: This session is
a natural extension of the first. When thinking about navigating change and
sustaining moment, it helps to be recognized as a fixture of the community,
as something  the community cannot do without. It makes it easier to
sustain administrative support, but also yields interesting grant
opportunities. This session will focus on developing programs to sustain a
community of engagement. It will also include discussion on how to capitalize
on that to fund programming.  Each panelist will have some successful
projects to discuss, but most of the time will be devoted to having a group

Topics of Conversation will include:

·Student Leadership Institutes

· PreK-12 Education Collaborations

·   Summer Programs

·   County and State Grant Strategies


Event Timeslots (2)

Thursday, March 1st

Pre-Conference Events