About the Ethics in Action Center
The purpose of the Center is to encourage the practice of ongoing moral development. This is accomplished through teaching, research, practice, and service. We deliver educational programs that leverage empirical studies in applied business ethics. Our research promotes inclusion in the scholarly process of inquiry, which moves to address timely ethical issues in business. The Center elevates involvement through community service, striving to foster and advance self awareness, reflective discourse, collaborative meaning making, and the desire to build moral strength on a daily basis.
About Dr. Sekerka
Dr. Sekerka’s teaching and scholarship takes a uniquely proactive approach to applied ethics. Her interest in adult moral development stems from her work in industry and academia, weaving practice and empirical research to forge management ethics education. The professor’s research focuses on the promotion of character strength in support of personal and organizational growth, ethical decision-making, and moral courage in the workplace. Her award winning research appears in a variety of venues including journals, proceedings, and special issues targeting Positive Organizational Ethics. Her books on moral development and competency range from Ethics Training in Action and Ethics is a Daily Deal for adult learners, to the Being a Better Bear book series for children. As Founder/Director of the Ethics in Action Research and Education Center, she works with Silicon Valley business leaders on emerging ethical issues and developing and sustaining an ethical culture in the workplace. Dr. Sekerka is an Academic Partner at Santa Clara University’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. She is known globally as a business ethics specialist, providing workshops and seminars to help advance employees’ moral competencies and build organizational ethical strength.
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