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The Leadership Lectures: Mary C. Gentile, Ph.D.

The Leadership Lectures feature world-class, accomplished and influential leaders with expertise ranging from business and philanthropy to public service and academic research. Through the Lectures we hope to allow our community to have access to the expertise, advice and best practices of some the world’s foremost leadership minds and so the lectures are free and open to the public.



  • About the lecture

    Mary C. Gentile, Ph.D. will explain the rationale and principles behind this empowering approach, and discuss how it has been used by educators and practitioners in well over 150 pilot sites across the globe, in order to transform the foundational assumptions of business ethics education and to equip future business leaders to not only know what is right — but how to make it happen.

  • Date

    Wednesday, February 8, 2012


  • Mary C. Gentile, Ph.D.

    The Leadership Lectures: Mary C. Gentile

     Mary C. Gentile, Ph.D., is Senior Research Scholar at Babson College; Senior Advisor, Aspen Institute Business & Society Program; and an independent consultant. Previously Gentile was a faculty member and manager of case research at Harvard Business School.

    Giving Voice to Values (GVV) is an innovative approach to promoting a higher level of integrity in education and the workplace, pioneered by former Harvard Business School faculty Dr. Mary C. Gentile. Launched by The Aspen Institute and the Yale School of Management, GVV is now housed and funded by Babson College. Drawing on actual experience as well as scholarship, GVV fills a long-standing and critical gap in the development of values-centered leaders.

    GVV is not about persuading people to be more ethical. Rather GVV starts from the premise that most of us already want to act on our values, but that we also want to feel that we have a reasonable chance of doing so effectively and successfully. This curriculum is about raising those odds.

    GVV’s goal is to both build a conversation across the core curriculum (not only in ethics courses) — and provide the teaching aids and curriculum for — a new way of thinking about ethics education. Rather than a focus on ethical analysis, the Giving Voice to Values (GVV) curriculum focuses on ethical implementation and asks the question: “What if I were going to act on my values? What would I say and do? How could I be most effective?”

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The Leadership Lectures are presented with the generous support of Amerant Bank.

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We would also like to thank our university partner, FIU Honors College for their support.

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