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Brezina Memorial Session Speaker: Mary C. Gentile, PhD


Giving Voice to Values

Dr. Gentile will share a groundbreaking new approach to preparing managers and leaders for values-driven action. Drawing on both the actual experience of organizational practitioners as well as cutting-edge research, Giving Voice to Values (GVV) fills a long-standing and critical gap in our understanding of how to enable ethical practice. Rather than a focus on ethical analysis, GVV 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?”   

GVV was launched by the Aspen Institute and Yale School of Management, with major support from Babson College. Developed by Gentile, a veteran of Harvard Business School and pioneer in both ethics and diversity management curriculum, GVV has had over 950 pilots in educational and executive settings across the professions on all seven continents. Giving Voice to Values holds the promise to transform the foundational assumptions upon which the teaching of values-driven leadership is based, and importantly, to equip future organizational leaders to not only know what is right — but how to make it happen.

This session is sponsored by the Foundation of ALA.

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