NWC News Desk

Nov. 30 workshop looks at why politicians behave so badly

Posted November 11, 2009

POWELL, Wyo. - A Monday, Nov. 30, workshop titled "Beyond Being Good: Ethics in Everyday Life" will take a hard look at why so many politicians and executives behave so badly. The one-hour program begins at noon in Room 9 of the Worland Community Center Complex.

The free workshop comes with lunch and an interactive presentation about real-life ethics, delivered by Tara Kuipers, the University of Wyoming's extension educator for community development in the five counties of Northwest Wyoming.

"Conventional wisdom," according to Kuipers, "tells us that being ethical costs little and pays off handsomely. But if that's true, why does it seem our society is filled with politicians, executives and other leaders behaving badly? If being ethical is beyond simply being good, what does it involve?"

Kuiper and the audience will try to figure out the answers by examining the many facets of ethics and the role that personal and professional ethics play in leadership. They'll also look at decision-making models to implement when facing ethical questions in community, home and work situations.

Along with her current work in community development, Kupers has extensive experience in community coalition building, program evaluation and organizational sustainability.  She has facilitated numerous workshops and forums on effective leadership, community change, and organizational leadership for communities, businesses and community benefit organizations. She holds a master's degree in education administration and counseling and has completed additional training in community development and organizational leadership.

This workshop is made possible through NWC SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise), Chuck Glade State Farm Insurance, the Northwest College Center for Training and Development, Worland Community Center Complex and the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service.

Lunch is provided by Chuck Glade State Farm Insurance. Admission is free, but seats must be reserved by Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Click here to register or for more information, or call (307) 347-8541.