2023 High School Ethical Leadership Summit


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                CONTACT: MBA Research & Curriculum Center

November 9, 2023                                                            Stephanie King, Director of Business Engagement: (614) 486-6708; KingS@MBAResearch.org.                                                                                 

Dallas-Area Business Executives to Spend the Day Helping Students from Across the Country Learn About Ethics in the Workplace

High School Ethical Leadership Summit: Where Student Leaders Meet Business Leaders

MBA Research & Curriculum Center is pleased to hold the High School Ethical Leadership Summit: Where Student Leaders Meet Business Leaders on Friday, November 17, 2023, 9:15−11:45 a.m., in Dallas, Texas. This event is being held in partnership with Future Business Leaders of America, Inc. (FBLA) as part of their National Fall Leadership Conference at the Hilton Anatole, 2201 N Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX, 75207.

The purpose of the summit is to provide an opportunity for high school students from across the country to learn more about ethics in the workplace. There will be a panel discussion with local business and industry professionals, immersive activities in ethical leadership and ethical decision-making, time for student Q&A, and opportunities to demonstrate proof of learning. Students who attend and test their ethics knowledge and skills for the event will be eligible for a business ethics summit badge.

At the heart of the event are the eight ethical principles outlined by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative: Integrity, Trust, Accountability, Transparency, Fairness, Respect, Rule of Law, and Viability.

Panelists will include Mitchell Parker, Associate Director – Investments, Net Lease Development; Jamie Son, Director of Talent Acquisition, Lennox International; Jasmine Thurston, Federal HR Consultant, CPS HR Consulting; Jennifer Davis, Chief People Officer, Rightsline; and other local business leaders.

Sponsored by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative High School Program, the event is designed to give high school students direct interaction with business professionals while learning more about the knowledge and skills needed to address ethical dilemmas in their future careers.

“This summit takes ethics from a concept in a textbook and ensures that our students are learning a real-world skill that is core to our mission of developing community-minded business leaders,” FBLA President & CEO Alexander T. Graham said.

“We’re thrilled to be holding our second High School Ethics Summit in partnership with FBLA and third summit overall,” said Holly Atha, MBA Research President & CEO. “We’re looking forward to immersing students in the importance of ethical principles in academic, social, and professional settings, and providing an opportunity for students to learn directly from business leaders about what ethical leadership can look like in the workplace.”

For more information about the Ethics Summit, contact Stephanie King, Director of Business Engagement at MBA Research: (614) 486-6708; KingS@MBAResearch.org.

For more information about the National Fall Leadership Conference, please contact Mary Lynn J. Rynkiewicz, Director of Communications & Marketing at FBLA: (703) 860-4888; MaryLynn@FBLA.org.


About MBA Research & Curriculum Center

Established in 1971, MBA Research & Curriculum Center (MBA Research) is dedicated to supporting educators in the preparation of students for careers in the areas of business management, finance, marketing, hospitality management, and entrepreneurship. A not-for-profit operated by a consortium of state education departments, MBA Research utilizes a systems approach to product development that supports the teaching of business, which focuses on research, industry-validated standards, curricula, instructional resources, assessments, and professional development. Learn more at www.MBAResearch.org.

About the Daniels Fund The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program, and ethics initiative. The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative delivers principle-based ethics education and reinforces the value of ethical business and personal conduct. Learn more at www.DanielsFund.org