First High School Ethics Summit Shines

MBA Research held its first High School Ethics Summit last week in Cincinnati, Ohio. Sponsored by the Daniels Fund High School Ethics Initiative and hosted by Great Oaks Career Campuses District Office, the event was a great success for all involved. 

Designed to give students and teachers direct interaction with business professionals while learning more about ethics in business, students also learned about ethical dilemmas that they may encounter in their future careers and how they can apply ethics to their personal lives. Participants engaged in immersive activities centered around the eight ethical principles as outlined by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative: Integrity, Trust, Accountability, Transparency, Fairness, Respect, Rule of Law, and Viability.

They also had time for Q&A with the business panelists. Business and industry participants included: 

  • Lyle Rupp, President of Marketing, Snowie, LLC, and Adjunct Instructor, University of Cincinnati 
  • Jordan Nishizaki, Founder/President, J.Nish Consulting, and Diverse Network 
  • Raymond Weaver, Senior Diversity Analyst, CoverMyMeds, and Chief Operating Officer, Diverse Network  

The guest speakers were easily the best speakers I’ve heard. They actually were great at teaching us about the principles.

-Student reflection

A total of 23 students and teachers attended the summit. Participating schools included: 

  • Anderson High School (OH) 
  • Harrison County Area Technology Center (KY) 
  • Harrison High School/Great Oaks (OH)  
  • Princeton High School/Great Oaks (OH) 
  • Withrow High School (OH)  

My favorite part was when we broke into small groups. I feel as if I learned a lot and was able to get a view of new people’s ideas.

-Student reflection