Ignoring soft skills may be costly

In a recent newsletter ethicist Christopher Bauer discusses why "soft skills" training is important and why ignoring it might cost businesses.
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Institute for Excellence and Ethics blog shares tips for educators

Dr. Matt Davidson's blog highlights insights on creating intentional cultures of excellence in our schools, businesses and teams.
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BBB Center for Character Ethics names Ohio Statewide Laws of Life Winners

The Better Business Bureau Center for Character Ethics is proud to announce the 2014 awards in its statewide Laws of Life Essay Contest, a unique character-themed writing competition for students in grades 6-12.
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Better Business Bureau Center for Character Ethics
Announces the 2013 Torch Awards for Ethics Call for Entries

Better Business Bureau Serving Central Ohio announced today that entries are now being accepted for the 2013 Torch Awards for Ethics.
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Central Ohio
Future Workforce Programs

BBB Center for Character Ethics' future workforce programming has been designed to increase marketplace trust by providing practical character ethics and ethical habits training for educative serving our future workforce.

Recognition Programs
BBB Laws of Life Essay Contest

Middle and high school students write about what “laws” they believe are important to live by - principles such as courage, perseverance, forgiveness, and honesty. The best student essays from local Laws of Life Essay Contests in a BBB service area compete and are recognized and rewarded at a regional awards ceremony.

Enter Ohio Statewide Laws of Life Essay Contest

 
BBB Student Integrity Scholarship Awards

An annual awards program that selects and honors high school students who personify high character through leadership, community service, overall personal integrity and academic history.

2014 Student Entry Instructions (.pdf, 2 pages)

2014 Student Entry Form (.pdf, add text comment/typewriter enabled)

 
Ohio School of Character Awards

A rigorous self-evaluation and improvement process schools can participate in to receive state and national recognition for high-quality character education programs.

Enter Ohio School of Character Awards

 
Research, Resources and Training
BBB In Pursuit of Ethics Training Modules

 “In Pursuit of Ethics” generates in-depth discussion of ethical issues with group audiences. It offers reenactment of real-life situations where the audience sets the direction of the program by making decisions for the characters. With five different scenarios, “In Pursuit of Ethics” addresses ethical dilemmas that anyone might encounter. It is not another boring speech - it is interactive! All options have consequences…and they aren’t always predictable!  

See a demo of the In Pursuit of Ethics Training Modules

Receive more information about In Pursuit of Ethics

 
Ohio Partners in Character Education (OPCE)

OPCE is a statewide network of schools, community organizations, businesses and educators working together to improve and advance character education in Ohio. Through training, consultation and web resources, OPCE strives to serve the education community with knowledge and training aimed at positive youth character development.

Learn more about Ohio Partners in Character Education

 
Power2Achieve Professional Development Toolkits

Provides the replicable tools and strategies teachers need to build the character and culture needed for teaching and learning.

Receive more information about the Power2Achieve Professional Development Toolkits

 
BBB Center for Character Ethics - Central Ohio:

1169 Dublin Road
Columbus, OH 43215
ph: 614.754.4560
toll-free:
fax: 614.486.6631
info@centerforcharacterethics.org

Explore the Current Workforce Programs of local BBB Centers for Character Ethics:
BBB CENTER FOR CHARACTER ETHICS - CHAPTERS
Arkansas
12521 Kanis Road
Little Rock, Arkansas 72211
Central Ohio
1169 Dublin Road
Columbus, OH 43215
Greater Arizona
4428 North 12th Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85014-4585
Metro Atlanta, Athens & Northeast Georgia
503 Oak Place #590
Atlanta, Georgia 30349
Minnesota and North Dakota
220 South River Ridge Circle
Burnsville, Minnesota 55337
North Alabama
210 Exchange Place, Suite A
Huntsville, Alabama 35806
Northern Colorado and Wyoming
8020 S. County Road 5, #100
Fort Collins, Colorado 80528
Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan
7668 Kings Pointe Road Integrity Place
Toledo, Ohio 43617
Snake River Region
P. O. Box 9817
Boise, Idaho 83707
Spokane
152 South Jefferson, Suite 200
Spokane, Washington 99201
Western Michigan
2627 East Beltline SE, Suite 320
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
Wisconsin
10019 West Greenfield Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53214
Youngstown
25 Market Street, P.O. Box 1495
Youngstown, Ohio 44501
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