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.

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.

Local Students Honored for Expressing Positive Character in BBB Essay Contest

As a program of BBB’s Center for Character Ethics, the Laws of Life Essay Contest invites high school students to share the “laws” that influence their thoughts and actions, and help them make daily decisions.

2013 BBB Business Ethics Awards Winners Revealed

After much anticipation, Better Business Bureau Serving Central, Northern and Western Arizona (BBB) reveals the 2013 BBB Business Ethics Awards winners during its 12th annual dinner.

Greater Arizona
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.

For information on Greater Arizona's 2014 Laws of Life Essay Contest, click here.

In Spring 2013 the Greater Arizona Center for Character Ethics awarded 10 essayists within central, northern and western Arizona. Check out the winning essays here

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!  

Receive more information about the BBB In Pursuit of Ethics Training.

BBB Student Networking Opportunities

BBB's Ethics Awards provide a great opportunity for students to experience firsthand the power of ethical business practices in the marketplace. With over 350 business professionals in attendance, hosted students can network and learn about companies that support BBB’s vision of building a marketplace where buyers and sellers can trust each other.

Companies hosting a student may also offer a tour of their facilities, sharing more in-depth the role ethics plays in their day-to-day operations. The BBB Business Ethics Awards will take place at:

The Arizona Biltmore
2400 E. Missouri in Phoenix
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Registration & Reception at 6 p.m.
Dinner & Program at 7 p.m.

To host a student at your table during the Ethics Awards, register at www.arizona.bbb.org/ethics or email Erin Harshfield at eharshfield@arizonabbb.org or 602-212-2200.

Students interested in attending can send their name, phone number, school and major of study to Myriam Cruz at mcruz@arizonabbb.org or call 602-212-2229 with any questions.

BBB Center for Character Ethics - Greater Arizona:

4428 North 12th Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85014-4585
ph: 602.264.2864
toll-free: 877.291.6222 x 1330
fax: 602.263.0997

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Little Rock, Arkansas 72211
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Columbus, OH 43215
Greater Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona 85014-4585
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Atlanta, Georgia 30349
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Burnsville, Minnesota 55337
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Huntsville, Alabama 35806
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8020 S. County Road 5, #100
Fort Collins, Colorado 80528
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7668 Kings Pointe Road Integrity Place
Toledo, Ohio 43617
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Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
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Youngstown, Ohio 44501
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