Ethics and Leadership: Developing Social Responsibility

Friday 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Room: Cypress AB

Session Description

Today, organizations are often criticized for breaches in ethics and for a lack of social commitment suggesting an ethics training need for leaders. This session focuses on what ethics are, how and why organizations develop ethical codes, and their importance in developing leaders of integrity focused on social responsibility. Attendees will examine their own values, how these values are used in developing their personal ethical code, which in turn, affect both leadership and organizational development. Attendees will learn various personal tools and approaches to improve ethical leadership and assist them in creating strong organizational cultures committed to social responsibility.

Learning Objectives

  1. What ethics are, how they are derived, and their importance at work.
  2. How ethics impact leadership and organizational strategy
  3. Organizational ethics and a company’s social commitment


Justin Rueb

Dr. Justin Rueb is an independent trainer and human resources/organizational consultant specializing in leadership, team-building, diversity, and organizational culture and climate. He obtained his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in industrial psychology, with an emphasis in leadership. His doctoral research at Virginia Tech examined potential predictors to identify emergent leaders within an organization. Besides being the Founder and President of Aspiring Heights, Justin is currently a Full Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. This background combined with his 25-year aviation and leadership career in the military allow him to work with a variety of organizations in the military, academics, non-profit, and corporate sectors, earning him organizational awards in teaching, research, leadership, and management. He has also performed research in areas as diverse as human factors, cognition, motivation, system design, human resources, leadership, statistics, and sexual harassment, having authored over 90 articles/presentations. He is also well versed on communications, statistics, and organizational culture and climate evaluations. A nationally recognized speaker, Dr. Rueb has presented papers at numerous prestigious conferences, including the Academy of Management, Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychologists, American Psychological Society, and the Human Factors Ergonomics Society.