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Ethical decision making workshop for High School Seniors

Old Disney Institute Campus classroom building
Old Disney Institute Campus classroom building is where i first met this colleague. Just happened to ride my bicycle past it yesterday.

 

Ethical decision-making workshop for High School Seniors is from 8am-3pm today.

God please provide wisdom and guidance as i help a table of nine High School seniors learn what it’s like when they are confronted with making a tough and ethical decision.

Assumption:
An ethical dilemma is a complex situation that often involves an apparent mental conflict between critical personal values, in which to obey one would tarnish another.

My summary:
i will spare the details, but it was an intense interaction with a peer, and i had to make a choice between two compelling, yet competing priorities.

The table was split on what to do.

Both sides had good reasons, but we couldn’t come to a consensus.

Such is much of life.

 

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Ethical dilemma

Canvas school app
The Canvas school app; was invited by the Headmaster to be a workshop facilitator in an Ethical Decision Making session.

 

An ethical dilemma is a complex situation that often involves an apparent mental conflict between critical personal values, in which to obey one would tarnish another.

 

Possible scenario:

You’re traveling internationally, far removed from your daily routine and you’re having dinner with a colleague.

Your dinner companion is a pessimist by nature, and he’s speaking of ending his life because it is so hard.

You’ve known this person for 15 years, and worked with him for a decade.

You share similar interests and spiritual beliefs.

He trusts you enough to share his intimate feelings.

Do you break his trust?

Could it save his life?

Is he over-reacting and is this conversation simply a dramatic but not serious moment?

If you reveal this conversation with your boss, will it jeopardize his employment?

If he lost his job, he might very well have nothing left to live for.

But if you don’t say anything and misread this, and he takes his life, will you ever be able to live with yourself?

 

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This website is about our spiritual health. To leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s career health website, click here.

 

On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.