THE EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE GRADUATE PROGRAM IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, SPRING '03
This course examines the ethical dilemmas of leadership, the foundations and context of moral choice, the moral implication of decision making within public organizations and the impact upon staff, morale, personal integrity and citizens. In doing so our purpose is to make visible the ethical challenges and decisions criteria facing leaders, to explore the leadership role in sharing the organization's ethical culture, and to examine governmental alternatives in a post-Enron world.
An emphasis will be made on critical thinking, normative decision making, and the role of values in public policy and management. Ethical theories and principles commonly used in public administration and policy will be explored, as will theories related to leadership in public, private, and non-profit organizations.
This course will
challenge students to craft their own ethical perspective strengthened
through critical examination of ethics theory utilizing case studies, workshops,
readings and local public leadership who will share their own ethical perspectives.
Dennis Braddock, Secretary, DSHS
Brian Jones, Commander, Washington State Patrol, Office of Professional Standards
Charles Chelan, Director, Community Youth Services
Don Krupp, Thurston County Chief Administration Officer
Les Purce, President, TESC
TEXT: (partial list/will be a couple of novels
Badaracco Jr., Joseph L. Leading Quietly. Harvard Business School, 2002.
Bok, Sissela. Lying: Moral Choice
in Public and Private Life.
Vintage Books, 1999.
Bruce, Willa M. (Editor). Classics
of Adminstrative Ethics. Westview Press, 2001.