Leaders make decisions and, fair or not, they are often most remembered for the bad ones. During this session, students will analyze and discuss complex, real-world scenarios that lack straightforward answers, allowing them to explore the enduring impact of leadership decisions. The case studies examined will cover diverse ethical issues, including artificial intelligence, immigration, and team mascots, offering valuable insights into the complexities of leadership. Students should come prepared to take a stance on challenging issues. By comprehending the consequences of decisions, refining critical thinking skills, and improving decision-making abilities, students will gain valuable insights into the demands organizations often place upon leaders.
Core Competencies: Ethics/Integrity and Leading Change
Presented by Craig Garaas-Johnson
Craig Garaas-Johnson, CLN ’20, is a versatile professional with a professional career spanning nearly 20 years. He holds an MFA in poetry and pursued doctoral work in educational research focused on advanced statistical analysis of at-risk student populations. His love of language and analysis has led him to wear many hats including as an English professor, biofuels journalist, a business development professional for a utility, and a marketer and communicator at both the University of North Dakota and University at Buffalo. Throughout his career, he has always sought new opportunities to collaborate within and outside his field. Success is defined as getting resources to the people around him who will make a positive impact on the world. Craig earned his MFA in Creative Writing from Minnesota State University Moorhead, and a BA in Composition from SUNY Potsdam.