The WCGE is a non-profit Think Tank. We offer training in ethics to current and future leaders to equip them with systematic schemes of analysis and decision-making which can be applied in everyday work situations. We, as an institution, are independent and take a global outlook. Our training is based on a long-standing tradition of academic research and the specific formats we offer include seminars, dialogue processes and research and teaching projects in cooperation with higher education institutions.
Ethical competencies are a key ingredient for being a successful leader and manager. More specifically, these competencies need to be developed by understanding ideas and learning to apply instruments that are truly relevant to everyday life. The coaching we provide in our seminars draws on ideas from academia as well as insights and experience from practice. We work interactively with partners from diverse fields and constantly adapt our training to ensure that we deal with issues of current relevance.
Challenges and conflicts in the modern world make cooperation more necessary than ever. Cooperation is based on trust. Therefore, working closely with stakeholders in a dialogue to build mutual trust is an important function at our Center. When we are involved in dialogue processes, we take on the role of a fair administrator, contribute ethical impulses to the discussion and maintain the focus on the common goal.
Ethics is the theoretical discipline concerned with morality. In modern society, there is an omnipresent feeling of doubt and uncertainty regarding moral standards. Hence, we are engaged in research and teaching on the topic of ethics – via endowed chairs, doctoral scholarships and via our own research projects.