Today’s universities are tasked with developing tomorrow’s leaders. They are tasked with encouraging today’s students to show initiative, build relationships, and act assertively.
Yet it is not enough to equip students with the skills necessary to become leaders. It is also necessary that tomorrow’s leaders are conscientious, responsible and morally conscious – in essence, that they direct their leadership qualities towards ethical causes, leading in ethical ways.
Reimagine Education is therefore collaborating with the World Economic Forum in order to create its inaugural Ethical Leadership Award. It will acknowledge the project that is most successful in:
- Encouraging students to adopt leadership roles;
- Encouraging students to interrogate the question of leadership, examining and critiquing current leaders and models of leadership;
- Encouraging students to examine the ethical implications and consequences of leadership, and the decisions with which leaders are faced;
- Encouraging students to partake in, and/or initiate projects in which they direct leadership qualities towards pursuits with positive ethical outcomes.