Koeze Business Ethics Initiative


.......              .Upcoming KBEI Events: 2014-2015........     ........






Living Well, Dying Better: Improving End-of-Life Care in America

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 
6:00 to 8:00 PM
Charles W. Loosemore Forum, Seidman College of Business Building  

Join Dr. Christian Sinclair, one of the principal authors of the Institute of Medicine's recent "Dying in America" report as he comments on major recommendations the study suggests for altering current end-of-life care practices. Dr. Sinclair will be joined by other experts in the field as well as representatives from the Michigan Legislature  and other institutions that are intimately tied to this issue. There will be ample time devoted to comments and questions from the audience. This event is in collaboration with the Trillium Institute  (trilliuminstitute.org) and is free and open to the public. Please park in the Watson lot.


The Psychology of Family- Owned Businesses

Thursday, February 5, 2015
6:00 to 7:30 PM
Room 2027  Seidman College of Business Building 50 Front St, Grand Rapids, MI

Family-owned businesses can be a little, well, different.  Family dynamics, both helpful and challenging, can and often do permeate throughout the business.  In this seminar two practitioners with years of therapeutic and consulting experience will facilitate a conversation on the intricacies and intimacies of family-held businesses. With psychoanalytic psychotherapist Marybeth Atwell, MSW, and executive coach and professor Michael DeWilde. This event is free and open to the public.  Please contact Prof. DeWilde at dewildem@gvsu.edu with any questions.  


Health Care Delivery: Whither Professionalism When Disaster Strikes?

Monday, February 23, 2015
6:00 to 8:00 PM
Charles W. Loosemore Forum,
                             Seidman College of Business                                        50 Front St., Grand Rapids, MI



Dr. Joseph Fins, M.D. is a leading physician, researcher, policy advisor and medical ethicist at Cornell University.  He will be on our downtown campus to discuss what the proper role of heath care professionals is when natural and man-made disasters strike (think Katrina and Sept. 11).  Fins is Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research, Healthcare Policy and Research, Weill Cornell Medical College; E. William Davis, Jr., MD Professor of Medical Ethics, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College;  Professor of Medicine, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College. More information to follow.

Women and Business: Why Women Still Can't Have It All

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Invitation Only
                                                 More Details Forthcoming

The KBEI is hosting a panel discussion on the topic of women in business. Three prominent female leaders from the Grand Rapids business community will offer their stories, frustrations, and wisdom to an upcoming generation of women business leaders.  Confirmed panelists to date:  Shelley Padnos, VP and Owner, The Padnos Co., and Dean Diana Lawson of the Seidman College of Business.


The Director's Schedule:
"The Buddha, Barbed Wire and Me: A Meditation on Gratitude"  Prof. DeWilde gives a public talk Nov. 16 at the C3 Exchange, Grand Haven, MI

"Happiness at Work:  What the Science Says"  Dec. 5 at the Padnos Company, Grandville, MI

"Beyond the Classroom: Alternative Pedagogies."  Panelist at the American Philosophical Association's meeting Dec. 28-30 in Philadephia, PA.


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