Viterbo creates doctorate degree in ethical leadership

Program includes track for principals seeking Wisconsin superintendent licenses
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(Viterbo University website)

LA CROSSE (WKBT) – Viterbo University in La Crosse has created a doctorate degree in ethical leadership designed to help people in all professions become compassionate organizational leaders.

The program, which includes an optional accelerated track for principals seeking Wisconsin superintendent licenses, is based on Viterbo’s tradition of servant leadership education, according to a Viterbo news release Wednesday.

It will foster skills in decision making, negotiation, collaboration and leadership philosophy, the release said.

Students will participate in an internship or an approved consulting project to gain first-hand experience. The project is intended to apply to the needs of particpants’ current roles, employers or affiliated organizations.

“In our rapidly changing world, the best leaders will be adaptive, thoughtful, reflective and compassionate,” said Tonya Wagner, dean of Viterbo’s College of Business, Leadership, and Ethics.

The ethical leadership doctorate is a 48-credit program in which students will explore various philosophies of leadership and ethical decision-making skills to create diverse, equitable and inclusive organizations. It is designed to be completed in two and a half years.

The superintendent track is a 51-credit program that brings together Viterbo’s experience in servant leadership and education. Candidates must have a principal license for admission.

More information about the EdD in Ethical Leadership program is on Viterbo’s website.

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