Ethical Leadership & Entrepreneurship

I learned, firsthand, what efforts go into making a business ethical and all the various parts of planning a business.

I enjoyed the different workshops and I feel like I now have the skills required to run a business successfully. -Recent Participant

About Ethical Leadership & Entrepreneurship

Ethical Leadership & Entrepreneurship is a coed summer program for students entering grades 10-12. This innovative hands-on learning opportunity affords students the opportunity to develop the skills fundamental for achieving positive business practices and outcomes through ethical leadership. Students who enroll concurrently discover elements of business planning and explore central ethical concepts relating to core business practices. Concepts include valuating economic, social and environmental dimensions of success; integrity in financial accounting; and maintaining an ethical business culture. Participants explore how these concepts inform an effective business plan, including business objectives, strategy, branding, management and financial plans, operations and market analysis. In addition to learning about ethical leadership from Ethics Institute scholars and faculty, participants engage with renowned business leaders and corporate CEOs. The culminating "Shark Tank" activity has teams of aspiring entrepreneurial participants make business presentations to a panel of investors, who then choose whether or not to invest in their product. Program includes 2 day trips (Google and Celgene).

Areas Explored

  • How do you define success?
  • What are your values as a leader?
  • What is the roadmap to building an ethical business?
  • How can your business be a good corporate citizen?
  • What makes a great Company GREAT?
  • How do you create a business plan?
  • What are core economic principles?
  • In the age of social media, what are the most effective ways to brand and market a product?

2017 Program Details

June 19 – 29, 2017

Monday – Thursday (6/19 - 6/22), 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Friday (6/23), 9:00 a.m. to Noon. 
Monday – Wednesday (6/26 - 6/28), 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday (6/29), 9:00 a.m. to Noon

$995 per participant includes all materials and meals for the program. Enrollment is limited to 15 students.
42 Norwood Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901   |   (908) 273-0900
The Ethics Institute at Kent Place School is a first-of-its-kind Institute at the primary and secondary school levels. We believe promoting the process and practice of ethical thinking and ethical decision-making in the youngest of children prepares them to be the most effective leaders and compassionate citizens of tomorrow.