Character development

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  • 1. • Define Character • Look at Psychological Perspectives • Discuss Character’s Components • Build a Foundation for Developing Character
  • 2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgxACD-rL5c
  • 3. •Can we define character?
  • 4. • We all have character • Components of Character include positive and negative social behaviors (Bandura 1999) • Our goal is to improve the quality of our own character and our organizations
  • 5. • The mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual. •Beliefs, judgments and actions concerning right and wrong. • Values and morals • Universal or relativistic?
  • 6. •Modeling •Reinforcement •Social Comparison
  • 7. • Development of morality • Right vs. Wrong • How and Why Development  Reasoning  Behavior
  • 8. Character determined by: • Personal elements • Social factors
  • 9. • Compassion = empathy • Fairness • Ethical Behavior (good sporting behavior) • Integrity = moral self-efficacy Shields and Bredemeir (1995)
  • 10. • Trustworthiness • Respect • Responsibility •Fairness •Caring •Citizenship Character Counts! Six Pillars of Character® Josephson Institute
  • 11. • Honesty, loyalty, reliability • Your word is your bond, your name is your legacy
  • 12. • The golden Rule • Use words wisely •Use good manners
  • 13. • Be self-disciplined • Think before you act — consider the consequences • Be accountable for what you say or do
  • 14. • Be open-minded • Follow the rules •Sharing
  • 15. • Compassion •Empathy •Kindness •Gratitude •Patience
  • 16. • Cooperation • Follow Rules • Respect authority • Positively represent your community
  • 17. • Start with the basics • Be consistent •Practice what you preach
  • 18. • Your Core Values are what help define your character -Fundamental beliefs •Core values = our own personal mission statement
  • 19. • Define ethical behavior to your audience • Reinforce and encourage these behaviors • Model the appropriate behaviors • Explain specific appropriateness of behaviors • Discuss moral dilemmas and choices • Build moral dilemmas into practice • Teach cooperative learning strategies • Transfer power from leaders to participants
  • 20. 1) Tell The Truth = Honesty • Trustworthiness -Dependability > Ability 2) Be a Gentleman = Golden rule • Thoughtfulness • Empathy • Self-sacrifice 3) Love your Brother • Tolerance • Service -Kindness -Humility -Love
  • 21. • Learning to overcome obstacles, cooperate with others, developing self control, and persist in the face of defeat (Ewing et al, 1996)
  • 22. • Be an Example • Show how and tell why