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October 1 Program

Carolyn Rylander

Do Ethics + Leadership = An Ethical Leader?

Every day you make personal and professional decisions based on values that are right and good.  You consider yourself to be "ethical" . . . but does this make you an ethical leader?    Or does being an ethical leader require more than having an internal "moral" compass?  If it does, what does it require?  This seminar by Carolyn Rylander explores these and other questions about leadership and personal and institutional ethics.  


 With more than 28 years of service in the non-profit sector, Carole offerscustomized solutions in funds development, planning and governance tochallenges experienced by non-profit organizations.

She is a frequent speaker and facilitator whose highly rated seminars andworkshops benefit board and staff leadership as well as corporate executivesseeking to be engaged in the not-for-profit sector. Prior to establishing herconsulting business in 1998, Carole was with the Greater Dallas Community of Churches where she served as senior development officer for 14 years.

Distinctions & Awards

BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer

2006 Outstanding Fundraising Executive, Association of FundraisingProfessionals, (AFP) Dallas Chapter

Past President, AFP Dallas Chapter

Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) accreditation since 1990

Past Chair, Association of Philanthropic Counsel, Inc.

Volunteer Faculty, Center for Nonprofit Management in Dallas

Faculty, Nonprofit Management Certificate Program, Center for Nonprofit Management, Dallas

Qualified Trainer, Institute of Cultural Affairs


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