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DLHS students learn about ethics

On Monday, March 19, 60 Detroit Lakes High School Juniors and Seniors took part in an Ethics Workshop held at MState in Detroit Lakes. The workshop was conducted by Jim Legler, Associate Director of the Center for Leadership at Concordia College in Moorhead and Joan Engeseth, Manager of Corporate Training for Noridian (Blue Cross/Blue Shield of ND).

The purpose of the workshop was to emphasize the importance of ethics in today's work environment, relate personal values to organizational values, define values and ethics as they relate to business, discuss how individuals acquire values, and describe ethical decision making as it applies to the work environment.

There were 13 community leaders that acted as table facilitators and assisted in leading the students through various activities: Steve Carlson -- retired Frazee Social Studies Instructor, Steve Daggett -- President MidWest Bank, Tim Eggebraaten -- Detroit Lakes Police Chief, Suzie Felt -- Advocate at Lakes Crisis and Resource Center, Dawn Finn -- Minnesota Workforce Center, Helen Foltz -- Owner of Papa Murphys, Phil Hansen -- Retired NFL Player/Small Business Owner, Josh Hochgraber -- Marco, Jennifer Klabunde -- Human Resources Emmanuel Community, Kathy Michaelson -- Owner of Modern Heating & Plumbing, Peter Paulson -- Young Life, Brent Wolf -- DLCCC and John Flatt -- Retired DLHS Instructor and Owner of Man Cave Made.

The workshop was funded and supported by Lakes Country Service Cooperative, Detroit Lakes Breakfast Rotary and MState Detroit Lakes Campus.