National Forum

October 20-22, 2021

Thank you for joining us for our Fall Virtual Forum!  Continue the conversation online: #character2021

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2021 Keynote Speakers
Keynote Speakers (l to r): Ken Ginsburg, Cathryn Berger Kaye and Houston Kraft

Panel Discussion: Empowering Students of all Ages to Create their own Digital Character Portfolios

Panelists (from left): Dr. Jessica Constant, Office of Student Services, Tuscaloosa City Schools, AL; Allison Roberts, Principal, Hart Middle School, Rochester Hills, MI; Rupam Sah, CEO, Edu Lead International; High school student panelist Aziza Ben Abdallah (Moderated by Dr. Arthur Schwartz, President, 

Q&A: Ethics in the Workplace

Q&A with Michele Brown, SVP, General Counsel, Health Group, and Corporate Ethics and Compliance Counsel at Leidos; Moderated by Dr. Patricia Harned, CEO of Ethics & Compliance Initiative

Panel Discussion: Fostering Civic Character in your Classroom and School

Panelists (from left): Liz Huntley, Co-Founder, The Hope Institute; Eric Liu, Founder/CEO, Citizen University; Elizabeth Clay Roy, CEO, Generation Citizen; Paul Carrese, Co-Principal Investigator, Report on Educating for American Democracy and Professor at Arizona State University; Laura Esteban, Student, Rutgers University


Who should attend?

Anyone with an interest in character development, including parents, school leaders, coaches and managers in the workplace. The Forum is a great place to get started and make connections.

What parts of the Forum will be live and what parts will be pre-recorded?

The Wednesday and Thursday keynotes as well as Friday celebrations will be live. The breakout sessions will be pre-recorded, and you can watch them at any time up to 60 days after the event.

How do I earn a certificate with professional development hours?

You must complete the overall evaluation to receive a certificate. You will also receive hours based off of the other evaluations you complete for the individual sessions.

Thank you Sponsors and Partners!

2021 Forum Sponsors:

COPT, Corporate Office Properties Trust

CCC Alliance

George Weiss, Say Yes to Education

David Berger Foundation

Commonwealth Foundation

2021 Forum Partners:

2021 Forum Partners