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Seeking Nominations for the Bernie Belling Ethics Award
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The award will be presented at the MARRCH Annual Conference by the MARRCH Ethics Committee in recognition of consistent ethical behavior and ethical leadership in the chemical health field.

MARRCH is calling for nominations. Nominations are due by September 30, 2017. A nomination may be based on outstanding and exemplary ethical actions within the past five years, as well as the nominee’s ethical behavior throughout his or her career. Nominations should provide concrete descriptions of how the nominee’s behavior meets each of the following three criteria:

  1. Organization in which Nominee Currently Works
  2. Consistently adheres to ethical codes and practices. Give specific examples of ethical challenges the individual has faced successfully.
  3. Behaves ethically because she or her believes in ethical behavior. Give a detailed description of how the nominated individual’s ethical perspective has matured over time. Referencing Kohlberg’s Stages of Moral Development would be helpful.
  4. Has actively promoted/ modeled ethical behavior for the chemical health field as a whole. Describe the scope of their influence on others (their workgroup, your organization, the local area programs, regional, statewide) and how they have managed that influence (modeling, informal feedback, taking a moral stand on an issue, training, articles). Be specific and give examples. Describe how their influence on others has changed throughout his or her lifetime.

We are looking for someone who lives in the Post-conventional Morality Level of Kohlberg’s Theory and Stages of Moral Development. In Stage 5, Social Contract and Individual Rights, people begin to account for the differing values, opinions and beliefs of others. The Highest Stage, Universal Principles, is when a person follows internalized principles of justice, even if they conflict with laws and rules.*

Please provide concrete descriptions of how the nominee’s behavior meets each of the following three criteria:
Give specific examples of ethical challenges the individual has faced successfully.
Give a detailed description of how the nominated individual’s ethical perspective has matured over time. Referencing Kohlberg’s Stages of Moral Development would be helpful.
Describe the scope of their influence on others (their workgroup, your organization, the local area programs, regional, statewide) and how they have managed that influence (modeling, informal feedback, taking a moral stand on an issue, training, articles). Be specific and give examples.
Untitled Document * For more information on the Kohlberg Stages of moral development see http://psychology.about.com/od/developmentalpsychology/a/kohlberg.htm.

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