Spirituality in the Ethics and Leadership Classroom: An Autoethnography of Integration

  • Faith Wambura Ngunjiri
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This chapter focuses on describing my ongoing efforts at integrating spirituality into my ethics and leadership course for undergraduates. The course is an introductory-level class for business majors and can be taken by nonbusiness majors as well. It is the only stand-alone ethics course that students take in the business curriculum, with the expectation that all courses incorporate ethics content therein to apply and reinforce what is introduced in this 200-level course. When I was hired, I was invited to revise the course to include the themes of spirituality/faith at work. The themes include personal values, character development, role of spirituality in leadership, global religions contributions to ethics and social responsibility, and managing religious diversity. I use autoethnography – a first-person qualitative research approach, to reflect upon my experiences in the classroom.


Spiritual integration Ethics Ethical leadership Autoethnography 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Concordia CollegeMoorheadUSA

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