Ethics Training Seminars

All too often well-meaning people in good organizations make unethical choices. These choices scar reputations, sap productivity, deflate morale, and undermine organizational objectives.

No one knows this better than former Nixon White House official Egil “Bud” Krogh. 40 years ago he was at the center of the Pentagon Papers scandal, which foreshadowed today’s government surveillance and document-leaking controversies.

Today Krogh is a highly acclaimed speaker. He uses his own experience at the highest levels of government to help today’s leaders improve their ethical decision-making. And he is the center of SEGL’s Ethics Training program.

Our training program is custom-tailored to the needs of your business, school, or organization.  We can lead a brown-bag lunch session or a full weekend of interactive learning, for middle school students or experienced professionals, in DC or around the world.

Your remarks and perspective are (or should be) the underpinning of all that we do… U.S. Dept. of Justice


  • Hand-tailored ethical leadership training (lunch; half day; full day) customized to your organization’s needs
  • Training in The Integrity Zone, Krogh’s practical model for ethical decision-making
  • A real-life, interactive White House crisis simulation that demonstrates the importance of leading with integrity
  • Discussion of key threats to integrity in your team: group think, pressure for results, high stakes, and secrecy
  • Krogh’s insider accounts and lessons learned from major historical events: the Plumbers’ break-in during the National Security investigation of the Pentagon Papers leak, the secret meeting between Elvis and Nixon, etc.
  • Take-home materials that will encourage further reflection, discussion, and action

Your stories were entertaining, your message was sincere, but above all, the content was very relevant and important. You set my mind moving at light speed.
U.S. Naval Academy


Support The School for Ethics and Global Leadership by engaging Bud Krogh to speak to your team. Proceeds from Krogh’s trainings fund the school’s work. SEGL is a semester-long residential program for motivated high school juniors from across the United States. We select racially and socio-economically diverse students who have shown outstanding promise and provide them with a unique curriculum emphasizing ethical thinking skills, leadership development, and international affairs. SEGL is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Profoundly thought-provoking. One of the best lectures I’ve seen here. McCombs School of Business, Univ. of Texas


Nancy Glenn Hansen, Ed.D.
SEGL Director of Strategic Partnerships

Overwhelmingly and wholeheartedly positive! Bud’s presentation was indeed a highlight of the Conference.
8th National Litigation Symposium


9:00AM:          Choices, Consequences, and Chocolate

Warm Up Exercise/Discussion

9:30AM:          Classic Ethicists, or What You Missed in College

Interactive Overview of Aristotle, Kant and John Stuart Mill

10:00AM:        Ethics in Practice: Elvis, Nixon, and The White House Plumbers

First-hand life lessons from The White House

11:30AM:        Ethics in Practice: The Integrity Zone

Bud Krogh presents the I-Zone Model

12:00PM:       Lunch

1:00PM:         Crisis Simulation: The Bureau of Indian Affairs

Interactive crisis simulation with visuals

3:00PM:         The Integrity Zone and Your Organization

Guided small group work/presentations/discussion

4:30PM:          Choices, Consequences, and Your Team

Final discussion

5:00PM:          End


The first guest speaker in the over twenty-year history of our conference to receive a standing ovation.
Assn. of Law Officers of the Crown (Toronto)

ABOUT EGIL “BUD” KROGH (Lead Facilitator)

BudBioEgil ‘Bud’ Krogh is Senior Fellow and Chair, Leadership and Ethics at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress and Counselor to the Director at The School for Ethics and Global Leadership. Bud Krogh served as Co-Director of President Nixon’s infamous Special Investigative Unit (the “Plumbers”) in the wake of Daniel Ellsburg’s Pentagon Papers leak.

Bud has a dynamic track record of excellence in addressing corporations, law firms, bar associations, community and government agencies, and schools. He is the author of The Day Elvis Met Nixon and Integrity: Good People, Bad Choices, and Life Lessons from the White House. His opinions have appeared in The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Wall Street Journal, and many others.

ABOUT NOAH BOPP (Co-Facilitator)

NoahEngagementBioPicNoah Bopp is Founder and Director of The School for Ethics and Global Leadership (SEGL), a nationally-recognized, DC-based semester program for motivated high school juniors across the United States.  SEGL uses its diverse student body, innovative curriculum, and leading guest experts to inspire ethically strong, internationally aware leaders.

He holds degrees from Oberlin College, Duke University, and Columbia University.