Four-Point Community
Character & Ethics Program

Getting Started
The Center for Entrepreneurship, Freedom and Ethics has launched its ‘Four-Point Community Character & Ethics' development program based on its nine building blocks of character. The program is offered nationwide and internationally exclusively by CEFE Fellows. The nine building blocks include truthfulness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, citizenship, courage, commitment and faith.

The “Four Point” evolved from a grant from former US Senator Pete Domenici of New Mexico. Earmarked for the development of character and ethics training of professional educators to pass down to their students and share with their community. It was the full maturation of another program previously put in place by CEFE. The New Mexico model and the evolution of the “Four Point” program was greatly influenced by the dedication and commitment of several community leaders in four states; New Mexico, Florida, California and Ohio.

The Florida leaders, a group of 100 leaders from all walks of life led by a steering committee that included CEFE culminated in a program taught at the University of North Florida, Golden Gate University, St Mary's College, University of the Southwest and developed as a curriculum at the Union Institute. CEFE's effort from the beginning“was to create and install effective and meaningful character and integrity training, not only among educators, but among the community’s leadership, their associates, co-workers and citizens at large.

Four Point training is organic and evolved from these highly successful community undertakings over the past two decades. For CEFE and those CEFE Fellows expert in the training it is a continuous cycle of character and ethics improvement. The training provides the ethical blueprint for a community’s ethical activism where the program trains community leaders and educators to “adopt and adapt a community wide character and ethics program that has teeth, clout, and long term staying power.
The Four-Point is easily adaptable to any organization, anywhere in the world.

The US Department of Labor in a landmark study in the 90's uncovered that there is and continues to be serious gaps in ethics and values training among today’s global work force. CEFE’s Four-Point program ignites personal and community character and ethics education that addresses this dilemma head on.

The “Four Point” program is conducted for ten or more participants over an extended weekend.