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.
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.