How can individuals make a difference in leadership of Professional Societies?

–          Stephen H. Unger, as an individual was mainly responsible for persuading IEEE to focus on supporting responsible engineers than punishing wrong doers. He was instrumental in IEEE presenting awards to the three BART engineers.

–          In 1988, NSPE created  National  Institute of Engineering  Ethics with a mission  to promote   ethics   within   engineering.   The   focus   was   on   education   rather   than propaganda.

–          But effective  professional  activity,  requires a substantial trust from clients and the public.

–          Building  and  sustaining  that  trust  is  an  important  responsibility  shared  by  all engineers.

–          In this area also Moral Leadership within professional societies is important.

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