Marietta professor presents workshop at FINT conference

Grace Johnson standing in the snow in Switzerland

Marietta College’s Grace Johnson, McCoy Professor of Management and Accounting, presented a workshop at the 10th FINT conference in St. Gallen, Switzerland, from January 9-12.

FINT, the First International Network on Trust, is comprised of a small group of trust researchers from around the globe. Johnson’s 75-minute workshop, “Writing Trust Minicases: An Interactive Workshop,” introduced participants to the pedagogical role minicases can play and provided a framework for their creation.

While at the conference in St. Gallen, Johnson attended sessions related to fostering trust in government, repairing trust after corporate scandals, and developing trust in multi-ethnic environments. 

“The highlight of the conference was the Friday morning keynote talk presented by Yves Daccord, Director-General of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva,” Johnson said. “His comments focused on the complexities of building trust among aid organizations, governments, and enemy interests in control of territory on the ground in areas of armed conflict. Without a doubt, he was one of the most intellectual, inspirational and practical persons I’ve heard speak at a conference in a long time.”

Johnson’s latest research integrates the subject of trust with cultural elements of ethical business decision making. Both topics were explored during her 2017-18 academic year sabbatical. That work culminated in the publication of her fifth textbook, 108 Conversations: Ethical Considerations in Workplace Decision Making.

Johnson has been on the faculty of Marietta College since 1989.