Discover Ethics in Action: Past, Present & Future
Registration currently underway for Ethics in Business Forum
Posted on 6/8/2012
Date: Thursday, June 21
Time: 1 to 7 p.m.
Place: Eden Resort & Suites
There are many key factors that affect business ethics such as integrity, fairness and justice, stewardship, transparency and communication. By incorporating these factors in your organization, you are contributing to the mental and emotional health of those you employ and serve. The Ethics in Business Forum, offered in partnership with the Samaritan Counseling Center and The Chamber, is a half-day professional development program that will help companies define and enhance their organization's ethical business practices.
Building upon the event theme, "Ethics in Action: Past, Present & Future," the Forum will include real take-a-way value and practical steps that organizations can easily implement. The presenters will be representatives of organizations that have been recognized as having best practices in the area of "ethics." The workshops include:
- Creating a Culture of Ethics
featuring Joanne Ladley, co-owner, Kitchen Kettle Foods, Inc. and Ron Kratofil, president and CEO, Goodwill Keystone Area
Ladley and Kratofil will share how to effectively communicate ethics in your vision, mission and values, and establish systems, processes, training and accountability for your organization.
- Sharing Your Ethics Best Practices
facilitated by Dr. T. J. Titcomb, OD Consultant, Cargas Systems
You'll have a chance to share your stories and experiences while hearing what others are doing to translate their values into action, as well as explore ethical dilemmas and find ways to overcome common obstacles. You'll also be a part of creating a master list of best practices that will be distributed to Forum participants following the event.
- When Ethics Break Down
featuring Jeff Nesteruk, professor of legal studies at Franklin & Marshall College
Professor Nesteruk will identify some of the more notable ethical breakdowns and discuss the human shortcomings behind them, as well as how to protect your organization from some of the same errors in judgment.
- Ethics Is a Life Decision
featuring Jim Hanna, consultant, founder and retired executive director of Samaritan Counseling Center
While many organizations' ethical standards are rooted in personal values, ethics has much broader implications. During this workshop, Hanna will discuss the similarities and identify how to separate the two to build a system that fits an organization.
There will also be a keynote address featuring Amy Bischof of The Hershey Story Museum who will provide the story of Milton Hershey and how he embraced ethical behaviors throughout his life, both personally and professionally.
In addition, the presentation of the 2012 Ethics in Business Awards will also occur during a celebratory reception beginning at 4 p.m. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
The cost to attend is $75 for the entire day. The cost to attend the keynote address and reception only is $40. To register, Click Here.