Oct. 15, 2009
 Harrisburg, PA – The Alex Grass Institute for Business Leadership at HACC is offering a public conference on business ethics on November 18, 2009 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. The conference is designed to help business leaders – from all sectors –  understand the challenges and the value of ethical leadership.
“The program will present real-life ethical situations and help the participants work through their choices,” said Ronald R. Young, HACC vice president for academic affairs and provost. “We’re trying to make ethics real for the participants and help them understand the value of ethical leadership.”
The conference is particularly timely, Young said, in light of recent ethical scandals including the Bernie Madoff affair.
“But this goes beyond doing enough to avoid joining Madoff in prison,” Young said. “There is an intrinsic value and benefit to operating ethically and we hope to help our participants see that.”
The conference is being run by Professor Paul Fiorelli of the Williams College of Business at Xavier University and Paula J. Desio, Esq., who most recently held the chair for Ethics Policy at the Ethics Resource Center in Washington, D.C.
Both Desio and Fiorelli hold law degrees and both have lectured and consulted extensively on ethics. What’s more, both served with the United States Sentencing Commission where they were instrumental in the review of Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
The pair will use a variety of teaching tools in helping participants understand their own beliefs about ethics as well as gaining an appreciation for the “value of values.”
The conference will be held at the C. Ted Lick Wildwood Conference Center on HACC’s Harrisburg Campus. Fee for the program is $150 per participant (lunch included.) Reservations are required and may be made by calling Jen Rodichok at 780-2348 or use the link to send an e-mail.
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