“What Was I Thinking?!?!"
Ethical Dilemmas that Make
(or Break) Your Business
“It is often far harder to recover from an ethics mistake than an ordinary mistake. While an ordinary mistake may reveal a lack of knowledge or attention, an ethical mistake colors perception of everything a person does…. Doubt remains about the character of the person who made the mistake,” – Mark Pastin, PhD.
Adherence to high ethical standards is a priority for Certified Management Consultants® (CMCs) and all Institute of Management Consultants (IMC) members. We pledge to abide by IMC’s Code of Ethics as we provide services to our clients, partner with our colleagues, and interact with the public. In the face of daily ethical challenges both large and small, we need common sense tools and practical solutions to address the difficult and complex situations we encounter.
Mark Pastin, PhD. will lead IMC members and guests through a series of interactive ethical scenarios. Throughout the evening, attendees will work in groups to delve into the ethical challenges presented in each case discussion as Dr. Pastin offers his expert commentary and insight on the decision-making processes required to navigate the ethical challenges posed.
Dr. Pastin will draw on the evening’s case discussions; his decades of advising governments corporations, and NGOs; and from the ethical principles outlined in his book “Make an Ethical Difference: Tools for Better Action” to demonstrate how we, too, can make even better ethical decisions.
During the evening you will:
• Develop an “ethics eye” to help guide you to do the right thing at the right time
• Gain confidence in your ethical sense
• Use actionable, effective tools for everyday situations
• Translate ethical insight into ethical action
Mark Pastin, PhD., President and CEO of the Council of Ethical Organizations, speaks from 40 years of academic and consultancy experience as an ethics advisor. The author of over 100 articles and books, his volume “The Hard Problems of Management: Gaining the Ethics Edge” (Jossey-Bass: 1986; NTT Publications-Japan: 1994) has earned awards in the U.S., Brazil, Australia and Japan.
Dr. Pastin has counseled major corporations and government bodies worldwide. He has advised companies that include Caterpillar, American Express, Medtronic, NYNEX, Blood Systems, Inc., Motorola, General Electric, Texas Instruments, Intel, Cadbury Schweppes, Allied Signal, J.P. Morgan, and GTE Telops. He has served as an advisor to both Houses of the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, Social Security Administration, National Science Foundation, and to various U.S. State agencies. Foreign governments advised by Dr. Pastin include the European Community, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, Hong Kong, China, and the United Kingdom.
Dr. Pastin received his B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and his Ph.D. from Harvard University. He has served as a faculty member and administrator at Indiana University, the University of Michigan, Harvard University, the University of Maryland, and Arizona State University, and as a Research Fellow of the Center for Metropolitan Planning and Research at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Pastin serves on numerous corporate and non-profit boards, and is recognized in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry and Who’s Who in the World.
5:30 pm: Cocktails and networking (cash bar)
6:45 pm: Buffet dinner and chapter meeting
8:00 pm: Evening Program
9:15 pm: Adjourn.
LOCATION: Hyatt Arlington is conveniently located in Arlington, VA hotel. Just minutes from Washington, DC and only steps to the Rosslyn Metro.
METRO: ROSSLYN (Exit East side. L on Fort Myer Dr., RT on Wilson)
DRIVING: Maps & Directions
PARKING: Hotel underground self-parking garage; enter on Nash Street, $20.00/day. Hotel valet $25.00. On street Pay-to-Park where available.