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IMC NCR - Ethical Traps in Consulting
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When: Thursday, April 14, 2011 (Second Thursday of the month)
From 5:30 to 8:30 pm (networking at 5:30 pm, dinner at 6:30 pm)
Where: Melrose Hotel
2430 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC, District of Columbia  20037
Contact: Richard E. Ziegler

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Ethical Traps in Consulting:
How to Defend Against Issues
You May Never See Coming 

An Evening With Mark Haas CMC, FIMC

During the course of a consulting career, we all will encounter situations that should test our professional ethics and standards of conduct.  One only has to read the business press to see how even the most respected consulting firms are failing the ethics challenge, somes spectacularly. These challenges may come from various sources:  our clients, their employees, our colleagues and other consultants.  Ultimately, however, it is our reactions and responses that matter most. What issues are most likely to test our professionalism, and how should we handle them? What issues are likely to trip you up in 2011 that may not even be on your radar?

This buzz session will not only delve into the various ethical traps that consultants most often encounter, but also explore the thought processes and possible actions we can take to avoid or resolve them.  We'll also remind you of some of the more visible consultant ethical missteps over the past few months. This "buzz session” format will focus discussion  on the audience, in which IMC USA NCR members and guests will address their personal encounters, with input from their colleagues as to how the situations could have been handled. You will leave this session with a new appreciation of the ethical traps that face consultants and a greater ability to navigate past them.

About Our Speaker:

Mark Haas is a Certified Management Consultant, Fellow (FIMC) and the immediate past Chair of the Institute of Management Consultants USA.  He currently serves as IMC USA’s Ethics Chair, wrote the current IMC Code of Ethics and enforcement procedures, and serves as IMC’ representative to the Ethics and Compliance Officers Association and as a US Trustee to the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes.

Mark is a Certified Management Consultant, the highest professional designation in management consulting, and is Founder and President of Research and Organization Management, a Washington, DC strategy and performance management consulting firm. He advises private and nonprofit executives on strategy development and execution, including in biomedical research, human services, education, trade and professional associations and engineering. He is an author, invited speaker, seminar leader, and expert witness, facilitator, lead quality (Baldrige) examiner, trainer, has received professional, academic, and athletic awards, and has been listed in professional directories, such as Who’s Who Among Emerging Leaders and Who’s Who in America. Mr. Haas received his graduate degree in planning from the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University and his undergraduate degree in biology from Colgate University. 

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