Ethics & Compliance Keynote Presentations
EthicsLive: How to Use Improv Comedy to Accomplish Your Ethics and Compliance Training Goals
Wednesday Plenary, 9:00 a.m.
Presented by Second City Communications and EthicsOne
What happens when you mix a comedy theatre with an established ethics training company? You get a whole new means of bringing organizational ethics to life in a way that really gets employees talking–EthicsLive. In this interactive 90-minute presentation, learn how this unique partnership between EthicsOne and Second City Communications was born, watch a preview of how ethics issues can be brought to life using humor and improvisation, and participate in an experience that actually makes ethics training something people want to be part of.
Richard M. Daley, Mayor, City of Chicago
Wednesday Keynote and Luncheon, 12:30 p.m.
As leader of the largest city in the United States with a full-fledged compliance and ethics program, Mayor Richard M. Daley will share his view of the role of compliance and ethics in the workplace. Among the topics addressed, Mayor Daley will detail how his city’s commitment to ethics and compliance is reflected in its current effort to win the bid to host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Ethics and Compliance in the New Economy: How to Do More with Less
Wednesday Dinner and Keynote - 7:00 p.m.
Ellen Zimiles, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Daylight Forensic & Advisory LLC
Recently, there has been increasing attention paid to the effect the changing financial and economic landscape has had on the role of global ethics and compliance officers. This keynote address will provide attendees an overview of how the meltdown has affected resources within companies through cutbacks, program downgrades, staff turn-over, and consolidation to the consequent inability of companies to implement programs that are more preventative in nature. In addition to providing this overview, attendees will also be presented with constructive suggestions and solutions for the ethics and compliance community to consider in the face of these new and daunting challenges through the innovative use of technology, education, data management, and benchmarking.
The Great Debate: Is the Current Global Financial Crisis Primarily the Result of a Series of Bad Business Decisions or a Systemic Decline in Business Integrity?
Thursday Plenary - 9:00 a.m.
Gary Brown, Chair, Business Department, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C; Patrick Gnazzo, Senior Vice President and General Manager, U.S. Public Sector Business, CA Inc.; James Berg, Vice President, Ethics and Compliance, Apollo Group, Inc. (Moderator).
Worldwide, economies are suffering from what some are labeling “The Great Recession,” with hope it won’t devolve into a global depression. In less than two years, over $20 trillion of market equity has evaporated; major corporations have declared bankruptcy; hundreds of banks have failed; thousands of families have lost their homes; and millions of men and women have lost their life savings and retirements.
While leaders navigate us out of the current crisis, the rest of us—especially we in ethics and compliance—confront the question: What can be done to prevent, or reduce the likelihood of, future such catastrophes?
Pat Gnazzo and Gary Brown will address this profoundly important topic in the ECOA’s Third Annual Great Debate. They come with years of experience in the nuts-and-bolts of ethics and compliance programming—but they disagree on the heart of the problem as well as the solutions. Gary and Pat promise a serious debate on a serious topic, concluding with a chance for audience members to voice their views.
The FBI: Fidelity, Bravery...and Compliance
Thursday Luncheon and Keynote, 12:30 p.m.
John S. Pistole, Deputy Director, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Today’s United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is both a national security agency and a law enforcement agency, charged with protecting U.S. citizens from terrorism and crime while also protecting their civil liberties. Every day, FBI personnel investigate matters ranging from counterterrorism to espionage, from child exploitation to corporate fraud, and from organized crime to violent gangs. The scope of the bureau’s mission requires every FBI employee to adhere to the highest ideals of fidelity, bravery, and integrity. The U.S. public demands nothing less. Maintaining their trust and support requires the men and women of the FBI to honor those ideals, no matter the circumstances or challenges they confront. With this as a backdrop, FBI Deputy Director John Pistole will discuss the FBI’s Integrity and Compliance program: what’s been accomplished, what we’ve learned, and what the FBI hopes to achieve as we go forward. He will also address the importance the FBI attaches to ethics and compliance programs in both the public and private sectors.
Agony Chat Room: Tough Times & What Matters Most
Thursday Plenary, 4:00 p.m.
Donna Boehme, Principal, Compliance Strategists LLC; Win Swenson, Partner, Compliance Systems Legal Group; Coeni van Beek, Global Leader, Ethics and Business Conduct, PricewaterhouseCoopers; Steven Grubb, Global Compliance and Ethics Director, Diageo Plc
The ongoing global financial crisis, fresh round of corporate scandals, and the prospect of increased regulation and enforcement has put a laser spotlight on organizational culture, governance, ethics and compliance. Cost-cutting, pressures to deliver results, and a distracted management all contribute to an environment in dire need of a strong compliance and ethics program. But how to manage pressures to downsize compliance costs at exactly the time when bad judgments are most likely to occur? Tough times call for clarity and focus on what matters most. Join us for a uniquely interactive discussion with four recognized leaders in the field. You, the audience, will participate directly through your electronic voting, questions, and comments on current topics including:
- The Successful Ethics and Compliance Officer
- The Truth about Going Global (What is most important to understand in making E/C programs work globally?)
- “SBIs” – or Single Best Ideas (The specific practices that can really make a difference in virtually any E/C program- regardless of budget). Also, what are some Single Worst Ideas?
How Leaders Create a Culture of Candor
Friday Keynote, 8:00 a.m.
James O’Toole, Daniels Distinguished Professor of Business Ethics, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver
Transparency is the buzz word du jour with respect to organizational compliance. Nearly everyone today agrees that corporations need to be more honest in their reporting to shareholders and regulators, but companies can’t be candid with outsiders unless there is a free flow of internal information. In effect, people in organizations must be honest among themselves before they can be honest with others. This keynote address will feature research that James O’Toole, Warren Bennis, and Daniel Goleman have done on identifying the ways in which corporate leaders successfully create cultures of candor characterized by transparency and the willingness to speak truth to power.
A Special ECOA Screening: In Search of the Good Corporate Citizen
Friday Plenary, 9:15 a.m.
Denny Swenson, Executive Producer, Light On Productions; Bill Pra char, Partner, Compliance Systems Legal Group; Charlie Whitaker, Vice President, Compliance, Altria and Chief Compliance Officer, Philip Morris USA; Dean W. Krehmeyer, Executive Director, Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics
Every day in corporations, jobs, investments, and corporate reputations are at risk. Corporate ethical scandals can sweep them all away – careers, capital investments and time-honored brands – in the blink of a news cycle. A company may have tens of thousands of employees. If it keeps them all on the right path on a daily basis, few notice. If even a handful of employees make the wrong choice somewhere, just one time, the whole world may notice.
Slated to be released to PBS stations nationwide this fall, In Search of the Good Corporate Citizen is a groundbreaking television show, funded by a grant from Altria, that takes a different angle on business ethics. Using real ethics issues and stories, the show reveals the difficult challenges in managing ethics, but also paths for doing so well. The show blends studio discussions with well-known business leaders, profiles of people who have been at the epicenter of an ethics storm, and person-on-the-street interviews. This session will include excerpts of the TV show, followed by interactive discussions with a diverse panel.Email this page Print this page