Ethics and Integrity were high on my wish list to topics to address, as we began the design for Learning 2011.
In many organizations, compliance and assurance about ethics, demands a lot of attention from learning departments. So, we wanted to design a unique session focus on this critical topic. Rather than reach out to a consultant on the topic or find a case study on one company's experience, our design took us in a very different direction.
Why not find two companies - in industries deeply impacted by compliance - with strong experiences on the topic of ethics and integrity. And, what 2 industries are more in the news on this than: Drug Companies and Banks?
So, we asked learning leaders from Astra Zenneca Pharaceuticals and Huntington National Bank to collaborate on designing a targeted discussion. Their joint design has yielded a fascinating, interactive session at Learning 2011:
Ethics & Integrity: A Frank Discussion
Led by Paul Nichol, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals & Rose Lawyer, Huntington National Bank
Can organizations be both successful and ethical, or are those terms mutually exclusive? With everything we see in the news today about scandals, corruption, mammoth settlements/fines and CEOs going to jail, it appears that success is often the result of unethical business practices. Join us for a frank discussion about how we can maintain integrity and ethical behavior in our increasingly fast-paced, economically-challenged business environments:
- Why things go wrong in a company?
- Why people don't report practices that they believe to be wrong?
- How we in the learning world can help!
Our design process for this event is not traditional - we are actively involved in bringing together perspectives for collaboration on a session, like Paul and Rose, from two industries, to create a richer experience - for you in just 39 days at Learning 2011.