GFOA Ethics in Action - Part 2: Treating People Fairly, with Reliability and Consistency

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Date Tuesday, March 5, 2024
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Time 8:00am
Location NIU Naperville
1120 E. Diehl Road
NapervilleIllinois 60563

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Delivery Method In Person
Field of Study Behavioral Ethics - Non-Technical
NASBA CPE Earn 1.50 CPE Hours
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Event Description

The IGFOA Growth & Engagement Network (GEN), Chicago Metro Chapter, and South Metro Chapter present GFOA Ethics in Action - Part 2: Treating People Fairly, with Reliability and Consistency.

GFOA’s Code of Ethics focuses on public trust and how finance officers can act to both maintain and grow trust and confront challenges. It recognizes that people are imperfect and subject to biases that can challenge ethical behavior. Nonetheless, members in government finance positions must earn and maintain public trust.

“Ethics in Action” is a three-part series based on the GFOA Code of Ethics that asks government finance officers to deal with these challenges within the values defined in the Code in order to serve their entities to the best of their ability.

In Part 2 of the series, participants will explore the importance of finance officers Treating People Fairly, with Reliability and Consistency and surviving and thriving in a political environment, through a combination of facilitated discussion, examples, case studies, and small group discussion.

Learning Objectives: Participants completing this session will be able to: 

  • Become familiar with the GFOA Code of Ethics;
  • Understand why it is important for Finance professionals to have a trustworthy reputation;
  • Comprehend how consistency and fairness in financial management can benefit both finance professionals and the stakeholders of the organization that they serve;
  • Learn how the finance professional manages and not just survives, but thrives, in a political environment and maintains their ethics; and
  • Discover how the finance officer's power can be used, ethically, to “change the game” and redirect the nefarious energy of power politics to more constructive ends.

Speakers: Andrew D. Brown, Director of Finance, Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, Illinois, Shayne Kavanagh, Senior Manager of Research, GFOA and Nikki Larson, CPA, CPFO, SPHR, Deputy Village Manager/Chief Financial Officer, Village of Glencoe

Speaker Bios

Check-in and Breakfast:  8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Presentation:  9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Intended Audience: Finance Professionals
Delivery Method: 
Group Live
Program Level: Overview
Prerequisites: No prerequisites required
Advanced Preparation: No advance preparation required
Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics - Non-Technical
Last Review/Revision/Update: Mach 5, 2024

NASBA CPE: Earn about 1.5 CPE hours

Registration & Cancellation Policy

Registrations are accepted on a first-in, first registered basis. Payments by check should be mailed in advance or made at time of registration by credit card. 

Cancellation of an event registration is subject to the following policy:
• No refunds will be given for cancellations the day of the event and no shows.
• For IGFOA event registration cancellations five (5) business days or more prior to an event, refunds will be offset by a $20 cancellation fee. 
• For IGFOA event registration cancellations within five (5) business days of the training, refunds will be offset by a cancellation fee of 50% of the registration fee.
• A substitute attendee may be designated provided that the payment has been made and the IGFOA office has been notified in advance.
• A written request for a refund must be emailed to the IGFOA prior to the event.

By submitting this registration, the applicant agrees to the registration and cancellation policy above.

IGFOA reserves the right to modify the agenda and/or speakers, cancel the training due to low enrollment, or to close registration if full.   Should IGFOA cancel an event, cancellation notice will be sent to the email address provided by each registrant and prominently posted at the IGFOA website page announcing the event.

If you have questions about the cancellation and refund policy, your membership, or a complaint, please contact IGFOA at 630-942-6587. The IGFOA reserves the right to apply the non-member fee to any individual or government that has not paid dues for the current year.

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