2019 Illinois Public Pension Institute II – Ethics: PM Session

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Time 1:00pm
Location NIU Naperville
1120 East Diehl Road
NapervilleNaperville 60563

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Delivery Method In Person
Field of Study Behavioral Ethics - Non-Technical
NASBA CPE Earn 4.00 CPE Hours
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PM Session – 2019 Illinois Public Pension Institute II


Speaker: Peter Burchard, President, Peter Burchard, LLC

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Description: Ethics is about how people think and act. Ethics is grounded in how we see ourselves and others. In other words, ethics is about people – starting with our own self-awareness.

Unfortunately, today’s familiar lessons and laws regarding ethics and workplace behavior, when taught and applied correctly, may actually impede the learning and morality required of elected officials, managers, employees, and the public. Further, to the extent that it can be understood and differentiated, public service ethics may necessitate personal sacrifice to act in the public interest. When it comes to acts of corruption, Peter suggests, the goal should not be rooting out the next Rita but in seeing the slippery slope that ordinary people unknowingly participate in.

In this content-rich framework, Peter discusses how to grow one’s own ethical competence. Participants will re-examine a truth they deeply know – that ethics is not found in polishing up one’s personality traits but in one’s daily grind of conversations, conflicts and decisions. This half-day session is presented in three parts with ten (10) primary learning objectives.

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

Part I: Ethics and Personal Discovery:

  1. Understand how laws, codes and H.R. training obscures essential learning and philosophy.
  2. Learn about the history of morality and why Illinois’ many Henry the VIII’s continue to exist.
  3. Gain insight into developing principles of ethics. Cities on a Hill: Gomora and Light.

Part II: Administrative Evil and Breaking Bad:

  1. Explore the myth of why “good people” do bad things (when everyone is just ordinary).
  2. Understand why workplaces fall into ethical disarray (the slippery slope).
  3. Become aware of administrative Evil: Fear based silence and compliance.

Part III: Ethical Competence:

  1. Understand what is ethical competence?
  2. Learn how to create a moral strategy?
  3. Participate in an overview of laws and professional codes.
  4. Become familiar with how to build and sustain an ethically responsible self and workplace?

Intended Audience: Finance Directors, Managers, Administrators, Accountants, Assistant Managers, Assistant Finance Directors, Pension Board Trustees, and professional staff and officials required to meet the IL Department of Insurance annual public pension trustee continuing education requirements for 8 hours of annual ethics training or interested in local government pension issues.

Delivery method: Group Live
Program Level: Overview
Prerequisites: No prerequisites required
Advanced Preparation: No advanced preparation required
Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics - Non-Technical

Earn about 4.00 CPE for each the AM and PM sessions
Earn about 8.00 CPE credit (attending full day)

IGFOA reserves the right to modify the agendas and/or speakers, cancel the trainings due to low enrollment, or to close registration if full.

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CPE SponsorsCPE Registry Illinois Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State Boards of Accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

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