It goes without saying that the ethics of municipal officials and employees need to be above reproach. So why do we read every single day about yet another awful ethics lapse on the part of someone in municipal government? (And those are just the ones considered big enough to be newsworthy!)
The fact is that most ethics training for city officials and employees isn't either thorough enough, personalized enough, or engaging enough to really drive home its most important goal - namely, to not just know the rules but to be able to easily recognize and appropriately respond to ethical risks and challenges that could otherwise easily go unnoticed or unaddressed. That's at the heart of what Christopher Bauer's programs are designed to do. And, unlike so many other ethics programs, it seems, Bauer Ethics Seminars' programs are actually fun!
What's the payoff for Bauer Ethics Seminars' training? Well, would you rather invest a bit in reducing your officials' and employees' risk for ethical and legal problems on the job or increase the possibility of paying thousands, hundreds of thousands, or perhaps even millions of dollars in combined legal, financial, public relations, and administrative expenses to pay off and clean up after just one of those problems? I suspect the answer is really pretty simple...
Christopher Bauer of Bauer Ethics Seminars
So why THIS ethics training?
Chances are, your city officials and employees already know the ethics code and code of conduct and, if not, they certainly know where to find it! You don't need to pay someone to come in to read it to them or have them doze through yet another PowerPoint review of what they already know. Instead, let Bauer Ethics Seminars give them helpful, immediately applicable tools for spotting potential ethics problems in themselves and others as well as assuring that they know exactly what to do when they see those potential problems. Attendees will also learn things like the do's and don'ts of confronting others on ethics concerns, do's and don'ts for consulting on ethics issues, the essentials of who is most at risk to violate the ethics code and why, how to keep the ethics code and code of conduct clearly in mind in the course of day-to-day decision making, and much more.
This is ethics training that will give your attendees real-world tools that can be implemented TODAY!
Why THIS Presenter?
Because once you know the ethics code and relevant laws, ethics and compliance are really about the choices we make, aren't they? Christopher Bauer is a licensed psychologist with over twenty-five years of experience in understanding how and why people make the choices they do. He also knows the most effective methods for teaching people how to make better choices. And that's really the real name of the game in building and maintaining better professional ethics!
Besides his expertise in ethics and in making ethics both fun and funny for his audiences, Christopher Bauer's unique style and contributions to the field have led him to be recognized with the prestigious Certified Fraud Specialist designation by the Association of Certified Fraud Specialists. He is also a professional member of the National Speakers Association.
Who Should Attend Bauer Ethics Seminars?
Anyone on whose ethics you count! Why? Because, like it or not, the perception of your city government's integrity is based on the behavior of everyone - from the person answering the phones on up to the very top of your municipal organization. And, since these unique programs are about how to make the right ethical choices and not about any specific discipline or job description, everyone can benefit! It's merely a question of with whom you wish to start and how broadly you want to reduce the risk of ethical and legal problems among your municipal officials and employees.
"I've heard nothing but great things from our attendees about your presentation!" Julie Rogers - Executive Director Washington Association of Building Officials
"Great speaker! I would definitely recommend this program to employees of other cities." Angie Vela - Finance Department City of Mission, Texas
"This was extremely informative and will help in my dealing with the public, personnel, and my governing board. Thanks!" H.C. - seminar attendee Illinois Public Service Institute"This was a great session that was both interesting and fun!" John Aguirre - HR Director City of Gillette, Wyoming"Simply one of the best professional development programs we have had - ever!" Rick Osburn - City Manager City of Levelland, Texas