Would you like your meeting attendees to learn how to effectively and immediately reduce their personal risks for ethical and legal problems on the job while simultaneously reducing the risks of your entire municipal organization? Would you like them to know the essentials of building and maintaining a culture of organizational ethics? Give them a speaker who can provide this critical information while entertaining, educating and motivating all at the same time!
My most requested programs are: Professional Ethics: A 'Preventive Maintenance' Approach. A hard-hitting yet surprisingly humorous program that will show attendees the ethics risks they never even knew they had as well as what they can do right now to make sure those risks don't turn into costly ethical and legal problems on the job. This program is perfect for everyone from the front lines right up through senior managers and officials. This is my most requested keynote and is also available as a highly interactive seminar of up to three hours. (The book, "Better Ethics NOW: How To Avoid The Ethics Disaster You Never Saw Coming" is recommended as reading to follow-up this program. Please see the "Resources" page for information about this book and feel free to contact me to arrange a significant discount on bulk orders for your attendees.)
Managing Ethics for Maximum Impact. Ethics and compliance can't possibly be assured until your managers know exactly how to promote and reinforce them. This essential 'quick-start' program will give them all the basics they need in a high-impact, highly interactive three-hour program. ("Better Ethics NOW: How To Avoid The Ethics Disaster You Never Saw Coming" is recommended reading to follow-up this program. See above.)
Unleashing The Incredible Power Of A Municipal Values Statement. At the end of the day, a well-written and appropriately implemented values statement will likely affect the effectiveness and efficiency of your municipal officials and employees far more than your mission statement ever could. Yet most cities either don't have a values statement or don't have one designed or implemented for maximum impact. This high-powered program is designed primarily for management teams and it will take you through the essential steps of both creating and implementing a high-powered values statement able to effectively drive your initiatives in management, leadership, customer service, and community branding. This is a 'must-do' process for cities and yet it is one that is simply overlooked by far too many of them.
Building A Culture of Ethics. 'Tone at the top' is merely a starting place for building a culture of ethics. This 1-2 day intensive workshop will walk your management team straight through the foundation steps of building a top-to-bottom culture of ethics in your municipal government. It doesn't matter where your city officials and employees are now - this program will help you take them to where they need to be! Building A Culture of Ethics can be easily combined with customized pre-program assessment packages and after-program coaching and consultation for maximum impact. If your clear goal is a city government driven by absolute integrity, this is the program for you.
Ethics Seminars - What's Covered?
45 - 90 minute programs
This length program gives attendees a solid overview of how to 're-think' ethics in far more practical and useful ways, how to easily recognize 'red flags' for personal ethics problems and what to do when you see them, who is most at risk for
ethics violations and why, and how to keep ethics clearly in mind in the course of day-to-day decision making. It's perfect for providing audiences with the basics of a solid 'preventive maintenance' approach to ethics.
In this format, the depth level is governed by the length of the program.
Whether front-line employees, managers, or senior officials, everyone will find essential concepts and immediately useful tools in this program.
90 minute to 3 hour programs
In this length program, each of the above content areas can be explored in much greater depth as are topics such as the do's and
don'ts of consulting on ethics issues, the essentials of confronting others - and
oneself! - on ethics concerns, and much more. Not only is more detail provided in these longer programs but the attendees also move into more actively discussing and practicing the ideas and tools presented. A combination of small and large group discussions are designed to give participants immediate 'hands on' practice with these essential ethics-building tools and these programs are highly interactive.
By the time they leave, participants will already have had the opportunity to put several of this seminar's ideas into use both for themselves and for your entire municipal organization. The impact is immediate!
These programs can be provided for audiences of any size as long as the setting reasonably allows for group discussion.
3+ hours to full day programs
These highly customized programs are ideal when you really want to dig deep into this material. In addition to the presentation of an even greater range and depth of tools and ideas, participants will have the opportunity to augment their experience with written work in addition to added small and large group exercises where skills can be honed even further over the course of the day.
These in-depth programs work well not only with medium and large-sized groups but they are also great for smaller teams or individual departments, management retreats, etc.
Remember - half to full-day programs leave plenty of room to customize a seminar or retreat for your attendees.
Would you like to focus on defining your team's core values? How about refining your city's ethics or values statement? What about assuring that your managers or senior officials are 'on the same page' with their behavioral expectations both for themselves and those under them? Any of these can be our focus and each will help build the ethical resilience of your team. Can you afford not to take the time to get these right?
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