|[September 12, 2013]
Ethisphere Institute to Host Second-Annual "Best Practices in Ethics Communications Workshop" at the New York Stock Exchange
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
The Ethisphere Institute, which annually selects the World's Most
Ethical (WME) Companies, announced today that it will host the
second-annual "Best Practices in Ethics Communications Workshop" in New
York City on Oct. 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT, at the New York
The workshop is being coordinated by Ethisphere's Communications
Advisory Board, which is comprised of recognized leaders in the
corporate communications profession - including communications
executives from WME companies as well as individuals who bring expert
perspectives from academia, the leading professional association for
communications executives and the world's largest public relations firm.
The workshop will feature expert commentary from industry leaders -
combined with interactive discussion among all workshop participants -
focused on key business issues and best practice sharing. The event aims
to bring together communications, legal and compliance senior executives
as well as leaders from human resources, information technology, and
various staff and operational areas.
The robust dialogue around this year's theme, "Working Across the
C-Suite," will include a dual focus:
Participants will delve into internal communication strategies that
contribute to creating an ethical business culture that engages staff
and enables organizations to earn and maintain WME recognition.
The audience will also explore external communication programs that
highlight ethics as a differentiating brand attribute and positively
position the business community with external stakeholder audiences.
"We are featuring some of the best thinking in the areas of corporate
reputation management, corporate governance, and ethics and compliance
to share best practices and explore new approaches that will benefit all
organizations," said Tim Erblich, chief executive officer of the
The agenda will feature a keynote address from Paul A. Argenti,
professor of corporate communication and corporate responsibility at the
Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and multiple best practice sharing
presentations from WME companies.
The event also will include an expert panel - featuring Dana Perino,
former White House press secretary, president of Dana Perino
Communications and co-host of The Five on Fox News, and Holly J.
Gregory, partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, among others - before moving
into a breakout session facilitated by Dr. Edward Queen, director of the
ethics and servant leadership program for Emory University's Center for
Gary Sheffer, vice president of communications and public affairs for
General Electric and the next chairman of the Arthur W. Page Society,
along with Roger Bolton, president of the Arthur W. Page Society, will
present the "New Model for Corporate Communications," which outlines a
set of pragmatic actions for succeeding in today's radically changing
Alex Brigham, executive director of the Ethisphere Institute, will also
reflect on how companies are embedding ethics into their communications
and cultures. The event will conclude with a discussion of key lessons
learned during the workshop, led by Erblich; Laura Kane, vice president
of corporate communications for Aflac; and Ben Boyd, global chair for
the corporate practice at Edelman (News - Alert).
"We are excited to bring this year's workshop to the New York Stock
Exchange's iconic meeting facilities," said Paul Gennaro, senior vice
president and chief communications officer, AECOM Technology
Corporation, a WME company for three consecutive years. "Our positive
feedback from the inaugural workshop last year was off the charts - and
this year's event looks to be even better," added Gennaro, who also
chairs Ethisphere's Communications Advisory Board.
Interested parties can register
here for a fee of $395 per attendee, which includes breakfast,
lunch, refreshments and a networking reception immediately following the
workshop, where participants will be able to meet some of the
The "Best Practices in Ethics Communications Workshop" supports the
Ethisphere Institute's commitment to creating, advancing and sharing
best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility,
anticorruption and sustainability.
Best Practices in Ethics Communications
Oct. 24, 2013
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT
New York Stock Exchange, 11 Wall Street, New York City
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