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    Accountability and Ethics in the Workplace

    Date: July 8, 2014, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
    Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza
    100 Sandoval Street
    Members: $30 Non-Members: $35 Walk-Ins: $40
    Event Type:
    Dinner Meeting
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    Accountability and Ethics in the Workplace

    Presented by Sarah D. Smith, Esq.

    This presentation is pending 1.5 HRCI Credit Hours

    Over and over again, when we've had so many publicized examples of "the wrong thing" to do, why is "the right thing" still elusive in many organizations?  Additionally, why is it so difficult for employers and employees to TALK about ethics?  

    Ms. Smith's presentation will explore these questions, including an overview on some of the current literature and approaches on organizational ethics and ethical decision-making.  Ample time will be provided for participants to contribute their experience and expertise in a Q&A and open-forum sharing of thoughts and ideas on workplace ethics.

    Sarah Smith holds the Jack and Donna Rust Professorship of Business Ethics at the UNM Anderson School of Management. In this capacity, she teaches courses such as “The Ethical, Political, and Social Environment of Business” and “Ethics in Organizations.”  She also devotes many volunteer hours to Anderson School service work and other outreach efforts within the business community.  Most recently, she was keynote speaker for the New Mexico Ethics in Business Awards banquet in May 2013 and is the 2014 recipient of the Anderson School of Management’s Faculty Community Leadership Award, presented at the school’s Hall of Fame gala in March 2014.

    Formerly Ethics and Compliance Director at PNM Resources, Ms. Smith’s positions also included in-house counsel for both PNM and Gas Company of New Mexico.  Originally from Alamogordo, New Mexico, Sarah obtained her BA in political science from Austin College – Sherman, Texas and her JD from the UNM School of Law.

    Ms. Smith’s involvement in the field of business ethics is considerable but she considers her current work with university students her most important, rewarding role.  In her classes, Ms. Smith helps students identify and consider the ethical content in decision-making, especially in the world of business.   By bringing business leaders into the classroom to share experiences, by presenting “real world” case studies and designing group projects which require students to explore ethical dilemmas directly with members of the business community, she challenges students to find and deliver the best of themselves in their business careers.     

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