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2017 ECI Annual Conference

Innovation does not happen in a vacuum, but through dialogue. ECI offers a suite of events designed to equip your E&C team to improve your program. Through our events, you and your program staff will not only gain exposure to new and emerging issues through research; you will transform that research into practice through peer-to-peer networking and idea exchange. ECI events are limited in size because discourse is better when every voice can be heard.


    January 11 & 12, 2017
    Renaissance Capital View Hotel, Arlington VA

    The Mindset of the C-Suite Leadership buy-in is critical if E&C is to become essential to business strategy. During their January meeting, the Fellows will consider the mindset of the C-Suite, and the competencies that are necessary for CECOs to win the support of this important group.

    Who should attend?
    Senior-level practitioners. Participation limited to Fellows, Senior Fellows, and Leadership Fellows.

    February 1-3, 2017
    Park Plaza Victoria London London, England

    For the 14th year, this 2-day Forum will bring together those who are responsible for the ethics, compliance or business conduct programmes within their organisations. Participants share with their peers practical information and experiences relating to current best practices and explore together some of the problems that are raised in doing business ethically around the globe.

    February 28 - March 1, 2017
    Dallas (Irving), TX

    New Advancements in Employee Training Much has changed in the world of employee training. The Spring BPF focuses on the most effective training approaches, as well as new advancements in methods and technologies. You will learn the “secrets” to getting the most out of your training investment, and you will have plenty of opportunities to compare notes with your peers!

    Who should attend?
    Mid-level practitioners, Training specialists. Open to members and nonmembers.
    Members receive discounted registration.

    April 24 – 26, 2017
    Marriott Marquis, Washington, DC

    Elevating Ethics & Compliance: Building High Quality Programs The time has come to advance the dialogue in regard to High Quality Programs. There are programs and practices that do more than merely comply with the minimum standard; they elevate E&C to a new level of excellence. In order to support High Quality Programs, the ECI’s 2017 Annual Conference will showcase forward-thinking practitioners, vendors, and innovations that can raise the bar for E&C in organizations through an agenda that blends inspirational keynotes and highly informative and practical breakout sessions.

    Who should attend? Everyone. Open to members and nonmembers.
    Members receive discounted registration.


    June 12 - 16, 2017
    Center for Business Ethics, Bentley University, Waltham (Boston), MA

    For over 20 years, Managing Ethics in Organizations (MEO), an executive development course, has provided practical advice and theoretical tools for creating and managing an effective ethics program. This is the oldest and most respected business ethics course of its kind and over 1,000 participants have received a certificate in this course. Many graduates of MEO have been or have gone on to become chief ethics and compliance officers of major corporations.

    Who should attend? All E&C professionals.


    July 12 & 13, 2017
    Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, MD

    Incentivizing Ethical Conduct It’s the element of an E&C program that is the hardest to implement. What are the “appropriate incentives” that encourage employees to uphold your values and standards? During their summer meeting, the Fellows will delve into the science of motivation and ways to develop “the carrots” that encourage ethical conduct.

    Who should attend? Senior-level practitioners. Participation limited to Fellows, Senior Fellows, and Leadership Fellows.


    November 1 & 2, 2017
    Hotel TBD Chicago, IL

    Creating a Speak Up/Listen Up Culture Employee willingness to raise concerns is one of the most essential – and the most fragile – elements of your E&C program. It hinges on your success in establishing both a “speak up” and a “listen up” culture in your organization. The Fall BPF will focus on creating an environment where employees are encouraged and valued when they report suspected wrongdoing. Learn about best practices in management training and support; systems and incentives to foster speaking up; and ways to prevent retaliation.

    Who should attend? Mid-level practitioners.
    Members receive discounted registration.

Content provided by the Ethics & Compliance Association (ECA), the membership community of ECI.