Managing Ethics in Organizations – MEO

The week-long, intensive ethics and compliance training and education you need to level-up your career.

June 10 – 14, 2019

Hoffman Center for Business Ethics
Bentley University, 175 Forest Street – AAC 108, Waltham, MA 02452

For over 20 years the Managing Ethics in Organizations (MEO) course has provided an intensive course for rising E&C leaders, taught by the “who’s who” of E&C.  Many past participants have gone on to serve as a Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer or similar leadership position.

Are you a seasoned E&C practitioner, seeking to discover the latest strategies for building successful ethics and compliance programs that you can take back to your C-suite? Or maybe you are new to the field and looking to jump-start your leadership track by learning from those in the positions you aspire to hold?

Managing Ethics in Organizations (MEO) is the course you need to become a more effective ethics and compliance leader, take your career to new heights and promote positive change within your organization.

MEO is developed in partnership with the W. Michael Hoffman Center for Business Ethics (HCBE) at Bentley University in Waltham, MA. Located just outside of Boston, the Center for Business Ethics is one of the world’s oldest and foremost leading institutions in the field of business ethics. The HCBE’s mission is to promote ethical decision making in businesses across the world.

Why MEO?

Lead by a diverse faculty of thought-provoking academics and E&C leaders from leading organizations, MEO serves as the premier training course for new E&C leaders, aspiring E&C practitioners and students in business, organizational psychology and business ethics tracks.

Each instructor is an expert in their chosen field of work or study, providing a masterclass environment for small-group study. Because you will move through your MEO experience with the same peers and classmates every day, the course fosters and helps facilitates networking opportunities and peer-to-peer strategy discussions.

How does it benefit me?

Current E&C practitioners will discover the latest in ethics & compliance theory and practical strategy from current, high-level, tenured E&C leaders. You will draw from their experience the confidence to be an even more effective practitioner and develop the skills to be a leader.

Aspiring E&C practitioners of all experience levels, including business students and those new to the industry will benefit from the collective experience of MEO’s instructors, providing the tools you need to pave a path to high-level positions. Former MEO students have gone on to be Chief Ethics & Compliance Officers and other positions in their organizations.

How does it benefit my organization?

Ethics and compliance is an ever-changing field. Successful organizations know that the ethics and compliance department can positively and negatively affect the state of the entire company, so a well-performing E&C program is a business imperative.

With MEO, you will learn the cutting-edge strategies being implemented today by successful, practicing E&C leaders and thought-provoking academics. You can take the knowledge learned at MEO back to your organization and start improving your program and learning to sustain what you already have.

Register for MEO today and further your education, your career and your organization’s E&C efforts.

June 10, 2019

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.


Speaker: Robert McNulty

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Building Partnerships to Establish a High-Quality Ethics & Compliance Program

Speaker: Gretchen Winter

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.


12:00 - 1:00 p.m.


1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Ethics Principles: Finding the Foundation in Moral Theory

Speaker: TBD

3:00 - 3:20 p.m.

Networking Break

3:20 - 4:20 p.m.

Two Ethical Styles

Speaker: Thomas White

4:20 - 5:00 p.m.

Case Study Session: An Interactive Exercise

Speaker: Thomas White

5:15 - 7:00 p.m.


June 11, 2019

8:30 - 10:15 a.m.

E&C as Central to Business Strategy

Speaker: Page Motes

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Effective Ethics & Compliance Training

Speaker: Joel Katz

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.


1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Implementing a High-Quality E&C Program Globally

Speaker: Yan Tougas

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Networking Break

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Giving Voice to Values: The "How" of Values-Driven Leadership

Speaker: Royanne Doi

June 12, 2019

8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

The C-Suite, the Board and E&C

Speaker: Alison Taunton-Rigby

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.


10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

E&C Risks: Identified, Owned, Managed & Mitigated

Speaker: Jeff Oak

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.


1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Ethics & Compliance and the Law: When Policies Conflict

Speaker: Joe Murphy

2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Networking Break

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Conducting High-Quality Internal Investigations

Speaker: TBD

Evening Student and Faculty Dinner

Brelundi Ristorante

June 13, 2019

8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

"Managing" to Be Ethical: Understanding What Drives Employee Ethical Behavior

Speaker: Linda Trevino

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.


10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Determining Appropriate Accountability in a High-Quality E&C Program

Speaker: TBD

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.


1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Building a High-Quality E&C Culture: How to Keep Good People from Doing Bad Things

Speaker: Steve Harris

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Networking Break

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Extending Your High-Quality Program to Third Parties and the Supply Chain

Speaker: Anne Tahker

June 14, 2019

8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

Measuring E&C Program Effectiveness

Speaker: Carrie Penman

9:45 - 10:00 a.m.


10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

What They Don't Tell You About Being an E&C Officer

Speaker: Patrick Gnazzo, Leon Goldman, Carrie Penman & Bobby Kipp

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Unanswered Questions

12:00 p.m.

Certificates Awarded

12:30 p.m.

Course Ends


Embassy Suites by Hilton Boston Waltham

550 Winter Street, Waltham, Massachusetts, 02451



The registration fee covers all course materials, continental breakfast, and lunch each day, coffee breaks, reception on Monday evening and a Wednesday evening event.

A shuttle from your hotel to Bentley is provided by the hotel. Lodging and meals, other than the above, are not included in the registration fee. Participants are responsible for making their own travel and housing arrangements.

Pre-course materials will be sent to all participants in advance. Participants are advised to read through the course materials prior to attending the program and are expected to attend all program sessions.

Reduced registration for academics and others, subject to space and conditions.

Enrollment in Managing Ethics in Organizations is limited to 50 participants. If registrations exceed that amount, we will create a waiting list.

Cancellation policy: Participants who cannot attend the course must notify ECI no later than two weeks prior to the start of the session for a full refund.


MEO 2019 Registration

ECI Members please login during the registration process to receive member pricing of $3,900. If you have membership questions please contact membership@ethics.org.
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