2020 Fox Valley Ethics in Business Summit
The annual Fox Valley Ethics in Business Summit advances the conversation around ethical best practices to shape a more vibrant community.
Thurs., Oct. 29, 2020
Online Virtual Event
The 2020 Ethics in Business Summit featuring Andy Fastow, former CFO, Enron Corporation, originally scheduled for October 8, 2020, has been postponed to October 2021.
Due to the impact of COVID-19 in the workplace, this year’s event will feature a virtual panel discussion lead by moderator Vicki Updike, founder of New Sage Strategies. Panelists represent a cross-section of community leaders who will examine the importance of moral leadership and ethical decision-making during challenging times.
This year’s panelists include:
Tim Galloway, CEO of Galloway Company
Beth Clay, executive director of NEW Mental Health Connection
Becky Bartoszek, president and CEO of Fox Cities Chamber
Maria Van Laanen, president of Performing Arts Center
Attendees will learn how businesses are dealing with moral dilemmas and how the pandemic is impacting employee mental health. They will also discover coping strategies to improve morale, productivity, and job satisfaction.
The Ethics in Business Summit inspires good business ethics to promote positive mental health in employees, their families, and their communities. Event proceeds provide access to mental health services in northeast Wisconsin.
“The summit is an opportunity for business leaders to not only strengthen their ethical business practices and learn from other leaders, but also strengthen mental health care in our community,” said Rosangela Berbert, Samaritan Counseling Center executive director. “The Ethics in Business Summit emphasizes the idea that workplace practices impact employees’ mental health and productivity, which has the potential to make our entire community stronger.”
Due to the generosity of sponsors, this event is free to attend. However, it is a fundraiser to support operations and if attendees are able, they can donate to Samaritan Counseling Center upon registration.
Several partners committed to ethics already have invested in the event: American National Bank, Ariens Co., Bergstrom, Boldt, Community First Credit Union, Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Faith Technologies, Fox Valley Technical College, Oshkosh, Sure-Dry, and YMCA of the Fox Cities.
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Registration Is Now OPEN!
Contact Kim Davis
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Coming October 2021
Keynote Speaker Andy Fastow
Fastow was the Chief Financial Officer of Enron Corp. from 1998 – 2001. In 2004, he pled guilty to two counts of securities fraud, and was sentenced to six years in federal prison. He completed his sentence in 2011. Since his release from prison, Andy has been a guest lecturer at universities and corporations, and at conferences for management, corporate directors, attorneys, accountants, and certified fraud examiners.
When is it acceptable to engage in a transaction that technically complies with the rules, but that may be misleading? Can a transaction that technically complies with the rules be considered unethical or illegal? Is it ever appropriate to depart from GAAP or IFRS? Andy will cite examples of such transactions at major companies, he will discuss the rationalizations made by executives to justify their decisions, and he will discuss examples of how these decisions can cause great harm to stakeholders.