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(Last Updated 9/2/10)

  Please contact Denis at dcollins@edgewood.edu if you have any interest in attending or hosting a talk or workshop on “Enhancing Organizational Ethics,” “Ethical Leadership,” “Your Contribution in Creating a Better World or Organization,” “Ethical Issues in _____,” "Ethical Lessons From Enron," or “__?___”.

September 2010

9/29, Wednesday, 8:30-12:30, “Ethical Decision Making and Dilemmas for Social Workers,” Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Dane County Human Services, 122 E. Olin Ave., Ste. 100, Madison WI.

 

Recent Talks and Workshops

July 2010

7/20, Tuesday, Noon-1:00, “How to Create Ethical Organizations,” Madison East-Monona Rotary, Howard Johnson’s, 3841 East Washington Avenue, Madison, WI.

March 2010

 3/5, Friday, 11:30-1:30, “Best Practices in Business Ethics,” Association for Practical & Professional Ethics,” Hilton Hotel, Cincinnati, OH

 3/9, Tuesday, 10:30-Noon, “Ethical Dilemmas for Insurance Underwriters,” Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) Ethics Month, American Family Insurance, Madison, WI

 3/9, Tuesday, 7:00-9:00 p.m. “How to Systematically Create an Ethical Organization – Workshop III of III,” First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison, WI, Courtyard Room C.

                                                            February 2010

 2/8, Monday, 7:30-8:30 a.m., “How to Create an Ethical Organization,” Madison Breakfast Rotary, Vitense Golfland, Whitney Way, Madison, WI

 2/16, Tuesday, 7:00-9:00 p.m. “How to Systematically Create an Ethical Organization – Workshop II of III,” First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison, WI, Courtyard Room C.

 2/17, Wednesday, 8:00-Noon. “How to Create an Ethical Organization,” Wisconsin Pest Control Association, Kalahari Hotel, Wisconsin Dells, WI.

                                                            January 2010

 1/21, Thursday, 6:30-8:00 p.m., “How to Create an Ethical Organization,” International Association of Administrative Professionals, Madison, WI.

 1/25, Monday, Noon-1:00 p.m., “Issues in Business Ethics,” Madison Downtown Optimists, Edgewater Hotel, Madison, WI

 1/26, Tuesday, 7:00-9:00 p.m., “How to Systematically Create an Ethical Organization – Workshop I of III,” First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison, WI, Courtyard Room C.

                                                            December 2009

 12/16, Wednesday, 8:00-Noon, “Developing a Code of Ethics Workshop,” Trostel, Ltd Compounding Division, Whitewater, WI

 12/17, Thursday, Noon-1:30, “How to Create an Ethical Organization,” South Metropolitan Business Association, Coliseum Bar & Grill, Madison, WI

November 2009

 11/15, Sunday, 5:00-5:45 p.m., “How to Create an Ethical Organization,” Mennonites, 1501 Gilbert Road, United Church of Christ, Madison, WI

 11/18, Wednesday, 6:30-8:00 p.m., “How to Create an Ethical Organization,” Zonta Club, Monona Grove Family Restaurant, 6501 Bridge Road (West Broadway), Madison.

 11/19, Thursday, Noon-1:30, “How to Create an Ethical Organization,” Public Relations Society of America, Hilton Hotel, Madison.

 11/22, Sunday, 5:00-5:45 p.m., “How to Create an Ethical Organization,” Mennonites, 1501 Gilbert Road, United Church of Christ, Madison, WI

 11/23, Monday, Noon-1:00 p.m., “How to Create an Ethical Organization,” Madison Downtown Optimists, Edgewater Hotel, Madison, WI

                                                                 October 2009

 10/2, Friday, 7:30-8:30 a.m., “How to Create an Ethical Organization,” St. Thomas More Society, Madison Diocese, Catholic lawyer organization, St. Patrick's Church, downtown Madison.

 10/6, Tuesday, 9:30-11:30 a.m., “Enhancing Ethics Workshop,” Kiesling Associates, Marriott West, Madison.

 10/9, Friday, Noon-1:30, “How to Create an Ethical Organization,” West Towne-Middleton Rotary, West Side Club, 437 County M, Madison, WI

 10/13, Tuesday, 9:30-11:30 a.m., “How to Create an Ethical Organization,” Better Business Bureau Torch Award, Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, WI

 10/23, Friday, 10:00-Noon, “Motivating Students and Academic Dishonesty,” Herzing University, 5218 East Terrace Drive, Madison, WI

 September 2009

9/5, Saturday, 10:00-11:00, “The Business Ethics Revolution,” Petie and Boo Talk Radio Show, WTDY AM, 1670.

9/9, Wednesday, Noon-1:00 p.m., “How to Create an Ethical Organization,” Madison Area Quality Improvement Network (MAQIN), 2909 Landmark Place, Madison, WI

9/11, Friday, 12:30-1:45 p.m., “How to Create an Ethical Organization,” Madison Country Day School, 5606 River Road, Waunakee,WI.

9/17, Thursday, Noon-1:30 p.m., “The Business Ethics Revolution: What You Can Do,” Waunakee Rotary, Rex’’s Innkeeper, Highway 113, Waunakee, WI

9/23, Wednesday, Noon-1:30 p.m., “The Business Ethics Revolution: What You Can Do,” DeForest Rotary, DeForest Community Center, 505 N. Main Street, DeForest, WI

9/30, Wednesday, Noon-1:30, “The Business Ethics Revolution: What You Can Do,” Downtown Madison Rotary, Inn on the Park, Madison, WI

August 2009

 8/1, Saturday, 8:30-9:30 a.m., “How to Create an Ethical Organization,” Actuarial Research Conference, School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

8/7, Friday, 11:30-12:40 p.m., “Best Practices and the Optimal Ethics Systems Model Benchmark,” Allerton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois.

8/8, Saturday, 2:00-3:30 p.m., “Talking Shop: The Art of Teaching Business Ethics,” Allerton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois.

8/10, Monday, 6:30-8:30, p.m., "Globalization Ethics: The Case of MNC Gold Mining Failures in El Salvador," Fairmont Hotel, Gold Room, Chicago, Illinois.

8/13, Thursday, Noon-1:30, “How to Create an Ethical Organization,” West Towne-Middleton Rotary, West Side Club, 437 County M, Madison

July 2009

7/15, Wednesday, 8:00-9:00 a.m., “How to Create an Ethical Organization,” National Association of Catering Executives, Quality Inn, Fitchburg.

 June 2009

6/5, Friday, 9:00-3:00, “Edgewood College as an Eco-Friendly Campus,” University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI

March 2009

3/10, Tuesday, 11:30-1:00, “Ethical Issues in the Insurance Industry,” CPCU regional meeting, American Family Insurance, Madison, WI

3/13, Friday, 10:00-Noon, “Using Rubrics for Teaching Excellence,” Herzing College, Madison, WI

February 2009

2/18, Wednesday, 4:30-6:30, “Ethics and Improving Performance for Accountants and Accounting Organizations,” Institute of Management Accountants, Madison Chapter, Madison Club, Madison, WI

2/20, Friday, 8:30-Noon, “Ethical Issues at Work for High School Students,” Madison Rotary High School Ethical Leadership Workshop, Monona Terrace, Madison, WI

2/23, Monday, 8:30-Noon, “Service-Learning within the Limits of the Academic Calendar,” Campus-Community Knowledge Exchange (CCKE), MATC Downtown, Madison, WI

November 2008

11/20, Thursday, 1:45-3:00, “HR Ethics Training: Best Practices in Developing Organizations of High Ethical Integrity,” CUPA-HR workshop, Memorial Union, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

October 2008

10/15, Wednesday, 8:30-12:30, “Ethics and Improving Performance for Social Workers,” Waisman Center, Madison, WI

September 2008

9/10, Wednesday, 9:00-10:30, “Feeding America During Your Bonus Days,” Feeding America/Second Harvest, Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI.

August 2008

 

8/25, Monday, 12:00-1:15, "Engaging Students in Creating Ethical Businesses and an Ethical Society,” South Madison Rotary, Sheraton Hotel, Madison, WI.

 

8/27, Wednesday, 8:30-Noon, “Enhancing Organizational Ethics,” Wausau Chamber of Commerce, Wausau, WI.

 

 

September 2008

 

9/10, Wednesday, 9:00-10:30, “Feeding America During Your Bonus Days,” Feeding America/Second Harvest, Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI.

 

9/26, Monday, 10:00-Noon, “Improving Performance and Profits by Enhancing Organizational Ethics and Integrity,” Integrys Energy Group, Green Bay, WI

 

 

October 2008

 

10/15, Wednesday, 8:30-12:30, “Ethics and Improving Performance for Social Workers,” Waisman Center, Madison, WI

 

10/29, Wednesday, 8:30-Noon, “Service-Learning” at "Community Campus Knowledge Exchange" for a service-learning high education/community partnership retreat at the Lussier Center, Madison, WI

 

 

February 2009

 

2/18, Wednesday, 4:30-6:30, “Ethics and Improving Performance for Accountants and Accounting Organizations,” Institute of Management Accountants, Madison Chapter, Madison Club, Madison, WI

 

 

 

 

Recent Talks and Workshops

 

May 2008

 

5/20, Tuesday, 12:30-4:30 “Ethics and Improving Performance: Who You Are, Workplace Decisions, and Organizations as Ethical Systems,” Institute of Management Accountants and Institute of Internal Auditors, Packerland Chapter, Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, 2040 Airport Drive, Green Bay, WI.

 

 

April 2008

 

4/2, Wednesday, Noon-1:00, “Enhancing Organizational Ethics,” 12-at-12 discussion, Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, Madison, WI.

 

4/19, Friday, 10:00-Noon, “How to Motivate Students, Staff and Faculty to Create Environmental Change on Campus: A Case Study at Edgewood College,” Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.

 

4/29, Tuesday, 9:00-10:30, “Creating Learning Organizations in Higher Education: Successes and Failures,” Herzing College, Madison, Wisconsin.

 

 

February 2008

 

2/1, Friday, 8:00-1:00, “Ethical Decision Making for High School Students,” Downtown Rotary High School Ethics Symposium, Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI.

 

 

January 2008

 

1/15, Tuesday, 12:00-1:15, "Engaging Students in Creating Ethical Businesses and an Ethical Society,” Rotary Horizon Club, 517 Grand Canyon Drive (off O’Dana Road).

 

 

December 2007

 

12/6, Thursday, 8:00-1:30, “Ethical Decision Making for Lawyers,” Wisconsin Lawyers Mutual Insurance Fall Seminar, Best Western Hotel, La Crosse, WI.

 

12/7, Friday, 8:00-1:30, “Ethical Decision Making for Lawyers,” Wisconsin Lawyers Mutual Insurance Fall Seminar, Best Western Hotel, Brookfield, WI.

 

12/8, Saturday, 10:00-11:00, “Hiring Ethical Job Candidates,” Petie and Boo Talk Radio Show, WTDY AM, 1670.

 

12/18, Tuesday, 12:00-2:00, “Ethical Decision Making for Hospital Social Workers,” Meriter Hospital Auditorium, Madison, WI.

 

 

October 2007

 

10/9, Tuesday, 12:00-1:00, “Enhancing Organizational Effectiveness with Ethics,” Madison Area Quality Improvement Network (MAQIN).

 

 

September 2007

 

9/11, Tuesday, 8:00-Noon, “Ethical Issues in Family Business,” UW-Madison Family Business Center, Fluno Center

 

9/26, Wednesday, 10:30-12:30, “Improving Performance and Profits by Enhancing Organizational Ethics and Integrity,” Integrys Energy Group, Green Bay, WI

 

 

June 2007

 

6/21, Thursday, 1:15-2:15: Business Ethics Workshop, Physicians Plus, Madison, WI

 

6/24, Sunday, 9:00-10:15 and 11:00-12:15: Sermon on Reveries of a Cancer Survivor, First Unitarian Society, Madison, WI

 

 

April 2007

 

4/9, Monday, 6:30-8:30, Enron, Financial Executives International, Madison Club, Madison, WI

 

4/16, Monday, 6:00-9:00, Ethical Issues for Family Businesses, Issues in Family Business Ownership class, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Grainger Hall.

 

4/18, Wednesday, 10:00-3:00, Integrating Business Ethics Throughout the Curriculum, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

 

4/24, Tuesday, 12:45-1:45: Enron, Midwestern Intergovernmental Audit Forum, Marriott West, Middleton, WI.

 

 

March 2007

 

3/1, Thursday, 1:15-2:15: Business Ethics Workshop, Physicians Plus, Madison, WI

 

3/15, Thursday, 11:45-1:15: Business Ethics Workshop, Public Relations Society of America, Edgewater Hotel, Madison, WI

 

 

February 2007

 

2/14, Wednesday: “Business Ethics,” Wisconsin Pest Control Association annual meeting, Kalahari Hotel, Wisconsin Dells, WI

 

2/15, Thursday, 1:15-2:15: Business Ethics Workshop, Physicians Plus, Madison, WI

 

 

January 2007

 

1/10, Wednesday, 9:40 a.m. Central Time: “Enron,” Smith & Riley, Florida; Hosts: Reagan Smith & Dave Riley

 

1/12, Friday, Business Ethics Workshop, Wil-Kil Pest Control and Copesan annual meeting, Wisconsin Dells, WI

 

1/17, Wednesday, 9:00-10:00: “Business Ethics,” Middleton Chamber of Commerce, Middleton, WI, Edgewood College Deming Way campus.

 

 

December 2006

 

12/19, Tuesday, 10:15-11:15: Business Ethics Training Workshop, Physicians Plus, Madison, WI

 

 

November 2006

 

11/2, Thursday, 1:15-2:15: Business Ethics Training Workshop, Physicians Plus, Madison, WI

 

11/8, Wednesday, 12:00-1:30: “Ethical Lessons from Enron,” CPCU annual Insurance Day Luncheon, Sheraton Hotel, John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI

 

11/9, Thursday, 1:00-3:00: “Ethical Lessons Learned from Enron for Your Organization,” HOPE of Wisconsin Fall Conference, Wisconsin Rapids, WI

 

11/18, Saturday, 11:00-12-00: “Ethical Lessons Learned from Enron,” Upper Iowa University, Madison, WI

 

 

October 2006

 

10/22, Sunday, 5:00-7:00: “Ethical Lessons from Enron,” joint meeting of Humanist Union of Madison and Madison Ethical Discussion Group, Prairie Unitarian Church, Madison, WI

 

10/23, Monday, 6:00-8:00: “Ethical Lessons From Enron,” Lodi Rotary, Lodi, WI

 

10/26, Thursday, 8:35 a.m. Central Time: “Enron and Business Ethics,” WOCA-AM, Gainesville, Talk Radio, Hosts: Larry Whitler & Robin MacBlane

 

 

September 2006

 

9/7, Thursday, 12:00-1:30: “Ethical Lessons From Enron,” Westside Rotary, Businessmen’s Club, Highway M, behind Menards, Madison, WI.

 

9/27, Wednesday: 4:30-5:30 p.m.: “Ethical Lessons from Enron,” Edgewood College Bookstore, Madison, WI

 

9/29, Friday, 9:24 a.m.: Talk Radio, National 308 stations, Host Mary Jane Popp.

 

 

August 2006

 

8/8, Tuesday 7:30-9:00 a.m.: "Business Ethics Consulting Advice," Madison Area Business Consultants, MGE Innovation Center, University Research Park, Madison, WI

 

8/22, Tuesday, 12:00-1:15: “Ethical Lessons From Enron,” Eastside Madison Rotary, Howard Johnson, 3841 East Washington Avenue (corner of Lien Road), Madison, WI.

 

8/24, Thursday, 12:00-1:15: “Ethical Lessons From Enron,” Waunakee Rotary, Rex Innkeeper, 301 North Century Avenue, Waunakee, WI

 

8/26, Saturday, 10:00-11:00: “Business Ethics,” Radio Talk Show, Midwest Family Broadcast, Host: Petie Rudy.

 

8/29, Tuesday, 9-10: “Business Ethics,” WIBA Talk Radio, Host: Bill Geist

 

 

July 2006

 

7/19, Wednesday, 12-1:30 p.m.: "Ethical Lessons From Enron," Downtown Madison Rotary, Park Inn, Madison, WI

 

7/20, Thursday, 12:00-1:15: "Ethical Lessons From Enron," South Metropolitan Business Luncheon, Coliseum Bar and Grill, Madison, WI

 

 

June 2006

 

6/1, Thursday, 6:45 – 7:45 a.m.: "Ethical Lessons From Enron," Janesville Morning Rotary Club, Rotary Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive, Janesville, WI

 

6/3, Saturday, 1:00-2:00 p.m.: “Ethical Lessons From Enron,” talk and book signing open to the public, Invest in Yourself Bookstore, 6661 University Avenue, Suite 105, Middleton, WI

 

6/8, Thursday, 10:30 a.m. Central Time: “Viewpoints” Radio Network talk radio, 260 Stations; Host: Pat Reuter

 

6/9, Friday: 7:00-8:00 a.m.: “Ethical Lessons From Enron,” Rotary Club of Middleton Area Sunrise, George's Chop House, Holiday Inn, Middleton, WI

 

6/9, Friday, 12:30 p.m. Central Time: WBIX-AM 1060 talk radio, Boston; Host: Jim Silver

 

6/12, Monday, 7:40 a.m. Central Time: WACK-AM 1420 talk radio, Rochester, NY; Host: Rus Jeffrey

 

6/12, Monday: 7:00-8:00 p.m.: “Ethical Lessons From Enron,” Kimia Lounge, 14 West Mifflin Street, Madison, WI

 

6/14, Wednesday: 10:30-11:30 a.m.: “Ethical Lessons From Enron,” Rock County Public Safety Officers, Blackhawk Technical College, Janesville, WI

 

6/15, Thursday: Noon-1:00 p.m.: “Ethical Lessons From Enron’s International Business Dealings,” International Professionals, J.T. Whitney's Pub and Brewery, 674 S Whitney Way, Madison, WI

 

6/15, Thursday, 5:00 p.m. Central Time: KXEL-AM 1540 talk radio, Des Moines, Iowa; Host: Mike Bunge

 

6/17, Saturday, 9:00-Noon: “Ethical Dilemmas and Spiritual Development,” First Unitarian Society, Madison, WI

 

6/19, Monday, 8:35 a.m. Central Time: WOCA-AM, Gainesville, 25 minutes, I call 352-732-2826, Hosts: Larry Whitler & Robin MacBlane

 

6/19, Monday, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.: “Enron,” WORT-FM 89.9, Madison, WI; Host: Norm Stockwell.

 

6/20, Tuesday, 11:30-1:30 p.m.: “Ethical Lessons From Enron and for Product Managers,” GE Healthcare Global IT, 9900 Innovation Drive, Milwaukee, WI

 

6/26, Monday: 11:00 a.m. Central Time: KCBR-AM 1530 talk radio, Colorado Springs; Host: Tron Simpson.

 

6/29, Thursday, 10:35 a.m. Central Time: WIBQ-AM 1220 talk radio, Sarasota, Florida; Host: Doug Miles

 

6/30, Friday, 8:30 a.m. Central Time: WNTN-AM 1550 talk radio, Boston; Host: Paul Roberts

  

May 2006

 

5/19, Friday, 9:30-11:30 a.m.: "Ethical Issues in Hospice Care," HOPE of Wisconsin, workshop for Hospice Care social workers, Bishop O'Connor Seminary, Madison, WI

 

5/21, Sunday, 10:45-12:00: "Ethical Lessons From Enron," St. John’s Lutheran Church, 322 East Washington Avenue, Madison, WI

 

5/22, Monday, 7:30-8:30 a.m.: "Ethical Lessons From Enron," Breakfast Rotary, Firefly Restaurant, University Avenue, Madison, WI

 

5/23, Tuesday, 10:45-11:30 a.m.: "Ethical Issues in Housing," Wisconsin Housing Alliance, Holiday Inn West, Madison, WI

 

5/25, Thursday, 5:00-6:00 p.m.: Wisconsin Public Radio; Host: Peter Donalds on Ben Merens show