workshop-report-coverOn October 24, 2013, Ethisphere's Communications Advisory Board hosted the second annual Best Practices in Ethics Communications Workshop in New York at the iconic New York Stock Exchange.

The workshop featured expert commentary from key speakers listed below and interactive discussions among all workshop participants. Below you will find the presentation decks for each of the sessions.

The Ethics Communications Best Practices Report is now available and highlights strategies and tactics for leveraging ethics and integrity as differentiating brand attributes, citing key takeaways from the second-annual workshop.


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Here is a roundup of the 2013 WME Best Practices in Ethics Communications workshop featuring Dr. Edward Queen, Director, Ethics and Servant Leadership Program, The Center for Ethics, Emory University; Tim Erblich, Chief Executive Officer, Ethisphere Institute; Dana Perino, Former White House Press Secretary, President of Dana Perino Communications and a co-host of The Five on Fox News; and many more.

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Creating an Ethical Culture Across the C-Suite
Presented by: 

  • Paul A. Argenti
, Professor of Corporate Communication and Corporate Responsibility, The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

Ethics in Communications: Transparent Communications as a Driver of Behavior. Engagement as an Operating Principle.
Presented by:

  • Alex Thompson, Executive Vice President, Edelman

BD Ethics Communication Strategy
Presented by: 

  • Patti Russell, Vice President and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Becton, Dickinson and Company

Communicating Character
Presented by:

  • Robert Ludke, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, Hill + Knowlton Strategies

Ethics Underpinnings at Wipro
Presented by:

  • Mitchell Mackler, Wipro Limited

Journey to Transparency
Presented by:

  • Eileen Sheil, Executive Director, Corporate Communications, Cleveland Clinic

Building Belief - A New Model for Activating Corporate Character and Authentic Advocacy
Presented by:

  • Gary Sheffer, Vice President, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, GE and Chair-elect, Arthur W. Page Society
  • Roger Bolton, President, Arthur W. Page Society


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See popular tweets from the 2013 Best Practices in Ethics Communications Workshop.


Q4-2012-CoverPaul A. Argenti
  Professor of Corporate Communication and Corporate Responsibility, The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

Vic Beck Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (retired), Managing Director at Burson-Marsteller and former Vice Chief of Information for the Department of the Navy

Roger Bolton
  President, Arthur W. Page Society

Ben Boyd
  Global Chair, Corporate Practice, Edelman

Tim Erblich  
Chief Executive Officer, Ethisphere Institute

Susan Frank Divers 
 Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for Global Compliance, AECOM Technology Corp.

Paul J. Gennaro
  Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, AECOM Technology Corp.

Holly J. Gregory  Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Laura Kane
  Vice President, Corporate Communications, Aflac, Inc.

Jean-Marc Levy Senior Vice President, Head of Global Issuer Services, New York Stock Exchange

Dr. Edward Queen  Director, Ethics and Servant Leadership Program, The Center for Ethics, Emory University

Dana Perino  Former White House Press Secretary, President of Dana Perino Communications and a co-host of The Five on Fox News

Gary Sheffer  
Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, General Electric Company


Click on the image to the left to view a recap of the 2012 Best Practices in Ethics Communications Workshop. The 2012 event featured leaders from companies including AECOM, General Elecric, Aflac, and many others.

Other expert panelists included Rear Admiral Dennis Moynihan, U.S. Navy Chief of Information; Mike Paul, president and senior counselor, MGP & Associates PR; Dana Perino, Fox News commentator and former White House press secretary; and Jennifer Prosek, CEO and founder, Prosek Partners.

We will post an updated recap from the 2013 event when available.