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Managing Ethics in Organizations

June 11-15, 2018, at Bentley University in Waltham, MA

Managing Ethics in Organizations (MEO) is a co-sponsored event between the Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI) and the W. Michael Hoffman Center for Business Ethics at Bentley University.   For more than 20 years participants in the program have been provided the theoretical foundation, practical advice, and certification to lead an effective ethics & compliance program.  

The course is a unique immersion experience; many participants in MEO have become chief ethics and compliance officers of major corporations around the globe.  Enjoy a week of networking with many colleagues and with many experienced faculty; you will build relationships that will endure. 

In 2018, the MEO content will be updated to teach participants the critical skills necessary to build and sustain a high quality ethics & compliance program (HQP).  

Participants have an option to take the LPEC certification exam at the conclusion of the course. Please notify Rebecca Rehm, at the ECI if interested in doing that.  A Bentley Graduate Certificate in Business Ethics is available also.  For that, the MEO satisfies one course of a four-course Bentley Graduate Certificate in Business Ethics. For more information on this certificate, please notify the Hoffman Center for Business Ethics.

My experience at the MEO course was wonderful — the depth and breadth of the course provided the tools needed to better perform not only in my day-to-day activities but also strategies and ideas for the future. I have the utmost respect for the course and ECI overall.
- Linda Duncan, VP, Ethics and Compliance Officer, Corporate Integrity Program Office, MUFG Union Bank, N.A.

MEO provides an intimate setting for stimulating discussion with peers, lifetime networking opportunities, and nuts and bolts learning essential for work in an E&C office taught by experienced ethics practitioners
 - W. Michael Hoffman, Executive Director, Hoffman Center for Business Ethics, Bentley University

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Who Should Attend?

MEO is designed primarily for practicing ethics officers who are about to take on additional ethics/compliance responsibilities or who are already in the position, but without the benefit of formal training. This course also is appropriate for individuals who are considering the ethics officer profession and for consultants and professors who work in the business ethics field. Managers whose organizational function requires them to work closely with the ethics office, such as auditors and human resource specialists, also are encouraged to attend.


Fee includes 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.

Enrollment in Managing Ethics in Organizations is limited to 50 participants. If registrations exceed that amount, we will create a waiting list. To register please click here or email Richard Tomson at

Cancellation policy: Participants who cannot attend the course must notify Richard Thomson, 703-647-2185 at the ECI no later than two weeks prior to the start of the session for a full refund.

For hotel information, please click this link. Please call the ECI at 703-647-2185 and ask for Richard Thomson if assistance is needed.   

View the 2017 MEO Flyer.
View the 2017 Quick Agenda.
View the 2017 MEO Syllabus.


Managing Ethics in Organizations faculty members are all experienced ethics officers, academics, and consultants. A sampling of the faculty for past and present sessions includes:

Chris Collin, Senior Ethics & Compliance Manager, General Mills, Inc.

Keith T. Darcy, Senior Advisor, Deloitte LLP

David Gebler, President, Skout Group LLC

Patrick J. Gnazzo, Principal, Better Business Practices, LLC

Leon Goldman, Former Chief Privacy Officer and Advisor, Kyruus, Inc.

W. Michael Hoffman, Executive Director, W. Michael Hoffman Center for Business Ethics

Robert Holmes, Jr., Former Senior Vice President, Alabama Power, Former Chairman, Board of Directors, Ethics & Compliance Officer Association

Jeffrey M. Kaplan, Partner, Kaplan & Walker LLP

Barbara “Bobby” Kipp, Retired Partner, Governance, Risk & Compliance Advisory Services, PwC.

Joel Katz,SVP, Chief Counsel – Human Resources and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, CA, Inc.

Christopher W. Madel,  C 800 LaSalle Avenue, 2800 LaSalle Plaza

Tim C. Mazur, Bill Daniels Distinguished Professor of Business Ethics, College of Business, University of Wyoming

Carrie Penman, Chief Compliance Officer and Senior Vice President, Advisory Services, NAVEX Global: The Ethics and Compliance Experts

Jeffrey Oak, Sr. Vice President, Corporate Responsibility Officer Bon Secours Health System, Inc.

Alison Taunton-Rigby, Ph.D., OBE Director & Trustee Healthcare, Life Sciences and Financial Services 8 Farrar Road

Linda Treviño, Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behavior and Ethics, Smeal College of Business, The Pennsylvania State University

Angeli Weller, Director, Responsible Business Initiative College of Business and Economics, Boise State University

Thomas I. White, PhD, Conrad N. Hilton Professor of Business Ethics, College of Business Administration, Loyola Marymount University

Gretchen Winter, Executive Director, Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society, College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bentley University Certificate in Business Ethics

MEO fulfills one of the courses for Bentley's Graduate Certificate in Busines Ethics.


MEO is co-sponsored by the W. Michael Hoffman Center for Business Ethics at Bentley University and the Ethics & Compliance Intiative.

The W. Michael Hoffman Center for Business Ethics (HCBE) at Bentley University is dedicated to promoting ethical business conduct in contemporary society.  With a vast network of practitioners and scholars, and an expansive multimedia library, the Center provides an international forum for benchmarking and research in business ethics. The Center helps corporations and other organizations strengthen their ethical cultures through educational programming and consulting.

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

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The Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI) is leading the movement for responsible organizations worldwide through its mission to identify, amplify and certify the practices that result in the highest level of integrity in organizations.  The Initiative connects ethics and compliance professionals in corporate, government and nonprofit organizations with an unparalleled level of resources to support their implementation of ethics and compliance programs. 

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Arlington, VA 22202

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Very insightful, I enjoyed hearing the different experiences and opinions.

Inspirational and filled with tempered guidance.  Wow, never heard anyone make such an impassioned case for support of E&C!

Magnificent speakers!

Great insight into an area rarely explored from a person with real life experience in it. I loved it.

Gripping presentations

I enjoyed how they (the speakers) seemed to have a bond with one another and seemed close all because of their professions and work in ethics.

Engaging and interesting sessions

The investigation section was excellent

Very fun and creative

Good discussion and summary of all considerations across various cultures.

Fantastic material

Great discussions about culture

Very clear and enriching sessions