Managing Ethics in Organizations

June 8 to 12, 2015, at Bentley University in Waltham, Mass.

Managing Ethics in Organizations (MEO) is an executive development course providing practical advice and theoretical tools for creating and managing an effective ethics program. This is the oldest and most established business ethics course of its kind. A week-long program is offered yearly at Bentley University. This course is co-sponsored by CBE and the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association (ECOA). Continuing Education Credits Available!

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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.


Registration Fee

Early Bird Registration (Deadline is May 8, 2015)
Standard Rate: $4,000.00
ECOA Member: $3,500.00

Standard Registration
Standard Rate: $4,400.00
ECOA Member: $3,900.00

To register, please contact Gail Sands at +1 781.891.2981 or email a completed registration form to

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

Fee includes all course materials, continental breakfast and lunch each day, coffee breaks, reception on Monday evening and Wednesday evening event at the MFA in Boston. 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.

Cancellation policy: Participants who can not attend the course must notify the Center for Business Ethics no later than two weeks prior to the start of the session for a full refund.

For hotel information, please call our office at 781-891-2981, or email Gail Sands.

View the 2014 MEO Flyer.
View the 2014 Quick Reference Schedule.
View the 2014 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, Executive Director, Ethics & Compliance Officer Association

David Gebler, President, Skout Group LLC

W. Michael Hoffman, Executive Director, 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

Carrie Penman, President, The Ethical Leadership Group, Global Compliance’s Expert Advisors

Linda Treviño, Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behavior and Ethics, Smeal College of Business, The Pennsylvania 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 Certificate in Business Ethics

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


MEO is co-sponsored by the Center for Business Ethics and The Ethics and Compliance Officer Association (ECOA).

ECOA is the professional association for managers of ethics and compliance programs. The ECOA is a 501C6 nonprofit, non-consulting association which derives all of its revenue from members' dues, conference and other meeting fees, and financial contributions.

The mission of the ECOA is to promote ethical business practices and to serve as a forum for the exchange of information and strategies among individuals responsible for setting the ethics, compliance and business conduct programs in their organizations.

Ethics and Compliance Officer Association
411 Waverley Oaks Road, Suite 324
Waltham, MA 02452

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