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Managing Ethics in Organizations

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June 10-14, 2019, at Bentley University in Waltham, MA

Managing Ethics in Organizations (MEO) is a co-sponsored event between the W. Michael Hoffman Center for Business Ethics (HCBE) at Bentley University and the Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI). 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 2019, the MEO content is updated to teach participants the critical skills necessary to build and sustain a high-quality ethics & compliance program (HQP).  

A Bentley Graduate Certificate in Business Ethics is available from Bentley University.  For that, the MEO satisfies one of the required courses of a four-course Bentley Graduate Certificate in Business Ethics. For more information on this certificate, please notify the Hoffman Center for Business Ethics at

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.





MAY 11, 2019, STANDARD RATE: $4,400 » ECI MEMBER $3,900

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.

Cancellation policy: Participants who cannot attend the course must notify the ECI at 703-647-2185 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 Moira McGinty Klos if assistance is needed.   

Bentley University Certificate in Business Ethics

MEO fulfills one of the required courses for Bentley's Graduate Certificate in Business 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

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. 

Ethics and Compliance Initiative  
2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 201
Arlington, VA 22202

Become a member of the ECI.


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.

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