Living Up to the Public Trust Seminars

Living Up to the Public Trust Seminars

Ethical and risk-management issues for public administrators and managers

Public administration ethics trainingRegister for the first truly proactive ethics seminar from the nation’s foremost expert. Help prevent wrongdoing from arising in your organization – crucial in today’s scandal-laden atmosphere – with this hands-on course. It’s formulated to help county administrators, city attorneys, city managers, and county and city department heads perceive, prevent, and resolve ethical issues.

From evaluating character in hiring to dealing with political influences and the media, you’ll learn how to improve your decision-making and make leadership a priority. Designed by Michael Josephson, who is trusted to teach ethics at the Department of Defense, it’s the ideal introduction to developing a meaningful and sustainable ethical culture.

This customized training program offers instruction and discussion focusing on nine major areas:

  1. Ethical organizational culture: How to identify, create, and sustain it so that all relationships and transactions reflect a commitment to the highest standards and the Five Principles of Public-Service Ethics
  2. Compliance: What you need to know and teach about government ethics laws and their interpretation and enforcement
  3. Beyond compliance: Perceiving, avoiding, and dealing with costly and damaging accusations of legal or ethical wrongdoing including appearances of impropriety
  4. Working with elected officials: How to deal with and stay above partisan politics and work effectively with elected officials while safeguarding your rights and prerogatives in the implementation of public policy
  5. Conflicts of interests: Assuring that all employees know how to perceive and avoid conflicts of interest
  6. Evaluating character and ethics in hiring and promoting employees: Issues of screening, training, and discipline to enforce high ethical standards
  7. Dealing with the media: Avoiding and dealing effectively with hostile, uninformed, and careless media coverage
  8. Improving decision-making: Strategies and models to help employees make decisions that are ethical and effective
  9. Collaboration: How to more effectively collaborate with schools, youth organizations, and civic-minded individuals and organizations to promote and maintain more ethical communities


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