Colorado State University and the University of Northern Colorado Present Symposium on Business Ethics Aug. 11-12

Colorado State University and the University of Northern Colorado will present the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Leadership Symposium on Business Ethics Aug. 11-12.

In a business era punctuated by new and serious ethical challenges, this two-day interactive symposium is geared toward providing relevant tools and practice for navigating ethical dilemmas that professionals may encounter. All sessions will take place at the Bohemian Auditorium inside Rockwell Hall West on the CSU campus.

A variety of noteworthy speakers and presenters have been selected to lead the symposium in the following areas:

• Corporate Governance and Business Ethics Case Study – Led by Eric M. Pillmore, senior advisor for corporate compliance, Deloitte Center for Corporate Compliance and the former vice president of corporate compliance, Tyco International, this interactive session will engage participants in a case study of Tyco International and offer recommendations on how to restore an ethical culture to a company.

• Social Responsibility and Business Ethics – Bryan Simpson, media relations director for New Belgium Brewing Co., will lead a discussion of the company’s efforts toward maintaining sustainability and social responsibility in their business operations. Thomas Dean, professor of entrepreneurship and sustainable enterprise and the Daniels Ethics Professor at Colorado State University, will facilitate an interactive exercise where participants will balance profit maximization and sustainable business choices.

• Applying Ethical Decision Making at Work – Using business-based ethical dilemmas, Linda Ferrell and O.C. Ferrell, both professors of marketing and Bill Daniels Professors of Ethics at the University of New Mexico, will guide participants toward making workable recommendations based on unique organizational roles and perspectives. The two also will provide a framework for definitions, examples and overall understanding of organizational ethical decision making.

• Ethical Decision Making Simulation – Barney Rosenberg, a veteran of three decades of leadership in business ethics and corporate compliance, will lead this session that asks participants to use the knowledge gained in the symposium as a mock board of directors is forced to navigate a complex business environment in the corporate fast lane. Rosenberg, vice president of ethics and business conduct for The Meggitt Group, is a former general counsel for Mattel Corporation and a former deputy general counsel for Pitney Bowes.

This Leadership Symposium on Business Ethics is made possible through the support and leadership of the Daniels Fund, reflecting the interest in ethical business practices of Bill Daniels, its namesake. The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative sponsors business ethics studies and research at seven U.S. universities, including Colorado State University and the University of Northern Colorado.

Individual cost to attend the symposium is $450, which includes breakfast, luncheon and evening networking event meals. To register for the conference or to learn more, visit