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    Ethical Decision Making

    Date: March 8, 2017, 11:45am – 1:30pm
    Mt. Baker Chapter of SHRM
    Northwood Hall
    3240 Northwest Avenue
    Bellingham, WA 98226
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    Ethical Decision Making - When Is It Okay and Not Okay to Use People?

    Craig P. Dunn, Dean within the College of Business and Economics at Western Washington University and an Associate Professor Emeritus of San Diego State University will be discussing Ethical Decision Making – when it is okay and not okay to use people.

    For Dunn, the backdrop of Immanuel Kant’s categorical imperative, we ought not treat people as merely the means to some other end, provides the ‘ground’ for any discussion of HR and the “ethics frame” that provides context surrounding ethical decision making.

    Please join us as we explore:

    • The view of organizational purpose as being institutional or individual - What’s the difference? Why does it matter?
    • What are attributes of meaningful work?
    • How can understanding these attributes assist HR professionals in being more effective in their role?
    • What are mechanisms, and how do we develop them to enrich the work lives of employees?

    About the Presenter:  Craig P. Dunn, Dean - College of Business and Economics, WWU

    Craig P. Dunn is Dean within the College of Business and Economics Western Washington University and an Associate Professor Emeritus of San Diego State University, in both instances specializing in business and society issues. His research interests include managerial ethics and values, corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, the meaning of work, and social entrepreneurship. He is active in the International Association for Business and Society (IABS)-publisher of the journal Business and Society-, serving on the Board of Fellows as well as Past President. Craig has served on the Advisory Committee of Washington Campus Compact, a state-wide organization dedicated to advancing service-learning within the region.

    Craig was guest editor for an influential special issue o Business Horizons, July-August, 1991. His articles have also appeared in Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Management Education, International Journal of Leadership Studies,Journal of Nonprofit Management, Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, Journal of International Management,Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, Selected Readings for CPAs in Industry,Dictionary of Business Ethics, and Mapping Strategic Thought

    He was awarded the 1989-90 Schuyler F. Otteson Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award from Indiana University, as well as the 1992 Department of Management Outstanding Faculty Award at San Diego State University and the 2013 MBA Educator of the Year at Western Washington University. He has served on the Board of Directors of Mission Federal Credit Union, the Greater Golden Hill Community Development Corporation, the Corporate Governance Institute, the Green Restaurant Association, Lydia Place, as well as the Ethics Advisory Panel for the Institute for Local Government, the research arm of the League of California Cities, and the Ethics Advisory Committee of the Port of Bellingham. Craig is a senior consultant with the Centre for Organization Effectiveness. He has also taught at San Diego State University, Rice University, Indiana University, and California State University, Bakersfield.

    Ph.D., Indiana University.

    This program is generously sponsored by: WWU College of Business and Economics

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    Please register by 5:00pm, March 6th

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    • Member Lunch & Program: $20.00
    • Non-member Lunch & Program: $25.00
    • Program Only: $12.00
    • Student Lunch & Program: $12.00
    • Student Program Only: FREE

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    If you are not able to or do not want to pre-pay, we accept payment in the form of cash, check, or credit card and must be paid at the time of check-in at the event. See cancellation policy below.

            *Mt. Baker SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is pending approval for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

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    *This program is pending approval for 1 General HRCI credit

    The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity.  It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit

    Registration and lunch begin at 11:45, and include time for networking with other members and chapter announcements. The presentation/program begins around 12:00pm and lasts until approximately 1:30pm (includes a question/answer period).

    Cancellation policy: Registrants will be billed the full price of the event if a cancellation is not received by 5:00 pm on the Monday prior to the luncheon.

    To Cancel an Existing Reservation send the names of the attendees and the date of the event you cannot attend to

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