BELIEF Week: Celebrating ethical values and moral courage from the classroom to the business world

Fall BELIEF Week was celebrated October 7 – 11, 2019. Thirteen business professionals interacted with NIU Business students in twenty-two different class sessions. New this year, a speaker series was presented. The first event, entitled “Ethics Across Industries,” included a panel of senior executives from the engineering, financial services and security industries. Joseph Sener (JPS Consulting), Frank Scarpiniti and Dominick Archer (both of Patina Solutions) discussed trending ethics topics in their respective industries and discussed how a solid grounding in ethics aided their careers. The second address from Jeff Yordon, Chairman and CEO of Sargent Pharmaceuticals, spoke to “Relationships and Ethics: Keys to Success.” The final event was the keynote address by Jedediah McClure, a serial entrepreneur and current NIU College of Business management instructor. In front of a packed house, Jed related the story of his near-death experience at the hands of a former business partner and summarized with lessons learned.

View the keynote address on our YouTube channel.

If you’d like to be future speaker or get more involved in ethical education, contact Neil Doughty at ndoughty1@niu.eud.


Contributed by Neil Doughty, Director of BELIEF

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