Beyond Compliance: Process Alignment

Friday, November 30, 8:00 AM

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The Center for Ethical Business Cultures invites you to the second in a series of five discussions on organizational culture, particularly the challenges of sustaining a commitment to ethical conduct.

How do we ensure that the organization’s routine processes and practices align with the organization’s core values? Some argue that it’s what is done in the workplace, rather than what is said, that is the loudest and most persuasive way in which employees learn what is valued.

This “process alignment” challenge, a critical dimension of the CEBC model of ethical culture, confronts every organization, large or small. Values alignment extends to performance reviews, promotions, sales and purchasing practices, hiring decisions – any business process that might reinforce or undercut core values and ethical practices. How do we test the alignment of a process against core values, or values against a routine process or practice? How do we seek out gaps between what we say and what we do? How do we encourage employees to raise questions and issues safely? Please join the conversation to share your insights and learn from others.


These are invitation-only meetings for members of CEBC; they are not open to the public. For information on membership, see the Center for Ethical Business Cultures website.

The goal: Build practical applications that help bring the framework to life in ways that you can take back into your organization; and help all of us shape cohesive, purposeful strategies ensuring that ethical values inspire our organizations.

Format: Each discussion will begin promptly with breakfast at 8 a.m. followed by discussion until we adjourn at 9:30 a.m. Sessions will be facilitated by Ron James, president and CEO of the center; alternatively, we typically invite a member of the group or a guest to serve as a “conversation starter” for a particular session.

Registration fee: The one-time fee for the entire series is $275. If you prefer to register session by session, the fee for a single discussion is $65.

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Event Details:
Friday, November 30, 8:00 AM

University of St. Thomas
Opus College of Business
1000 LaSalle Ave
Terrence Murphy Hall
Room 204
Minneapolis, MN 55403

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