Living Our Values – We Act Ethically
Ethics Week 2023
Ethics Week returns this year with a focus on the Institute value “We act ethically.” As one of Georgia Tech’s core values, “We act ethically” guides our priorities every day. While ethics is a year-round priority, Ethics Week puts a spotlight on all the various ways our campus engages in ethical decision-making and ethical leadership.
This year’s events, taking place Nov. 6 – 10, will be a mix of scheduled online presentations and in-person events. Campus experts and guest speakers will join the Office of Ethics and Compliance to showcase ethics in a variety of ways.
Danette Joslyn-Gaul, general counsel and vice president for Ethics, Compliance, and Legal Affairs, says, “Ethics Week allows us to highlight our core value of ‘We act ethically’ and ‘We are responsible stewards,’ but in fact, acting ethically permeates everything that we do. Ethics Week reminds our community that ethics should be at the forefront of our decision-making every day. By allowing ethics to guide our actions, in how we treat others, and in how we support our students, faculty, and staff, we are helping to ensure the transparency and public trust that is expected of us as a public institution.”
Below is a list of Georgia Tech and University System of Georgia (USG) events.
Attendees at in-person Georgia Tech events will receive Ethics Week giveaways and enjoy snacks.
GEORGIA TECH PROGRAMS
Friday, Nov. 3
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
In person, O’Keefe Gated Parking Lot
Conversations and giveaways to Infrastructure and Sustainability employees in partnership with the Office of Ethics and Compliance and the Office of Infrastructure and Sustainability.
Visit an Ethics Week table at Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)
Monday, Nov. 6, and Thursday, Nov. 9
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
GTRI Cobb County and GTRI Headquarters
During Ethics Week, the GTRI Office of Ethics and Compliance will answer questions, provide resources, and hand out Ethics Week giveaways. Stop by to learn more and register for events!
Ethics Week Student Tabling
Tuesday, Nov. 7
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
In person, Ferst Center Walkway
Students are invited to stop by the Ethics Week table for fun, information, and giveaways! Test your knowledge and win prizes ranging from candy and pens to phone holders and long-sleeve T-shirts. The table is co-sponsored by Equity and Compliance Programs, the Honor Advisory Council, the Office of Student Integrity, and the Office of Ethics and Compliance.
Ethical Leadership Today: A Conversation With President Cabrera and Bill George | Ethics Week Keynote
Wednesday, Nov. 8
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
In person, Scholars Event Network, Price Gilbert Library
Click HERE to RSVP
Join President Cabrera and Bill George for a fireside chat on the topic of ethical leadership, their personal experiences and reflections on lessons learned, and thoughts toward the future.
Bill George is an executive fellow at Harvard Business School, where he was a Professor of Management Practice and Senior Fellow teaching leadership from 2004-22. He joined Medtronic in 1989 as president and chief operating officer. He served as chairman from 1996 to 2002 and chief executive officer from 1991 to 2001. Earlier in his career, he was a senior executive with Honeywell and Litton Industries and served in the U.S. Department of Defense.
Bill is the author of True North: Emerging Leader Edition and True North Fieldbook: Emerging Leader Edition; Discover Your True North and The Discover Your True North Fieldbook; Authentic Leadership; Finding Your True North; 7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis; and True North Groups.
How to Make and Defend Ethical Decisions by Workplace Learning & Professional Development
Thursday, Nov. 9
In Person – Global Learning Center Room 149
*RSVP Required (see below for instructions)
Explore the role of ethical decision-making in our daily lives. Learn to examine any situation by quickly isolating relevant information while also looking out for common cognitive blind spots. Drawing from the research in psychology, philosophy, and sociology research, learn the “Four Ethical Corners” framework and practice how to apply it to make and defend ethical decisions.
*Register via https://gatech.geniussis.com/PublicWelcome.aspx (Log in via Tech Login), go to “Course Catalog,” and Search “Ethics.” Sign up quickly as space is limited!
USG Chancellor’s Event: Ethical Considerations for a Data-Driven Landscape
Wednesday, Nov. 8
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
In Person (USG Atlanta Office) and Virtually via Teams
Click HERE to JOIN LIVE
USG Ethics and Compliance Best Practices in Higher Education
Promoting an Ethical Culture in Challenging Times
Thursday, Nov. 10
10 – 11 a.m.
Virtual – Continuing Education Credits Available
Click HERE to REGISTER