Ethics, Leadership, and Accountability Symposium


Integrity and Governance: A Symposium on Ethics, Leadership, and Accountability

Friday, May 18th, 2012, 7:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Alvernia University Upland Center


The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Reading Chapter (PIPCA) and Alvernia University are collaborating to bring this symposium and networking opportunity to professionals in the Reading area. Attendants will earn 4 hours of CPE Ethics Credits.

Today’s business environment requires principled, engaged professionals and leaders who contribute to the greater good in all areas of the workplace and society. This half-day program presented by the PICPA, Leadership Berks, and Alvernia University, will cover:
> The philosophical framework and background of ethics and leadership
> A basic understanding of ethics and leadership
> The importance of ethics, leadership and their interconnectedness
> The major theories and principles of ethics
> The nature of professional organizations and their contributions to society

The first portion of the symposium will include lecture to provide a theoretical framework on ethics and leadership and their interconnectedness and to explore specific questions relative to the behavior of systems, professional organizations and its members. The idea of a profession and its claim to special ethical expertise will also be examined with particular attention to ethical issues encountered in the finance, accounting, and legal professions.  

The second portion of the symposium will focus on practical application exercises of concepts covered in the lecture. Small group breakout sessions will include real world exercises and reporting back to larger audience for a broad discussion and analysis with a primary focus on: decisions and procedures for resolving ethical dilemmas in the workplace, specifically, corporate; personal and professional responsibilities.

Travis A. Berger, M.Ed.
23rd IUP Foundation Doctoral Fellow
Administration & Leadership Studies 
Business Department Faculty at Alvernia

Bongrae Seok, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy at Alvernia

Breakfast Keynote Address
The Honorable Jeffrey L. Schmehl 
President Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Berks County, Pa.

Schedule of Events:
7:45 a.m. Networking Breakfast 
8:15 a.m. Keynote Address 
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Program  

PICPA Members - $59
Nonmembers - $99
CLE - additional $25

Alvernia University 
Upland Center 
540 Upland Ave. 
Reading, Pa.  19611

Attendants will earn 4 hours of CPE Ethics Credits. For more information and to register, visit

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