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Ethics for Erosion Control Professionals

Monday, February 12
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

PDH: 1

Location: 103A

Level of Presentation: All: Suitable for a broad audience

What are ethical guidelines and how do they apply to you in your professional field? Every day you face decisions that have ethical implications. While the welfare and safety of the public are everyone's primary concerns, time, personal and resource pressures can often challenge these commitments. Taking a pro-active approach to workplace ethics is the best course of action to mitigate this risk, avoid legal problems, and build a working atmosphere of integrity, trust and purpose. In this interactive online course, we will explore how to develop a strong and sustainable set of workplace ethics and guidelines designed to mitigate ethics creep, avoid legal implications, and build a solid, ethical foundation for a healthy workplace culture. We will explore common ethical topics and challenges and will detail the best practices when faced with thought provoking situations. We will also present the differences between a Code of Conduct and a Code of Ethics and how they can affect each professional differently. In this course, we will explore the challenge of workplace ethics and how to take a proactive stance, how to develop an effective and sustainable set of guidelines for organization, the difference between a Code of Conduct and a Code of Ethics, and best practices in dealing with ethically challenging situations.

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Target Audience: Academic,Consultant,Contractor,Other

David T. Williams

David T. Williams and Associates

Dr. David T. Williams has over 40 years in the water resources industry and is nationally and internationally known for his technical capabilities. His non-technical abilities include his skill in capturing the attention of his audience, whether it is teaching a college level course, short courses, webinars, workshops, paper presentation or conducting an interview. David has been involved in ethics presentations for over 20 years and is known for his lively interviews while not compromising the professionalism that must be shown. Having been a Federal employee in management positions as well as the president of a mid-size engineering firm, he has seen the good and the bad from all sides of the ethics problem and shares these observations and presents his insights in this workshop. His ethics presentations have been to the American Society of Civil Engineers, Floodplain Management Association, numerous local governments, and private companies.


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