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“Ethical Leadership Best Practices” Webcast

“Ethical Leadership Best Practices” Webcast

“Leading by Example: Ethical Leadership Best Practices” Webcast Offered by Aptima and The Human Capital Institute

Webcast featuring Deloitte’s Chairman of the Board, Sharon Allen, airs September 21, 2010, 2-3pm ET

Washington, DC, September 17, 2010 – Aptima, Inc. and The Human Capital Institute (HCI) announced today that Sharon Allen, chairman of the board, Deloitte LLP will be the featured speaker during the “Leading by Example: Ethical Leadership Best Practices” webcast.

The presentation is the latest in HCI’s Leading Ethical Organizations learning track which was developed in collaboration with research and training conducted by Aptima. The webcast will explore the impact of ethics on building client relationships, talent management and retention strategies and an organization’s bottom line.

Often, the pressure to do more quickly can prompt leaders to take extreme risks and make unethical decisions they might not otherwise take. Even well-meaning leaders are susceptible to choosing the wrong fork in the road. Yet the world’s most ethical companies have delivered a 53 percent return to shareholders since 2005, compared to a four percent loss for the S&P 500 over the same period (Ethisphere, 2010). So, what kind of leadership is center stage of the world’s most ethical and successful companies?

As chairman of an organization with nearly $11 billion in annual revenues, Sharon Allen’s governance responsibilities include leading the efforts of the board to provide oversight and guidance to Deloitte’s management and its subsidiaries. Allen is also a member of the global board of directors of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, where she serves as the U.S. representative on the global governance committee and chairs the global risk committee. Regularly recognized for her contribution to the business community, Allen has been featured on Forbes’ list of “the 100 most powerful women in the world” for four consecutive years.

Top companies worldwide now recognize that ethical behavior isn’t just a moral and legal obligation of its executives, but rather a way of conducting business that delivers true competitive advantages that shape its culture and impact the bottom line. “Leading by Example” is the third in a series of eight quarterly webcasts on “Leading Ethical Organizations,” presented by expert practitioners from top ethical organizations sharing cutting-edge research and organizational best practices for building ethical workplaces.

WHAT: Leading by Example: Ethical Leadership Best Practices
WHEN: Airs lives Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010 2:00pm EDT; with recasts Wednesday Sept. 23 and Thursday Sept. 24, 2010.
FOR DATES AND TIMES: HCI.org-leading-example-ethical-leadership-best-practices
REGISTRATION: Open and free to HCI Community Members

Aptima, sponsor of the “Leading Ethical Organizations” series, will be selecting leaders from top ethical organizations each quarter to present cutting-edge research and organizational best practices for building ethical workplaces. With the growing demand for knowledge and best practices, the series will present ground-breaking organizational research on key leadership behaviors that are critical for reinforcing ethical behavior across the organization.

Aptima delivers programs, workshops, and distance learning software to help train leaders to create ethical climates, lead multi-cultural and multi-national teams, manage virtual and distributed workforces, and develop value-based decision-making skills for complex settings. More on Aptima’s advanced leadership competencies can be found at www.Aptima.com/Leadership.

About The Human Capital Institute (HCI)

HCI is the global association for strategic talent management and new economy leadership, and a clearinghouse for best practices and new ideas. Our network of expert practitioners, Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 corporations, government agencies, global consultants and business schools contribute a stream of constantly evolving information, the best of which is organized, analyzed and shared with members through HCI communities, research, education and events. For more information, please visit www.HCI.org.