Ethics Week returns this year with a focus on navigating ethics at Georgia Tech and beyond.
Ethics Week returns this year with a focus on navigating ethics at Georgia Tech and beyond. One of Georgia Tech’s core values, “Act Ethically,” guides our priorities every day, and while ethics is a priority year-round, Ethics Week highlights the different ways we our campus participates in ethical decision-making.
This year’s events, which will take place November 7-11, will be a combination 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.
“Ethics Week is a great opportunity to highlight the Institute’s incredible experts who can provide perspectives on the importance of ethical decision-making in everything we do,” said Danette Joslyn-Gaul, General Counsel and Vice President of Ethics, Compliance. and Legal Affairs. “Although Ethics Week is only one week, I hope it will provide the campus community with a greater connection and understanding of the Institute’s core values, as well as identify resources and avenues of support to apply these lessons in the world every day”.
Below is a list of some notable events.
On Monday, Nov. 7, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the John Lewis Student Center’s Atlantic Theater, campus leaders will face off in a family-friendly game of family feud with a Georgia Tech twist to kick off Ethics Week. Participants include:
RSVP for the event. Attendees will receive gifts from Ethics Week and enjoy snacks.
On Wednesday, November 9, from 11 a.m. to noon, keynote speaker Steve Cohn will share insights on expectations and best practices for building a community with a hybrid workforce to support ethical decision-making and prevent employee alienation. Cohn helps people and businesses have better and more productive relationships. This event will take place in the Atlantic Theater of the John Lewis Student Center. RSVP for the event. Attendees will receive gifts from Ethics Week.
Join Georgia Tech faculty on Wednesday, November 9th from 2-3pm virtually to discuss authorship rules and strategies to avoid authorship disputes. Research is central to Georgia Tech’s mission, and sometimes those involved in research collaborations must navigate complexities related to authorship. RSVP for the event.
Moderated by: Assistant Vice Chancellor for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution Kyla Turpin Ross
From classified research to secret recipes, it’s all about protecting data from outside sources. Join Insider Threat Protection Managers from Georgia Tech and Coca-Cola on Thursday, November 10th from 1-2pm as they discuss the challenges and success of protecting the information and resources held by their institutions in operation RSVP for this in-person event in the John Lewis Student Center’s Atlantic Theater.
Participants who attend three Ethics Week events will receive a long-sleeve T-shirt while supplies last. All face-to-face events will have giveaways and refreshments. For a complete list of events, chances to win prizes and to register, visit ethicsfirst.gatech.edu/ethicsweek. The University System of Georgia (USG) also hosts events and information is included in the schedule.
This year, Ethics Week coincides with the annual online compliance training required of all employees. This campaign and training prepares Georgia Tech employees to exercise sound ethical judgment, act with integrity and transparency, and understand their responsibility to USG and Institute policies and compliance obligations.
Learn more about ethics at Georgia Tech at ethicsfirst.gatech.edu.
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