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Upcoming events

    • Mon, May 05, 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus: 155 W 60th St (Room 619) New York, NY 10023
    The Consortium for Trustworthy Organizations at Fordham University is proud to welcome Mr. Nick Ghoussaini as our Spring 2014 speaker. Space at this event will be limited, so please email to reserve your spot ASAP!

    About the Speaker:

    Mr. Ghoussaini is a senior operating partner in the European private equity firm Triton. He is currently chairman of the board of the German company Stabilus, is a board member of the Spanish company Befesa and the Swedish company Ovako. He was chairman of the board of the company Dematic up until he successfully sold the business in December 2012. Prior to Triton, Mr. Ghoussaini has over 30 years experience in the global automotive industry. Prior to joining Triton, Mr. Ghoussaini was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Benteler Automobiltechnik based in Paderborn, Germany. Prior to that, he was President of the Premium Car Division of Lear Corporation, based in Sulzbach, Germany with responsibility for seating, interiors and electrical / electronics business for the German and French car companies worldwide. Mr. Ghoussaini has extensive international experience in the European, North and Latin American as well as Asian automotive industry with high level relationships worldwide.

    Mr. Ghoussaini holds Bachelor´s and Master´s degrees in Chemistry from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and a Master´s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Detroit in Michigan.
    • Wed, June 18, 2014
    • 8:30 AM
    • Thu, June 19, 2014
    • 5:00 PM
    • The Conference Board Conference Center 845 Third Avenue (Between 51st and 52nd Streets) 3rd Floor New York, NY 10022

    The Conference Board and the Consortium for Trustworthy Organizations at Fordham University are pleased to announce an intensive 2-day interactive workshop for Ethics, Compliance, HR and Learning and Development professionals on how to build more trustworthy organizations. The focus will be on building organizations that can innovate and achieve performance goals while increasing their reputational capital with all stakeholders including employees, customers, investors and regulators.

    Program Goals: 
    Bring an integrated and behavioral focus to developing high performing, innovative AND controlled organizations

    • Share models of organizations that control operational and reputational risk while maintaining its agility and innovativeness.
    •  Define the right balance between compliance and control.
    • Share best practices for converting tone at the top to behavior in the middle.
    • Share the mechanisms and influence skills required to make Ethics and Compliance key players in shaping culture with line managers
    • Understand the essential change management skills for Ethics and Compliance leaders
    • Develop a more compelling business case for ethics and compliance
    • Highlight the critical connection between organizational performance trust and employee engagement, innovation, collaboration, and relations with regulators.


    Day 1:
    8:30 am – 9:00am
    Program Overview and Introductions

    9:00 to 11:00am
    Defining the Trustworthy Company
    Robert Hurley

    11:00 to 12:00
    The Business Case for Building the Ethical and Trustworthy Organization

    Lunch: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

    1:00 pm  – 3:00 pm
    The Role of Measurement as part of Building an Ethical and Trustworthy Firm
    Robert Hurley

    3:00 – 5:00 pm
    How do Ethics and Compliance people and programs operate in High Trust Companies

    Day 2:
    8:30 – 10:30 am
    Embedding a Culture of Trust: Moving from Tone at the Top to Behavior in the Middle

    11:00 to 12:30 pm
    Balancing Controls, Monitoring and Empowerment in the Trustworthy Company

    Lunch: 12:30 – 1:30 pm

    1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
    Critical Organizational Systems in Building High Trust Companies (Compliance, (Communication, HR, Incentives)

    3:15 to 4:30pm
    Influence and Change Management Skills for Leaders in the Ethics and Compliance

      Mario DiFiore, Fordham University, formerly at Federal Reserve and Deutsche Bank

      Sean Griffith, Professor Fordham Law, Director Corporate Law Center

      Robert Hurley, Fordham University and author of The Decision to Trust


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