Hammond Institute to co-host business ethics panel


File photo: The Business Ethics Panels will take place at the Dunseth Auditorium in Harmon Hall on Thursday, Nov. 21.
Photo by Nick Feakes

Sandy Leegumjorn, Reporter

Hammond Institute will be co-hosting a business ethics panel with the Rotary Club of St. Charles to discuss the ethical dilemmas experienced by local business professionals on Nov. 21 at Dunseth Auditorium in Harmon Hall.

The discussion will start at 11 a.m. and will be moderated by President and CEO of Masterclock, John Clark. The panel will feature Lindenwood’s President John Porter alongside the associate provost of Lindenwood, Molly Hudgins, and the dean of Business and Entrepreneurship, Roger Ellis.

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Hudgins said the students will have an opportunity to interact personally with the panellists and ask questions. Additionally, students can enjoy lunch and networking with community members during the panel.

“For some individuals, it may be difficult to make ethical decisions in their professional lives,” Hudgins said. “Personally, I feel that my approach to decision making leads to consistent ethical decisions.”

Hudgins said professionals across industries are faced with difficult decisions and the key to maintaining an ethical approach to decision making is to “focus on one’s values and consider all stakeholders and parties that will be impacted by a decision.”

“The most challenging part is to match your values with the company’s value,” business student Victoria Miguelena said. “There are ethical dilemmas that we all have to consider.”

The discussion will focus on telling real-experience stories encountering ethical dilemmas in business. All students are welcome to the panel, and general admission is free. For more information visit hammondinsitute.org