News and headlines regarding the 2017 Partners in Business Ethics Symposium and fostering a speak-up culture.

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Partners in Business Ethics Symposium attracts leaders in business ethicsPenn State, December 2017
The Penn State Smeal College of Business hosted business school deans, corporate leaders, and ethics experts in November for the sixth Partners in Business Ethics Symposium.

Middle managers may turn to unethical behavior to face unrealistic expectationsPenn State, October 2017
While unethical behavior in organizations is often portrayed as flowing down from top management, or creeping up from low-level positions, a team of researchers suggest that middle management also can play a key role in promoting wide-spread unethical behavior among their subordinates.

Penn State to launch survey for students and employees Oct. 4Penn State, October 2017
Starting Oct. 4 and continuing through Oct. 24, Penn State faculty, staff, technical services employees, administrators, students, postdoctoral scholars and fellows will receive emails from an outside organization asking for their participation in the Penn State Values and Culture Survey. 

Task force strengthens Penn State’s focus on academic integrity issues, Penn State, July 2017
Penn State Executive Vice President and Provost Nick Jones advanced the University’s focus on academic integrity earlier this year by creating a task force to assess the current process and structure used to manage academic integrity cases and strengthen a culture of integrity. The first deadline for recommended improvements is July 31, 2017.

Preparing Business Students to Speak Up, BizEd, June 2017
It's time to increase our attention to how we are preparing future business leaders to embrace ethical challenges. By providing opportunities to practice ethical decision-making we can equip our students with the resources that they will need in the workplace.

How to Proactively Build a Strong, Engaging Culture,, June 2017
It’s important to proactively anticipate employee needs, and design an organizational culture that fosters mutual growth, trust, and esteem among all its members.

For a More Inclusive Workplace: Speak Up,, May 2017
If inclusion efforts aren’t coming from the top, they’re not coming.

America's Five Governance Experts Share Perspective On Boards,, May 2017
"Show me a company facing scandal (e.g. fraud, corruption, mistreatment of employees), and I’ll show you an organization with a leadership team that didn’t understand the true state of ethics & compliance across the enterprise and a board that failed to ask the right questions."

Rooted in a Sense of Purpose, BizEd, May 2017
Is it possible to build business schools with a social conscience? Yes, but we must do more to integrate ethics and emphasize public sector management if we are to shape the role business education plays in the future of society. 

UVA Darden Professor Mary Gentile Named ‘Top Mind’ of 2017, UVA Darden, April 2017
Darden Professor Mary Gentile has added a new accolade to her list of awards and plaudits. Gentile, author of the influential Giving Voice to Values curriculum, has been named one of Compliance Week‘s “Top Minds 2017,” a list that highlights “the best and brightest in the governance, risk, ethics and compliance profession.”

Penn State Smeal’s Treviño honored by Society for Business Ethics, Penn State, November 2016
Linda K. Treviño, distinguished professor of organizational behavior and ethics at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has been honored by the Society for Business Ethics. The society feted Treviño with its Lifetime Achievement Award for Scholarship. 

Penn State Smeal Honor Code 10th anniversary celebration underscores culture of honor and integrity, Penn State, November 2016
Faculty, staff, students and administrators gathered in the Business Building Atrium in early November to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Penn State Smeal College of Business Honor Code, the highlight of Corporate Compliance & Ethics Week activities at the college.

Q&A: Pat Harned, Ph.D. on Ethics & Compliance,, August 2015
"The strength of a company’s ethics culture and the effectiveness of its internal ethics and compliance (E&C) program are closely tied to workplace behavior."