"What's Your Company's Ethical Pulse" Webcast Offered by Aptima and the Human Capital Institute

June Webinar Focuses on How Leaders Can Assess and Better Manage Ethical Climates, Featuring Steve Priest, President of the Ethical Leadership Group

WOBURN, MA--(Marketwire - June 2, 2010) -  Building an ethical company takes more than printing, posting and praying that a code of conduct will guide employees. Research shows that leaders play a critical role in actively shaping and maintaining an ethical organization, yet before they can prescribe and enforce ethical standards they first need to understand their company's ethical climate. How can leaders assess the ethical tone of their workplace and build a robust ethical infrastructure? 

Aptima, the R&D firm focused on how people think, learn and behave, and the Human Capital Institute (HCI), a clearinghouse for best practices and new ideas, are partnering on "What's Your Company's Ethical Pulse." Airing live on June 8th and recast through June 10th, the webcast will help leaders gain insights on the ethical environment and norms of employee behavior in their workplace, the pressures and systemic problems that might encourage good people to make bad decisions, and whether workers are rewarded (or punished) as ambassadors of the corporate reputation.

The second in a series of eight quarterly webcasts by HCI and Aptima on 'Leading Ethical Organizations,' "What's Your Company's Ethical Pulse" will feature Steve Priest, President of the Ethical Leadership Group, a consulting firm that specializes in ethics, values and compliance. Described by the Wall Street Journal as "one of the most sought consultants to keep companies on the straight and narrow," Mr. Priest has consulted with 25% of the Fortune 200. The Codes of Conduct he has written are required reading for millions of employees around the world.

"What's Your Company's Ethical Pulse" will address 1) why it's important for leaders to understand the ethical atmosphere of their organization, 2) the types of information that come out of assessments, and its value to the leader and the institution, 3) case studies and examples of how to evaluate the climate formally and informally, and how to respond effectively to the results, and 4) when and how often leaders should examine the ethical climate.

What: "What's Your Company's Ethical Pulse" webcast
When:  Airs live Tuesday, Jun 08, 2010 at 3:00 pm EDT, and recast five times June 9 - 10, 2010.
For dates and times: http://www.hci.org/lib/whats-your-companys-ethical-pulse
Registration: Open and free to HCI Community Members (http://www.hci.org/membership)

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 http://www.Aptima.com/Leadership.

About the Human Capital Institute (HCI)

HCI is the global association for 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. Visit www.HCI.org.

About Aptima, Inc.

Aptima is a leading human-centered research, development, and engineering company focused on improving the capabilities of leaders in mission critical environments. Our multidisciplinary staff of leadership training experts, multimedia designers, and software engineers collaborate to design training solutions that increase the capabilities of leaders and leadership teams. Through blended-learning tools, leaders learn how to shape work environments that promote productivity across all levels of the organization. Aptima is headquartered in Woburn, MA, with offices in Washington, DC and Dayton, OH. For more information, please visit www.Aptima.com.

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