PUBLIC SECTOR CoP: Ethical Challenges in the Public Sector

PUBLIC SECTOR CoP: Ethical Challenges in the Public Sector







Speaker: Atul Peres-da-Silva (MBA, PMP®, PgMP®, PMI-ACP®)


Establishing a code of ethics has been a challenge in public administration. Ethics is central to the practice of administration, but public administration has had difficulty articulating clear and meaningful standards of behavior. They have also struggled with developing a means of upholding a code of ethics. Code of ethics for public administrators recognize that administrators are not just neutral implementers of policy. In fact, "filling in the details" of often vague legislation is often left to professional--but unelected--civil servants. As a result, the view held a century ago that bureaucrats simply carry out the details of policy in some kind of a value-free manner has been almost completely discredited. Almost everyone now recognizes that the policeman on the street, the teacher in the classroom and the doctor in a VA hospital have real power to make policy and therefore affect lives. This presentation will touch on some of the difficulties with identifying clear standards in dealing with ethics in the Public Sector.

Learning Objectives:  

Attendees will get a better understanding of how challenging it can be to implement ethics in the public sector as it relates to the:

a)  Impact of employee morale and productivity in the workplace environment
b)  Differences between public sector and Government ethics
c)  Levels of ethical decision making

 About the Speaker:

Atul Peres-da-Silva (MBA, PMP®, PgMP®, PMI-ACP®) is a certified Senior Project Management Professional (PMP®) with over 25 years of experience in leading technical and IT-oriented project teams.  Mr. Peres-da-Silva has extensive training and facilitation experience to complement his hands-on project leadership endeavors.  In addition to being a learning facilitator for many commercial and educational institution clients, Atul is also a Senior Instructor for the North Carolina Project Management Institute (NCPMI) chapter’s PMP® Certification Exam Prep course. He is also the President of Advanced Project Design; a consulting company providing training to Fortune 50 companies all over the United States.

Atul has a Master of Science in Business Management from North Carolina State University and is an active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) where he has served on the Executive Board in many roles including Chapter President.  In his spare time, Atul speaks at PMI chapters on various Project Management topics both in Europe and in the United States.


Event Details

Event Date 10-18-2017 5:30 pm
Event End Date 10-18-2017 7:30 pm
Registration Start Date 09-25-2017 12:00 am
Registered 14
Available place 31
Cut off date 10-18-2017 11:30 am
Individual Price Free
Speaker Atul Peres-da-Silva
Number Hours 1.0
Strategy PDU Hours 0.5
Leadership PDU Hours 0.5
7001 Weston Pkwy #100, Cary, NC 27513, USA
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