Cameron University partners with OK Ethics to present business forum via live stream; “Spiritual Intelligence: Leadership Edge” scheduled for January 8

The Cameron University School of Business is pleased to partner with the Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium (OK Ethics) to host a live broadcast of the organization’s monthly forum, which features presentations on business ethics. The first event, “Spiritual Intelligence: Leadership Edge,” will feature Gael O’Brien, ethics columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine, and is scheduled for Wednesday, January 8, at 11:30 a.m. Cameron’s live-stream,  which originates in Oklahoma City, will take place in the McCasland Ballroom of the McMahon Centennial Complex. Registration is $25, which includes lunch. Pre-registration is required at www.okethics.org. The program is recommended for one CPE in ethics for CPAs desiring to further their educational endeavors.

“Promoting Oklahoma values of integrity at work is the intent behind the OK Ethics’ monthly business forums,” says Shannon Warren, founder of the Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium & Foundation. “We are thrilled by Cameron’s participation. The live video conferences will allow us to broaden our outreach to business professionals throughout southwest Oklahoma.”

“This live broadcast is a unique opportunity for business leaders in the Lawton-Fort Sill area to experience the OK Ethics presentations,” says John Camey, Dean of the Cameron University School of Business. “Cameron is pleased to host this event, and we look forward to a long partnership with OK Ethics.”

The OK Ethics' initiative began in 2003 when a group of six individuals met to discuss ethical challenges in the workplace and decided that there was a need to share positive examples of business conduct. Since then, OK Ethics has grown to nearly 900 members representing over 200 companies, primarily in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. OK Ethics also promotes student ethics chapters and initiatives on 13 campuses as well as sponsor an annual Statewide Student Ethics Challenge. 

The speaker for the January forum, Gael O’Brien, has enjoyed an extensive career working for global companies, consulting and executive coaching focused on how leaders lead and create engagement around purpose and values to transform culture, crises and obstacles.

In addition to writing The Ethics Coach column for Entrepreneur Magazine, she is a columnist for Business Ethics Magazine and publisher of The Week in Ethics, a leadership resource for businesses and universities. An expert on leadership, corporate responsibility and building trust and reputation, O’Brien works with the ethics centers at Bentley University, California State University at Long Beach and Marymount Loyola University. She is a Senior Fellow in Social Innovation at the Lewis Institute at Babson College.  

She is President of Strategic Opportunities Group, a consulting and executive coaching firm which has included her working with RAND’s Center for Corporate Ethics and Governance, and as program director for a Conference Board research working group on fostering ethical leadership.

O’Brien received a graduate certificate in Business Ethics from McCallum Graduate School of Business and a Master’s degree in English from the College of William and Mary. She is a board certified coach in leadership and executive coaching and an award winning communicator. 

For more information on the live video conference as well as upcoming OK Ethics monthly forums, contact OK Ethics at 405-858-2233 or www.okethics.org, or the Cameron University School of Business at 580-581-2267.

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December 17, 2013

PR#13-204