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Business Ethics & Leadership

Past Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum Themes

    "The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence" was the theme of the 2018 Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum.

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    2018 Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum Guest Speakers

    • Donna Harris, Cofounder 1776, National Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    • Sujatha Kashyap, IBM Research and Program Director of Power System Performance
    • Robert J. Marks, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Baylor University
    • Drayton McLane, Jr., Chairman, McLane Group
    • George Montanez, assistant professor of computer science, Harvey Mudd College, and former data scientist for Microsoft Research
    • Sujatha Perepa, Watson Solution Delivery Architect at IBM Watson
    • Paul Golata, engineer, adjunct professor, and author
    • Brandon Lackey, Cofounder Drone Pilots Network
    • Robert Verrill, Dominican Priest and Baylor Philosophy PhD Candidate
    • Rebecca Kennedy, Dean for Spiritual Life and Missions, Baylor University

    2018 Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum Sponsors

    12th Annual National MBA Case Competition in Ethical Leadership Participating Teams

    • Auburn University
    • Baylor University
    • Brigham Young University
    • Iowa State University
    • Louisiana State University
    • Oklahoma State University
    • Southern Methodist University
    • Texas Christian University
    • University of Georgia
    • University of Illinois
    • University of Minnesota
    • University of Pittsburgh

    2017 - Beltway Business

    The theme for the 2017 Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum was "Beltway Business." Spanning the first two weeks of November, the forum included keynotes by many guests with experience working in various aspects of government. The first week of the forum concluded with the 12th annual Hankamer Business Ethics Case Competition involving fifteen undergraduate teams and ten graduate teams from within the business school. This competition is an experiential and interactive way to help Hankamer School of Business students understand the importance of ethics. During the second week of the Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum, students from twelve schools around the nation competed in our 11th annual National MBA Case Competition in Ethical Leadership and were given the opportunity to present their ethics recommendations before a panel of business and faculty judges.

    2017 Guest Speakers

    • Jeb Bush, Former Governor of Florida & Current Business Leader
    • Bill Simon, Former President & CEO, Wal-Mart Stores, U.S.
    • Harold R. Loftin, Jr., Chief Legal Officer & General Council, GuideStone Financial Resources
    • Debra Coffey, Vice President of Government Affairs, Smart Start, Inc.
    • Chet Edwards, Partner at Edwards, Davis Stover & Associates and former U.S. Congressman
    • David Sibley, Attorney, Lobbyist and former Texas State Senator
    • John Allison, Retired President & CEO, BB&T Corporation and Cato Institute
    • Cecilia Ochoa Levine, Co-founder & Director of Strategic Alliance, MFI International Manufacturing
    • Dr. Linda A. Livingstone, President, Baylor University

    11th Annual National MBA Case Competition in Ethical Leadership Participating Teams

    • Auburn University
    • Baylor University
    • Brigham Young University
    • Iowa State University
    • Kansas State University
    • Louisiana State University
    • Purdue University
    • Texas Christian University
    • University of Georgia
    • University of Minnesota
    • University of North Carolina
    • University of Pittsburgh

    2016 - Just Business

    The theme for the 2016 Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum was "Just Business." Spanning the first two weeks of November, the forum included many guest speaker presentations from business leaders and wellness professionals. The first week of the forum concluded with the 11th annual Hankamer Ethics Case Competition involving twenty undergraduate teams and ten graduate teams from within the business school. This competition is an experiential and interactive way to help Hankamer School of Business Students understand the importance of ethics. During the second week of the Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum, students from twelve schools around the nation competed in our 10th Annual National Case Competition in Ethical Leadership and were given the opportunity to present their ethics recommendations before a panel of business and faculty judges.

    2016 Guest Speakers

    • Tom Mars, Former General Counsel, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
    • Bill Simon, Former President & CEO, Wal-Mart Stores, U.S.
    • Shane Gilbert, Founder, Come, Let's Dance
    • Magatte Wade, Founder & CEO Tiossan
    • Steve Green, President, Hobby Lobby
    • Bert Smith, CEO, Prison Entrepreneurship Program

    10th Annual National MBA Case Competition in Ethical Leadership Participating Teams

    • Auburn University
    • Baylor University
    • Brigham Young University
    • Case Western Reserve University
    • Iowa State University
    • Pennsylvania State University
    • Pepperdine University
    • Texas Christian University
    • University of Miami
    • University of Minnesota
    • University of Notre Dame
    • University of Pittsburgh
  • 2015 - The Ethics of Wealth & Wellness

    Videos from 2015 Ethics Forum
  • 2014 - Leading with Ethics

  • 2013 - B2B

    Videos from 2013 Ethics Forum
  • 2012 - Entrepreneurial Ethics

    Videos from 2012 Ethics Forum
  • 2011 - Cyber Ethics

    The 2011 Business Ethics Forum explored ethical issues related to information technology affecting both corporations and individual users.
    Videos from 2011 Ethics Forum
  • 2010 - Marketing: Reputations, Rights, Responsibilities

    The 2010 Business Ethics Forum explored ethical issues related to leadership and marketing practices affecting personal and corporate reputations, rights and responsibilities.
    Videos from 2010 Ethics Forum
  • 2009 - Where Finance Meets Ethics

    The 2009 Business Ethics Forum explored ethical issues underlying the global financial crisis and the implications for business and society.
    Videos from 2009 Ethics Forum
  • 2008 - The Responsibilities of Business: Doing Well and Doing Good

    The 2008 Business Ethics Forum challenged current and future leaders to thoughtfully explore the significant opportunities and profound responsibilities businesses have in our interconnected and global economy.
  • 2007 - Conflict of Interest for Leaders: Deal or No Deal?

    The 2007 forum focused on how conflicts of interest can create an appearance of impropriety that can undermine confidence in an organization or its leaders.
  • 2006 - Leadership Lessons from Enron and Anderson: 5 Years Later

    The 2006 Business Ethics Forum explored how two companies lauded for innovation, foresight and strong ethical values fell from grace.
  • 2005 - Benjamin Franklin: Entrepreneurship, Effectiviness & Ethics

    The 2005 Business Ethics Forum...

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