Students, business leaders, and faculty collaborate on ethics at summit

Students, faculty, and business leaders discuss ethical issues.

Students and faculty from 11 universities and business leaders converged in Denver Oct. 18-19 for the 2018 Daniels Fund Ethics Consortium Summit, hosted by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program, the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Colorado Law School. The goal of the Ethics Summit is to promote ethical business conduct in students as they prepare to enter the workforce. The summit’s format consisted of a series of keynote presentations, panels and small-group discussions where students, business people, and faculty focused on the theme of “Putting Ethics Into Practice.” Participants heard from business leaders and discussed the importance of ethics and practical strategies for reinforcing ethical behavior in business.

There were 182 participants at the event included students and faculty members representing 10 business schools and one law school in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming – all members of the Daniels Fund Ethics Consortium. Business leaders from each of the university’s communities also participated, with the goal of extending the summit’s relevance and value beyond the campus and into the business world.

The summit was kicked off the evening of Oct. 18 with a dinner, emceed by former 9NEWS anchor and business reporter and current president & CEO of the Metro North Chamber of Commerce, Gregg Moss, and a keynote address given by Jake Jabs, president & CEO of American Furniture Warehouse. “Don’t oversell, don’t over promise,” Jabs told the participants. “The key to business success is honesty.”

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