The focal point of the 2011 Small Business Day is to highlight the importance of ethics within businesses small and large.
The UCCS Ethics Initiative has teamed with the Small Business Development Center in order to bring an important keynote speaker, Sherron Watkins, to Colorado Springs.
Ms. Watkins, former Vice President at Enron Corporation, will speak on the importance of ethical corporate leadership.
Ms. Watkins became the key whistleblower at Enron when she alerted then-CEO Ken Lay to accounting irregularities within Enron in August of 2001, warning him that the company "might implode in a wave of accounting scandals." She testified before Congressional committees from the United States House and Senate investigating Enron's demise.
Sherron Watkins learned first-hand what happens when corporate leaders do not ensure a sound system of values and ethics in an organization. She will share her views on how to spot the warning signs of erosion in values and how she would advise others on the issues of ethics and governance in the context of the current climate of distrust in the corporate world.
If you are interested in registering for this event, please visit the Colorado Small Business Development website at http://cssbdc.org/site/content/view/54/28/
For more information about this event please download the 2011 Small Business Day flyer.
If you have any additional questions or concerns about this upcoming event, please contact the UCCS Ethics Initiative at firstname.lastname@example.org