FAR Webinar: Business Ethics for Association Leaders: Everything You Wanted To Know But Were Afraid to Ask….
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT | Zoom
Presenter: Kimberly A. Pendo, Attorney at Law, Chicago Law Partners & Bob Moore, Ma, CAE, Executive Director, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
Description: The actions of associations (and all not-for-profits), including the specific actions of their officers, directors, and staff, can be and are scrutinized by members, competitors, other stakeholders, the government, the press, and the public. Association volunteers and staff leaders of course must always act in the best interests of their organization. That requires following the organization’s bylaws and policies and following all legal requirements. But it also means acting ethically. This session will explore the often complex meaning of ethical conduct and provide a basis for understanding how ethics, and ethical decision-making, arise in real world situations (such as sponsor relationships, expense accounts and expense reimbursement, gifts, fam trips and the like). The session also will explore the related and challenging issues surrounding identifying and managing conflicts of interest, and how associations can create a culture of disclosure. By exploring various real world ethical problems and conflict of interest scenarios, this session will help you improve your ability to identify, manage, and avoid creating ethical problems for you and your association.
Understand ethics in the context of non-profit associations.
Recognize potential ethics and conflicts issues as they emerge.
Develop strategies for identifying, managing and preventing conflicts of interest and ethical problems.
Understand the legal underpinnings of conflict of interest and ethical issues.
Kimberly A. Pendo is a founding Member of Chicago Law Partners, LLC. Kimberly practices not-for-profit and corporate law and serves as the Firm's Chief Operating Officer.
Kimberly counsels trade and professional associations, charitable organizations and other types of not-for-profit organizations, providing advice on all aspects of their operations and corporate governance, including intellectual property, contract, tax, electronic communication, privacy, employment, antitrust, chapter and affiliate relations, certification and credentialing, and related matters.
Kimberly is a frequent speaker on association-related topics and a regular contributor to association magazines and newsletters. Kimberly is a member of the American Society of Association Executives, where she has served as the Chair of the Legal Section Council and ASAE Legal Symposium in Chicago. She also is a member of the Association Forum of Chicagoland and has served as the Chair of the Forum’s Political Action and Public Policy Committees, as a PAC Trustee, and as a member of the editorial committee of its monthly publication FORUM. She also is a past chair of the Chicago Bar Association Trade & Professional Associations Law Committee.
In 2014, Kimberly was awarded the John C. Thiel Distinguished Service Award by the Association Forum of Chicagoland in recognition of her outstanding, long-term volunteer service. The Cook County Bar Association presented Kimberly with its President’s Award in 2006 in recognition of her outstanding service to the association.
As part of her work within the association community, Kimberly played a key role in authoring a series of recent amendments that updated and modernized the Illinois Not For Profit Corporation Act on behalf of the Association Forum of Chicagoland.
Kimberly earned her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law in 1998. In 1995, she graduated summa cum laude, with distinction and honors, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and was named to the University's Bronze Tablet. She was also a James Scholar and a member of the Phi Beta Kappa, Golden Key and Phi Eta Sigma honor societies.
Kimberly was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1998. She has received an AV Preeminent® Peer Rating in Martindale-Hubbell®.
Bob Moore, MA, CAE, is a recognized leader in association management with over 20 years’ experience serving major national and international organizations.
Moore is currently the Executive Director of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. Previously, he was the first chief operating officer of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and the first executive director of the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA). At the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Moore was Vice President, Knowledge and Learning. In his positions, Moore is known for being a catalyst of change and growth.
A graduate of Illinois State University with a BS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Moore earned his MA in Organizational Communications from the University of Northern Iowa and is currently obtaining his MS in Learning & Organizational Change from Northwestern University. Moore is also an ASAE Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP) scholar and Board Member of Association Forum.
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