IAW Week Agenda

Online Conference, 23 – 27 November 2020

Ethics in the Workplace: New Challenges and Opportunities for Employers

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the 2020 Integrity at Work Conference was transformed into a week-long series of online events entitled Integrity at Work Week. We were joined by 28 speakers from Ireland and overseas to explore a range of themes relating to ‘Ethics in the Workplace: New Challenges and Opportunities for Employers’.

Monday 23 November

Putting Statements into Practice – Key Components of an Ethical Workplace

13.15 – 14.30 Panel Discussion

Ed Sibley (Deputy Governor, Prudential Regulation, Central Bank); Leo Martin (Founder and Director, GoodCorporation); Linda Hogan (Professor of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin).

Facilitator: Stephanie Casey (IAW Programme Manager)

17.00 – 18.00 In Conversation

Tom Mueller (Author, ‘Crisis of Conscience: Whistleblowing in an Age of Fraud’) and Mary Inman (Partner, Constantine Cannon).

Tuesday 24 November

Developments in Protected Disclosures Case Law

11.00 – 12.15 Panel Discussion

Judy O’ Loan (Managing Solicitor, Transparency Legal Advice Centre); Emmet Whelan (Partner, ByrneWallace); Colleen Cleary (Founder and Principal, CC Solicitors)

Facilitator: Dr Lauren Kierans, BL (Assistant Professor of Law, Maynooth University)

Encouraging Integrity – Creating a Speak Up/Listen Up Culture

14.15 – 15.30 Panel Discussion

Gerald Chifamba (Sales and Business Development Executive, EQS Group); Tracy Boylin (CEO, Organisational and People Genetics); Rosarii Mannion (HR Leader and Practitioner); Kyle Welch (Assistant Professor of Accountancy, George Washington University).

Facilitator: Marianna Fotaki (Professor of Business Ethics, University of Warwick Business School)

17.00 – 17.30 In Conversation

Chris Smalls (Amazon whistleblower) and Kate Kenny, (Professor of Business and Society, NUI Galway).

Wednesday 25 November

Overcoming Systemic Obstacles to Fostering an Ethical Workplace

13.15 – 14.30 Keynote Speaker

Margaret Heffernan (Author and Entrepreneur) and Ian Talbot (Chief Executive, Chambers Ireland)

17.00 – 18.00 In Conversation

Muel Kaptein (Professor of Business Ethics and Integrity Management, RSM, Erasmus University) and John Devitt (Chief Executive, Transparency International Ireland)

Thursday 26 November

Ethical Leadership in Times of Crisis – What Have we Learned from Covid-19?

13.15 – 14.30 Panel Discussion

Mark Chambers (Associate Director, Institute of Business Ethics); Michele Monahan (Radiography Services Manager and Honorary Vice President, SIPTU); Sorcha Pollak (Journalist, Irish Times).

Facilitator: Gráinne Madden (Founder & Principal, GMJ Associates)

17.00 – 17.30 In Conversation

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris and John Devitt (Chief Executive, Transparency International Ireland).

Friday 27 November

Tone from the Top – Challenging Unethical Leadership

15.00 – 16.00 Keynote Speaker

Dr Scott Allen (Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine) and Fergus Finlay (Columnist, Irish Examiner)