Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum at Baylor University Announcement.

Having been honored to speak at the Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum at Baylor University in 2011, I am pleased to share the following announcement regarding the 2012 Business Ethics Forum.

WACO, Texas (Nov. 2, 2012) – The 2012 Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum will take place at Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business Nov. 7-16. This year’s theme, “Starting with Integrity: Entrepreneurship and Ethics,” aims to help students understand the importance of ethics in experiential and interactive ways, and is sponsored by The Dale P. Jones Ethics Endowment, The Chavanne Chair of Christian Ethics in Business Endowment and BancVue.

The forum will bring together guest speakers from across the country and various industries. Several events are free and open to the public. Their details are as follows:

• A panel discussion will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 7, in the Fifth Floor Banquet Room of the Cashion Academic Center, 1401 S. Fourth St. Featured panelists include David Busch, CEO of Hawaiian Falls; Chris Deleenher, CEO of Sunzer Consulting Group; Morgan Johnson, director of the Slum Empowerment Outreach, Come, Let’s Dance; and Gil Sheehan, founder and president of Barrington Gifts.

• Nancy Richards, founder and chairman of the First Preston HT, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, in the Fifth Floor Conference Room of the Cashion Academic Center. Richards also founded HomeTelos, a technology company specializing in online real estate sales and offer management with technology products generating 12 million hits per month. She was recognized as Ernst & Young’s 2004 Southwest “Entrepreneur of the Year” for Real Estate/Construction/Hospitality and won their prestigious “National Entrepreneur of the Year Award” in 2005.

• The forum will conclude with the panel discussion on “Entrepreneurial Ethics” at 1:45 p.m. Nov. 16, in the Fifth Floor Banquet Room of the Cashion Academic Center. The panel will include Kim Galvan from Bentwood Realty, David Hill from the Innovation Capital, Blake Mattson from Mattson Financial Services and Jake Roye from Chick-fil-A.

As part of the forum, students have the opportunity to participate in two competitions purposed to advance the development of ethical leaders. Details on the competition are as follows:

• The Hankamer Business Ethics Case Competition engages students, faculty, alumni and business leaders in discussions of major ethical issues facing the business world today. The competition will begin with an opening ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 7, in the Fifth Floor Conference Room in the Cashion Academic Center. Teams will present their recommendations for the case in a formal business presentation before judges at 9 a.m. Nov. 9, in the same location. The first place teams from each league will receive a $1,000 prize.

• MBA students from programs across the country will gather for the sixth annual MBA National Case Competition in Ethical Leadership Nov. 14-16. Student teams from Auburn University, Baylor University, Iowa State University, Pepperdine University, Texas A&M University, the University of Florida, the University of Illinois, the University of Iowa, the University of Minnesota, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Washington will compete. Winners will be announced Nov. 16, following the ethics panel. The grand prize winner will receive $5,000.

For more information on the Business Ethics Forum, visit www.baylor.edu/business/businessethicsforum/.

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