The Slippery Slope of Ethics: How Do You Decide When No One is Watching & Everyone Sees the Outcome?
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When: Friday, October 27, 2017
8:30 am - 12 pm
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1025 Lenox Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia  30319
United States
Presenter: Perry Tomlinson
Contact: SHRM-Atlanta

Online registration is available until: 10/27/2017
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The Slippery Slope of Ethics – How Do You Decide When No One is Watching but Everyone Will See the Outcome?

AT&T  | Friday, October 27, 2017 | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM | #SHRMATL


As HR professionals, you are often the ‘Keepers of the Culture’. This means having to make tough decisions considering various viewpoints. This 3.5 hour workshop will help you gain insight into your ethical perspectives, how to perceive others, and how to make ethical decisions that are consistent with your organizational values and behaviors.

Participants will complete the Ethical Lens Inventory (ELI), an ethics typology designed to help learners understand what core values influence the choices they make when no rules tell them what to do. After completing the on-line 36-item ELI, you will be given a description of your ethical priorities; whether you begin an ethical decision process by focusing on universal rights and duties (deontological theories), end results (teleological theories), relationships in the community (justice theories), or reputation and character (virtue ethics). In addition, the ethical blind spots and points of temptation are explored. Within this workshop, real-world case studies are evaluated against a decision-making model uniquely developed to ensure that each ethical perspective is considered.  

Participants Engaging in this 3.5 Hour Workshop Will:

  • Identify the gifts of your ethical perspective
  • Identify the core values that influence your choices when no rules tell you what to do
  • Identify your ethical blind spots and double standards and the implications of a lack of awareness
  • Recognize the importance of different perspectives when communicating your decision(s)
  • Apply your knowledge to a case study in which you and your peers will need to make a difficult ethical decision
SHRM BoCK™ Competencies:
  • Ethical Practice
  • Communication
  • Business Acumen

PDC Credits: 3.5

Registration Rates:

  Early (7/21-8/31) Advanced (9/1-10/19) Late (10/20-10/27)
Member   $199 $229 $259
Event +   $339 $369 $399
Non-Member   $349 $379 $409


Event+ registration includes one-year of SHRM-Atlanta membership. This is a great option for first-time members, or if your SHRM-Atlanta membership has lapsed. Select this rate and your membership will be renewed. Current members can also take advantage of this offer – choose this option during registration and we’ll add an additional year to your SHRM-Atlanta membership.

To Pay by Check or Money Order, please make payable to SHRM-Atlanta and mail, along with our printable event registration form, to our office:

2849 Paces Ferry Rd SE
Overlook I, Suite 205
Atlanta, GA 30339

Registration will not be confirmed until payment is received.

Cancellation Deadline: October 20, 2017


Perry Tomlinson, Executive Leadership Consultant

Perry is a retired Regional President and member of the Senior Leadership Team of BB&T Corporation. His Leadership experience spans 35 years in developing his skills and building the next level of Leadership talent within the company, through his professional accomplishments and passion with coaching centered in sales, client service, cultural integration and cultural leadership development.

Since his retirement in 2013, Perry has served as a charter Board Member and Executive Consultant with the BB&T Center for Ethical Leadership at the University of North Georgia. Perry has been instrumental in developing the Building Ethical Leaders (BEL) workshop. He also co-created the Ethical Culture Indicator (ECI), which incorporates employee engagement surveys with ethical climate feedback for organizations and businesses. From this platform, Perry has provided consulting services to facilitate changes in the ethical climate of organizations.

Perry’s Leadership Consulting experience includes major corporations, non-profit boards and organizations, local school districts, county governments and universities. He has been a featured speaker on the topics of Building Ethical Cultures, Exploring the Ethical Self, and Values Based Leadership.

Some of the organizations include:
- Atlanta Compliance & Ethics Roundtable
- Institute of Internal Auditors, Middle GA, Columbus
- Georgia Tech Fraud Awareness Week
- The Conference Board, NY, Global Business Conduct
- Georgia Technology Law Institute
- IIA & ACFE Atlanta
- NCACPA Healthcare Conference
- Georgia Society of CPA’s


Cancellation & Transfer Policy

Can’t make it? Can someone else from your office attend in your place? Substitutions are allowed; however, the non-member rate may apply. To transfer your registration please submit your request via email to

Would you like to transfer an upcoming registration from one event to another? Requests for transfers must be made by the event cancellation date, usually seven days prior to the event.

Cancellations for this event must be made by the cancellation deadlines noted below. Cancellations/No-Shows on the date of the event forfeit the entire registration fee. No refunds or transfer of fees will be made after the date of the event.

Request received by August 31, 2017

$50 cancellation fee

Request received September 1 – October 19, 2017

$100 cancellation fee

Request received after October 20, 2017

No refund available

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