Lunch with Seminar: Ethical Conduct: Are We Missing the Forest for the Trees? - 1 PDH
Brief update from: Eric Greppo, PE; Executive Secretary of the NY State Board of Engineering, Land Surveying & Geology.
Seminar by: Stan Wilczek, Jr. PE – firstname.lastname@example.org
Engineers are detail people. We don’t just want to know that something works – we want to know how and why it works. It’s usually why as kids we were always taking things apart. However, many times with issues involving ethical conduct, we often thoroughly evaluate what happened and how it happened, but we do a less than thorough analysis of why it happened. Knowing that the engineer didn’t use the correct formula or didn’t consider all the possible scenarios the final design might encounter, doesn’t go far enough. Why weren’t these issues addressed by the engineer? More importantly, if the engineer knowingly acted in an unethical manner, what drove him to do so?
This seminar will review events where engineers knowingly exhibited unethical conduct and explore the root causes of why they did so. It will also point out examples where many engineers, at one time or another, have engaged in unethical conduct. You will leave this seminar with a more thorough understanding of what it means to conduct yourself in an ethical manner.