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April Meeting Notice Minneapolis
Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Topic: Ethical Leadership for Technical Professionals

Ethical leaders do more than make consistently acceptable choices: they lead others to make the best choices for the people they serve and the purposes they pursue. Geotechnical professionals of various disciplines often possess technical knowledge and expertise that is unique on their teams, a situation referred to as information asymmetry that poses unique ethical risks. This session will consider how subject matter experts can most effectively contribute to team success, and how these leaders can most effectively persuade other team members to make the best ethical choices.

This interactive presentation will practice skills and techniques, such as:

  • Understanding the ethical risks associated with information asymmetry and how to avoid them.
  • Using Fair Process principles in technical and business decisions, which research has shown leads those who are affected to maintain a level of trust in decision-makers.
  • Practice Ethical Persuasion, which changes minds while it strengthens relationships.
This lively session has been designed expressly for the Minnesota Geotechnical Society and draws on industry expertise to apply ethical principles to leadership in planning, design, engineering, and construction. Participants will be encouraged to engage, listen, laugh, and learn.

Location: Rose Vine Hall (downstairs at Grumpy's Bar & Grill)
2801 Snelling Ave. N., Roseville, MN (Mapquest link)
6:00 pm Social Hour, Sponsored by Menard Group USA
7:00 pm Dinner: Buffet Style
Taco bar with Cookies and Coffee desert. $45
8:00 pm
Presentation — Mr. Charles Weinstein

Paid 2017-2018 MGS Members receive a $5 meeting discount on the meal costs listed.
The cost for full-time students is $10, payable to MGS at the door.

Reservations: Register | PDF Announcement (204 kb)
Requested by noon, Friday, April 6th, 2018

  (One professional development hour toward continuing education requirements for Professional Engineers is available.)


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