Paul A. Argenti - When to Speak Out: Three Questions to Answer Before Taking a Public Position on Social Issues

April 7, 2021 | Virtual

Paul ArgentiIn recent years, leaders have faced pressure from their constituencies to take positions on social issues. Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ rights, the Me Too Movement, and the attack on the US Capital have forced companies to think more carefully about when and how to respond.  Yet, key constituencies within the institution or outside constituencies may hold starkly different views.

The first webinar presentation of our series “Corporations and the Common Good: How Should Businesses Respond to Social Issues?” features Paul A. Argenti, Professor of Corporate Communication, The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.  Argenti will offer a three-pronged test for determining when to speak out about social issues based his recent Harvard Business Review article, When Should Your Company Speak up about a Social Issue.

Join us for an engaging discussion about how institutions and individuals can apply this approach to make practical and principled decisions about when to speak out on social issues.

Professor Paul A. Argenti has taught management, corporate responsibility, corporate communication, and healthcare management starting in 1977 at the Harvard Business School, from 1979-81 at the Columbia Business School, and since 1981 as a faculty member at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. He has also taught as a visiting professor at the International University of Japan, the Helsinki School of Economics, Erasmus University in the Netherlands, and Singapore Management University. He currently serves as Faculty Director for Tuck’s Leadership and Strategic Impact Program.

Professor Argenti’s textbook, Corporate Communication, Eighth Edition, will be published through McGraw-Hill/Irwin in 2021. He is also the author of Corporate Responsibility, which focuses on corporate values, shared value, corporate character, and the purpose of the corporation in modern society. Argenti co-authored (with Courtney Barnes) Digital Strategies for Powerful Corporate Communication, published by McGraw-Hill. Some of his other books include: Strategic Corporate Communication, published by McGraw-Hill, The Power of Corporate Communication (co-authored with UCLA’s Janis Forman), published by McGraw-Hill, and The Fast Forward MBA Pocket Reference (several editions), released through Wiley. Professor Argenti has written numerous articles for academic publications and practitioner journals such as Harvard Business Review, California Management Review, and Sloan Management Review. Professor Argenti also appears frequently on radio (NPR and APM) and television (CNBC, CNN) commenting on topics related to management, communications, reputation, and corporate responsibility.

Professor Argenti is a Fulbright Scholar and a winner of the Pathfinder Award in 2007 from the Institute for Public Relations for the excellence of his research over a long career. The Ethisphere Institute has also listed him as one of the most influential people in Business Ethics.  He served on an advisory board to the President of the World Bank for five years and the Board of Trustees for the Ethisphere Institute. He has also served on advisory boards to CEOs globally for a variety of companies. Finally, he has consulted and run training programs in communication for executives at hundreds of organizations over the last three decades including John Deere, The Detroit Lions, Mitsui, Novartis, and Goldman Sachs. You can follow Professor Argenti on Twitter.

This event is free and open to the public, and is offered by the Ethics in Governance Forum of the Center for Ethics at Saint Anselm College.

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April 7, 2021 from 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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