Executive Ethics Seminar - Register Now!

The Center will offer two seminars annually on behalf of for-profit decision-makers: (1) a day-long seminar for C-suite executives and board members, and (2) a seminar for managers. These Corporate Governance and Ethics seminars together serve as the flagship programs for the Center. They examine the ethical tensions inherent in business dealings from a societal, systemic perspective as well as from the specific cultural perspective of the organization. Aided by thoughtful content, and an inspiring pedagogy, the seminars instill new insights into the application of ethical thinking in business, underscored by the emphasis on character, a hallmark of the College’s Benedictine tradition.

Ethics in Governance Speaker Series

The Ethics in Governance Speaker Series features programs on topics related to governance, leadership, social responsibility and the common good. Events are held in the Institute's state-of-the-art auditorium and are free and open to Saint Anselm College community as well as the public. The initiative works to educate and inform New Hampshire business and community leaders, students, and the general public.

Financial Education

Beyond Paycheck to Paycheck Seminar Series presented by Michael B. Rubin
Michael B. Rubin is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional. In addition to his experience providing sophisticated financial advice to affluent clients, Michael has been a key source of information for over a decade to countless others. He speaks passionately about and provides guidance on virtually all personal financial planning topics.

Excellence in Governance

Excellence in Governance Certificate Program
In partnership with NH Center for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Boards have many roles to play as stewards of the organization, but none is more important than assuring ethical behavior and providing sound fiscal oversight. In general, this means that boards are responsible for assuring the financial integrity and solvency of the organization, establishing procedures to safeguard the organization from fraud and risk, assuring that ethical standards are maintained and remaining alert for signs of financial trouble.

In today's world, the nonprofit sector is continually challenged to be more transparent, efficient and effective. Sensational headlines about a single nonprofit's alleged wrong-doings can undermine the public's confidence in the sector. "Why didn't the governing board fix the situation before it was found-out?" "How could something like this happen?"

While we all have internal definitions of "best interests" and "ethics," many of us - because we are not trained as lawyers or CPAs or given adequate board orientation - may not have a full understanding of the true responsibilities inherent in this volunteer role.

This certificate program is designed to enhance the understanding of both novice and long-standing board members in the areas of governance, finance, fundraising and ethics. As a board member you are investing in your community. Becoming more fully knowledgeable about your roles and responsibilities in the boardroom through this program can have enormous impact on the value of that investment. You will leave with a governance toolkit which includes a set of on-line resources to help you govern more effectively.

Recommended for new and potential board members who are committed to becoming valuable leaders in their community through nonprofit board service.

Annual Politics, Business, and Justice (PB&J) Roundtable Series

For each discussion we choose a pressing topic or question involving an ethical issue in business and politics.

  • Annual event focused on a prominent topic in business and public policy ethics
  • Students, faculty, business executives, policy makers interact and converse
  • Distinguished panelists; break-out sessions; innovative ideas and solutions
  • Plenary panel discussion of prominent industry and governmental representatives; media coverage

Industry Roundtables

The Center offers a series of Executive Ethics Roundtables each year aimed at leaders in targeted industries such as Healthcare, Finance and Banking, Cyber-ethics and Security, and Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, among others. Each industry roundtable will feature:

  • A significant ethical question to be examined and discussed
  • A panel of industry experts offering diverse perspectives on the topic
  • An audience consisting of leaders in the field, including competitors, as well as policy makers
  • Clear suggestions for change in the industry, promoted through media coverage