Free 2-CPE ethics web conference to be held in Madison

free live web conference entitled, “How Do You Spell Success?  E-T-H-I-C-S!” will be presented via chapter-paid web conferencing on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS),1 West Wilson Street, Room 751, Madison, Wisconsin.

The presenter will be Frank C. Bucaro, CSP, CPAE, a professional writer and speaker on ethics and the author of the upcoming book, If Good Ethics is Good Business, What’s the Problem?  Frank has spoken, trained and written on the benefits of ethics for two decades.

The training objective is to learn techniques for applying ethical guidelines to a variety of professional situations. No matter what the setting, what the company or what the industry, everyone admits that good ethics is good business. This web conference will share with you insights, tips and techniques to help your ethics program truly become the foundation of a successful enterprise.  The program will explore these concepts:

E = Experience: Experience is not what happens to you, but what you make of what happens to you. Learn from the lessons of life and use that wisdom. Values are caught not taught. Think back, who modeled those life values to you?  That wisdom that stands the test of time.  Identify, embrace and integrate those values and in every decision you make in life.

T = Training: Train yourself to keep asking the question: “Am I doing the right thing, at the right time for the right reason?” This question is bound to keep you more ethically focused.

H=Hindsight: Hindsight gives us that opportunity to, hopefully, look more objectively into the past in order to analyze, discern, and when necessary, make appropriate changes.

I = Intuition: What does your “gut” tell you is the right thing to do? View intuition as your personal moral code, because deep down, you know what’s right and wrong! Tap this “gift” of self-reflection for it will lead to better decisions, which lead to better results!

C = Customer, Community: Here’s where people go “astray.” Your best advertising is word of mouth. Your worst advertising is word of mouth. What’s the difference? How you treat your people consistently and what is that treatment based on, should be your values, your ethics and the focus of building relationships.

S = Stewardship: Your mission statement, your values statement, every internal/external communication, all must reflect your commitment to stewardship.

The conference qualifies for 2 Continuing Education Credits (CPEs) upon request, which you can enter on the day of the conference. 

The DHS Office of Employee Development and Training (OEDT) and the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Southern Wisconsin Chapter are sponsoring this conference.  The AGA national office charges a fee to chapters and others to host sites for the conference.  Our chapter paid the fee and is offering this conference free to both members and non-members. 

For this conference, you will need to register in advance on the Training page on the DHS WorkWeb site,  

For questions, contact Sherri Voigt at or (608) 266-2814.

NEW! AGA Continuing Education at Your Desk

Earn CPE credit with two upcoming AGA events on performance management and internal controls. For the first time, these web conferences offer an individual registration option, so you can participate without leaving your office. These live events feature expert speakers who will present practical information and answer participant questions.

  • Sept. 24: Using a Stat System to Manage State or Local Government Programs: Learn how one state’s performance monitoring system is helping to improve government services. Learn more
  • Oct. 8: Wow! She Stole That Much?: Learn about internal controls from a real fraud case study. Learn more

Each event offers 2 CPE credits and meets CGFM and NASBA continuing education requirements.

Have a group that would like to participate? Group registration is also available.

View the full schedule of upcoming virtual training opportunities.