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businessONBOARD: conflict of interest
“In the Best Interests of the Company”
Conflicts of interest arise in the ordinary course of doing business. And yet, we read routinely about scandals involving self-dealing or breach of fiduciary duty by executives and board members. The problem is not that conflicts of interest exist—it’s that we misunderstand and inappropriately address them. Whether serving a small community-based nonprofit or a multibillion-dollar enterprise, current and future board members and executives and their lawyers need to be able to recognize the risks to reputation, image, credibility, and the public trust of ignoring conflicts of interest. If not managed appropriately, they can result in significant penalties assessed against the person who benefits as well as the organization served and even jeopardize the status of an organization.
This course offers a deeper dive into the topic of conflicts of interest, how to identify them and manage the risks to keep your organization, its board members and executives out of the headlines
**While registration is currently for a virtual setting, If safe and possible, we hope to hold this training in person. If this happens we will inform attendees of the location and provide a refund in the event you are unable to attend.
Kate Schulze, Chief Ethics Officer, Transamerica
Kate Schulze currently serves as Transamerica’s Chief Ethics Officer, supporting leaders in managing conduct risk and embedding ethical decision-making into the daily activities of more than 7,500 employees, officers and directors.
She is responsible for policies, procedures, guidance, training and reporting to the Audit Committee of the Transamerica Corporation Board of Directors, parent company, Aegon NV, and external auditors on US compliance with the Code of Conduct.
Kate is an active community steward and serves as a Trustee and member of the Audit and Governance committees of the Board of the Baltimore Museum of Art, a volunteer and Advisory Board member for Howard County with the United Way of Central Maryland.
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