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The Trustworthy Leader: Ethics and Trust in a Time of Social Change

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Behavioral Ethics - Non-technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry |  Ethics
Diane D. White, MBA, CPA, CMA
Course Levels:
2 Hours
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The ethical challenge of trustworthy leadership has never been harder than right now.

We’re living in a time of major social change, generational transition, and troubling possibilities. People are dangerously agitated by uncertainty over what leadership to trust any more. They see angry culture conflict among citizens and between nations. They witness big failures of integrity in public and private spheres of leadership. Many feel afraid and alienated from institutions across the board.

Such heightened sensitivity guarantees that unethical behavior from untrustworthy leaders will inflict disproportionate harm. People trust leaders with authority only as long as that power is not abused. Leaders in our culture are duty-bound to uphold that foundational trust through their actions and words.

This updated session is meant for anyone who wonders how trustworthy leadership is even possible “these days”. Don’t despair. Moral courage plus basic ethical wisdom is the answer for all times. Whether you aspire to leadership or not, the information and questions presented in this course will enlighten and encourage.  

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Revisit fundamentals of Western ethics
  • Appreciate why trust is foundational to ethics
  • Discuss traditional and generational ethical influences
  • Understand why trusted leaders are not necessarily trustworthy leaders
  • Review principles and behaviors to merit trust

Major Subjects
  • Ethics
  • Leadership


Course Materials


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Diane D. WhiteMBA, CPA, CMA, is a finance and accounting executive with 39 years of control and business leadership expertise in both large and small for-profit and non-profit corporations.  She served several Fortune 50 corporations as Division Controller for 25 years before becoming a CFO for nonprofits and small businesses.  Diane recently retired as CFO of Workforce Resource, a nationwide mortgage finance service provider.  She and her husband Jim reside in Beaufort, SC where she enjoys volunteer work, teaching, consulting, writing, and a wide array of Lowcountry outdoor pleasures.


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Sat, Dec 28, 2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm CST
Mon, Dec 30, 2024 - 09:00am to 11:00am CST

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Overall:      4.6

Total Reviews: 97


Deborah L

"Relevant examples helped to make this a very interesting course. Thanks!"

Jeanette G

"Speaker was very engaging. She reenforced important principles. She gave real life examples. Her conversation with moderator was good to break up and reenforce the material over the length of the course."

Isabelle C

"Very thoughtful. Gets one thinking. "

Molly R

"Interesting topic that's critical in today's world!"

Susan H - Hanover, Massachusetts

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Kim S

"Speakers were very good"