2017: The Future of Employment

Opportunity, Diversity and the Future of Employment

May 8-12, 2017 

Albers Ethics Week brings guest speakers to undergraduate and graduate courses throughout the Albers curriculum. The goals are to increase student awareness of ethical issues in the workplace and help them think critically about ethics problems in business. The week’s activities also include three keynote events organized around this year’s theme, Opportunity, Diversity and the Future of Employment. 

Dilemmas of a Post Corporate Economy 
This lecture examines the social, ethical and economic dimensions of the decline of classic American corporation and manufacturing amidst the rise of the so-called “gig” economy.  
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 
5:30-6:30 p.m. 
Pigott Auditorium 
Guest speakers: 
Gerald Davis, Wilbur K. Pierpont Collegiate Professor of Management, University of Michigan  
Holly Ferraro, Associate Professor of Management, Seattle University (moderator) 

Free and open to the public

Diversity, Inclusion and the Responsible Workplace  
A dialogue followed by a networking reception with Seattle area ethics, diversity and human resource executives. 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 
5:30-6:30 p.m. 
Student Center 160 
Guest speakers: 
Tami Lamp, Executive VP, Kaiser Permanente 
Lam Nguyen-Bull, VP & Chief Ethics Officer, Foss Maritime 
Patti Solaski, Head of Diversity, Amazon Books 
Michelle Clements, VP of Human Resources, Seattle University (moderator) 

Free and open to the public but please RSVP to: cbe@seattleu.edu 

Do We Have To Do Meaningful Work? 
A luncheon discussion exploring the why work can have value and purpose as well as the responsibilities of employers to make work more meaningful. 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 
12:30-1:30 p.m. 
Pigott 101 
Guest Speaker: 
Christopher Michaelson, Fellow of the Ethics and Compliance Initiative, Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas 

Free and open to the public but please RSVP for lunch to: cbe@seattleu.edu