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CPT Reaches Out to Students & Professors (Sept/Oct 2014)

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Ethics Matters

September/October 2014

AAA & Beta Alpha Psi Conferences

The NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT) recently traveled to Atlanta, Georgia to help students and professors learn how the StudentCPT can enhance the culture of ethical leadership on their campuses.

On August 2-6, the CPT participated in the 2014 Annual Meeting for the American Accounting Association (AAA). Over 3,900 people attended the conference where CPT staff shared the benefits of StudentCPT meetings, competitions and community service events; how to start StudentCPT chapters; and the value of incorporating the Ethical Leadership Certification Program into college courses.

After explaining the ease of incorporating the certification program into their courses, over 70 professors expressed interest in using the certification program or starting StudentCPT chapters. Several professors already indicated their intent to add the certification program into their spring syllabi.

Founded in 1916, AAA is the largest community of accountants in academia. They play a vital role in shaping the future of accounting through teaching, research and connecting key thought leaders.

Following the AAA meeting, the CPT connected with college students during the Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) Annual Meeting. BAP is an honor organization for financial information students and professionals.

With more than 1,200 attendees, this conference provided CPT with the opportunity to introduce the Ethical Leadership Certification Program to some of the nation’s top students and educators.

“We’ve found that providing ethics training before graduation is one of the most effective means of advancing ethical leadership in business,” said Alfonzo Alexander, CPT President. “Partnering with organizations like AAA and Beta Alpha Psi is an essential part of that work.”

CPT staff also explained how StudentCPT chapters can collaborate with BAP chapters to co-host seminars and community service activities.

Based on the enthusiasm of attendees, who learned about the StudentCPT, these conferences proved to be an ideal setting to educate students and professors about the benefits of engaging with StudentCPT programs and events.

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