In a year that has seen a return to in- person meetings, events and activities and new hybrid in- person/virtual events, the NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT) continues to have a deep appreciation for our students, faculty, professional partners, and our community that we have worked so closely with in 2022.
The CPT was thrilled that our flagship program for our college and university leaders – the StudentCPT Leadership Conference (SLC) was in person in 2022. In addition, the CPT visited campuses across the country and gave presentations at more than 20 colleges and universities. The CPT is proud to say that for the first time in our organization’s history, we had over 5,159 participants in the Ethical Leadership Certification Program. This year found The CPT with another successful Ethics in Action Video Competition. Winners in the categories were: short film, University of New Mexico; Viewers Choice award went to Texas State; and Judge’s Pick went to Maryville University. Check out the winners on the Student CPT page.
The CPT also achieved success with our professional programs. CPT representatives participated in more than 15 conferences and events throughout 2022. The CPT worked with State Boards of Accountancy to provide ethics training for CPAs through state disciplinary action programs. The CPT ethics training program is now used by 34% of the State Boards of Accountancy across the country. After a 3 year programming hiatus due to the pandemic, The CPT was honored to again partner with the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College to host the Annual Audit Conference: Ensuring Integrity.
2023 promises to be even more action packed! The CPT will host the Student Leadership Conference in June 2023; we will announce the Ethics In Action video competition winners in May and conduct many more in person visits to college and universities throughout the year. We are excited to rekindle relationships as we forge new ones and to build connections to more schools as we add ethics leadership training to an ever broadening range of students.
The professional programs will continue to expand as more state boards add ethics trainings through their CPA remediation programs. We will be deepening our professional partnerships with other organizations as they continue to help support the CPT in the work we do.
So much of what the CPT has accomplished has been through generous support and donations from CPT Board members, the greater NASBA community, professional partners, and friends of the CPT.
If you wish to contribute to the vibrant, dynamic and meaningful work that is being done by the CPT, follow this link: https://cpt.secure.nonprofitsoapbox.com/donate.
Come and be a part of the impactful effort to bring ethical education to colleges, universities, and greater business community at large. Make ethics part of your everyday.
-Deborah Lederman, Operations Manager