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Reunion and the New Normal

The NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT) team had the pleasure of hosting two new StudentCPT chapter launches this past September. Both Southwest Tennessee Community College (SWTCC) and Alabama State University (ASU) were eager to showcase their excitement and appreciation for what a StudentCPT chapter could do for their fellow students and campus environment. […]

Why Certifications Can Help Your Career

The NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT) exists to provide a platform for corporate America and the accounting profession to explore, promote and advance ethical practices in organizations. But how can our and other certifications help your career? In many, many ways. From the Ethical Leadership Certification Program to the Lead with Integrity program, […]

Overcoming Challenging Relationships at Work

Whether you are in the office part-time or full-time, you may find some office relationships challenging. With many different personalities, you may face some tense interactions and stressful conversations. However, there are things you can do to make the moments a little easier. Consider whether you’ve been communicating adequately and empathetically. At the NASBA Center […]

Create a Reputation as an Ethical Leader

When we think about ethical leaders, we think about powerhouses like Kenneth Chenault, retired CEO at American Express. Chenault’s reputation as an exceptional and ethical leader stands the test of time. In a BLACK ENTERPRISE interview, he said, “One of the things I recognized is leadership reputations are made or lost in times of crisis. […]

Ethics in Job Search: Selling Yourself Without Overinflating

Interviewing for a new job can be a stressful and confusing process. You may not know what to wear to an interview, which positions interest you most or even how to be an ethical leader once you land a new job. But before you get the job, you must ace your interview. A natural instinct […]

Marketing or Deceiving? Communicating Ethically

Marketing to your audience entails strategy, clear vision and repetition. However, while reaching your audience, you must be sure you are not deceiving them. It is all too easy to include false information and misleading communication. The American Marketing Association (AMA) commits itself to promoting the highest standard of professional ethical norms and values for […]

Ethics in Career Decision Making

The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, an organization dedicated to the enhancement of the regulation of accountancy, is uniquely qualified to house an Ethics Center. Many state boards of accountancy require the passing of an ethics examination or the completion of ethics courses prior to licensure. The CPT takes the next step in […]

Things to Think About for Students Returning to College in August

The new semester is quickly approaching! As you prepare to return to your studies, there are a few simple things you can do to better prepare for the upcoming semester that will set you up for success. A great way to begin, is by getting organized in your free time. Prepare your backpack, desk, computer/laptop, […]

Being a Difference Award – Highlighting University Winners

Since 2005, the NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT) has supported and promoted ethical leadership within the business community. After successfully honoring ethical business leaders for more than a decade through the Being a Difference Award, the CPT revised the program in 2017, and created the Bill Daniels Being a Difference Award program, sponsored […]

Importance of Mentoring: Helping Through Ethical Challenges

Previously, we wrote about the importance of having a mentor. Today, we would like to focus on mentorship. By definition, a mentor is a wise and trusted counselor or teacher or an influential senior sponsor or supporter. The NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT) aims to advance ethical leadership among students and professionals. By […]