Friday February 10, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM PST
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Rancho Cordova City Hall
American River North Room
2729 Prospect Park Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
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7:30 am

Registration, Breakfast & Networking


8:10 am

Welcome, Chapter Announcements & Sponsor Acknowledgements


8:40 am

Presentation Begins 


9:40 am

Q & A / Presentation Ends


9:45/10:00 am 

Raffle & Closing Remarks

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Why is Wrongdoing in and by Organizations So Common? (and how can we avoid getting caught up in it)?

Dr. Donald Palmer
Professor of Management, Graduate School of Management, UC Davis

In our industry we are held to very high standards; as we should be. Our clients place their trust in us to take care of their concerns and they trust that we are acting in their best interest. However, it seems that sometimes even "good" people can do some pretty terrible things. And when that happens, it can confuse us. Join us for our February meeting to hear some insight into why people, even good people like ourselves, perpetrate unethical, socially irresponsible, and even illegal acts in organizations.

Our presenter, Dr. Donald Palmer, will give some awareness into the how and why organizational wrongdoing is embedded in organizational cultures through competitive systems. He will also share how we might avoid getting caught up in misconduct in the organizations where we work and how we can create environments and procedures to prevent and correct organizational wrongdoing. You don't want to miss this very intriguing presentation! Come prepared with questions and we will see you soon.
*This presentation does not qualify for CE credit. 

About the Speaker(s):  
Dr. Donald Palmer
Donald Palmer is Professor of Management in the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Davis.  He received a BS in Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a PhD in Sociology from Stony Brook University. Palmer is the author of Normal Organizational Wrongdoing (Oxford University Press, 2012), which won the 2013 Academy of Management (AOM) Social Issues in Management Division best book award and was a finalist for 2013 George R. Terry award. He is also co-editor (with Kristin Smith-Crowe and Royston Greenwood) of Organizational Wrongdoing: Key Perspectives and New Directions (Cambridge University Press, 2016).


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