SOURCE: Aptima, Inc.

Aptima, the R&D firm focused on how people think, learn and behave.

February 23, 2010 09:34 ET

"Competitive Advantages of Ethical Behavior" Webcast Offered by Aptima and The Human Capital Institute

March Webinar Featuring Alex Brigham, Ethisphere Institute, Identifies Key Leadership Behaviors for Creating Ethical Work Climates

WOBURN, MA--(Marketwire - February 23, 2010) -  Top companies worldwide now recognize that ethical behavior isn't just a moral and legal obligation of its executives, but rather a way of conducting business that delivers true competitive advantages that shape its culture and impact the bottom line. What is the 'ethics advantage' and how do leaders create ethical climates throughout the work environment? 

Aptima, the R&D firm focused on how people think, learn and behave, and the Human Capital Institute (HCI), a clearinghouse for best practices and new ideas, are partnering on "Ethics as a Business Advantage," the first in a series of eight quarterly webcasts presented by expert practitioners and instructors on 'Leading Ethical Organizations.'

Produced live by HCI on March 4 and airing to HCI members in recasts through March 8, the webcast will feature Alex Brigham, the Executive Director of the research-based Ethisphere Institute. Ethisphere is an international think-tank that shares best practices in business ethics and corporate social responsibility, and publishes such renowned rankings as "The World's Most Ethical Companies" and "100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics."

"Ethics as a Business Advantage" will address 1) the advantages of creating ethical climates in the work environment and the benefits to company strategy, service, culture and profitability; and 2) what global enterprises to small businesses can do to gain the ethics advantage in their talent and leadership development. 

"HCI has great respect for the credentials and commitment of Aptima's subject matter experts on leadership and business ethics," stated Joy Kosta, Senior Director of Talent Development and Leadership Communities at HCI. "We believe the content Aptima underwrites in HCI Leadership webcasts will be an important contribution to leadership effectiveness, business performance, and HCI's talent management communities."

Aptima, sponsor of the "Leading Ethical Organizations" series, will be selecting leaders from top ethical organizations each quarter to present cutting-edge research and organizational best practices for building ethical workplaces. With the growing demand for knowledge and best practices, the series will present ground-breaking organizational research on key leadership behaviors that are critical for reinforcing ethical behavior across the organization.

What: Ethics as a Business Advantage webcast
When:  Airs six times from March 4 - March 8, 2010.
For dates and times: http://www.hci.org/lib/ethics-business-advantage
Registration: Open and free to HCI Community Members (http://www.hci.org/membership).

Aptima delivers programs, workshops, and distance learning software to help train leaders to create ethical climates, lead multi-cultural and multi-national teams, manage virtual and distributed workforces, and develop value-based decision-making skills for complex settings. More on Aptima's advanced leadership competencies can be found at http://www.Aptima.com/Leadership.

About the Human Capital Institute (HCI)

HCI is the global association for talent management and new economy leadership, and a clearinghouse for best practices and new ideas. Our network of expert practitioners, Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 corporations, government agencies, global consultants and business schools contribute a stream of constantly-evolving information, the best of which is organized, analyzed and shared with members through HCI communities, research, education and events. Visit www.HCI.org.

About Aptima, Inc.

Aptima is a leading human-centered research, development, and engineering company focused on improving the capabilities of leaders in mission critical environments. Our multidisciplinary staff of leadership training experts, multimedia designers, and software engineers collaborate to design training solutions that increase the capabilities of leaders and leadership teams. Through blended-learning tools, leaders learn how to shape work environments that promote productivity across all levels of the organization. Aptima is headquartered in Woburn, MA, with offices in Washington, DC and Dayton, OH. For more information, please visit www.Aptima.com.

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