SOURCE: NASBA Center for the Public Trust

August 28, 2007 12:36 ET

NASBA CPT and Lipscomb University's ICM Unite to Host Conference

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - August 28, 2007) - The NASBA Center for the Public Trust and Lipscomb University's Institute for Conflict Management announce today that they will co-sponsor an interdisciplinary conference on how to develop resolutions to conflicts stemming from compliance regulations Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at Lipscomb University.

"Beyond Compliance: Transforming Ethical Dilemmas through Courageous Leadership" will bring together nationally-renowned conflict resolution experts to facilitate small group sessions, where participants will develop collaborative resolution techniques to create solutions for audit-related issues and conflicts.

The conference begins with an inspirational breakfast forum where keynote speaker, Retired Naval Commander Scott Waddle, recounts his personal story of courageous leadership and principled decision making. The luncheon features Alan Yuspeh, vice president and chief officer of ethics and compliance of HCA, Inc., who will share the successful leadership methodologies of his organization. Participants can register online at or on-site the morning of the conference.

The NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT) was established by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) to address the issue of ethics and ethical behavior in business, education, public policy and society. Ethics centers have long been a part of the academic and business landscape, but the CPT stands out because its primary objective is to "tell the good news" by highlighting those who endeavor to elevate the ethical threshold in the business world. Its mission is to: Engender and foster confidence and trust in American corporations and institutions and the professions that serve them.

Lipscomb University's Institute for Conflict Management (ICM) provides academic and business specific resources to equip students, organizations and professionals with skills to minimize the costs of unresolved conflict. Growing out of the internationally-recognized dispute resolution work of the Straus Institute at Pepperdine University, the ICM provides degrees, certificates, seminars and research dedicated to the advancement of conflict management disciplines. The ICM is located at the Green Hills campus of Lipscomb in Nashville, Tennessee.

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