Event Calendar

Thursday, November 18, 2021

SGMP Webinar: Ethics in the Workplace

Start Date: 11/18/2021 1:00 PM EST
End Date: 11/18/2021 2:00 PM EST

Venue Name: Zoom

Organization Name: SGMP

Emily Martin
Email: membership@sgmp.org
Phone: (703) 549-0892 x603

Times have changed and ethical issues are a daily part of headline news in business, politics, and social life. In the industry today, planners are confronted with more challenges than just delivering a successful event. What you say matters, but it's what you do that really counts. When event planners cross ethical lines, knowingly or unknowingly, personal reputations can be ruined and credibility shaken. The wrong decision could cost you, personally and professionally, and there could be legal ramifications for your organization as well. 
The event industry and particularly event planning in the government sector has its own set of challenging ethical issues. How you handle them will define you as a professional and your character as a person. 
In this webinar, you will learn:

  • The top five ethical issues in the event industry
  • How to demonstrate ethical behavior
  • The link between professionalism and ethical behavior
  • The standards for ethical behavior
  • How you can protect your intellectual property
  • Guest and risk management health and safety

Phyllis Mikolaitis is the founder and president of Sales Training Solutions, headquartered in Media, Pennsylvania. Her firm provides award-winning learning solutions and coaching programs for businesses, colleges, associations, and individuals worldwide.  Since 1998, Phyllis has been a regular guest professor at The George Washington University School of Business and Public Management in Washington, D.C., teaching Corporate Event Management. She has also authored a book on the subject which is used by multiple universities as courseware.

Phyllis has more than 35 years of global experience developing her skills in sales, leadership, and communications. Before establishing her own business, Phyllis was employed by Xerox Corporation as a salesperson, sales manager, and Senior Training Program Manager in the Production Division.  She received numerous awards, including two instances of the prestigious Xerox Vice President’s Award for Excellence. While at Xerox, Phyllis used her storytelling skills to sell millions of dollars of the largest production printing systems. After forming her own company, she studied storytelling in Hollywood with Bo Eason and leading movement coaches for filmmaking. In addition, Phyllis has worked with corporations to integrate storytelling for business success into their executive leadership and sales programs.

Phyllis has also worked with several professors holding a Ph.D. in ethics to develop webinars on the topic for universities, businesses and the event industry.

Phyllis has also received the New Media Invision Gold Award for innovative multi-media training. She is a member of the American Society for Training & Development and the National Association of Professional Women. 

Registration/Cancellation Policy
SGMP has opened up some of its live webinars to both SGMP members and non-members at registration fees. These webinars are complimentary for SGMP members and $20 for non-members per webinar, payable only by credit card. Webinar registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. You can register online and a Zoom link will be emailed to you one day prior to the event. For any registration questions, please contact membership@sgmp.org so that we can assist!  

All webinars are recorded for those who cannot attend the live webinar and wish to watch them at a later date.

Sponsorship Opportunities
If you are interested in sponsoring this webinar or one of SGMP's upcoming webinar, please contact SGMP's Sponsorship Committee Co-Chairs, Chris McLaughlin or Mark Richardson. Sponsoring a webinar is a wonderful opportunity to connect with planner and supplier members on the virtual platform.