Ethical Leadership 

Leadership Academy Pillar: ETHICAL (fulfills 2 ETHICAL requirements)

Workshop 1: Tues Feb 6th 4-5:30pm
Workshop 2: Tues Feb 13th 4-6pm
*you must attend both to receive credit for either

Featuring: John Miller (Senior VP, MacPherson Energy Corp)

Engineers operate in a framework of regulatory compliance in virtually every aspect of their professional activities.  Learning to foresee, understand, and navigate the potential ethical conflicts is important to a successful engineering career.  This 2 part workshop series will outline the meaning – and confusion – of ethics. 

Attendees of this 2-part workshop series had the chance to first complete the Ethical Lens Inventory (ELITM) to learn about their own ethical lens and the four quadrant ELI model.  Then in the subsequent workshop, participants were challenged by an interactive business case study (based on a true story), present their views and worked in groups to determine how they wouldhandle the situation.  After the experience, the actual outcome of the real-life version was shared with participants.

John Miller biography:
Mr. Miller currently serves as Senior VP of Human Resources and Government Relations as well as a Member of the Board of Directors for Macpherson Energy Corporation—an integrated energy provider delivering oil, gas, and renewable energy.  Over the course of his career, Miller has engaged in consulting and held executive roles at numerous companies across the energy industry, including: Chief Operating Officer for Pacific Ethanol, Inc., Senior VP of Project Development at the Calpine Corporation, President of the Power Resources Division for Thermo EcoTek, as well as President & CEO at Pacific Generation Company…just to name a few.  

Miller holds a bachelor’s of science degree in mechanical engineering from Oregon State University, completed Harvard Business School’s Executive Education program, and earned an MBA from the University of Portland.