April 14, 2021 CE – Ethical Behavior

Continuing Education – Evening Lecture
Ethical Behavior on a Day-to-Day Basis

Presenter: Frank E. Falcone, A.P., P.E., D.WRE
Capt, USN (retired)
Director, Professional Development & Experiential Education
College of Engineering, Villanova University

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
5:30pm-7:30pm – Presentation
7:30pm-7:45pm – Q&A Session & Closing Remarks

PDH Credit: 2 credits

Location: Due to COVID, this will be an online presentation only

$10 each for attendees wanting PDH Credit and Certificate
Free for attendees wanting to monitor the session with no credit or certificate

A basic concept of ‘ethics’ will be presented; its origins, its ‘worldwide’ similarities and its place in our current, ever-changing ‘whatever’ world.

Four basic approaches to ethical behavior will be presented and explained in depth. The presenter will not offer a ‘prescribed way’ to think about ethical behavior. Nor will he advocate for a particular approach among these four. Instead, in an unbiased fashion, he will offer these approaches for consideration. Each attendee will have an opportunity to learn about them and to think deeply, after this presentation, about his/her own way of approaching ethical behavior.

We’ll focus on the importance of developing ‘courage’ in our lives and we’ll ask the questions, “Are there any ethical constants in society?” “Should there be?” History would seem to indicate that the answers to both of these questions is ‘yes’ in a stable and functioning society. We’ll explore this concept in some detail.

Professor Frank Falcone is the Director of the Professional Development & Experiential Education at Villanova University, College of Engineering. He is also the Founder of the Career Compass Program at Villanova which is a Professional Development/Leadership/Management & Ethical Behavior Program for all undergraduate engineering students. He is a member of the faculty at Villanova and has taught both part-time and full-time since 1974. He is a Registered Professional Engineer and a Civil Engineer. He has also provided and continues to provide engineering design and consulting services to industry and the public sector in the fields of hydraulics, hydrology and international water resources master planning.

Prof. Falcone is a retired Captain, Civil Engineer Corps, United States NAVY. He is a Viet Nam veteran and has held 4 U.S. NAVY Commands. He is also a recipient of numerous NAVY and Department of Defense awards and recognitions.

Prof. Falcone was selected to receive a William C. Foster Fellowship at the U.S. Dept. of State (DOS) in 2004. He served in that capacity for one year and remained as a consultant to DOS until 2013. His efforts at DOS were focused on International Arms Control Treaty monitoring and evaluating the proliferation of international ballistic and cruise missile systems.

Over the past 5 years, Prof. Falcone has given numerous presentations on the subject of Ethical Behavior in the Career Compass Program and to various organizations including the American Society of Engineering Educators and the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia.

Please register no later than Wednesday, April 14 at 12 noon. Cancellation requests received by the registration deadline will be fully refunded.

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Cynthia Tarun at tarun.aichedvs@gmail.com, 832-341-4960 (Mobile).