Continuing Education – Evening Lecture
Ethical Practice – A Perennial Business Challenge
Presenter: Deborah L. Grubbe, P.E., CEng, NAC, AICHE President
Operations and Safety Solutions, LLC
Owner and President
Wednesday January 13, 2021
5:30pm-6:30pm – Presentation
6:30pm-6:45pm – Q&A Session & Closing Remarks
PDH Credit: 1 credit
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
This topic will cover how to maintain proper ethics in all phases of chemical engineering practice. She will also review data from a survey of AIChE members. She will share some similarities between a few well-known ethical lapses and will address trends in ethics performance in education and in business. Lastly, Deborah will offer some perspectives on what actions you can consider if you find yourself in an ethical dilemma.
Deborah Grubbe is Owner and President of Operations and Safety Solutions, LLC, where she helps firms improve their safety and operational performance. Her client list includes firms in the chemical, oil and gas, construction, healthcare and aerospace industries. She is a retired BP Vice President and had a 30-year career at DuPont where she worked as an operations, engineering and safety executive. She also serves as an advisor to start-up companies in Philadelphia and in London.
Deborah has been a member of the NASA Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel and was a consultant on safety culture to the Columbia Shuttle Accident Investigation Board. She is an Emeritus member of the Center for Chemical Process Safety and has worked with the US Army to support the Demilitarization of the US Chemical Weapon Stockpile. Deborah was the first woman elected to the State of Delaware Professional Engineering Registration Board, where she served 2 years as the Chair of the Law Enforcement and Ethics Committee. Deborah is a licensed professional engineer in Delaware and is a Chartered Engineer in the United Kingdom. She is currently co-authoring a book on ethics and an engineer’s professional responsibility.
Deborah earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University. She received a Winston Churchill Fellowship to attend Cambridge University in England, where she received an advanced degree in Chemical Engineering.
Deb has been named “Engineer of the Year” in the State of Delaware and in the Delaware Valley. In 2010, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering from Purdue University and in 2013, she was elected to the National Academy of Construction.
A Fellow of both the AIChE and the Institution of Chemical Engineers in the United Kingdom, Deborah is married and currently resides in Chadds Ford.
Please register no later than Wednesday, January 13 at 12 noon. Cancellation requests received by the registration deadline will be fully refunded.
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