Leadership & Ethics Week Places Students in Front
Of Senior Executives for Discussions, Perspectives
Business students will demonstrate their knowledge of ethics and get a chance to talk to executives charged with leading a global energy business, during the annual University of Houston C. T. Bauer College of Business Leadership & Ethics Week beginning Monday, April 5.
On Friday morning, 12 senior managers at Halliburton will meet with students for a face-to-face dialogue about leadership and ethics lasting more than two hours. Each manager will be at a table and participants will move around the room.
“Students can say ‘here’s what I think’ and a vice president can offer a real world perspective and a dialogue,” said Jamie Belinne, Assistant Dean for Career Services at Bauer’s Rockwell Career Center.
Bryce Tawney, Director of Accounting Services at Halliburton, encouraged students to attend the leadership seminar. “It is a small investment of time for the students, but the return is huge,” he said. “Where else could they learn about leadership through informal discussions with experienced professionals?”
Other events during the week include Bauer Power Game Day on Tuesday, the ethics competition on Wednesday, Bauer Student Association Volunteer Day at the Houston Food Bank on Thursday and an awards luncheon for student leaders on Friday.
For the ninth year, Halliburton is the primary sponsor of the leadership seminar and awards luncheon. Shell Oil, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Chevron Corp. are also supporting Leadership & Ethics week.
The invitation-only Friday awards luncheon will honor student organizations at Bauer and top performing student teams in the ethics competition. The keynote speaker at the luncheon will be Sherry Williams, a Halliburton vice president whose duties include serving on the Legal Management Team, which guides the company’s global law department.
Williams’ speech is titled, “Winning Is Not the Same as Leading: How Our Win-At-All-Costs Culture Undermines Leadership and Ethical Behavior.”
Students wishing to participate in the dialogue with Halliburton executives are asked to register at the Rockwell Career Center. A $10 check is required, which is refunded to those who attend.
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By Stephen Rassenfoss