Leighton Lectures

2013: Leighton Lecture on Ethics and Leadership

This year’s Leighton Lecture featured Bill O’Rourke, Executive Director of the Beard Institute and former Cheif Executive of Alcoa Russia who delivered his talk on “Does Your Moral Compass Point to True North?” watch video | view slides

2012: Leighton Lecture on Ethics and Leadership

This year’s Leighton Lecture featured Keith Darcy, Executive Director of the Ethics & Compliance Officer Association (ECOA) who delivered his talk on “Managing Organizational Integrity in an Age of Texts, Tweets & WikiLeaks.” read more » | view slides » | watch video »

2011: Ethics in Action: Leighton Lecture Hosts Bart Schwartz, Corporate Monitor

“In most cases, it is not a company-wide problem that causes an ethical issue, it is the activity of a few individuals,” explains Bart Schwartz, chairman and CEO of SolutionPoint International, LLC, and recent speaker at the ILLINOIS Leighton Lecture on Ethics and Leadership. read article »

Bob Schwartz wrote an article on “Clarifying the Role of a Monitor.” read article

2010: Leighton Lecture

This year’s Leighton Lecture featured Andy Milnes, head of supply and trading for BP America who delivered his talk on “Ethical Leadership as a Competitive Advantage.” In his presentation, he spoke from personal experience, detailing a compliance issue at BP and the company’s actions and recovery. watch the video or read article »

2009: Leighton Lecture on Ethics and Leadership

Rita Kahle (’78) returned to the University of Illinois as part of the Leighton Lecture Series that was co-sponsored by the College of Business and the Center. Richard (’49) and Grace (’50) Leighton, the generous sponsors of this series, attended Kahle’s lecture and were recognized for their foresight in creating the ethics-based format. read article, view slides »

2008: Leighton Lecture: Creating a Win-Win for Both Employers and Employees

During her lecture on March 26, 2008, alumna Mary Kay Haben of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company left her audience with a strong message to take with them: leadership and ethics constitute reputation and there is nothing more important than how people perceive your character. read article »