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ACE Meeting - When Red Flags Arise ...

  • October 19, 2018
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Rd, Falmouth


  • Member Pricing when paid in advance
  • Pay now for the next consecutive 6 months and you do not have to remember to register again for 6 months!
  • 12 consecutive meetings for the price of 11! Plus the bonus of not having to register again for a year!
  • Maine Career Development Associates or Institute for Family Owned Business members can register at ACE member pre-registration pricing ($22). As a 'walk-in' the price for entry is $28.00
  • Non-member pricing

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When Red Flags Arise :
Addressing Ethical / Moral Issues
Encountered in Our Consulting

A participatory session that explores how we recognize and respond to ethics challenges in the consulting realm.

Examples and case studies are requested from ACE members or attendees. Email Arthur or call 207.615.5722 to share a story from your own practice to be presented by Arthur, with or without your name.

When what appear to be ethical / moral “red flags” arise, how do we respond?  Can we quietly proceed?  Do we tell the client what seemed to be wrong, and then walk away?  Is it possible and appropriate to push for change?

Arthur Fink will guide us through a series of exercises to help develop our ethical / moral agility, in a complex world where something that may seem problematic to one of us may feel fine to another.  These all draw upon case studies from his decades of consulting or your submitted case studies.

Our Speaker:

ACE member Arthur Fink is known as a consultant on strategy, innovation, creativity, and usability, as a documentary photographer of dance and other subjects, and as a person who asks insightful and clarifying questions.

Arthur holds a graduate degree from Harvard in computer science and artificial intelligence, and spent years as a consultant within General Electric and other firms.  Independently he designed custom application software for users in Europe, Asia, and the United States.  His focus has always been on the user, maximizing productivity and work quality through appropriate technology.

Between his time at Harvard and in his IT work, Arthur was with the American Friends Service Committee (Quakers) as a social activist, publicist, radio show host, and frequent speaker and workshop leader.   While working in technology, Arthur founded the Center for Appropriate Computing, leading workshops with titles like, "Computer Assertiveness Training" and "On turning the computer off."

Arthur is increasingly being called upon as a public speaker, as a mentor to other presenters, and as a guide to help craft programs that engage audiences and invite participation.

With a broad social consciousness and activist background, Arthur has carefully noted the moral and ethical dilemmas that have arisen throughout his work life – dilemmas that will provide much of the data for this interactive session.

(photo by Amy Paradysz)

9:45 - 10:30, optional

This meeting is intended as an interactive forum which will take the entire meeting including the roundtable. If you can't stay, you can still gain a lot by attending the first portion of the meeting.

This is a special session, with two parts.  After a break at 9:30 a.m., you'll want to return for a "deeper dive" discussion featuring:  Bernard Mohr, Dana Morris-Jones, Bill Stone, Steve Jenks, and Priscilla Hansen Mahoney

The Facts...


The ACE regular meeting has networking, a buffet breakfast and a speaker. Guests are welcome.

Registrations (and registration cancellations) are required by October 16th. If you want to be included on the registration list at the meeting then you need to register by the due date. 

You can pay online by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover) or mail a check to:
110 Marginal Way #142
Portland ME 04101

If you are mailing a check, please register here so the system can track the registrants for us. Thanks!

Members: the $22 fee only works if you pay in advance. At the door, it is $28.


If you find you can't attend, please notify us by October 16th. After that date, we cannot refund or push forward.

Cancellation - the meeting will be cancelled if Portland Schools are cancelled.

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