Friday, November 13, 2015

STU Offers Unique Certificate Program in Ethics and Compliance

With the rising demand of ethics and compliance education in the United States, St. Thomas University (STU) has launched a professional certificate program in ethics and compliance, making it the second academic institution in the country to offer this certification. The 30-hour, on-line training program prepares students for national certification as ethics and compliance professionals.

The 10-week program was developed by Robert Meyers, former executive director of the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust, who is now the executive director for the STU’s Center for Ethics, and an attorney with the law firm of Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman.

“As public and private organizations continue to expand their commitment to ethics and compliance activities, employment opportunities for work in this field have never been stronger not just in South Florida but across the country,” said Meyers. 

Lectures will be given by leading authorities in the field making the program stimulating and practical. Lecturers include: Mary Cagle, Inspector General of Miami Dade County; Norman Ostrau, the former chairman of the Florida Commission on Ethics; and Marcia Narine, STU law professor and former vice-president for global compliance at Ryder System.

“The Center for Ethics has perceived the need for comprehensive ethics and compliance training due to the increasing number of job openings calling for experience in ethics and compliance issues, and this program meets that demand,” said Art Kane, chairman of the Center for Ethics.

There are no pre-requisites for this certificate program, and continuing education credits will be available for those who complete the program. The program begins Jan. 11, 2016,  and registration is now open. To register or learn more about the program, contact Robert Meyers at rmeyers@stu.edu, or call the Center for Ethics at 305-628-6581.

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