Missouri Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE)
and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
May Joint Luncheon
Thursday, May 21st, 2020
Morals, Ethics, and Integrity – Know Your Line in the Sand
Abstract: In this presentation the speaker explores definitions of terms related to ethics in professional practice, presents current examples of ethically questionable situations, and discusses ways to recognize a slippery slope early in the process. Ethics is not just a list of rules – right and wrong are not always easy to discern. How do ethics and legality interplay in decision making? Cognitive dissonance is discussed in the context of making ethical decisions amid conflicting values and beliefs. When repeated, ethical decision-making becomes habitual and leads to a more reflexive process for our future decisions.
About the Presenter: DALE SMITH, P.E., F.ASCE, holds a bachelor’s degree in Geological Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology and a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Smith is Geotechnology’s south region geotechnical manager with 16 professional staff, currently located in their Memphis, Tennessee office. He worked for the U.S. Navy and three engineering firms before moving back to St. Louis for a position with Geotechnology where he has been employed since the summer of 1995. In his time with Geotechnology he has managed a wide array of projects and worn many hats, including managing the Illinois office for 9 years and project managing jobs ranging up to the recent MSD River Des Peres combined sewer overflow tunnel exploration. Currently he is managing projects for Tennessee and Arkansas DOTs. He was awarded the Geotechnology Ronald M. Eckelkamp Leadership Award in 2017.
Time, Date, Location
11:30am to 1:00pm, Thursday, May 21st , 2020, at the Engineering Center, 4359 Lindell, St. Louis 63018. Registration starts at 11:30am and lunch is served at 11:45am. The program will begin promptly at 12:00pm. One (1) PDH is available.
Please register and pay online for reservations by 5:00pm, Thursday, May 14th.