Dr. Maguire has taught ethics related courses for over thirty years. At Carleton he serves as Executive Director of the Centre on Values and Ethics and an Adjunct Research Professor in the Ethics and Public Affairs Doctoral Program.
He also runs and teaches in the Certificate Program in Organizational Values and Ethics. Over 50 public sector organizations including public safety organizations such as Canadian Forces, CBSA, CISIS, CPS, CSC, CSE, DPD, HRPS, OPS, Public Safety, RCMP, and YRP have attended.
Dr. Maguire is Chair of the Standing Committee on Ethical Matters at INTERPOL, the Co-Chair of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Ethics Committee, a member of the National Advisory Committee on Ethics at Correctional Service of Canada, and a member of the Advisory Task Force reviewing the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act for the Government of Canada.
He is a former member of the Audit Advisory Committee for the Office of the Auditor General, Canada; the Corporate Ethics Management Council; and the Calgary Police Service Use of Force Review Committee.
Dr. Maguire has led two national surveys on Professionalism in Policing in Canada. Over 14,000 police members and 2,000 non-police members participated in the two surveys.
Dr. Maguire has provided ethics consulting services to twenty-eight public sector organizations. Abroad, he has presented to the Hong Kong Police, and conducted ethics workshops for the Jamaican Constabulary, the Public Service Academy of India, and the Public Service
Academy of Kazakhstan. In Canada he has presented to delegations from China, Russia, and Central America. He conducted an ethics policy and program review for the Council of Europe in 2019.
Ken Strain is an Associate Co-ordinator of the Certificate in Organizational Values and Ethics. He is a retired senior military officer with extensive experience, both within Canada and abroad, in the leadership and management of human resources and logistics at the executive level. In his last position, Mr. Strain was Director of the Ethics Program for the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces. In this appointment he was responsible for leading the development and implementation of a comprehensive organizational ethics program for the largest and most complex organization within the federal government. He is a graduate of McMaster University, the Canadian Forces Command and Staff College and holds certificates in Managing Ethics in Organizations from Bentley College, Waltham, Massachusetts, in Business Ethics from Colorado State University, and in Corporate Social Responsibility from the World Bank Institute, Washington DC. He has served as a member of the Corporate Ethics Management Council for the Conference Board of Canada. Mr. Strain is currently a consultant and an Associate Faculty member of the Center for Military-Civil Relations at the US Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, California. In this latter capacity, Mr. Strain has been involved in the development and onsite delivery of a number of programs and workshops throughout Eastern Europe relating to defence transformation and human resource management. Ken Strain combines executive leadership background and international consulting expertise with the practical experience of implementing a major organizational ethics initiative to provide a practitioner’s perspective.
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