Leaders

Stephen Maguire, Ph.D. is Executive Director of the Centre on Values and Ethics, and the founder of the Certificate Program in Organizational Values and Ethics. He is an Adjunct Research Professor in Carleton’s new doctoral program in Ethics and Public Affairs.

Dr. Maguire’s research includes a variety of issues in business ethics including ethical leadership, the ethics of ethics codes, propensity for ethical risks, the ethics of organizational control, ethics programs in the Canadian public service, encouraging reporting of professional misconduct, organizational antecedents of employee integrity, the importance of a standard nomenclature in determining effectiveness of ethics programs, and a new model of professionalism in policing.

He is currently the lead researcher of a continuing Professionalism and Policing Research Project, working closely with the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police. In 2012, he made 51 recommendations to improve professionalism in policing in Canada. A second national survey of police professionalism will launch in early 2018. His most recent publications/reports include, “How to Encourage Reporting of Professional Misconduct” (December 2015, Police Chief Magazine), “Best Practices in Ethics Oversight” (2016) and “An Agency Wide Approach to Ethics at York Regional Police (2017). His most recent conference presentation is “Rethinking Ethics Programs: Breadth, Depth and Length of Implementation as Key Predictors of Organizational Outcomes,” International Conference for Business and Economics, Catania, Sicily, 2017.

Dr. Maguire is a member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Ethics Committee, and a former member of the Audit Advisory Committee for the Office of the Auditor General, Canada; the Corporate Ethics Management Council; and the National Advisory Committee on Ethics at Corrections Services Canada. He was consulted in 2017 by Justice Tulloch for the Report of the Independent Police Oversight Review in Ontario and was recently a member of a use of force review consultation body chaired by retired Chief Justice Neil Wittmann at Calgary Police Service. He has worked with many public-sector organizations to help build organizational ethical capacity through risk identification, leadership training, setting standards, ethics training, monitoring for compliance, aligning processes with organizational values, and establishing ethics governance. Over thirty public sector organizations have participated in the Certificate Program in Organizational Values and Ethics.

Internationally Dr. Maguire has worked with the Jamaican Constabulary, the Indian Public Service Academy, and the Kazakhstan Academy of Public Administration. He has presented his research across Canada, to the Police Academy in Hong Kong, and to the International Association of Chiefs of Police in Texas. In 2015 Dr. Maguire was a member of INTERPOL’s Ethics Review Committee, in Lyon, France. In 2016, he was appointed a member of INTERPOL’s Standing Committee on Ethical Matters.

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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