2018 NCITE Schedule

Ethics Training for Transportation Engineers and Planners

March 15, 2018
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
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WSB University
701 Xenia Ave S, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55416
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*UPDATE*: Due to high demand we've expanded the registration limit. Registration will be closing end of day Friday (3/9) or when the limit is filled. All participants must register for the event in advance (i.e., no walk-ins).

NCITE and WTS MN invite you to learn how to confront ethical dilemmas in your professional work as engineers and planners in the public arena. This session will qualify for 2 PDH (PE) and 1.5 CM (AICP) credits. Self-reported credits for other certifications may also be available.

Why do good people and organizations act unethically? Engineers and planners may confront ethical dilemmas in many forms during their professional practice, especially in the public arena.   Many think that only bad or unethical people do bad things and that good or ethical people generally do not do bad things.  However, the reality is that is often not the case and this class will discuss why good or ethical people often act unethically.

In this program, attendees will examine the Minnesota Rules of Professionalism and Ethics and the AICP Code of Ethics, and examine examples of ethical dilemmas in professional practice. Specific case studies will be used to provide a foundation for an analysis regarding how the fostering of ethical diversity and thinking about one’s personal ethics within organizations can prevent the slippery slopes that lead to administrative evil or unethical behavior.


David Schultz is a Hamline University Professor of Political Science who teaches across a wide-range of American politics classes including public policy and administration, campaigns and elections, and government ethics.  A three-time Fulbright scholar who has taught extensively in Europe, and the winner of the national Leslie A. Whittington award for excellence in public affairs teaching, David  is the author of more than 30  books and 150+ articles on various aspects of American politics, election law, and the media and politics, and he is regularly interviewed and quoted in the local, national, and international media on these subjects. Prior to teaching, Professor Schultz also served as a city director of code enforcement,  zoning, and planning in Binghamton, NY, and worked as a housing and economic planner for a community action agency.  He also has a masters degree in astronomy.

Cost to Attend (Includes Boxed Lunch and Refreshments):  
  • $27 WTS or NCITE Members
  • $32 Non-Members

  • 11:00 AM to 11:15 AM - Registration, Check-In, Networking
  • 11:15 AM to 11:30 AM - Lunch
  • 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM - Ethics Program
Professional Development:
  • This event is eligible for 2 PDH or 1.5 Continuing Maintenance (AICP) credits.
  • Self-reported credits for other certifications may also be available.
  • Registration is being handled online through the WTS MN website - REGISTER HERE
  • Please note that this seminar is expected to be highly attended and space is limited; we recommend registering as soon as possible to ensure your spot.