PICPA Reading Chapter and Alvernia University present Integrity and Governance: A Symposium on Ethics, Leadership, and Accountability

May 18
8:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Alvernia University - Upland Center
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PICPA Member: $59 | Nonmember: $99

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  • Schedule
    • 7:45 – 8:15 a.m. - Networking Breakfast
    • 8:15 – 8:30 a.m. - Keynote Address Jeffrey L. Schmehl, President Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Berks County, PA
    • 8:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. - Program



  • Today's business environment requires principled, engaged professionals; leaders who contribute to the greater good in all areas of the workplace and society. This half-day program is presented by the PICPA, Leadership Berks, and Alvernia University, and will cover: 
    • The philosophical framework and background of ethics and leadership
    • Basic understanding of ethics and leadership
    • Why is ethics important in leadership and what is their interconnectedness
    • Major theories and principles of ethics, the nature of professional organizations and contributions to society
  • Featuring Alvernia faculty:
    • Dr. Bongrae Seok, Associate Professor of Philosophy
    • Travis A. Berger, M.Ed., Instructor of Business
  • Keynote Address by the Honorable Jeffrey L. Schmehl, President Judge , Court of Common Pleas of Berks County, PA


Honorable Jeffrey L. Schmehl
President Judge
Court of Common Pleas of Berks County

Dr. Bongrae Seok
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Alvernia University

Dr. Bongrae Seok, associate professor of philosophy, teaches major areas of philosophy (Intro, logic, Ethics, Epistemology, Modern and Contemporary Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind/Psychology, Philosophy of Law).  He researches in philosophy of mind and psychology and Asian philosophy. 
With his background in neuroscience (post-doctoral research) and psychology (graduate work), he specializes in the philosophical discussions on moral psychology and moral cognition, decision game theory, and ethics and decision-making.  He also researches in Chinese Confucian philosophy and Neo-Confucianism on the nature of moral emotion and virtue.  He teaches in a leadership course in Alvernia PhD Leadership program and philosophy of law (law and justice and ethics and law) regularly in the undergraduate pre-law track.
In addition to philosophy, he studies the classical art and music and gives lectures and presentations in local museums.