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Keynote Speaker Announced for 2012 TAC Pre-Legislative Conference

Stuart Brody, attorney and adjunct professor of ethics at State University of New York at New Paltz, has been named the keynote speaker for the 2012 Pre-Legislative Conference.

Brody’s professional work centers on developing principles by which ethical judgment can be taught and practiced. He draws from more than 30 years as a former political leader in New York, advisor to presidential candidates and business strategist for private industry. He lectures widely to municipal organizations and civic groups and consults with private business corporations on ethics and integrity training.

Brody will examine the fundamentals of public integrity, a far broader concept than ethical compliance, and a practice upon which true leadership is built. During the keynote session, he will examine common misconceptions about integrity: for instance, that doing the “right thing” is usually a clear decision and that the talent for doing so is innate. Brody will demonstrate that acting with integrity is a methodology of deliberate decision making — a practice involving distinct skills that must be systematically developed in order to be effective.

Brody is president of Integrity Intensive. He maintains a blog on integrity issues published periodically on New York State’s Empire Page and comments occasionally on Fox Business Network.

The 2012 Pre-Legislative Conference will help county officials prepare for the 83rd Legislative Session. The goal of this year’s conference is to acquire and sharpen the skills we need to shape the future of county government. Register today!