Dear Members,

I hope all of you are safe at home, and that everyone is well.

We are now well into the lockdown extension period, and I’m sure that everyone is looking forward to getting out and about soon. I thought you could use some good news at this point, so I would like to draw your attention to the following items.

Firstly, I thought it would be beneficial to remind everyone of some of the value members receive from being an EPA member:

Being part of the EPA has the potential to elevate each members’ professional status through recognition, simply by association

Membership offers networking opportunities that would not otherwise be available to us (if we were not associated).

Membership offers access to shared knowledge, and the potential to leverage off the collective experience and learning of all registered practitioners.

Membership has the potential to keep practitioners at the cutting edge of the industry and grants access to the latest thinking and developments in the field of ethics.

Membership has the potential to boost one’s career opportunities through professional networking with kindred souls.

Secondly, I would like to invite you to a free webinar on Thursday, 4th June 2020, @10:30 presented by our very own EPA Chairman, Cynthia Schoeman.

The webinar is titled “Ethics in Times of Crisis”:

A serious, widespread crisis can enhance ethics, both in terms of organisational reputations and cultures, or it can erode ethics and destroy trust.

Cynthia explores the key questions this raises:

What are the key factors that shape these different outcomes?

What ethical dilemmas have emerged as a result of the current crisis?

How do we manage these dilemmas with ethical wisdom and moral courage?

If you would like to join the webinar, please email [email protected] and a link will be shared with you closer to the date.

Lastly, I would like to remind you about the membership fee waiver for this financial year. We understand that the Covid-19 lockdown has brought severe financial strain for many members, and we thought that offering a window of free membership was something tangible that we could do to help ease some of your financial pressure.

I wish everyone good health and prosperous times ahead.

Please feel free to make contact with us should you have any queries or suggestions.



Details of speaker, Cynthia Schoeman:

Cynthia Schoeman is the Managing Director of Ethics Monitoring & Management Services Proprietary Ltd. She is the chairman of the Ethics Practitioners Association (EPA), and sits on the Investigating Committee of the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA).

She has over 15 years’ experience in the field of workplace ethics and governance. She has developed practical tools and services to support the effective and proactive management of workplace ethics within organisations and consults to private and public sector organisations in this regard.

Cynthia is a published author in the area of workplace ethics, namely Ethics Can: Managing Workplace Ethics (2014), Ethics: Giving a Damn, Making a Difference (2012) and An Employee’s Guide to Workplace Ethics (2011). Cynthia’s articles are widely published in business journals and the press.

Cynthia is a regular speaker on workplace ethics at conferences and is often interviewed on TV and radio as an ethics expert. Cynthia has lectured on ethics and governance as external faculty on executive and academic programmes since 2000 at South Africa’s top business schools.

Cynthia has a BA from Unisa, an MBA from Wits Business School, and an MPhil in Applied Ethics (cum laude) from Stellenbosch University.