Developing an Ethical Workplace
May 22 | 6PM—10PM & May 25 | 9AM—5PM
To have an academic and practical understanding of ethics as applied to government service. To be able to discuss the differences between values, principles, morality, and ethics; to know the basic provisions of the State Ethics Code and applicable local codes; to understand the values served by formal ethics rules, and have a framework for ethical problem-solving. By the end of the workshop, one should be able to identify specific ethical issues and problems in the government workplace and articulate the essential components of a good public service ethics program to alleviate such issues and problems
Carol “Jodie” Breece
Carol “Jodie” Breece has been a public servant for over twenty years. For three years, she has been the Ethics Counsel to the Broward Inspector General, responsible for the ethics training, guidance, investigations, and prosecution of county and municipal public officials and employees. She is also running for Circuit Court Judge in Miami in the August 2016 election. Formerly, she was a Traffic Hearing Officer for Miami-Dade County Court, the Chief Assistant Statewide Prosecutor for Miami, and an Assistant State Attorney for Miami-Dade County.
She holds her B.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland and her J.D. from the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She is Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law by The Florida Bar and AV-Preeminent Rated by Martindale Hubbell, both since 1999. She serves or has served on several boards and committees of The Florida Bar, voluntary bar associations, and other local community and professional organizations. She is admitted to practice law in all Florida state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.