Posted at 3:20 p.m., Oct. 17, 2014

Frank Bucaro to speak on ethics

Ethics and leadership are important for all to learn, including how they can work for and against us.

To highlight that, Laramie Country Community College’s annual Curt Kaiser Memorial Fund will present Frank Bucaro Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the Center for Conferences and Institutes. This event, sponsored by the LCCC Foundation, is free to the public.

Bucaro knows trust issues, leadership missteps and ethical problems can threaten any organization, influence market value and cause irreversible damage. He is an expert at helping leaders and individuals at some of the world’s most successful companies skillfully navigate the high road to success.

His unique career path from the classroom to the board room began a number of years ago. While still a teacher of moral theology, he became increasingly aware that problems relating to unethical practices seemed to be increasing.

According to information from the LCCC Foundation, Bucaro left teaching and formed a business partnership offering keynotes and seminars. His first keynote was titled “How Do You Spell Success? E-T-H-I-C-S!” Bucaro has an entertaining and lighthearted approach to the serious subject of ethics. Audiences continue to be inspired by his high content, humorous and practical keynotes and training programs.

He is a business owner and author of the book “TRUST ME!: Insights into Ethical Leadership.” He has a master’s degree in religious studies and has completed post-graduate work in ethical leadership.

Bucaro is a certified speaking professional, one of 2,800 members of the National Speakers Association, and has been awarded the NSA’s prestigious CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame Award for excellence and professionalism. He has served on the board of directors of NSA as well as the NSA Ethics Committee.

At LCCC Bucaro will speak about how leaders are increasingly challenged to find ways to build trust, foster collaboration and develop customer loyalty. This upbeat, humorous and entertaining program will feature practical ideas and techniques to help support and energize leaders.

The Kaiser Ethics Series honors Curt E. Kaiser Jr., a Shoshoni native and prominent Wyoming businessman, who often had conversations with his many friends about education, business ethics and the importance of working in an ethical work environment. According to Lisa Trimble, director, alumni affairs and event planning for the LCCC Foundation, his own life exemplified his beliefs, and he was highly regarded by most everyone who knew him.

In 2004, Kaiser unexpectedly died, but his dreams and wishes continue to live on through the Kaiser Foundation, Inc., which he established to provide funding of college scholarships to Wyoming high school graduates and Wyoming college ethics programs. 

Kaiser had a long history of interest in business ethics and building an ethical business environment. He lived as he believed and was dedicated to promoting ethics in the classroom and the workplace. He realized every academic area leads to jobs, so all areas must find ways to further incorporate discussions on ethical issues relevant to each particular field, according to information from the LCCC Foundation.