Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium Annual Award
Honoring Excellence in Ethics
The Presentation of the 2021 Executive Pilot Award: Terry Spencer with ONEOK
Community Impact Award - Education: Metro Technology Centers
Community Impact Award - Corporate: TTCU Federal Credit Union
Community Impact Award - Nonprofit: Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma
Carmichael Leadership Award: Nicole Hopkins owner Blasem Box
Wednesday, September 22
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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**This event does not qualify for CPE credit.**
"How Ethics in Sports can Translate to Ethics in the Workplace"
The Oklahoma River is a US Olympic and Paralympic Training Site and a national high performance center for both rowing and canoe/kayak. As a high performance athlete, a great deal of discipline and high work ethic is required to become a champion. At RIVERSPORT, we leverage the authenticity as a place where athletes seek and achieve their Olympic dreams to inspire the community and next generation of athletes. Olympism is more than just athletic prowess – it is how this athletic prowess is utilized to foster strong relationships, character, and life lessons through sport. Risk is also required to true success, as well as the appreciation of learning through failure (and cheating can never be an option to achieve greatness in sport or business).
1. Failure is an option to grow to become a champion – but accepting failure with grace is the x factor to future success
2. The seemingly impossible (taking a ditch to an Olympic Training Site for rowing and canoe kayak with whitewater rapids in OKC) with persistence, a commitment to quality (no cutting corners), and a value for people and relationships
3. True greatness can only be achieved through hard work, honest, and a respect for risk
About the Speaker: Mike Knopp is the founder of the RIVERSPORT Foundation and led the development of the Boathouse District since the inception of the project to transform our river from a ditch to a community recreational gem and one of the finest urban aquatic venues in the world.