TCISCEBS Ethics Seminar

Written by Welcome on June 20, 2019
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Date(s) - 06/20/2019
7:45 am - 11:30 am

Christensen Group


“Ethics Training – Trust and Behavioral Finance”

Speaker: Rick Storms, CEBS – Alerus

7:45 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Check-in and Breakfast/Coffee
8:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Educational session #1
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Educational session #2

Christensen Group
9855 W. 78th Street, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

$75 for Chapter Members
$100 for Non-Members

You asked for it – we’re delivering!

Many of our members and friends of the Chapter are required to have ongoing Ethics Training in order to meet their Continuing Education licensing requirements. We are happy to announce that our Chapter is sponsoring this half-day event to help you fulfill these requirement in one sitting.

Our long-time Chapter member and former President, Rick Storms, will lead this session. As you may know, Rick is a seasoned presenter for both our Chapter events and at the annual ISCEBS Symposiums. In fact, this material on Ethics was so well received at past Symposiums that Rick has been asked to conduct these sessions for three consecutive years. Rick makes these sessions both educational and enjoyable.

Our topics and takeaways from the morning will include:

Definitions of Ethics and Trust – Why Ethics Matter

  • Facing complicated ethical issues every day
  • Regulatory requirements
  • DOL’s scope of fiduciary liability
  • “It’s good for business”

Research on Ethics and Trust

  • Results of multiple studies
  • How organizations can improve
  • Ethical companies have positive business results at multiple levels

Behavioral Finance Perspective

  • What is it?
  • Subscription bias, choice overload, loss aversion and confirmation bias
  • Examples from retirement planning, health insurance and wellness

Small Group Discussions

  • Sample situations – quizzes and case studies
  • What Ethical Habits Can We Embrace as Industry Professionals?

Ethics can be taught, developed, and used to build trust

  • Importance of a Code of Conduct
  • Managing Ethical Dilemmas and Best Practices

The Chapter has applied for and received approval for three hours of Continuing Education Credit. Feel free to invite colleagues that need their Ethics Continuing Education credits even if they do not regularly attend CEBS events.

Rick Storms, CEBS – Client Services Manager, Alerus

Rick Storms, CEBS, is a Client Services Manager for Alerus Retirement Benefits. Prior to Alerus, Rick worked for various employee benefit and retirement firms including Voya, Mercer and Willis for many years in Sales and Client Management roles.

Rick is a frequent speaker at industry association meetings and has been published and quoted in a variety of professional publications. He has been active in CEBS on both a local and national level for many years including as past president of the Governing Council for ISCEBS and as past president for our Twin Cities Chapter of ISCEBS. Rick holds a Business and Management degree from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, a Mini-MBA from the University of St. Thomas, and is a regular guest instructor at St. Catherine’s University.

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