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Ethical Decision Making with Integrity

This Webinar qualifies for the required continuing education requirement for licensed professionals

But don't just attend because it's a CEU requirement, experience this webinar and protect yourself, your staff, and your company from potential ethical violations that can be avoided with simple clarification of right from wrong.

Who should attend:

  • Engineers
  • Geologists
  • Land Surveyors
  • Architects
  • Soil Scientists

You probably already know that ethics are important... and chances are you've never received a complaint against your professional license. Let's keep it that way by opening our eyes to going past ethical minimums, but also making decisions with integrity and solid leadership.

Here is more to ethics than simply a Code of Conduct.

Participants will relearn professional codes of ethics and how integrity is weaved into the fabric making good decisions. You will also receive key guidance for making value-laden decisions through Board of Ethical Review case studies.

There is no other online ethics training like this, designed by geoprofessionals with self-questions that will connect with your everyday decision making process.


  • Why Ethics?
  • Codes of Ethics Comparisons
  • Rules of Professional Conduct for various states
  • Making Value-laden Decisions
  • Board of Ethical Review
  • NSPE Ethics Reference Guide
  • Case Studies
  • Summary
  • Questions

   Part 1:

  • Part 1 begins with relearning the Codes of Ethics and the roles they play in geoprofessional practice.
  • How subtle and not-so-subtle personal values affect our everyday professional decisions: and their consequences.
  • Methods to address ethical issues with other environmental and engineering professionals.
  • Weaving integrity into the fabric of our life.

Fee: 199.00 USD Per Computer Site (unlimited participants per site)

149.00 USD Per Computer Site for our Members

99.00 USD Per Computer Site (unlimited participants per site)
when Members also register for the following Webinar:

(discount will be applied during checkout when both are in your cart)

Pay one site registration fee and an unlimited number of participants from your organization can attend at that site.

Instructors: Vincent P. Drnevich, P.E., Ph.D
Handouts: Copy of Webinar Slides (pdf)
Record of Attendance Form (pdf)
Duration: 1.0 hour plus Q&A
(no restrictions on time limit for extra Q&A!)
Earn 1.0 Professional Development Hours (1.0 PDH)

A Record of Attendance Form is included free with each webinar for your record keeping and individual PDH verification. We ask your on-site coordinator to return the completed and signed copy of the Form to us following the webinar for (1) maintaining a separate copy as a service to attendees and (2) forwarding to NIU confirming attendance for those who order certificates.

Attendees may also order an official a Course Completion Certificate from Northern Illinois University for a small administrative fee. The Certificate is optional and may be ordered separately following the webinar to confirm your attendance and showcase the certificate on your office wall. Instructions for ordering certificates are given during the webinar.

* This webinar is eligible for the 'BUY THREE, GET THREE' discount; however ANY webinar series discount shown above cannot be combined with it.

Attendees will be invited to actively participate during this live and interactive on-line web seminar. Discussion is planned following the webinar for those who want to continue the session. Bring your questions to the webinar and present them to the instructor and other participants for exploring the best solution.

Instructors Bio

Vincent P. Drnevich, P.E., Ph.D

Vince Drnevich was born and raised in a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is the oldest of 10 children. His father was a commercial and residential builder. Vince received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering from the University of Notre Dame and he completed the Ph.D. degree at the University of Michigan. While studying at Michigan, he met and married Roxanne M. Hosier.

Professor Drnevich was on the faculty at the University of Kentucky for 24 years where he progressed through the academic ranks, did a four-year term as Department Chairman, and served as acting Dean of Engineering for a year. Upon leaving UK, he was named Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at UK.

In 1991, he was recruited to Purdue University as the Head of the School of Civil Engineering, a position that he held until June 2000. He retired from Purdue in June 2010 and is now Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at Purdue.

His research focuses on the engineering properties of soils, especially as measured by stress wave propagation and electromagnetic wave propagation. His work is the basis of an ASTM Standard D 4015 on the Resonant Column Method. From 1974 to 2015, he was president of Soil Dynamics Instruments, Inc., a firm which manufactured resonant column and torsional simple shear testing equipment. He and his students developed the Purdue TDR Method for water content and density determination of soil, for which there is an ASTM Standard (D 6780-12) and Purdue holds five patents. Another of his teams developed a vibratory hammer device for compaction of granular soils which allows for getting maximum densities and water contents for effective compaction, for which there is an ASTM Standard (D 7382-07). Over fifty students have received graduate degrees with him as their advisor or co-advisor.

Vince Drnevich has been recognized for both his teaching (especially the senior design course at Purdue) and research by a number of national awards from the American Society of Civil Engineers (Huber Award and Norman Medal), the American Society for Testing and Materials (1979 and 2014 Hogentogler Awards, Woodland G. Shockley Award, the Award of Merit, and numerous Standards Development Awards), the American Society for Engineering Education (George Wadlin Award), and Chi Epsilon (Harold T. Larson Award and the James M. Robbins Award). He is active in many professional and technical organizations including the American Society of Civil Engineers (Distinguished Member), the American Society for Engineering Education (Life Member), the ASTM International, (Fellow), the National Society of Professional Engineers (Fellow, 2010 P.E. Mentor of the Year, Board of Ethical Review 2014-17), and the Indiana Society of Professional Engineers (Fellow) where he is a past President and in 2013, received the inaugural Thomas A. Morris Award. In 2009, he was awarded the Diplomate of Geotechnical Engineering (D.GE) by the Academy of Geo-Professionals. He is a licensed professional engineer in Indiana. In 2008, he was appointed by Governor Mitch Daniels to the Indiana Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and was elected chair for 2013. He is the faculty advisor to the Purdue Society of Professional Engineers (PSPE) Chapter and its Rube Goldberg Team, and the founding advisor of Geo-Institute Graduate Student Organization. In 2003, he was a co-founder of the Purdue Geotechnical Society and continues to serve as its president. He has been involved in the Indiana MathCOUNTS program for over 20 years. He is a regular provider of short courses and presentations on professional and technical issues, especially on the topics of ethics, professionalism, and continuing education. Over 15,000 professionals have taken his short courses.

Vince and his wife, Roxanne, celebrate 50 years of marriage; have four grown children and seven grandchildren. They both are active in their church and are avid golfers, ballroom dancers, and college sports fans.

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