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Feature Guidance in Addressing Ethical Dilemmas NASBP offers the first CE-accredited, online ethics course designed specifically by and for surety bond producers. NASBP RECENTLY LAUNCHED "Ethics for Surety Bond Producers," a three-hour, online course designed to address specific ethical issues that surety bond professionals face daily in their unique, tripartite relationships. The course is the first ethics course designed specifically for surety professionals and is focused on addressing ethical behavior, which is crucial to preserving not only the trust on which transactions are based, but also the trust in the surety industry as a whole. NASBP created this unique course because the three-party relationships in surety bonding create situations that are more complex than traditional two-party insurance relationships. To address these situations, NASBP members, affiliates, and associates supplied real-life examples of ethical dilemmas they have encountered. Overall, the course explores compliance versus ethics, ethical grounding, and the ethical decision-making process and is based on presentations and materials generously donated by Thomas Tropp, Vice President of Corporate Ethics and Sustainability, at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Upon conclusion of this course, the surety professional should be able to: * Recognize where the line of legal responsibility stops and ethics takes over; * Describe the psychology underlying business decisions; * Formulate a personal ethical philosophy; and * Generate a process for applying an ethical philosophy to everyday situations. All 50 states and the District of Columbia have approved the course for three or more continuing education (CE) credits. Information on the credit awarded in each state can be found at online-courses/ethics Anyone can access the course at any time from http:// w w w. n a s b p . o r g / l e a r n /o n l i n e courses/ethics after registering for $75. Registrants can take the course at their own pace within 12 months of purchase. Because many states require a "closed-book" exam, the student is provided with unlimited test re-takes at no additional cost. NASBP partnered with WebCE®, a leading nationwide provider of CE for insurance professionals, to provide this course.  ● The Creativity, Flexibility, and Service You Deserve From a Surety Partner 1-800-440-5953 NATIONAL 692336_Granite.indd 1 ASSOCIATION OF SURETY BOND PRODUCERS | WWW.NASBP.ORG 5/4/1433 7:44 AM http://WWW.NASBP.ORG

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Surety Bond Quarterly - Fall 2015

2015-2016 Executive Committee
NASBP Upcoming Meetings & Events
From the CEO - Resources: Forms, Opinions & Risk Management Practices
Practical Insights: What You Need to Know - Key Takeaways
Alternative Project Delivery, Alternative Risks
Contractors in a New Age of Product Delivery - Sharing Design Liability
DBIA Releases New Bond Forms for Design-Build Projects
AIA’s New Teaming Agreement: AIA Document C102TM–2015
ConsensusDocs Contracts Help Ensure Smooth Sailing
NASBP’s Seven Virtual Seminars on Leadership
Guidance in Addressing Ethical Dilemmas
Web-Exclusive Features
2015 NASBP Resource Directory
Index to Advertisers

Surety Bond Quarterly - Fall 2015