Board of Ethics and Government Accountability

BEGA's 2021 Ethics Week

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BEGA logoBEGA has hosted Ethics Week 2021 "Reappeoaching Ethical Values" from October 18-22, 2021. 

Here are the course offerings. All of the presentations with the exception of the Ask BEGA session are for District government employees and public officials. Note: Not all presentations will have a pdf attachment; however, they will be attached below if one exists. 

Monday, October 18, 2021

10:00 - 11:00 am
Introduction and Opening Remarks - VIEW HERE
Learn about current happenings and strategic plans within the Office of Government Ethics
Ashley Cooks, Acting Director of OGE
2:00 – 3:00pm
Informational and Q&A session for District employees. OGE Attorneys will answers previously
submitted and live ethics questions. Pre-submit ethics questions here.
BEGA Attorneys 

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

12:00pm - 12:30 pm
Ethics and Yoga (Meditation) - VIEW HERE
Rashee Raj, BEGA General Counsel 


1:00 - 2:30 pm
Unlocking the Positive Value of Ethics 
The presentation will include real life ethics scenarios and discuss ways to help employees
avoid ethics issues. Attendees will participate in an ethics game tool that helps diverse teams
and leaders work better together ethically, and protects employees and organizations from
unethical behavior.
Marcy Maslov, Chief Integrity Builder, e-Factor!® 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

10:00 – 11:00am
Let the Sunshine In: Understanding DC's Three Transparency Laws that Create a More Transparent Government - VIEW HERE
Prezi Presentation: VIEW HERE
Zita Orji, OOG Attorney
11:00pm - 12:00 PM
Best Practice Recommendations for OMA Compliance - VIEW HERE
Learn key tips for conducting meetings is accordance with the Open Meeting Act.
Johnnie Barton, OOG Chief Counsel 
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Unveiling of the Office of Open Government's New Offerings - VIEW HERE
Presentation of The Open Meetings Act Training Video (30 min video) and a Sneak Peek of The Parliamentary Procedure Training Portal for Administrative Points of Contacts for Boards and Commissions
Niquelle Allen, OOG Director 
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Parliamentary Efficiency: YOU Can Make Your Meetings Shorter - VIEW HERE
Learn the basics of how to conduct efficient, shorter meetings.
Nicholas Weil, OOG Attorney
2:00 - 3:00 pm
FOIA 101: The Path that Leads to Openness and Accountability - VIEW HERE
Sheree DeBerry, OOG Attorney
3:00 - 4:00 pm
How to Compose and Upload Video Recordings to Open-DC.GOV - VIEW HERE
Kevon Bridges, OOG IT Specialist

Thursday, October 21, 2021

10:00 – 11:00am
The Intersection of Ethics and Donations - VIEW HERE
This presentation will provide information on the District Donations Process and how the ethics rules apply to employees’ acceptance of gifts and donations.
Rold Louis, Serve DC; Maurice Echols, OGE Attorney
12:00 – 12:30pm
Ethics and Yoga (Meditation) - VIEW HERE
Rashee Raj, BEGA General Counsel
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Ethical Pitfalls in a Remote World - VIEW HERE
Hear from Agency Ethics Counselors about their challenges and experiences of maintaining an ethical culture in a virtual world.
Moderated by Asia Stewart-Mitchell, OGE Supervisory Attorney

Friday, October 22, 2021

10:00 - 11:00 am
Legal Ethics for Government Attorneys - VIEW HERE
This session is a fully accredited course that will provide training for government attorneys on the legal ethics rules.
Nakia L. Matthews, Legal Ethics Counsel
Erika Stillabower, Senior Legal Ethics Counsel
Rashee Raj, BEGA General Counsel
Asia Stewart-Mitchell, OGE Supervisory Attorney