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VLE 2: Empathy & Ethics in Personal Finance
June 6, 2018 at 11:00 am-1:00 pm EDTFree
About this event
This 2-hour session is the second webinar in a 3-day Virtual Learning Event hosted by the Military Families Learning Network’s Personal Finance team. Dr. Gutter will begin by discussing our understanding of Ethics, especially as they apply to Financial Counseling and the Military. The discussion will then focus on the role of empathy; defining and distinguishing it. Further, participants will discuss together how empathy can reinforce or even conflict with ethical guidelines. Dr. Gutter will incorporate examples into our discussions and utilize the chat to share perspectives and dialogue about the issues.
Dr. Michael Gutter is the Associate Dean for Extension – State Program Leader for 4-H Youth Development, Families and Communities for the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida. His BS is in Family Financial Management and his Ph.D. is in Family Resource Management from The Ohio State University with a specialization in Finance. Gutter’s research focuses on examining how socioeconomic status, financial education, personal psychology, and financial socialization are related to financial behaviors. His outreach focuses on improving financial behaviors by increasing knowledge, skills, and access to services.
Gutter’s outreach projects include Managing in Tough Times, Florida Saves, Get Checking, Military Family Learning Network, and the Florida Master Money Mentor. His projects focus on enabling access to resources and services as well as improving people’s knowledge and understanding of family resource management. These projects have funding from the Consumer Federation of America and Bank of America. He regularly tweets on personal finance topics under @mikegutter on Twitter.
AFC-credentialed participants can earn 2 Ethics CEUs. More information about this process is available here. This webinar is approved for 2 Ethics CEUs for FinCert Certified Personal Finance Counselors (CPFC).