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Your ethical choices define who you are!
Nan DeMars
Workplace Ethicist

Nan DeMars - Workplace Ethicist

Nan DeMars is one of today’s most internationally-recognized workplace ethicist experts. She is a popular conference keynote speaker, columnist, best-selling author, media ethics consultant, and her ethics training seminars and workshops are considered to be the Gold Standard in the industry. She has helped clients of all sizes and industries create committed, empowered, safe and deeply-ethical environments.

Today’s behavioral workplace ethics issues have demanded, like never before, that organizations address behavioral workplace training including office ethicsanti-harassment  and integrity training. Astute management is embracing the ethical conversation and working diligently to establish and maintain The Ethical Workplace® – sometimes referred to as the “Double or Triple Bottom Line.”

Nan DeMars is considered the Number One ethics trainer in the administrative management and executive support arena.  As a Past International President of IAAP® (the International Association of Administrative Professionals®), she wrote the first-ever Code of Ethics for the Association and the profession and has never stopped writing, speaking and conducting Ethics Seminars for support professionals.  Nan’s Ethics for Admins:  A Reset! program is designed to target all those employees who are frequently caught in the ethical crossfire of business activities.

Book - You've Got to be Kidding; How to Keep Your Job Without Losing Your Integrity - Nan DeMars, Author
You've GOT To Be Kidding!
How to Keep Your Job
Without Losing Your Integrity

Nan DeMars, Author

You’ve GOT To Be Kidding! How to Keep Your Job Without Losing Your Integrity. (John Wiley & Sons)

What should you do when you are caught in the middle of an ethical dilemma at work?

In today’s super-stressed workplace, an ethical dilemma can come at you when you least expect it. Here’s how to do the right thing without losing your integrity or your job. You’ve GOT To Be Kidding will help you create an ethics-based workplace that’s a joy to work in. This isn’t the usual top-down, executive-only manual, but an approach to workplace ethics that’s as relevant and accessible to employees as it is to managers and executives.

Nan’s latest book, You’ve GOT To Be Kidding! How to Keep Your Job Without Losing Your Integrity, is available at bookstores everywhere and on


Ethics Admin
Training Workshops

Enjoy Nan's energizing and introspective wake-up call regarding the reality-based ethical dilemmas admins face and how to best handle them while upholding one’s personal and professional standards.

Ethics Employee
Training Workshops

Your employees will learn directly from Nan how to best handle workplace dilemmas like office ethics, anti-harassment and bullying while upholding one’s personal and professional standards.

Conference Keynote Speaker

Nan’s energizing workplace ethics keynote presentations are interspersed with humor and reality-based examples (some ripped from the day’s headlines) and a few thought-provoking real-world ethical dilemmas.

Workplace Ethics

If your organization is not large enough to support a closed workshop, Nan DeMars, in conjunction with Minnesota State University-Mankato, offers the complete Workplace Ethics program - Open to all!

A Few of Nan's Clients

Our domestic and international client list is diverse and includes:

  • Private industry (Small, Medium and Fortune 500)
  • Higher education (Universities, State and Community Colleges)
  • Government (Local, County, State & Federal)
  • Associations, Agencies, and Societies 

See expanded client list…

As Nan Sees It ...

Accountability vs. Culpability - Nan DeMars - Workplace Ethicist -

Accountability Versus Culpability

The Accountability vs Culpability Question Living in Minneapolis, it is only right I should weigh in on the George Floyd tragedy (a few miles from my home) and the footprint it left in our country’s racial history.  Much has been…

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Macchiatto on the Keys, Working from Home - Nan DeMars, Office Ethicist

Macchiato on the Keys

When you hear the term “Macchiato on the Keys”, what comes to mind? As a workplace ethicist, it reminds me of how a unique work world concept really started over thirty years ago. Let me explain…  Peanut Butter on the…

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Remember, Your Ethical Choices Define Who You Are!