ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

Business Ethics

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About the course

The business ethics training course will teach participants a clear understanding of what business ethics is, while providing them with enough knowledge and practical tools to implement an ethics program at their workplace.

Every day key decisions are made about how resources are used and consumed in the enterprise. The ethical imperative is to ensure that resources are used in the most appropriate way within the context of the organization and the broader context of the organization in the community. Ethics should maintain a positive effect on the employee's surroundings, creating an atmosphere of decision making that fosters help and not harm. This course will pose a series of questions that will form the basis of a practical ethical framework.

Course Objectives

  • Understand what 'business ethics' is
  • Learn how to make ethical decisions
  • Receive practical tools to implement ethics in the workplace
  • Understand employee rights to enable and create privacy, harassment & technology policies Understand your business & social responsibilities Learn how to balance personal and organization ethics
  • Learn when to "blow the whistle" Be able to identify unethical behaviors.

Course Outline

Getting Started

  • Action Plans and Evaluation Forms
  • What is Ethics? What Is Business Ethics?
  • 10 Benefits of Managing Ethics

Implementing Ethics in the Workplace

  • Benefits
  • Guidelines for Managing Ethics in the Workplace
  • Roles and Responsibilities

Employer/Employee Rights

  • Privacy Policies
  • Harassment Issues
  • Technology

Business & Social Responsibilities

  • Identifying Types of Responsibilities
  • Handling Conflicting Social and Business Responsibilities

Ethical Decisions

  • The Basics
  • Balancing Personal and Organizational Ethics
  • Common Dilemmas
  • Making Ethical Decisions
  • Overcoming Obstacles

Whistle Blowing

  • Criteria and Risk
  • The Process
  • When You Should “Blow the Whistle”

Managerial Ethics

  • Ethical Management
  • Identifying the Characteristics
  • Ensuring Ethical Behavior

Unethical Behavior

  • Recognize & Identify
  • Preventing
  • Addressing
  • Interventions

Ethics in Business

  • Organization Basics
  • Addressing the Needs
  • Ethical Principles
  • Ethical Safeguards
  • Developing a Code of Ethics
  • Performing an Internal Ethics Audit
  • Upholding the Ethics Program

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

Staff & Managers, Supervisors,

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