Ethics for Professionals
Join two-time former IECA President, Dr. David T. Williams, to explore the challenge of workplace ethics (and extension to personal life), how to take a proactive ethical business and professional life stance, develop an effective and sustainable set of guidelines for your organization, implement best practices for dealing with ethically challenging situations - all which may lead to a personal and professional ethically enhanced life.
There have been many headlines of businesses and individuals that have had ethically problems resulting in the ruin of a business or damage to personal reputations. This often happens because they have not been presented with a moral and/or ethical compass to live by.
In this workshop, we will discuss how to develop a strong and sustainable set of workplace ethics and guidelines designed to mitigate ethics creep, avoid legal implications, and build a solid ethical foundation for a healthy workplace culture. We will also explore common ethical topics and challenges and detail the best practices to utilize when faced with ethically challenging situations. We will highlight the difference between a Code of Conduct and a Code of Ethics and review several effective Codes of Ethics and Conduct for both working professionals, academia and public officials. Numerous common and sometimes unusual examples of ethical challenges will be presented and discussed with the audience. The audience will be presented with possible solutions or answers and the results are often surprising which sometimes leading to disagreements and heated debates. The end result will be the presentation of a road map for handling ethical situations as well as preventative actions that could be taken so that these situations rarely come into existence. The road map is just to point the way; however, each individual must take their own path that fits their style, one that they are comfortable with, and still results in a journey that is ethical, acceptable by their peers, and one that they can live with.
Below is a Japanese Haiku poetry (3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables in each line) that will be presented at the workshop. Please be ready to discuss and present your point of view of if this is indeed an ethics dilemma or if more detail is required to provide a satisfactory resolution. Hint: It depends a lot on if you are in private, academic or public life.
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