Business Ethics Workshop Overview:

A company’s ethics will determine its reputation. Good business ethics are essential for the long-term success of an organization. Implementing an ethical program will foster a successful company culture and increase profitability. Developing a business ethics program takes time and effort, but doing so will do more than improve business, it will change lives.

A company's ethics will have an influence on all levels of business. It will influence all who interact with the company including customers, employees, suppliers, competitors, etc. All of these groups will have an effect on the way a company's ethics are developed. It is a two way street, the influence goes both ways, which makes understanding ethics a very important part of doing business today. Ethics is very important, as news can now spread faster and farther than ever before.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Define and understand ethics.
  • Understand the benefits of ethics.
  • Create strategies to implement ethics at work.
  • Recognize social and business responsibility.
  • Identify ethical and unethical behavior.
  • Learn how to make ethical decisions and lead with integrity.

Course Module:

Module One: Getting Started

  • Workshop Objectives

Module Two: What is Ethics?

  • What Is Business Ethics?
  • 10 Benefits of Managing Ethics
  • Case Study

Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: Implementing Ethics in the Workplace

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

Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Employer/Employee Rights

  • Privacy Policies
  • Harassment Issues
  • Technology
  • Case Study

Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: Business & Social Responsibilities

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

Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Ethical Decisions

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

Module Six: Review Questions

Module Seven: Whistle Blowing

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

Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: Managerial Ethics

  • Ethical Management
  • Identifying the Characteristics
  • Ensuring Ethical Behaviour
  • Case Study

Module Eight: Review Questions

Module Nine: Unethical Behaviour

  • Recognize & Identify
  • Preventing
  • Addressing
  • Interventions
  • Case Study

Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Ethics in Business (I)

  • Organization Basics
  • Addressing the Needs
  • Ethical Principles
  • Case Study

Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Ethics in Business (II)

  • Ethical Safeguards
  • Developing a Code of Ethics
  • Performing an Internal Ethics Audit
  • Upholding the Ethics Program
  • Case Study

Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

  • Words from the Wise