Business

Professional Conduct and Organizational Ethics

Course Fee R799.00

What this course is about?

The aim of this course is to grow and develop your understanding and application of two aspects of ethics: professional conduct and organisational ethics.

Course overview

Week 1:

Introduction to professional conduct and organisational ethics

The Constitution, the Bill of Rights and how it relates to our conduct and ethics

Sullivan's Partisan Values

Institutional values, vision, standards, policies and procedures and how it informs our conduct and ethics

 Introduction to social responsibility

Introduction to professional responsibility

Week 2:

How to build and maintain professional reputation, and institutional integrity - The role of building your character in principled conduct.

Why is honesty and truthfulness  important

What is considered morally acceptable in the world of business

 The importance of setting values and principles to steer your professional reputation

How your conduct may impact the institutions you represent

Building and maintaining your professional reputation

Week 3:

Professional conduct in the workplace

Protocol for addressing dignitaries and functionaries according to local and international standards

Receiving dignitaries and functionaries according local and international standards

Logistics to be considered in hosting dignitaries and functionaries

Dress code

What is considered unprofessional  and improper conduct in the workplace

Week 4:

Business ethics in the workplace

Say no to unfair discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace

Overview of bribery in business and the risks to companies

Gifts and entertainment expenses  in the workplace

Avoiding conflict of interest

Disclosure of interest

Week 5:

The role of professional bodies, associations and regulatory authorities for ensuring ethical compliance and professional conduct

Professional bodies their role and function in ethical compliance

Associations, Trade unions and their role and function in ethical compliance

Organisation and Directors roles and responsibility in ethical compliance

Training and communication in ethics

External engagement and reporting on ethics

Week 6:

Practical tips for ensuring ethical compliance and professional conduct

Determine your personal values and principles

Draw up and Commit to a Code of Conduct

Building a culture of integrity

Monitor and evaluate compliance and ensure set up a process for dealing with non-compliance

How to resolve ethical dilemmas

Who should be doing this course?

This course is for the employer and employee who wants to 1) develop their understanding of professional conduct and organisational ethics, and 2) provide a common understanding of what is acceptable conduct in the organisation. Too often, professional and ethical conduct is left in the hands of each employee, without providing them the necessary support and groundwork to be able to conduct themselves professionally every day, and in crisis situations. Most importantly, the impact of employees' conduct on both themselves and the rest of the organisation is discussed. Key tools and guidelines are provided to ensure that this course remains as practical, and fun, as possible. 

If you are part of the compliance team, or in HR then this course would also benefit you.

Learning outcomes

After completing this course:

The learner can apply business protocol

The learner can describe professional conduct in the workplace

The learner can explain the role of business ethics in the workplace

The learner can demonstrate knowledge of professional bodies, associations and regulatory bodies

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

Evaluation of performance outcomes will be through approximately 10 Multiple Choice Questions at the end of every week

HOW YOUR COURSE MARK IS CALCULATED?

Your course is mark is calculated using the average mark obtained in each of the Chapter tests. In order to pass this course, you must obtain a final course mark of at least 50%. This means that even if you fail a few of the chapter tests, if your test marks in the other chapter tests are high enough you will still be able to pass the course. Good Luck!

Study at your own pace!

We’ve created our courses to suit your busy life! The duration of this course is based on a student guide where one 300 – 500 word article is read per day, and the assessment is done on a separate day after the relevant articles have been reviewed. But you can do the course in your own time and at your own pace. If you choose to do two readings per day, it will take you half of the estimated time, four readings per day means doing the course in a quarter of the time etc. We leave that decision up to you!

In the 6 chapters of this course you'll be covering the following areas:

CHAPTER 1 Introduction to professional conduct and organisational ethics
CHAPTER 2 How to build and maintain professional reputation, and institutional integrity - The role of building your character in principled conduct.
CHAPTER 3 Professional conduct in the workplace
CHAPTER 4 Business ethics in the workplace
CHAPTER 5 The role of professional bodies, associations and regulatory authorities for ensuring ethical compliance and professional conduct
CHAPTER 6 Practical tips for ensuring ethical compliance and professional conduct
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TSIBA Business School

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TSIBA Business School is an accredited higher education institution offering graduate and post-graduate business qualifications. Founded in 2004, TSIBA Business School aims to prepare exceptional and ambitious graduates to have a profound impact on their world and their own future.
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Professor Elsamari Botha

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