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.
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
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
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
What is considered unprofessional and improper conduct in the workplace
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
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
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.
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
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!