Ethics is very personal. What may seem morally right (or ethical) to one person may seem inappropriate to another. The reality of ethical leadership is that it is never about intent and always about behavior. In today's business climate of heightened sensitivity to corporate wrongdoing, Ethical Leadership is the right focus. It can safeguard your organization from making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Awareness alone will not be sufficient to instill ethical behavior and practices. It requires consistent and conscious effort to imbed an ethical perspective into day-to-day leadership and management behaviors. This online course will define a framework to make solving ethical dilemmas easier using the Framework for Ethical Decision Making and will not provide an easy way to solve every ethical decision. The majority of leaders fully intend to live up to ethics standards, but their good intentions cannot fully overcome old behavioral patterns and habits. To “walk the talk” leaders at all levels must practice new ethical behaviors and they become comfortable utilizing these behaviors to lead.
Participants will learn to:
1. Understand the value of ethical leadership
2. Identify ethical challenges and opportunities in their leadership role
3. Clarify their values and ethics behavior
4. Learn ways to handle ethics dilemmas through ethical scenarios
5. Understand Lawrence Kohlberg’s Life Stages and their implication to ethical behavior
6. Understand their ethical responsibilities as leaders
7. Acquire tools to help them make better decisions
8. Understand the role authority plays in making ethical decisions
9. Learn how to live an ethical life everyday
10. Understand and utilize the Framework for Ethical Decision Making
Week 1 (2/29-3/6): Ethics is About . . .
Right and Wrong, the Hard Decisions
Decision Making Using an Ethical Framework
Ethical standards Come From . . .
Week 2 (3/7-3/13): You Gonna School Me on Ethics?
You Have Power, But Do You Have a Conscience?
Ethics is Part of Everyday Living
A Logical Approach to Being Ethical
Week 3 (3/14-3/20): Clarification Your Values
So, You Are Ethical, But Are You Consistent?
Week 4(3/21-3/2/27): Ethical Relativism
How did I do today?
Week 5 (3/28-4/1): Who Counts?
Registration: Non-Members $175/LANO Members $150