This course is a foundational course upon which all other Global Ethics University courses are built. Although it is not required to complete other courses, it is strongly recommended. The course explores the various problems, dilemmas, moral questions, and practical solutions to solve ethical conflicts in any situation or context. The first section provides an introduction to the topic of ethics as well as the sources, causes, and stakeholders. The second section focuses in on developing the individual’s moral conscience and creating ethical balance. The third and fourth sections deal with the various kinds of workplace ethical dilemmas and lays out some decision-making models. This course is appropriate for all levels of employees from labor to management. The ethical principles can be relevant to both workplace ethical dilemmas and personal ethical choices as well.
‘ Understand a working definition of business ethics and apply to everyday situations.
‘ Know the different kinds of workplace ethical dilemmas and identify their sources.
‘ Develop a problem-solving approach to ethics problems.
‘ Understand the role that the conscience plays in human character and moral decision-making.
‘ Know the keys and principles to become an ethically balanced person.
‘ Know how to approach and solve a situational ethical dilemma.
‘ Know how to solve a critical dilemma.
‘ Learn ethical tests and strategies to help solve problems.
‘ Understand the different kinds of rationalization that are used to justify bad behavior.
‘ Learn communication strategies to deal with an ethical crisis.
Length: 2 hours
Required Reading: “Absolutes and Ethical Relativism in the Workplace” by Mark S. Putnam
“Ethical Balance” by Mark S. Putnam
“The Anatomy of an Ethical Decision” by Mark S. Putnam
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