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Maintaining an ethical and legally compliant culture is essential to an organization’s long-term success.  Unethical and unlawful behavior can occur in any organization, but how quickly the organization responds can dictate whether the ethical culture is strengthened or whether the reputation and health of the organization are put at risk.

Resolving ethical issues requires advanced decision-making skills and keen moral sensibilities. Managers have a responsibility to respond promptly and effectively to ethics and compliance complaints in the workplace. However, they are often not equipped with the right training or tools to handle the difficult situations. To help effectively address and resolve ethical issues that arise in the workplace, this course introduces concepts for: ethical awareness, assessment, decision-making, and action.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the need for an ethical decision-making framework.
  • Identify potential frameworks for ethical decision making.
  • Recognize the benefits and challenges of each decision-making framework.
  • Explore the questions to apply to the decision-making framework.
  • Discover how each question may be applied to each framework.
Last updated/reviewed: October 11, 2018

Included In Certifications

This course is included in the following Certification Programs:

15 CoursesEthical Leadership Certification

  1. History of Ethics
  2. Psychology Behind Ethics: Part 1
  3. Psychology Behind Ethics: Part 2
  4. COSO 2013 Control Environment Compliance
  5. Corporate Ethics
  6. Managing Through Corporate Politics - The Achilles’ Heel of Executing Professional Skepticism
  7. Real World Business Ethics Scenarios
  8. Relationship between Ethics, Morality, and the Law
  9. Impact of Ethics on Leadership
  10. Traits and Skills of the Ethical Leader
  11. Framework for Ethical Decision Making
  12. Keys to an Effective Code of Conduct
  13. Keys to Understanding Conflicts of Interest
  14. When The Whistle Blows Part 1: History, Regulations, and Concepts
  15. When The Whistle Blows Part 2: Managing Whistleblower Hotlines

34 Reviews (105 ratings)Reviews

5
Anonymous Author
The course does a nice job of demonstrating the complexity of the decision-making process and how concepts of right and wrong may not the same to everyone. I enjoyed Lynn's delivery and will be seeking out more of her courses.
5
Anonymous Author
This course provided a wealth of content that made me think about how I could apply these principles in my day-to-day life, both personally and professionally. I believe that this course would be beneficial to all audiences.
5
Member's Profile
Lynn is so easy to listen too. Even if you have a background in ethical conduct and application, you will gain an enhanced understanding in this deeper dive she provides. Thanks Lynn.
4
Member's Profile
The course was very thorough. However, it does tend to become a bit repetitive. All HR professionals should take this course. The presenter too often mentioned the other courses.
5
Anonymous Author
This was a wonderful course that really helped provide a practical application of ethics to the business setting. I could envision actually putting this into practice!
5
Member's Profile
The course went deep into the subject matter. I would look through the material first to see if it is relevant to your specific job duties before diving in.
5
Anonymous Author
Easy to see how different organizations I have been involved in fit into each of the theories as a whole and also just as people on a team. super useful!
5
Anonymous Author
useful topic for internal auditors and for each staff member / employee. theory, yes, but interesting to know background of your decision making.
3
Member's Profile
very thorough but difficult to stay focused. wish there was more diversity / creativity in the slides. wish i could give more specific examples.
4
Anonymous Author
Excellent presentation of underlying foundation and methods that can be used in making decisions in a business environment
4
Member's Profile
This course was thought provoking and insightful regarding organizational views of ethical behavior. It was very easy to follow.
5
Anonymous Author
Thoughtful course. Appreciated the three angles highlighted in the decision-making process. Also appreciated the examples.
4
Member's Profile
The relationship between theories and frameworks of ethics was presented in a clear concise method. Course was interesting.
4
Anonymous Author
This is a great course. The instructor was great and she made it very clear that decision making is not an easy task.
4
Anonymous Author
This course covers the basic framework for ethical decision making within a corporate work/office environment.
4
Anonymous Author
Good definitions and terms put to the ethical decision making process. Slides were simple and easy to follow.
4
Anonymous Author
Very thorough review of the topic with good application scenarios and questions to make it more applicable.
5
Member's Profile
I liked that it was well organized and easy to read. Any CPA would greatly benefit from this course.
5
Member's Profile
Very insightful way of evaluating our responses to ethical issues, and giving a means to do so.
5
Anonymous Author
Good class to help better understand decision making, especially ethical decision making.
4
Anonymous Author
For anyone that has taken an ethics course, it is pretty basic. Decent course, though.
3
Member's Profile
Provides a good review and refresher of ethical frameworks that are used in society.
4
Member's Profile
this course is a bit congested. the theories are a bit simplistic and passed over.
4
Member's Profile
a bit boring and repetetive but i did learn alot about the different frameworks
5
Member's Profile
This was a great presentation. Easy to understand and easy to stay with her.
4
Anonymous Author
The course was put together in a way that made the topic easy to understand.
5
Member's Profile
Ms. Fountain presents the materials well. I will take more of her classes.
4
Anonymous Author
A good course for outlining ethical decision making and what motivates us.
4
Anonymous Author
This was something new for me, the explanation of all the frameworks
5
Anonymous Author
This was a good course; engaging and broken into manageable pieces.
5
Anonymous Author
This course was very easy to follow and was taught very well.
5
Member's Profile
Love the philosphy aspect
4
Anonymous Author
good review.
4
Anonymous Author
Good

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Intermediate

No Advanced Preparation or Prerequisites are needed for this course, but completion of the instructor's other courses on ethics may be helpful.

Education Provider Information

Company:
Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact:
For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
  6:15Introduction to Ethical Decision Making
Framework for Ethical Decision Making
  8:44The Need
  6:48Frameworks
  12:40Theory Frameworks
  6:31Consequentialist Framework
  4:33Duty Framework
  8:31Virtue Framework
  6:41Applying the Framworks
  7:22Deliberative Process
  4:17Motivation
  5:36Deliberative Application Business Setting
  6:52Focus Application Business Setting
  5:09Motivation in a Business Setting
CONCLUSION
  5:33Summary
CONTINUOUS PLAY
  1:35:36Framework for Ethical Decision Making
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  PDFSlides: Framework for Ethical Decision Making
  PDFFramework for Ethical Decision Making Glossary/Index
REVIEW AND TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM