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This course helps you develop the basics of an ethics training program that is consistent with the requirements in the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations (FSGO).

We are often told to be ethical, and are called upon to make ethical decisions, but are not provided with the tools to help us make ethical decisions.Ethical decisions usually mean making a choice between two rights and balancing various needs in order to make an ethical decision.This is what makes ethical decision making so hard, because there is rarely one correct answer.

This course covers ethical decision making models and explains how you can develop a model for your organization that helps your employees make the best decision possible.

Once you have developed the tools for making ethical decisions, it is necessary to train and communicate to employees. We also discuss training, communication, incentives, and performance evaluations and how ethical tools can be built into all of them, reinforcing your organization's ethical guidelines and decision making model.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the core human values upon which any ethical decision should be made.
  • Define the types of ethical decisions 
  • Recognize commonly accepted ethical decision making models and recognize the common elements necessary for developing an ethical decision making model in your organization.
Last updated/reviewed: October 31, 2017

20 Reviews (69 ratings)Reviews

5
Member's Profile
Highly encourage anyone who is interested in or required to take a course in ethics to choose this course and instructor. Course material was well organized and Mr. Mefford is one of the best instructors I have had . Well done.
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Anonymous Author
Blown away quite frankly. Great balance of content and practicality, engaging speaker to what could be dry material. Almost seemed as though watching the news versus a formal lecture. Fantastic!!
5
Member's Profile
I found the physical fitness analogy to be very helpful. On the other hand, I would have appreciated some examples of organizations actually making the ethical fitness program "fun."
5
Member's Profile
I liked the thoroughness of this course in discussing the topic area. Also, having several different ethics models to consider helped bring perspective.
5
Member's Profile
This ethics module was taught in a very interesting a relatable way. I like the fitness metaphor and all different decision models.
4
Member's Profile
Good course but would have benefitted from a case study or two. Without case studies, I think the course could have been shorter.
5
Member's Profile
Very good materials to consider when developing an ethical decision making model, and documenting why it is required
4
Anonymous Author
Great course. I like how Jason used the Seven Dwarfs analogy to make his point about the 7 ethical must-haves.
5
Member's Profile
I thought this course was extremely helpful and exposed me to topics that I was previously unfamiliar with.
5
Member's Profile
Great course, Jason. The training discussed a lot of key concepts, and overall was very informative.
5
Member's Profile
The instructor did a nice job of providing examples beyond just reading from the slides.
4
Member's Profile
Instructor manages to keep ethics interesting- not an easy feat.
4
Member's Profile
Very informative. It is very good for those in authority.
4
Member's Profile
I will definitely use these ideas in my organization.
5
Member's Profile
Clear. Informative. Interesting. Thank you
4
Member's Profile
Very good organization of material.
5
Anonymous Author
Nice organization of content.
4
Anonymous Author
funny and informative
4
Anonymous Author
Very informative
4
Member's Profile
Good

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Intermediate

Prerequisite: Finance leadership experience

 

Advanced Preparation: None

 

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
Ethics and Ethical Fitness
  14:08Why Ethics Matter
  3:07What is Ethical Fitness
  11:03FSGO
  26:15Effective Training and Communication
  14:38Ethical Decision Making Models
Conclusion
  8:39Developing Ethical Fitness
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  PDFSlides: Developing Ethical Fitness
  PDFDeveloping Ethical Fitness Glossary/Index
REVIEW & TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM