Instructor for this course

The corporate scandals of the 1990s – 2000s have placed focus on why it is important for organizations and leadership to run business in an ethical manner. The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations' (COSO) internal control framework dedicates Principle One towards the importance of the control environment (CE) and its link to ethical leadership. However, poor and unethical leadership has continued.   Until organizations recognize the signs and execute positive change to their culture, issues will continue to pervade.

This course evaluates the impact of ethical and questionable leadership behavior on an organization and its control environment.  We examine some of the past decade's “questionable” leaders when it comes to the topic of ethics.  We also visit a case study scenario to allow participants to identify actions that can be taken by leaders to improve ethics and the control environment at their company.



Learning Objectives

  • Identify how governance links to a proper functioning control environment (CE).
  • Identify how leadership impacts ethics and the proper functioning of the control environment.
  • Identify how attitudes and beliefs impact ethics and the proper functioning of the control environment.
  • Explore the impact of values on ethics, leadership and the control environment.
  • Recognize issues related to ethical leadership and explore their impact on the control environment.
  • Explore what leaders can do to solidify their control environment and corporate ethics.

Included In Certifications

This course is included in the following Expert Certifications:

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
  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

15 Reviews (44 ratings)Reviews

Member's Profile
Speaker was interesting and provided good examples to help with explanations. I liked the quizzes which I found helpful.
Member's Profile
This was a long, slow, rambling look at very obvious topics. When a culture promotes doing the right thing, transparency and dialog, risk of corruption is lower. That pretty much sums up the whole 2 hour lecture. A complete waste of time, but if you need to get some credits while passively listening to a video and doing other things this is a good course for that purpose.
Anonymous Author
The course is helpful and very informative. The way that each topic is presented is very effective. The inclusion of actual examples are good and very engaging as well as the inclusion of few questions under each topic.
Member's Profile
This course provided helpful insight into ethics, governance and the control environment. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a refresher in these areas.
Member's Profile
Great reminder of how important ethics and integrity is to values and the internal controls of a company. And a leaders role in it all.
Member's Profile
Well constructed and well presented. Enjoyed the questions at the end of some sessions and the exercise to change a corporate culture.
Member's Profile
I learned a lot about the control environment and what constitutes risk factors to the success of that environment.
Member's Profile
Very good informational and educational course. Nothing surprise me but it help me reinforce what I already know.
Member's Profile
Covered the topic well and had current examples that helped in relating the concepts to the business world.
Member's Profile
Helpful content, but a little broad in scope in some regards.
Anonymous Author
could have been shorter.
Member's Profile
Enjoy all your courses
Anonymous Author
Interesting topic
Anonymous Author
Good course
Anonymous Author


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

Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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
  8:01Introduction to Impact of Ethics on Leadership
Ethics and Leadership
  16:42Ethics, Governance and the Control Environment
  9:35Ethics, Leadership and the Control Environment
  11:03Attitudes, Beliefs, Ethics and the Control Environment
  11:57Impact of Values on Ethics, Leadership and the CE
  5:59Values, Attitude and Ethical Behavior
  11:42Un-Ethical Leaders
  9:45What Can Leaders Do
  7:14The Ethical Leaders Dilemma You Decide The Actions
  1:44:18Impact of Ethics on Leadership
  PDFSlides: Impact of Ethics on Leadership
  PDFImpact of Ethics on Leadership Glossary/Index