Ethical Leadership & Good Governance in the Public Sector

The past decade has been especially tumultuous, due to questionable ethical practices.  From accounting scandals to ill-advised mortgages, the world is full of examples of ethical failures.  Are ethical practices actually important or are they merely a “feel-good” addition? On this course, we will address these questions by examining “ethics before the rules” by learning about the origins of ethical thought, the practice of different ethical approaches, and the application of ethics to current problems at both the organizational and individual levels.

Main Learning Points:

  • Promoting transparency, integrity and accountability
  • Embedding a culture of ethical excellence
  • Responding to change in governance arrangements
  • Aligning robust audit and risk management processes
  • Undertaking a governance review

Training Course Content:

  • Develop a usable framework for accurately identifying, considering, and acting in situations of ethical importance
  • Understand why an individual’s basic beliefs about life necessarily drive one’s view of ethics
  • Know the roles that culture and society play in determining ethical standards
  • Understand the primary approaches to ethics, including self-interest, altruism, social contracts, virtue ethics, and natural law
  • Practice applying ethical frameworks to classic and contemporary business issues
  • Understand  the debate about who should control businesses, including the purpose of business and the role of stakeholders

12th - 23rd January 2015/ 11th - 22nd January 2016: Dubai
12th - 23rd January 2015/ 11th - 22nd January 2016: Cape Town - South Africa
22nd June - 3rd July 2015/ 20th June - 1st July 2016: London

Two weeks training: £3,750
One week course: £2,150