Do you know that not all employees give enough conscious thought to ethics, and they do not always know what constitutes behavior that is ethical and in alignment with their organization’s code of ethics?
Courses Promote Commitment to Ethical Excellence in Business
The ethics of an organization form the cornerstone of a successful business. In short, good ethics are good business, as your corporate ethics impact how you treat employees, suppliers, partners and clients. Of course, good ethics begin at the top as leadership plays a huge role in promoting good organizational ethics and modeling ethical behavior.
In every business reputation is a non-tangible, yet critical asset. And, few things have more of a direct impact on your reputation than the ethical behavior of your leaders and employees.
The reputation of any organization is determined by the culture and the behavior of its employees. This reputation drives success… or failure. And we demonstrate these ethics in different ways, every day. We demonstrate them in our pricing and our service. We demonstrate them in our problem solving and interpersonal interactions.
We all know that ethical service is simply good business. But we also know that not all employees give enough conscious thought to ethics, and they do not always know what constitutes behavior that is ethical and in alignment with their organization’s code of ethics. This is why we created a four course series of unique, informative courses that are designed to get professionals thinking more deeply about ethics, relating it to their everyday work and demonstrating, clearly, the value of applying good ethics throughout all facets of the organization.
CPE 2100, Valuing Ethics and Reputation, challenges professionals to focus on ethics in a way that is guided by their commitment to the values, principles and ethics of the profession. They learn to recognize that part of excellence is how they perform, but it also involves ethics, integrity and reputation.
CPE 2101,Professional Ethics,explains what ethics are, and how ethics can be used in problem solving. This course begins with theory, but moves on to creating real meaning by providing scenarios and step by step guidelines for using ethics for conflict resolution, for better communications, and in application in day to day business.
CPE 2102, Code of Professional Conduct, helps make ethics real in the workplace. This self-reflection course forces individuals to look at different aspects of their work and consider how ethics applies directly to what they do.
CPE 2103, The Role of Ethical Code, helps individuals learn to make a habit of ethical behavior, something they can do without thinking, every day. Such habits help us to act quickly and accurately in a variety of situations, including within business.
Some organizations might think that having a written code of ethics is enough to guide individual behavior. While this is a great start, the reputation of your profession comes down to the conduct of those in the organization, how each one behaves, their values and how they model ethical behavior and adhere to the code of ethics. Simply signing a piece of paper that espouses ethics is not enough.
To achieve true excellence, good ethical behavior must become a constant habit for each individual within the organization. The building of this habit is done through studying theory and rules, but more importantly through scenarios and learning that allows for reflection on the value of ethics and direct application to the individual’s daily life and duties.