Integrity and Ethics

Length of Course:1day
Instructor: James W. Dodson

The integrity and ethics training in this section use the following course titles for training: Ethical Decision Making, Serving with Honor, Serving with Integrity.

Course Description:

One of the greatest training needs currently facing government and Corporate America is the need for sound and effective integrity and ethics training.

Scandals have occurred in all segments of our society from the smallest entity to Fortune 500 companies These scandalous acts usually lead to personal and professional derailment and often generate intense media attention that not only negatively impacts the employee, but family members, organizations, and the public’s trust. These alarming and unacceptable acts give tremendous merit to the need for “integrity and ethics” training for the leadership and workforce that make up organizations. Very often ethics training is flawed because of the very inadequate amount of time allotted to the subject matter and some instructors dryly discuss the difference between right and wrong, citing verbiage from the organizations code of conduct and standard operating procedures. “Ethical Decision Making” is not a “touchy-feel good” course, but rather a powerful one-day training seminar that gets right to the heart of organizational culture. We discuss leadership, the real life integrity problems and ethical dilemmas that working professionals face on a daily basis, and throughout their career. The instructor’s unique way of taking unpopular, controversial and often complex subjects and presenting them so that participants can easily listen, understand and integrate proven principles, makes this course very effective and career enhancing.

Course Objective:

To provide the employees at all levels of the workforce with sound principles that will assist them in enhancing their ethical decision making ability and provide them with essential career survival skills to successfully navigate the “occupational minefields” in both their personal and professional lives.

Course Topics:(Note: these two modules are identical to the one in the “Integrity-Centered Leadership” )

Integrity: A way of life or lip service, integrity vs. image, knowing where the line is, politically correct is not always correct, bad company corrupts good character, profile of a lie, policing the workplace and dealing with workplace misconduct, what accountability and liability really mean, physical bravery vs. moral bravery, admitting mistakes and avoiding cover-ups, reporting acts of misconduct, the old culture vs. the new culture, the temptation of greed and power, a mistake, misconduct or out right criminal conduct, honesty and the boomerang syndrome, why the truth will always come out, character, courage, honor and duty.

Ethics: Integrity vs. ethics, why situational ethics fail, purpose of a code of ethics, the end justify the means theory, personal ethics vs. professional ethics, and much more.

Who Should Attend?:

CEO’s, Department heads, Division Directors/Managers, Unit/Line Supervisors and employees at all levels.

Benefits of Attending:

  • Provides professionals at all levels of the organization with a personal leadership structure that promotes leadership from the inside out.
  • Provides personnel with the “winning edge: in personal and career survival by equipping them with sound leadership principles to successfully navigate the “occupational landmines” in both their personal and professional lives.
  • A great jump-starting course for those dedicated employees who may have lost their vision and/or experiencing symptoms of disillusionment, frustration, burnout and who may be struggling to continue in a career.
  • A tremendous aid to administrators attempting to reset the organizational leadership picture or culture.
  • Develops personal leadership skills of employees while allowing management to adopt a very proactive approach to human resource development and the prevention of employee misconduct.