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Course Description

This course is intended for anyone charged with designing or implementing processes aimed at creating organizational change and who needs to understand the impact that ethical business practices have on organizational behavior, culture, and business practices, individuals responsible for assessing their organizations values, ethic programs, training, policies and procedures or have an impact on their organizations expectations or standards for ethical employee behavior.

The continuing influence and impact which personal and professional ethics exerts upon individuals, organizations and society, and the factors which influence organizational ethics, has been thrust into the headlines of global newspapers. The ethical issues faced daily by organizations and their employees are neither always straightforward nor easy to resolve.

Results of unethical behavior by accounting/audit professionals, and the impact of ethics upon organizations, is a topic of growing concern in corporate board rooms around the world.

This course will examine the timely and important topic of ethics and its relevance and importance to overall corporate wellbeing. In particular, what factors influence the likelihood that an individual will act ethically or less than ethical, and what this means to management, the organization, and internal controls in general.

Please note that this course is not intended nor designed, to review the Code of Ethics for any specific organization, country, State, municipality or government entity.

Learning Objectives

  • Apply systems theory and understand the interrelated nature of organizational functions and components as they relate to establishing an ethically compliant organization.
  • Identify the role of organizational values in driving strategic goals and objectives.
  • Discover the role that personal values play in driving individual employee choices and decisions.
  • Develop an ethics assessment tool designed to evaluate an organization's compliance to stated ethics policies.
  • Pinpoint the underlying causes of patterns of unethical and/or undesired employee behavior.
  • Reduce the incidence of employee conflict between the intended change and their personal ethical standards and expectations.
  • Increase employee commitment to organizational goals and objectives.

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.

Feedback

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