The Certificate

The Certificate Program offers two four-day modules.  Each unit is a coherent whole and may be taken independently. Graduates of the program must take both units and complete a workplace-based assignment.  Classes model a graduate seminar – small class size and much discussion.

Designing and managing ethics programs

Designing and managing ethics programs provides an overview of designing, developing, marketing, implementing, monitoring, measuring, reporting, sustaining, improving ethics programs, and aligning the organization with organizational values.

Major Components

    • Designing ethics programs
    • Aligning the organization & partnering for ethical success

Ethical leadership and organizational culture

Ethical leadership is a relatively new theory of leadership applicable to senior and middle managers.  Senior leaders, however, are at risk of employee negative perceptions that undermine motivation and performance.  This module discusses how to mitigate negative perceptions; strengthen organizational commitment; reinforce employee ethical commitment; set measurable standards of ethical behaviour; change organizational culture to align with organizational mission; and assess organizational exposure to ethical risk and public trust.

Major Components

    • A new model of executive leadership
    • Setting ethical standards and changing how we manage
    • Understanding organizational and ethical culture
    • Assessing your organization’s exposure to ethical risk and public trust
    • Changing organizational culture and restoring public trust

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