Ethical Dilemmas: Getting to a Resolution

Ethical Dilemmas: Getting to a Resolution
PD22231201- VIRTUAL
The pace of scientific and technological change over the past twenty-five years has fundamentally altered the way we interact in organizations and in our communities. Consequently, our expectations of how organizations should behave are no longer based purely on shareholder value or service, but include an array of social, environmental, and governance issues. Ethical dilemmas emerge from these issues as complex decision-making processes between two or more possible options, none of which is absolutely acceptable from an ethical or moral perspective. They are often viewed as highly complex, no-win situations.

As a result, many leaders and managers avoid talking about or addressing ethical dilemmas – sometime referred to as an ethical paradox or moral dilemma. Although we confront many ethical and moral Issues in our lives, most of them come with relatively straightforward solutions. But ethical dilemmas are often not straightforward. In order to resolve dilemmas, it is necessary to both understand the issues at hand and have a rigorous analytical and critical thinking framework with which to examine these from an ethical perspective. This course aims to equip you with the skills to do both.

    • Use critically reflective decision-making frameworks.
    • Understand and manage the diverse arguments and complexities informing ethical dilemmas in practice.
    • Move into a position to make informed decisions about the issues.

Delivered in a virtual environment using brief, large group conversations, small group activities and individual reflective exercises, this half day session will examine a number of current business and financial topics and dissect ethical dilemmas inherent in each. These include: 1. The commoditization of personal data and privacy issues 2. The impact of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in HR 3. Navigating whistleblowers 4. Work-life balance in the gig economy 5. Public health and corporate social responsibility

6. The session will not deliver definitive ethical judgements on these complex issues.

Course Leader/s
Shawn Ireland

CPD- 4 Hours

11/15/2022 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
This event is full.