Workplace Ethics

A Leadership Course

*This course can be tailored or customized to your specific needs.

Course Overview

This seminar provides opportunities for the analysis and synthesis of the role of ethics in the organization. Emphasis is placed on the way ethics affect thinking, relationship development, policy formation, and professional conduct in the workplace. Participants develop the skills to understand and integrate constructive ethics into practices that support the success of the employee and the organization.


  1. Understand the importance of business ethics
  2. Recognize the elements that shape ethical perspectives
  3. Use the framework for ethical decision-making
  4. Apply business ethics at work

Lesson 1: Introduction to Business Ethics

  • Define workplace ethics
  • Understand its importance
  • Identify the differences between ethics and values

Lesson 2: Ethical Perspectives

  • Identify sources of ethical norms
  • Balance ethical perspectives

Lesson 3: Ethical Decision Making

  • Examine the steps in ethical decision making
  • Create a decision making framework
  • Review tips for making ethical decisions
  • Understand how values drive behavior
  • Identify when you are responsible to act

Lesson 4: Practicing Ethics in the Workplace

  • Create an ethical workplace
  • Put values into practice (code of conduct)
  • Practice the ethical behavior formula